19th Century

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...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 14th, 2015
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I’ve been doing this job for a while now. I’ve seen the term Janissaries used all over the place on historical figures. It wasn’t until this news post that I found out that the term Janissaries comes from the Turkish for “new soldier.” You learn something new every day. ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 22nd, 2015
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Warlord Games is giving you an opportunity to get into one of their game systems with their Summer Sizzling Starter Sale (holy alliteration, Batman!). Pick up the rulebook for one of their various systems and you can get a plastic box set from that system for free....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 12th, 2015
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Welcome back again to TGN. Hopefully you had a good day yesterday. I spent the morning cleaning the place up a bit. Then most of the afternoon assembling a little more than half of the Age of Sigmar box set. The other half will be done today, after I get this post scheduled up. I’ve […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jun 14th, 2015
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It’s Sunday (at least at time of posting in much of the world… stupid time zones…). I hope you were able to get out and get some gaming on yesterday (or perhaps some today). My party did not get TPK yesterday. Though some party relations were strained a bit. Remember, everyone, comm...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 22nd, 2015
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Apparently, a lot of you are happy with playing in The Devil’s Playground… by that, I mean the Thirty Years War supplement for Pike & Shotte from Warlord Games. What’d you think I could’ve possibly meant? Anyway, to help bulk up your armies and to provide some strong lead...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 18th, 2015
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Majestic Twelve Games has set sail and released the 3rd edition of their Grand Fleets rulebook. All aboard for high seas naval warfare. The game covers oceanic combat from the late 1800s with its Ironclads all the way to WWII and the floating cities that were the Battleship and Aircraft Carrier. And ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 1st, 2015
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Brigade Games has quite a lot of new releases to talk about for their War of 1812 and Napoleonic ranges. For the War of 1812, they have a little bit for everyone. They have several new sets of Canadian militia, as well as various U.S. Troops, and even some Native American squads. Their Napoleonic rel...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Feb 11th, 2015
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Hey everyone. The week’s half-over (for you Monday-thru-Friday types, anyway). We’ve got another set of shorter stories we’ve collected together. In this batch we have: over a dozen new releases from Paulson Games, a new terrain/bits company Cathedral Arcanum, Warlord Games previews...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jan 21st, 2015
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Warlord Games helps you battle back those dastardly French with some reinforcements for the opposition with the release of new King’s German Legion units for Black Powder. Available with either muskets or rifles, they are available now over in the Warlord Games Webshop. Source From the release:...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jan 6th, 2015
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PicoArmor is your source for Oddzial Osmy releases in North America and the latest sets are in now for your perusal and purchase. There’s a little bit of everything in this batch of 3mm releases. There’s everything from cavalry command sections, to biplanes, to modern tanks. From Britain ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 15th, 2014
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Warlord Games is taking orders for their new Black Powder supplement, Blood on the Nile. The book covers that Mahdist revolt in Sudan and the British reprisal for the siege of Khartoum. The book has both rules for the Mahdist revolutionaries as well as the British troops that fought against them. Inc...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Nov 25th, 2014
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Warlord Games is running their special Christmas promotions now over in their webshop. Go get some minis for cheaper than usual. Source From the announcement: It’s that time of year again – mince pies have begun appearing (and disappearing at an alarming rate!) around Warlord HQ, and the Elves of the...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Oct 20th, 2014
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Warlord Games has started taking orders for their new Black Powder supplement, Blood on the Nile. Get a free, exclusive mini when you order from the website. “Blood on the Nile” … sounds like a title for a River Monsters episode. Source From the announcement: Announcing our latest s...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Oct 19th, 2014
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Warlord Games is running a special sale if you want to bulk up on your Hail Caesar or Pike & Shotte collections and want to get several box sets all at once. Source From the announcement: Till the end of October we’re giving 20% off when you buy 4 plastic or plastic & metal boxed […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Sep 30th, 2014
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Osprey Publishing has started taking pre-orders for their new Land of the Free rulebook, which helps you recreate conflicts from around the American Revolution. Source From the website: Land of the Free: Wargames Rules for North American 1754 – 1815 are now available to pre-order from the Osprey Publ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Sep 27th, 2014
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Victorian Steel gives us an update about how their charity funding is going on, as well as releasing a new regimental flag over in their webshop. Source From the announcement: We are pleased to announce our first donation generated from the sale of our Victorian Steel rules and Wars of the Roses flag...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Sep 4th, 2014
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Pendraken Miniatures released several sets of new League of Augsburg cavalry minis over in their webshop. Source From the release: After getting held up in the moulding queue, the new 10mm League of Augsbury cavalry are now available! The figures are all checked and are going into production moulds i...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 23rd, 2014
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Victorian Steel is a rules set for fighting battles in the Colonial Era. They’re now available online. Source From the release: Victorian Steel rules came about as a result of us not being able to find a set of rules that captured the spirit of Victorian Colonial Warfare. The aspects we wanted ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jun 9th, 2014
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Warlord Games has their new French & Indian War British Grenadiers plastic box set available over in their webshop. Source From the release: Drive back those French colonials with these two new British Grenadier sets for French Indian War Black Powder games. The first set is sculpted with the Gr...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 30th, 2014
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All the King’s Men has several new 54mm Civilian Militia sets, for several different wars, available now over in their webshop. Source From the release: All the King’s Men Toy Soldiers is pleased to announce a new set of civilian militia. These figures can be used from the American Revolu...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 29th, 2014
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Grand Manoeuvre posted up their playtest rules for the Franco-Prussion War version of their game. Go check ’em out. Source From the update: The test of the rules for a Franco-Prussian war variant went very well today. Here’s a short description of the main events in the test:...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 24th, 2014
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Grimsby Wargames Society, the Saints of Caffeine Hands, has a new Boxer Rebellion flag sheet available over on their website. Source From the release: 12 Flags of the chinese during the Rebellion are free to download off the main website, the words are of “strength” and “courageR...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 20th, 2014
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Crann Tara Miniatures posted up their latest releases for their historical line over on their website. Source From the release: Richard Ansell has completed the next set of sculpts. We complete the British infantry with troops in the ‘at ready pose’ and with infantry in campaign dress hat...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Apr 26th, 2014
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Grimsby Wargames Society has another new flag set available to download for free from their website. Yes, this one is a rather simple design. But with my caffeine hands, I still doubt I could get it to look right on my own. Source From the release: All 12 regiment flags now on a A4 sheet […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Apr 19th, 2014
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Grimsby Wargames Society, the saints of caffeine hands, has a new, free-to-download company standard available over on their website. Source From them to you:Free Turk flag sheet of all the battalions from 1884-85 on the main website. Each infantry battalion was issued a plain red silk flag with half...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Apr 18th, 2014
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Warlord Games is throwing a party, an engineer working party, over in their webshop. Source From the release: Out today is the hard-working Engineer Working Party for Pike & Shotte, standing ready to build your siege lines and earthworks: It was not all marching and fighting in 17th century armi...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Apr 9th, 2014
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Murawski Miniatures is showing off their new Vistula Legion minis over on their website. Source From the release: The figures are 28mm, sculpted by Paul Hicks, and cast by Griffin Moulds. The following are now available: Grenadiers in Czapka – 4 variants, 2 gaiters, 2 overalls Grenadiers / Voltiguers...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Feb 26th, 2014
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Black Hat Miniatures is re-releasing the Unfeasibly Miniatures Exotic Adventures range of miniatures, perfect for some historical or pulp action. Source From the announcement: We are very pleased to say that we are now producing the Unfeasibly Miniatures 28mm Exotic Adventures Range under license. Th...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jan 26th, 2014
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Warlord Games has just a week left in their big rulebook sale going on over in their webshop. Don’t miss out! Source From them to you: Just one week left for you to get your hands on Hail Caesar, Black Powder, Pike & Shotte and Judge Dredd books at a massive discount. Orders over £50/$75 [...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jan 24th, 2014
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Grimsby Wargames Society, the Saints of Caffeine-hands, have some more free 1844 Regular Colours files for your historical miniatures buffs. Source From the announcement: The 1844 Regulations colours saw the renaming of both the Kings and second colour. The former was retitled the Royal colour and th...