Napoleonic

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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 22nd, 2015
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*does a little “It’s Friday” dance around the office* un-cha, un-cha, un-cha, un-cha, wakachika, wakachika, wakachika, wakachika, boom-nau-nau da-boom-da mananga-nanga, boom-nau-nau da-boom-da mananga-nanga. Oh, hey there. Did you know that it’s Friday? 3-day-weekend sort of F...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 19th, 2015
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Cavalry has always been an important part of an army. Napoleon certainly knew that, and so he made heavy use of the Chasseurs a Cheval (or mounted hunters, if you will) to scout and raid the enemy. In the days before satellites and even aircraft, you simply had to go and look for the enemy […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 14th, 2015
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Alessio Cavatore loves making games. You can just tell whenever you hear him talk about them. He’s just making them all the time. He’s also a history buff. And coming up next month is the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. Well, River Horse will be running a Kickstarter for a ne...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
May 11th, 2015
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Sacre Bleu! Warlord Games is giving away quite a prize this month. Even if you’re not a fan of historical wargames (everyone has their own personal tastes, and that’s fine), you might want to make an order with Warlord Games to get your name in the hat. Every order made through their webs...
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 Historical
Apr 21st, 2015
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Warlord Games continues their expansion of their Pike & Shotte line with their new Storming Party Musketeers and a new Command Group. The Musketeers were specially trained to take advantage of any break in the enemy’s line or defenses and quickly rush in and cause all sorts of mayhem. The ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 10th, 2015
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You’ve survived another week! You deserve something special. You know, you’ve worked hard. Take the next two days off, on me. (Note: offer only valid if you work Monday-Friday. I don’t need anyone messaging me saying I got them fired over the weekend. 😛 ) Hopefully you have some gam...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 1st, 2015
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Warlord Games gives your British soldiers some punch at Waterloo with a trio of artillery pieces. They’ve got a 6lb cannon, a 9lb cannon, and a 5.5 inch howitzer with which to blast holes in the enemy ranks. Send Napoleon reeling with these formidable guns and crew. From the release:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 16th, 2015
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Victrix wants you to be able to get those Napoleonic French miniatures you’ve always been looking at, but haven’t quite saved enough for yet. As such, they’re having a 25% off sale this week in their webshop. Muskets. Bright uniforms. Tall hats. They’ve got it all. Go check &#...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 17th, 2015
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Grand Manoeuvre knows an army isn’t nearly as effective if you don’t have good, top leadership. So they’ve added new general paper miniatures to their line. Now you can have Wellington and Napoleon, among others, actually on the battlefield with their armies. Source From the announc...
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 Accessories
Jan 26th, 2015
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Capitan Games gives you a new way to create and manage your Divisional Commander forces with their free online army builder program. Players can create their armies and even keep a record of matches with the software. Source From the announcement:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 19th, 2015
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Grognard Simulations has some new releases now available over in their webshop. Two of them are related to Death Ride Kursk, while the other is paying homage to battles from 200 years ago in Incredible Courage 100 Days – Quatre Bras. The Death Ride Kursk games are Das Reich and the DRK-IISS Enhanceme...