Ancients

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. 😛 [&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...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Nov 11th, 2015
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For those of you historical gamers out there, Great Escape Games is now taking pre-orders for their 2nd edition rules set for Sword & Spear. For those that don’t know, Sword & Spear is a rules set that lets you play out battles from the Ancient to Medieval time periods. There’s no...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 1st, 2015
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I trust that everyone had themselves a safe and fun Halloween. Anyone see any good gaming-themed costumes out there? Also, did you enjoy the extra hour of sleep afterward? That’s the part I enjoyed the most, I’d say. But then, I’m a bear of simple pleasures. Like how this morning, t...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 30th, 2015
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We have made it to Friday, ladies and gentlemen. Rejoice! And, like, go eat some candy or something because of Halloween. Have yourself a good time. Speaking of bite-size items such as those “fun” size candies (never did quite figure out what was so “fun” about them, but there...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 18th, 2015
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It’s starting to really get cool outside overnight. Literally speaking, soon the frost will be on the pumpkin. And that’s here in Atlanta. I’m sure any of you gamers further north than I have already experienced such. So why not make up a batch of hot cocoa and huddle up next to the...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Oct 2nd, 2015
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And we’ve arrived. Friday. Such a great feeling. The weekend is just ahead with all the possibilities that it brings. I hope you’ve got some gaming lined up for yours. It is the perfect time for such things, after all. Friday also brings us a new batch of bite-sized stories. This group in...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Sep 30th, 2015
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I hope you’re making it through the week just fine. Mine’s hit a bit of a bumpy road, as I’m typing this from the mechanic’s. Thankfully, they have free wifi. Seems Bitey, my car, isn’t feeling so good and so he’s getting a checkup. So yeah, hopefully your week is ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 18th, 2015
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Congratulations for surviving another work week. The entire weekend looms before us, full of possibilities. With any luck, you’ve got some gaming in mind. I’ll be taking photos of a bunch of my figures, preparing to sell them off, as I need to make room for some other stuff coming in. Hey...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Sep 16th, 2015
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I’m in my KSU baseball jersey, so it must be Wednesday. And if it’s Wednesday, that means there’s another batch of bite-sized stories to give you. In this group we have: Spaceteam Card Game Coming To Kickstarter, Bombshell Babes II Up On Kickstarter, New Warthrone approved army list...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Aug 30th, 2015
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It’s a rainy Sunday here in Atlanta. Seems like just the time to make some caramel-filled chocolate chip cookies. Also seems like a good time to give you some bite-sized stories we’ve come across over the past couple of days. In this batch, we have: Fireforge New Deals, Great Escape Games...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 28th, 2015
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Friday! Glorious Friday! Time to kick back, relax, and hopefully get some gaming on. It’s also time for another group of bite-sized stories before we head into the weekend. In this batch we have: Kromlech Releases New Battle Dice colors, Syrinscape Launches In Hell’s Bright Shadow for the...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jul 27th, 2015
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This week, we are certain to see lots of awesome-looking terrain tables during Gen Con. If you want your table to look as good, you’ll probably want to check out what sort of terrain is being offered up by various vendors. Conveniently, we’ve put all of those together in one place for you...
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 Ancients
Jul 13th, 2015
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We have another Warlord Games bit of news to talk about as we continue to travel back in time. This one’s going all the way back to ancient times. That’s right, we’re crossing into BC for a look at the new Macedonian Companion Cavalry for Hail Caesar that you can now get from Warlor...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jul 6th, 2015
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Back to the daily grind here on Monday. I’ve brought in cookies and cheesecake to the office that I made over the weekend. I probably shouldn’t have a whole cheesecake and 2 dozen cookies sitting at home. I’m already pushing my way out of “Gamer Medium” into “Gamer...
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 Accessories
May 17th, 2015
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My fellow TGN readers, welcome to another Sunday Edition. I hope your Saturday was good and your Sunday is being productive. My D&D group from yesterday came close to TPK at least twice. But that’s what happens when you charge up to 4 Dire Bears and basically give them a turn to munch on y...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Apr 21st, 2015
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Forged in Battle is looking forward to Salute in just a couple days and would love to see you at the show. Any of you gamers out there interested in 15mm Ancient warfare games should definitely stop by their booth. Their War & Empire range, that they successfully Kickstarted a while ago, is soon...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Apr 15th, 2015
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Once again we’re here at a Wednesday. The first half of the week is done. The rest of it stretches before us like a 2-day behemoth. Or maybe it’s not so bad for you. Maybe Thursday and Friday are like puppy-dogs. That’d be nice. I love puppies. But now we’re getting off-topic....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 24th, 2015
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Watchful I Studios has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their 28mm Warring States/Qin Dynasty miniatures. Though most of them are made for historical-style gaming, they also have some demons and fu dogs and such for you Eastern-style-fantasy miniatures gamers. The campaign is 3/5 to their goal...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 23rd, 2015
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Victrix has started taking pre-orders for their new plastic Carthaginians box set. If you order from them early, you can get a set of limited-edition shield trasfers for your little mans. Orders taken until the 29th are eligible for these free decals. From the announcement:...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 4th, 2015
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A dense fog falls over Atlanta this Wednesday. Though it’s supposed to actually be a nice day later on. A lot of people are headed towards Boston for PAX East this upcoming weekend. If you’re traveling, travel safe, and listen to some Dropkick Murpheys along the way. I’m shippinR...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 16th, 2015
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Victrix Ltd. has a special deal going on over on their website for the rest of February. Buy 2 of their Ancients boxes and get some archers or slingers for for free. Buy 2 of their Napoleonic boxes and get a free flag sheet or British Peninsular War officers. Source From the website:...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Feb 4th, 2015
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We’ve got another batch of smaller-sized stories for you this Wednesday. Beyond the cut we’ve got: New Spaceships from Brigade Models, a 28mm PDF New Orleans Warehouse from Finger and Toe, the latest releases from Bombshell Miniatures, the latest releases from Spectre Miniatures, new 10mm...