Napoleonic

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 20th, 2017
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And we’ve made it, once again, to Friday. Woot! The weekend lays ahead of us. If you’re lucky, you’ve got some gaming scheduled. That’s what I’ll be doing. In the meantime, we’ve got our regular set of bite-sized gaming stories for you. On the platter today we have...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 11th, 2017
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There are a lot of historical eras that people can game in. Ancients, 1700s, 1800s, modern day. Some rules sets are made to go back-and-forth between those eras. Others need a bit of tweaking. Well, if you’re a fan of the Combat Patrol rules set and playing in the Napoleonic Era, have we got go...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 11th, 2017
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Throughout much of military history, men on horseback have been some of the most formidable forces in warfare. Their fast, powerful charges into enemy lines could be the deciding factor in a battle. Later this year, Warlord Games will be coming out with some new British Cavalry models for Black Powde...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 29th, 2016
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Along with all the other deals that Warlord Games currently has going on, they’ve got another one for you to check out. This time, they’ve got a special Black Powder offer to help you recreate one of the most famous battles in history....
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
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 American Revolution
Jul 5th, 2016
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Warlord Games has a pair of news stories pertaining to Black Powder, their miniatures war game set in the 16th and 17th centuries. The first is that Rebellion!, their American Revolution supplement, is now available in .pdf form. The other is that they are taking pre-orders for a new starter set base...
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 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 Historical
Mar 28th, 2016
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The old saying goes that, “Clothes make the man.” And before anyone really thought, “you know… maybe we shouldn’t have our soldiers stick out like sore thumbs to get shot down,” many army units were known specifically for their flashy uniforms. One such were the Fr...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 11th, 2016
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For full effect of this news post, feel free to put on the 1812 Overture. Yes, for all my fellow Americans out there, the 1812 Overture has nothing to do with “our” War of 1812. It’s about the French and Russians. The French, specifically, are the object of this post, with new plast...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 26th, 2016
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Get on your bikes and ride! Err… get on your horses and ride! In their day, cavalrymen armed with lances were some of the most formidable soldiers out on the battlefield. They were fast, deadly, and could turn the tide of an entire battle with one of their charges. And now you can add some [&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 Fantasy
Jan 17th, 2016
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Well… Saturday’s over. At least for me, that means changing the “carefree, do-what-you-want” attitude is replaced by a “determined, get things done around the house” one. Laundry, dishes, vacuuming, and, of course, bringing you some bite-sized stories for you to mu...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 17th, 2015
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Having been a history student for as long as I was (partway through a Master’s degree), I took various classes that covered bit and pieces of the Napoleonic Wars. However, I never took one that covered them all from start to finish. In much the same way, many board games out there might have pa...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 14th, 2015
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Welcome once again to Saturday. It’s been quite a morning over here. Rather busy for a Saturday. Biggest thing I’ve been working on is my decision to magnetize my Betrayal at Calth set (yes, this means it’s not 100% assembled yet. The games I’ve been playing of it have been us...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 25th, 2015
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While it seems a lot of Warlord Games’ focus is on Bolt Action and some of their sci-fi properties, they certainly haven’t forgotten about their other historical lines. Such as with Pike & Shotte, who have some new musketeer minis that are now available....
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 Historical
Aug 31st, 2015
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The “Build An Army” deal for Bolt Action has gone over very well. People are using the website to make a force using the drop-down menus, then getting themselves a free tank with the deal. Well, Warlord Games is expanding the deal to their other game systems. First up is Black Powder....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 24th, 2015
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With autumn rapidly approaching, it’s a good time to get together items for any projects you might want to be working on when the cold comes (or it gets too hot, for our Southern Hemisphere friends). Brigade Games has just the thing. They’re having a sale that’ll end this Friday. Yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 14th, 2015
7 Comments
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Welcome back to Friday, beautiful TGN reader. Do you have any gaming lined up for this weekend? I… don’t… I’m going to be cooking. If you want to talk about that, I’ll meet you down in the comments section. 😛 As for now, we’ve got some bite-sized stories for you. I...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 5th, 2015
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Napoleon was an artilleryman. That’s where he got his start in the military. And by many accounts, he was a master at utilizing it on the battlefield. Considering the battle formations still in use (regiments of men in close proximity, marching in steady lines), a well-commanded bit of artiller...
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 Accessories
Jul 3rd, 2015
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Friday! Time to let your hair down, get together with some friends, and hopefully get some gaming in. As usual, we’ve got some bite-sized stories we’ve collected together over the past couple days and serve them to you now. In this batch we have: AMP Adventures Collection Available Now, R...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 23rd, 2015
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Told you it wouldn’t be long before Warlord Games came back with another Napoleonic release. We once more go back to the fields of Waterloo where we have some new Prussians, arriving back just in time to save Wellington’s butt after the French had initially sent them into retreat. There&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 22nd, 2015
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Victrix steps up to bat for our Napoleonic post for the day with the announcement that they’re now taking pre-orders for their 28mm French foot artillery kits. These figures will fit in for the years 1804 to 1812 (they did a nice overture of that year). You get a special bonus with your pre-ord...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 18th, 2015
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Victrix is another of the companies having specials this month in honor of the 200th anniversary of Waterloo. In their case, they’re having a special sale going on in their webshop on all Napoleonic products. If you’d like to get some of their historical figures for cheaper than you’...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 18th, 2015
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Waterloo. It was 200 years ago. One of the battles that set the course of history after it. I’d like to think you’ve heard about it by now if you’ve been paying attention to the site at all, since… yeah, we’ve had a lot of companies doing things in honor of the anniversa...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 16th, 2015
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Je suis Napoleon! Hehe, no I’m just kidding. Though if you or a friend are any type of Napoleon impersonator, now would be a good time to go out and get noticed. It’s the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. As such many games and specials are popping up based on that historic bat...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 10th, 2015
2 Comments
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This month is the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, arguably one of the most well-known battles in Western Civilization. Napoleon met his epic defeat that effectively ended his rule of the French empire (except for the Hundred Days a little later on). In recognition of this historic event,...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 10th, 2015
1 Comment
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Give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve made it to another Wednesday. We’re halfway to the weekend. If you have any mid-week gaming plans, we’d love to hear about it down in the comments. Over the next couple days, I’ll be prepping for the D&D game I’m running on Sa...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 5th, 2015
0 Comments
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YayforFriday! That means group lunch here at the office. We did Indian last week. Not sure what we’ll do this week yet. But when this posts, assume I’m eating yummy things. Speaking of bites, we’ve got our regular section of bite-size stories that we present to you here. Today’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 2nd, 2015
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Alessio Cavatore over at River Horse has just been a busy little bee lately. Along with Terminator Genisys that’s going to be on your store shelves any time now (my copy here came in the other day. Expect extra coverage of that soon), he’s been working on Waterloo – Quelle Affaire. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 29th, 2015
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While, thanks to The Simpsons, the current joke is that the French are a bunch of “cheese-eating surrender monkeys,” the truth is that for much of their history, the French army was one of the most-feared fighting forces in Europe. And some of the most-feared were the Grenadiers of the Ol...