19th Century

By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Apr 7th, 2017
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Well, after what seemed like two Thursdays in a row, we have made our way, finally, to Friday. And I, for one, welcome our new almost-weekend overlords. With any luck, your weekend will be filled with gaming. If not, I still hope it’s restful. But before we can get there, we should fill up on [...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Mar 29th, 2017
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The week marches on. We’re through the first half and headed towards the finish. Just gotta make it 2.5 more days and it’ll be the weekend once more. The first couple days have been sort of a mixed bag. Hopefully things will smooth out for everyone and we can make it to Saturday intact. W...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Mar 27th, 2017
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Cavalry has long been an important part of warfare. And it’s not just standing armies that relied on it. While pirates might not be known for their horsemanship, the bandits and gangs that worked along the costs certainly could use it well. As such, Firelock Games is coming out with some new ca...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Mar 1st, 2017
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Warlord Games continues taking pre-release orders for Test of Honour over in their webshop. I’m sure some of you have already put your order in. For those that might still be holding out, Warlord has posted up a preview of the pair of exclusive minis you get when you do make a pre-order....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Feb 28th, 2017
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Firelock Games isn’t resting on their laurels with Blood & Plunder. They know that you, the gaming masses, are hungry for more and they’re ready to bring it to you. They have posted up previews of some new figures they’re working on. They’re Native Caribbeans....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Feb 27th, 2017
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Studio Capitan has set sail for adventure with Post Captain, their new set of 10mm naval combat rules. They’ve got a Kickstarter campaign going that also includes miniatures and ships. If you’re ready for some high-seas (with mini boats) action, you might just want to check it out....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Feb 13th, 2017
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Blood & Plunder was one of the break-out hits of last year. The guys over at Firelock Games had quite a successful Kickstarter campaign. Then came a great showing at Gen Con with some truly amazing gaming tables and a sweet booth. Now you can get your own hands on their swashbuckling figures ove...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 27th, 2016
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One of the new games that really took the miniatures world by storm this year was Blood & Plunder from Firelock Games. The Kickstarter campaign for this new Caribbean-armies themed game broke through a bunch of stretch goals and was very popular at Gen Con. Well, they’re letting us know a ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 8th, 2016
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are long gone, but that doesn’t mean that all the sales are done for until the After Christmas ones being. No, there’s still deals to be had, especially from Warlord Games....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 7th, 2016
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Is this week just rocketing by for anyone else, or just me? I mean, it’s already Wednesday. Well, seeing as it is Wednesday, let’s get ourselves stocked up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: Public Alpha For Cold Start Posted, How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: The Beginne...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Nov 7th, 2016
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The Comanche had one of the most powerful Native American empires in the 1800s. One of the Chiefs in charge of it was Po-cha-na-quar-hip, also known as “Buffalo Hump.” He helped lead bands during the Great Raid of 1840, where numerous Comanche groups took part in retaliatory raids of whit...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Nov 4th, 2016
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Time has been playing weird tricks this week, I feel. The first several days flew by. Thursday took an eternity. Now, today’s doing a little bit of both. I feel like it should be later than it is, so it feels like it’s been a long time since this morning… but I’ve also gotten ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Sep 1st, 2016
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Ah, Warlord has posted some rules to add Samurai aspects to your Pike & Shotte armies. Makes me want to get some borscht and watch Battleship Potemkin (because now I’m just messing with you). But the fact that Warlord has posted up a new set of rules to field Japanese forces isn’t me...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 29th, 2016
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I had myself a pretty good weekend. Got some Guild Ball in both Friday and Saturday. Made some Italian Beef and chocolate chip cookies. I played some Usual Suspects. It was a good time. Though I need to get my group to start using terrain on our Guild Ball pitches. What sort of terrain? Well, [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 10th, 2016
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The folks over at Rebel Minis have been doing rather well lately. So well that they’ve decided to create a spin-off in the from of Iron Keep Press in order to continue to working on current rules sets for their minis, as well as coming out with new rules sets that aren’t specifically base...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 5th, 2016
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Hey Everyone! It’s really hard to believe the first day of Gen Con’s already over and I’m here getting prepped for Day 2! It was such a whirlwind, I didn’t get a chance to make this post last night. But don’t worry, I’ll be sure to get plenty more pictures today an...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 2nd, 2016
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While Indianapolis might not have any large natural bodies of water around it, that doesn’t mean Firelock Games can’t set sail for Gen Con this week. They’ll be bringing Blood and Plunder, of course. They’ve even given us some cool, exclusive photos of how the minis are coming...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 29th, 2016
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Technology is ever-advancing. These days you can keep a whole library’s worth of books right in your pocket. Digital books are easier to carry, and can be easier to sift through to find exactly what you need. Warlord Games is adding to your available digital library now with two supplements for...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 28th, 2016
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Not everyone has time to paint their minis. As such, they like the idea of getting them either painted after they get them, or just buy models that have already been painted. Well, Warlord Games has been kicking around the idea of selling pre-painted minis for a while. They got the first batches of s...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 20th, 2016
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We’ve made it to the halfway mark. Just the rest of today, and then two full days and we’ll be back into the sweet embrace of the weekend. How will you be beating the heat? Inside gaming? Outside trying to catch them all? A little of both? Just be sure to hydrate. A group of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jun 14th, 2016
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So, while we’ve got Gen Con a a month and change away, we shouldn’t forget that Origins is this weekend. There’s certainly going to be plenty to do and see at that show. Ares Games certainly has a lot planned. And they’ve posted up a little guide to tell us what to expect....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 17th, 2016
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Firelock Games has had quite a run on Kickstarter. Their campaign for Blood and Plunder has made it to over 10x funded. As such, they’ve unlocked the Pirates. Seems fitting that a game named “Blood and Plunder” would let you take pirates....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 13th, 2016
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I’ve really been looking forward to this weekend. Not that the work week’s been bad, mind you. It’s actually gone by in a flash. No, I’m just ready for a full weekend of gaming (and article-writing, which is a direct result of the gaming). What sort of things do you have plann...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 5th, 2016
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While a couple of historical miniatures games feature the French-Indian Wars era, there’s not really many that deal with the pre-contact era. Well, Flint and Feather looks to remedy that. It’s a new miniatures skirmish game up on Kickstarter now and it focuses on the tribes at war in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 2nd, 2016
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We’re working our way through convention season. Last weekend was KingdomCon. The week before that was PAX East. Next week is CMON Expo. If you’re out going to shows, you might have less funds than usual for gaming. Well, the folks at Warlord Games still want you to be able to get the fig...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Apr 29th, 2016
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Warlord Games’ team-up with Perry Miniatures brings you even more figures for you historical wargame fans. This time around it’s British Infantry styled on the uniforms used by those stationed in Afghanistan and Sudan from 1877 to 1885. They’re suitable for use if you’re playi...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Apr 28th, 2016
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Sometimes games just need to get themselves a little update. Old mechanics that worked at the time get to seem bulky or don’t adequately cover what you want them to. New units surpass old ones in value. Things just seem stale. It happens. Well, Too Fat Lardies felt it was time to update Sharp P...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Apr 19th, 2016
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Everyone likes to get more for their money. Whether it’s because you don’t have a lot and want to keep what you can, or you have a lot but want a whole lot more, we all love to save a few bucks if we can. Well, Warlord Games is here to help out. They’ve got […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Feb 17th, 2016
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As days go by… we get closer and closer to the weekend. We’re at the crest and about to start working our way back downward to those blessed days off (well, I’ll still be making some post on the weekend, but you already knew that). Since it is the middle of the week, that means [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Feb 5th, 2016
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While Bolt Action might encompass a very specific set of years, Warlord Games’ Black Powder line spans quite a number of years, as well as numerous conflicts that took place all across the globe during said time periods. There are a couple new releases for the line that are separated by as much...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 4th, 2015
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It’s time once again for Friday. Now, normally, the week after a “short week” (such as last week) feels like they take forever. At least, to me they do. That’s why if given my druthers, I’d have a Monday off rather than a Friday. You get a long weekend and then a short w...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Nov 13th, 2015
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Well, what a week we’ve had, eh? Lotsa big stuff going on, not least of which is the apparent return of specialty games to GW. I look forward to where that will lead. In the meantime, you can expect a review of the most-recent specialty game from them, Betrayal at Calth, tomorrow. So be sure [&...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Sep 14th, 2015
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Monday, Monday (ba-la, ba-la-la-laaaa). Some people (and Garfield) aren’t fans of Monday. I don’t necessarily dislike them. So no, I don’t have a “Case of the Mondays.” I hope you don’t have them, either. What I do have is a case of “Terrain Corner Fever.R...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Sep 11th, 2015
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Friday, glorious gatekeeper to the weekend. For many of us, just a couple more hours until we, giddy as schoolchildren, run out of our offices and into several blissful days of doing… just… whatever the hell we want. Friday also means a bit of a smorgasbord of bite-sized stories we’...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 16th, 2015
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Those lazy, hazy, crazy Sundays of summer. We don’t have many of them left. It’s already noticeably cooler here in Atlanta. You don’t go outside and instantly curse. Anyway, we’ve got a selection of bite-sized stories for you. In this batch of Snippets we have: Purgatory Minia...