Friday Snippets

Fridaaaaaaaaay!
3-day weekend Fridaaaaaaaaay!
There’s few Fridays better during the year than a 3-day weekend Friday. I mean, I know what I’ve got planned. A friend and I are going out to an LGS tonight to pick up some Guild Ball stuff. Tomorrow, I’ll put it all together, and Sunday, we’re gonna BBQ and play some games. I mean, what more could you want? Maybe a plate of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Final Days for Kraken Dice Kickstarter, Ancient Machinery Bases Bundles Now Available From Tabletop-Art, and New Arabian Archers From Brother Vinni.

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Vikingr RPG Up On Kickstarter

Gamers can’t get enough of the vikings. Those Scandinavian raiders to the British isles and shores of continental Europe are just fascinating for us. Many wish to insert themselves into that time, put on their helms, and head into battle with axe in hand. Vikingr, a new d6 RPG up on Kickstarter now, lets you do just that. And it’s a system flexible enough that if you want to play with all the legends and fantasy elements, you can. Or, if you want to just go historical, you can do that, too.
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Battlefront Posts Free Nations Book Spotlight

We’re just a couple weekends away from the release of Free Nations, the newest book for Team Yankee from Battlefront. But what’s coming in the new release? What new forces will be heading to the fields of Europe? How will they stack up against what’s already available? Well, Battlefront has posted up a detailed book preview for you to check out.
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Interbellum RPG Up On Kickstarter

We’ve got lots of games out there about WWII and subsequently, there’s also a good number of Weird-War-II stuff. What I’d love to see more of is WWI games, and then, Weird-War-I stuff. *looks at Interbellum* Oh, hey there! The game is an RPG that brings in magic and other supernatural elements to the conflicts in the trenches in Western Europe. It’s also up on Kickstarter now.
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Ostfront Releases Air Strike Air Combat Game

Air combat games can be pretty complex. There’s all sorts of things that can be thrown in, and as such, they can tend to be hard for new players. Air Strike does away with all that. It’s so simple, the whole family can enjoy it. Hop into the cockpit of your favorite fighter aircraft and head into that dogfight. You can pick up your copy now.
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New Releases, Pre-orders From Warlord Games

As usual for Warlord Games, they’ve got a whole slew of new things to order for their various games. If you’re a fan of Bolt Action, Konflikt ’47, Pike & Shotte, or Test of Honour, you’ll want to see what’s new on the shelves. Konflikt ’47 has the lion’s share, but there’s a little bit of everything.
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Warlord Games Summer Offensive Sale Happening Now

Who likes paying full price for things? Nobody. We all want to save our hard-earned cash and get more gaming for our buck. Well, if you’re looking to expand your Warlord Games armies, now’s your chance to put down some of that dough. They are holding their Summer Offensive Sale over in their webshop where you can BOGO (Buy One, Get One) on select army sets.
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Battlefront Posts Free Nations Launch Weekend Info

WWIII is underway. The East and the West are at it, fighting across the plains of Europe. Which side will win? That’s up to you to decide in Team Yankee. The next book for the game, Free Nations, will be coming out on June 8th. And, like always, Battlefront is prepping a big celebratory weekend for it.
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New Releases Available From Battlefront

It would seem as though I’m not the only one that’s thought the week went by quickly. The folks over at Battlefront apparently feel the same way. They’ve found themselves at the week and a new set of releases quickly thrust upon us. Not that that’s a bad thing, mind you. They include the last of the Armoured Fist releases for Flames of War.
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New Blood Red Skies Releases From Warlord Games

Over the battlefields of WWII, pilots dueled it out in their planes, swooping, diving, and putting on acts of daring-do. Warlord Games is bringing that excitement and action to your tabletops in Blood Red Skies. And they’ve got new sets that you can order from their website now. Plus, matching dice. Because there’s #NoSuchThingAsTooManyDice.
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Midweek Snippets

Halfway through the week already? Man, it sure does seem to fly on by. We’ll see if today is its usual “seemingly longest day of the week” or if we can get on through it. But any way you look at it, we need to make sure our energy’s up, whether it’s a quick couple of days to the weekend or it takes a while. So let’s snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Bastet Helmets Available From Puppets War, 28mm 1745 Jacobite Rebellion Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, and The Army Painter Announces Official D&D Paints Line.

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The League of Augsburg Taking Pre-Orders For Beneath the Lily Banners: The War of Three Kings

Love is a battlefield… So was Central Europe for much of its history. In order to recreate the conflicts that raged across the continent from 1660 to 1721, the League of Augsburg has created Beneath the Lily Banners: The War of Three Kings. They’re taking pre-orders for this pike & shotte-era miniatures game now.
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New Winter Bolt Action Releases Available From Warlord Games

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s getting warmer and warmer as the days go by. But, eventually, it’ll start heading the other direction and cold will once more set in. Any army out in the field must be prepared for that eventuality, lest their troops simply freeze out in the field. Warlord Games is now taking orders for some British and American winter troops, as well as a new German tank destroyer.
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Tabletop Day Weekend Sale From Battlefront

Tomorrow is International Table Top Day. And Battlefront is celebrating with a weekend-long deal on their ‘Nam miniatures game. They’ve got some new releases. And they’ve got a special sale. Get yourself some gear for cheaper than you’d usually spend!
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New Winter German Infantry Box Set For Bolt Action

Winter is coming.
I mean… not for a while here in the Northern Hemisphere. We’ve got a while. But still, it is coming. And it’s best to be prepared for it, especially out on the battlefields. That’s why you can pick up some new German Infantry for Bolt Action all clad in winter gear.
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A Convention, a War, and Answers from Battlefront

Battlefront has been really busy over the past couple weeks. They’ve got a new website up for the ‘Nam game, as well as they’re currently running a sale over there. They’ve got a new FAQ for Tanks, which should help everyone make sure they’re playing the game right. And they’ve also been prepping for the next show: Hammerhead 2018.
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New Bolt Action and Beyond the Gates Antares Releases Available From Warlord Games

Sort of a slow week for Warlord Games. Though, to be fair, with Salute and such, let alone the break-neck pace they were going at, they were bound to have a slower week at some point. This time around, they’ve got a new Japanese tank destroyer for Bolt Action and are now selling individual troopers for the Isorian Phase Squad for Beyond the Gates of Antares.
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Deep War WWII Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Deep War puts you in control of one of the nations fighting in WWII. Using your decks, you wild deploy units and command them to fight against your opponents. The fate of the world is in your hands. Will you be on the side of the Allies or the Axis? Grab your commanders and hit that beach. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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New Beyond the Gates of Antares, Bolt Action, and Pike & Shotte Units From Warlord Games

There’s a whole bunch of new things either available or coming soon from Warlord Games. They’ve got a new faction coming for Beyond the Gates of Antares in the form of the Virai, along with a new starter set for the Ghar. Then, over in Bolt Action, the US forces have a new Heavy Mortar Team and Jeep. Finally, the Landsknects are the focus for a trio of releases for Pike & Shotte. Have yourself a look.
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Pacific Victory Up On Kickstarter

Columbia Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for the second edition of Pacific Victory. WWII had numerous theaters of war, each was like a conflict in and of itself, with different countries using different tactics in vastly different environments. The Pacific Theater was unique in that it was two navies fighting it out while aircraft soared overhead and troops embarked on deadly island-hopping expeditions. Bring that action to your tabletop now.
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New Flames of War Releases & Team Yankee Previews From Battlefront

Battlefront has some big updates over on their website. They’re sending out the next set of figures for the Armoured Fist book for Flames of War. Those are the Valentine tank, as well as the Priest and Daimler armored vehicles. Then, over for Team Yankee, they’ve got two book previews up. The first is for Free Nations, which gives rules for the French, Canadian, Dutch, and Australian forces. Then there’s Fate of a Nation, which focuses on the Middle East and the conflicts therein.
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New Releases Available From Warlord Games

As usual, Warlord Games has a whole bunch of releases for their various games all at once for us. There’s some Bolt Action. There’s some Black Powder. And then there’s a pair of Hail Caesar. So, if you’re a fan of those eras of play, you’ll want to check out what you can get for them now.
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Battlefront’s Live Launch Weekend For Armoured Fist Coming Tomorrow

The Armoured Fist book is coming out tomorrow for Flames of War. As is their tradition, Battlefront is in celebration mode. They are going to be doing special events, live all weekend to mark the occasion. Head over to their website for in-depth articles, videos, and much, much more all starting tomorrow (which it almost is in New Zealand, btw).
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Cornered Wolf Chechen Wars Rules Available Now

There have been many conflicts, great and small, all throughout human history. And many of them have rules sets for them. In this case, it’s the Chechen Wars that are getting a set of rules. Ostfront has released Cornered Wolf, a skirmish rules set using 15, 20, or 28mm miniatures that put you on the front lines of that conflict. You can get your copy now.
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New Releases and Pre-orders From Warlord Games

Warlord Games has quite a lot of product lines. There’s all their historicals, their alternate history, and their sci-fi games, and they’re always coming out with new releases. This week’s certainly no different. There’s new monks for Test of Honour, there’s a new German pre-order for Bolt Action, and then we’ve got a pair of Beyond the Gates of Antares releases to check out.
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Battlefields: Now Available in Print On Demand

While having the digital version of a gaming book is great (you can carry it on any device, they’re usually pretty easy to search through, and you can have a whole library in the palm of your hand), some people like to have the actual book. I’m included in that (a book’s batteries never run low just as you’re trying to look something up). For those that want a print version of Battlefields: From Broadswords to Bullets, you can now get just that.
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Warlord Games Hopping Into Easter Sale

We’re about a week and a half from Easter. And the Easter Bunny is going to be leaving baskets filled with goodies for people. If you want your Easter basket to be filled with minis, you might just want to check out Warlord Games’ Easter Sale that’s going on now.
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New Releases and Pre-Orders Available From Warlord Games

Yeah, that headline’s a bit vague. But Warlord Games did one of their “here’s a whoooooooooole ton of stuff!” releases. And so, either it’s put a whole bunch of their mixed games together, or have almost half of today’s posts just about the new stuff. There’s lots of new Viking/Saxon pieces for Hail Caesar. There’s a Test of Honour set. A new tank for Bolt Action. And a new drone for Beyond the Gates of Antares.
Like I said, it’s a lot of stuff.
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Battlefront Posts UK Open Day Info, New Avanti Releases

Battlefront is coming at you with a lot of info today. Starting out, they’re going to be having their UK Open Day on June 30th and wanted to make sure you had all the important info about it. Then, they swap to “new release mode” (many people’s favorite mode from companies) and brings out a new batch of figures for the Italians in Flames of War.
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New Blood Red Skies Sets Available To Order From Warlord Games

Blood Red Skies is the new game coming from Warlord Games that takes players up into the skies over WWII battlefields, being in charge of your squadron of fighters and other aircraft as you bob, weave, and dogfight it out against your enemy. For those interested in the game, and wanting to get into it with a whole set, Warlord’s offering 8 new bundles for you to check out.
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Furioso: The Italian Wars Supplement Now Available

Alternative Armies has released a new supplement for their Furioso miniatures game. The Italian Wars brings in new rules like hiring mercenaries, solo and campaign play, as well as historical scenarios that you can replay out on your tabletop. The new book is available both as a digital download and a print book, so they’ve got you covered for whichever you prefer.
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Midweek Snippets

Hey there. We’ve all made it to Wednesday. Half the week’s over. We’ve just got the other half to go. Granted, with how the wind’s howling out there, we might just get blown to the weekend quicker.
But while I go tie my car to a tree and watch the neighborhood kids go sailing by, let’s nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Kraken Dice Introduces Ethereal Shaman Dice, Dragon Lords: Grenadier Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Ironwatch: Tales of the Stars Short Stories Now Available, Really Useful Box – Hobby Box inserts from Sally 4th, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm February Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, INSIDIA: Miniatures from the Wastelands Up On Kickstarter, and New WWII Goblins Available From Warhansa.

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Firestorm: Stripes Event For Team Yankee Happening Now

Battlefront has launched the second of their worldwide campaigns for Team Yankee. This one is called Firestorm: Stripes. The Russians have attacked into the central plains of Europe. Will the forces of NATO be able to push them back, or will these new locations stay under Soviet control? That’s up to you to decide as you take part in this extended league event.
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New Polish Army Releases For Bolt Action Available

The Polish had quite a rough time during WWII. They were the first targeted by Hitler’s Blitzkrieg. And, despite their best efforts, were no match for the German war machine. That’s not to say that they didn’t put up a good effort. Warlord Games has added new Polish forces for Bolt Action to their website, and maybe under your command, they can stem the German tide.
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New Arthurian Releases Available For Hail Caesar From Warlord Games

Warlord Games takes us back to the mythical time of King Arthur with another batch of releases for Hail Caesar. These new sets help you fill out your forces, with various unarmoured Saxons, as well as Royal Anglican Huscarls. So whether you want just your common soldier, or some with well-main chain and better weapons, they’ve got you covered.
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