Ancients

By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 13th, 2016
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Technology has made it so we don’t have to carry around slices of trees with us wherever we go. Most of us have some form of computer in our pockets most of the day. Then there’s those with tablets (the computers, not, like pills). Well, Warlord Games is letting you use those devices to r...
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 Accessories
Nov 18th, 2016
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How’s everyone doing today? Ready for the weekend? I think I’m gonna keep mine rather chill, just putting together the last of my friend’s Guild Ball stuff. They’re already assembled. They just need greenstuff work done on ’em (filling in some small gaps, filling in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Nov 14th, 2016
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You know that scene in the Lord of the Rings where those massive elephant-creatures storm into battle with a whole host of troops on the back? Yeah, except for an order of scale, that sort of thing did happen. War elephants were essentially the tanks of their day. The creatures were very resilient an...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 29th, 2016
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Hey there, everyone. I hope you’re all having a great Saturday. I just got back from the grocery store (I’m typing this up a decent amount earlier than it is set to go live) so I can get ready to have some company over for a low-key Halloween party. I’m making cookies, chocolate-coa...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 17th, 2016
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The Hail Caesar line is getting quite a bolster with several new releases available over in the Warlord Games webshop. Spanish, Roman, German, and Numidian forces all get new figures to add to their armies....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 4th, 2016
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I mean, his name’s right there in the title of the game. Rome’s legions under the control of Gaius Julius Caesar was one of the most formidable fighting forces the world has ever seen. Sent to conquer Gaul, Caesar soon returned to the Italian peninsula and after several more victories, wa...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Sep 28th, 2016
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We’re halfway there, kids. The weekend is just 2.5 short days away (well, hopefully they’re relatively short). Hopefully you’re starting to get together plans for those great days off. And more-hopefully, those plans include gaming. I’ve not fully figured out what I’ll b...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Sep 16th, 2016
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Sometimes you come across an idea for a game and go, “That’s awesome! I’m surprised you don’t see more games like that!” Well, that’s what we’ve got here with Cretacea. It’s a miniatures skirmish game where you play as dinosaurs in the Cretaceous Period...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 14th, 2016
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The work week continues along. It’s already half-over, in fact. Hopefully yours is going well. Mine’s not been great, but I’m making it through. Got board game day at the library coming up this weekend again. Should be a good time. But in the meantime, let’s bulk up on some bi...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 3rd, 2016
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So, I have made it to Indianapolis for Gen Con. And I’m sitting in my hotel room, sorting e-mails, replying to e-mails, and typing up these posts. I hope you all appreciate it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› Anyway, seeing as it is Wednesday (though it certainly doesn’t feel like it, at least to me), it’s tim...
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 Accessories
Jun 29th, 2016
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The week continues along, as it tends to do. It’s only just today that I really realized that this upcoming weekend is a long one for those of us here in the US. The 4th of July falls on Monday. So that’ll be cool. Time for some BBQs. But before we get to the hamburgers, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 22nd, 2016
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Usually prices go up over time. Inflation and all that. But this story is about prices going the other direction. Paint.Play.Enjoy, the folks that make GGA (Granny Grating Armies), have decided that they’re going to be lowering the prices on their products starting on the 25th....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 20th, 2016
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Warlord’s combining together a couple previews for us in this post. Though the two previews are for different games (Bolt Action and Hail Caesar), seeing the two together is now making me go, “Hmm… what if you did have war elephants in a WWII game?”...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 15th, 2016
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Another day and we’re that much closer to the weekend. Who doesn’t love that? I mean, it’s even a convention weekend. Heck, Origins is up and running right now! Hello out there all you Origins-goers! Be sure to stop by the CoolMiniOrNot booth and give Ray a hug. Tell him I sent you....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 3rd, 2016
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There’s all sorts of civilizations that lived throughout the Mediterranean area during the Bronze Age. Just about every island had their own, unique group that traded with the others. Well, Warlord Games wants you to be able to play all those various groups in Hail Caesar, and so there’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
May 28th, 2016
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Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Wooooooooooooo! When you’re reading this, I’m hopefully using my Battle Chef in combat. But that’s me. For you who’s here reading the site, I’ve got your Review Roundup for you. Today we have: Hail Caesar, Force on Force, Codenames, Five Tribes,...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
May 9th, 2016
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The Roman army was quite a formidable fighting force. But that’s not to say they weren’t impossible to defeat. A group that had somewhat regular success against them were the various tribes in Germania. Warlord Games’ supplement to Hail Caeser lets you bring those vicious tribesmen ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
May 2nd, 2016
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I hope your Monday is starting off alright. Mine is starting off with a lot of visitors to the office. Much of the Brazil crew is in town for the Expo later this week. And I got a gift. They brought me some special flour so I can make a traditional Brazilian dish. So my […]...
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 Ancients
Apr 28th, 2016
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Granny Grating Armies (or GGA to their friends) fell short of their goal the first time around on Kickstarter. But they didn’t let that keep them down. They retooled, re-imagined, reconfigured, and have relaunched their campaign. This time they’re seeing much more success, having made it ...
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 Ancients
Apr 3rd, 2016
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It’s early Sunday morning, and that means packing things up here in the room. It’s the final day of Adepticon. If you’ve been here, I hope you’ve had a good time. If you’ve not been here, I hope the photos have helped you live vicariously through my lens. To help with th...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Apr 1st, 2016
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So, Adepticon is going on now. Soon, though, Salute will be going on, and that, from what I hear, is just an entirely different convention animal. Someday I’d like to go. Well, Victrix is going, and they’ve posted up the special deals they’ll be having. Plus, there’s looks at ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 31st, 2016
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Hobby gaming, in general, is a pretty expensive hobby. Figures for the various games that we love to play aren’t always cheap, and that can lead to a lot of people feeling that they really can’t get into it. However, that doesn’t have to be the case, as is being shown with Granny Gr...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 13th, 2016
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When people ask me what I’m doing on Sunday, I generally say, “As little as possible.” Granted, considering today has included making breakfast, doing dishes, doing laundry, prepping to cook what will be dinners this week, work on putting together models, and work on a review articl...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 9th, 2016
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The latest releases are now available from Zenit Miniatures over in their webshop. What’s the focus this time around? Well, that would be Torii. Torii is a new skirmish game from Zenit Miniatures using their Kensei line of figures. The first starter armies are now available....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 6th, 2016
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Well, I certainly had a busy Saturday. Went through a lot of old gaming items that I’d not seen in quite a long time. Man, I never really could paint all that well. And here I thought it wasn’t half-bad. I’m freely willing to admit when I am wrong, and I was certainly wrong. ๐Ÿ˜› [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 3rd, 2016
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The end is in sight, people! Just another day and a half and we’ll be into “weekend territory” (which, to me at least, starts on Friday evening). We can do it. We’ve come too far to give up now. Just think of all the great gaming that can be had! And if you’re gonna have...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 13th, 2015
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While I know that it’s certainly not as hot as it is in, say, Brisbane right now, the 70-degree weather here in Atlanta is making it rough to think that it’s the Holiday Season. The eggnog and gingerbread cookies (of course homemade), though, are helping. Speaking of other such bite-size ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 9th, 2015
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The week is continuing along at a fairly standard rate. However, it seems today really put on the accelerator and we’re going full-tilt through the day. It’s already time for the Midweek Snippets post (which is also midway through our broadcast day here, if you’ve never noticed befo...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Nov 30th, 2015
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Rome. Just the name, itself, conjures all sorts of thoughts. More than just a city, Rome was one of the greatest empires the world had seen, famous for turning the Mediterranean into their own, private lake. So much myth and history surrounds Roman culture, much of it focused on the military. And wha...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Nov 30th, 2015
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The time for pre-orders has come and gone. You can now order the 2nd edition of Sword & Spear for yourself from Great Escape Games. The rules let you play large battles set in the Ancient and Medieval periods. There aren’t any minis specifically for the game, so you can use whatever figure...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Nov 15th, 2015
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Well, yesterday was quite a day. Very busy getting that Betrayal at Calth review done. For those that might not have seen it yet, spoilers: I think it’s a fun game that, with the announcement of the Specialty Development Studio, I hope gets some expansions in the future. I’d love to see s...