Napoleonic

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...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jan 12th, 2015
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Victrix is currently running a 20% off sale for most of their box sets of minis. There’s some Greek, some French, and the bases and trays for them all as part of the sale. Go and get yourself some minis for cheaper than usual. The Sale lasts until the first of February. Source From the [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 29th, 2014
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Victrix has posted up some renders of some of the first kits they’re working on for 2015. They’ve got a little bit of everything coming for you historicals gamers. For WWII players, they’ve got new aircraft on the way. Those look pretty sweet. Going back a couple centuries, theyR...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 10th, 2014
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Warlord Games has purchased Pro Gloria Miniatures. This will bring PGM’s Landsknechts miniatures into the Pike & Shotte world from WG, officially. Pro Gloria’s (former) owner, Stephan Huber’s reason for selling was that he wanted to see the line grow, but just wasn’t able...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 8th, 2014
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Grand Manoeuvre adds to their Waterloo army packs with the release of their new paper German troops. Replay one of the most important battles in European history with these new army sets. They’ve got troops in several formations, as well as artillery (limbered and unlimbered), and flag sheets t...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 8th, 2014
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Capitan Games is offering free downloads of their 1st Carlist War Army Lists from their website. The Carlist War was the last of the Napoleonic age and was fought between two groups claiming that their candidate was the right one to take over the Spanish throne. And that just reminds us that we shoul...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 2nd, 2014
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Warlord Games adds to their Napoleonic range with their new Nassau Light Infantry, posed as though they were firing, over in their webshop. These Dutch soldiers have a bit of an interesting history, fighting both for and against the British during the Napoleonic wars. Quite a bit of a turbulent time,...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 23rd, 2014
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Grand Manoeuvre expands their Napoleonic paper miniatures range with their new Dutch-Belgian army set. Source From the release: Grand Manoeuvre have just released the first in a mini-series of 6mm paper Waterloo army packs; a Dutch-Belgian army. This is an opportunity to do Waterloo at very little ex...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 21st, 2014
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Victrix is having a sale on some of their Napoleonic box sets over in their webshop. Source From the sales sheet: From 21st November to Sunday the 30th November we are following up our successful British 25% off boxed set deal with a 25% off boxed set deal for all our French and Austrian sets. [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 11th, 2014
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Victrix has a sale running this week on their Napoleonic British box sets over in their webshop. Source From the announcement: For the past few months the emphasis at Victrix has very much been on our Ancient ranges. We thought we would remind you about our superb range of Napoleonic plastics so what...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 11th, 2014
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Grand Manoeuvre adds to their 6mm Napoleonic line of paper minis with new Polish forces. Source From the release: Adding to its growing range of armies, Grand Manoeuvre has just released Napoleonic Grand Duchy of Warsaw troops in 6mm. The army has 23 unit files and one infantry flag file. In the army...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 21st, 2014
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Warlord Games now has their British Rocketeer with horse available over in their webshop. The Rockawho? Source From the release: Spread panic in the French lines with the addition of some Rocketeers to your British Napoleonic forces! As well as using Bombarding Frames to launch rockets through the sk...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 8th, 2014
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Alban Miniatures knows there’s no such thing as “too detailed” when it comes to historical minis. As such, they’ve been working at redoing the hats for the British artillery crew to make sure they most-accurately represent the style at the time. Source From the post: Alban Kic...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 8th, 2014
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Capitan Games has released their Divisional Commander book over in their webshop for all you Napoleonic players. Source From the release: These rules are designed to play battles of medium size, involving a division, or a small corps, from the whole Napoleonic era, including the British-American War ...