Historical

By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 11th, 2017
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Not every operation that the military does is going to be known to the public. There’s all sorts of deeply covert missions going on all the time using teams of super-highly-trained soldiers. These various teams are surgical in their strikes, taking out key enemy personnel and locations. And soo...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 11th, 2017
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This shortened work week continues along. I’m certainly looking forward to the upcoming weekend. Gonna get together and hang out with some friends I don’t get to see too often. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of tasty snacks and treats to be had, too. But before we get there, we n...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 11th, 2017
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The final part of the war in Europe during WWII was the Allies getting ready to head to Germany, itself. The D-Day landing had been successful. Paris had been liberated. Now it was time to head to Berlin. It wasn’t going to be an easy trek, of course, as the Germans were falling back on [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 10th, 2017
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I’m not sure how easy it would be to control an entire army where everyone is named Norman. I mean, you’d get into, “Hey! Norman! … No… the other Norman! … No, the other-other Norman!” … It’d soon turn into a Monty Python skit. Thankfully, the Nor...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 10th, 2017
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You’ve quite possibly gotten your order in for the previous Chindit sets that Warlord Games released for Bolt Action. Well, now it’s time to expand your forces out with some new kits. They’re now taking orders for an HQ unit, some heavy weapon crews, and characters. They’ve al...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 29th, 2017
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And here we are again. Friday: threshold to the weekend. I’m sure many of you are gearing up for a weekend of gaming, possibly starting as early as when you get off of work. I’m looking to spend tomorrow at the LGS, hopefully getting in some games of Guild Ball and Bushido. But whatever y...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 28th, 2017
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When we look back on history, it’s only natural to come up with “what if?” scenarios. How would things have changed if certain factors had been altered. One that plays on many WWII historians minds is “what if the Germans had put the King Tiger tank into action earlier or in g...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Sep 25th, 2017
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Been reading a lot of Scandinavia and the World lately, so I’ve had Vikings on the mind a lot recently. Well, they’ve been on the minds of the guys at Warlord Games, too. They’ve got several new sets available over in their webshop, including Hirdmen as well as Warlords (Huh… ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 22nd, 2017
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One of the perhaps less-known parts of WWII was the exploits of the Chindits. These jungle-fighting specialists went into Southeast Asia and deep into enemy territory to harass the enemy’s back flanks. They would disrupt support and rail lines with their guerilla-style tactics. You can now add ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 15th, 2017
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Warlord Games is expanding their Black Powder range. This time around, it’s the Polish and Prussians getting new units. I guess it’s the “P” month for new releases. Anyway, if you’re looking to bulk up your forces with some new line units, or a new set of cavalry modelsC...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 15th, 2017
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As we stand here, on Friday afternoon, on the precipice of the weekend, it seems appropriate to make a profound and meaningful statement about life, itself… … … … Anyone got anything? … Anyone? … Ah well, instead how about we just munch on some bite-sized gaming st...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 14th, 2017
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The work week rolls along (that’s a pun for my friend Gavin who just dumped a bunch of ball bearings on the floor, apparently). We’re another step closer to that always-anticipated weekend (at least, I always am anticipating it). Here’s to hoping yours is filled with gaming (mine wi...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Sep 14th, 2017
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Over the past week or two, I’ve been watching through my collection of Terry Gilliam movies. He is, easily, my favorite director, and his commentary tracks are always awesome. As such, it was just a couple days ago I saw, “Listen you stupid bastard, you’ve got no arms left!” &...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 11th, 2017
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In any society, there’s going to be those who don’t want to follow society’s rules and would rather just forge their own path. This often means taking from others, leading to a rough life of banditry. Certainly, there were those types in feudal Japan, and Warlord Games is letting yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 11th, 2017
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Ah yes, another 2-player starter set. We all know how much I love them. This time around, it’s heading over London during WWII. The Battle of Britain was a major event in the course of the war, with British and German pilots fighting it out in close-quarters dogfights. Warlord Games’ Bloo...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 11th, 2017
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WWII continues to rage on. As the various factions look to see what will finally turn the tide of war, new technology is constantly being brought to the battlefield as factions that’ve been fighting since the beginning equip new troops and send them to war. Warlord Games and Clockwork Goblin Mi...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 7th, 2017
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It’s always nice to get something for nothing. Warlord Games certainly thinks so. So, for this month, they are giving you their Tank War game rulebook pdf for no cost at all. Yup, if you’re interested in seeing how this game works because WWII armor is interesting to you, you can check it...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 6th, 2017
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We’re already halfway through the week. Having Monday off certainly helps with that. But as we continue our way through the week, I know I could still use a bit of a pick-me-up. So I’m going to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: RPG Player Kits Up On Kic...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 5th, 2017
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Napoleon had basically conquered all of Europe. Then he decided he’d go an invade Russia. History tells us how well that worked out for him. But you never know. Maybe you could’ve done better if you’d been in charge. That’s what you’ll get to try out with A Clash of Eagl...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 5th, 2017
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I’ve long been a big fan of armored units. Sure, infantry are fine, but it’s tanks and other heavy gear that really gets me going, “Oooh, that’s cool.” I know many of you out there agree. Heck, you’d probably want to play a game that was really all just tanks on a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 1st, 2017
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Now that we’re in September, summer’s pretty much over. I know that it’s really not quite done yet, officially speaking, but basically it is. As people come back from vacations and the kids head back to school, it’s a good time to ramp up on some more gaming. Capitan Games is ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 29th, 2017
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Even Origins-Award Winning games can sometimes use an update. Such is the case with Kampfgruppe Command, the game of WWII conflicts. It has been worked on by the original author, David Reynolds, and is now available with its 3rd edition book from Studio Capitan....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 24th, 2017
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Arguably the best tank deployed during the war, the King Tiger was feared by Allied tank commanders due to its formidable armor and ability to take out enemy takes at over 1.5 miles away. Lord only knows what would have happened if more had been produced, or if they hit the field earlier in the [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 23rd, 2017
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Walking to battle is so passe. Best to get yourself some sort of cool, armored vehicle with some big guns on it. They can be expensive, though. But Warlord Games is helping alleviate that by having a Tank Sale over in their webshop now....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 16th, 2017
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Man, people sure do love to get into wars. I have a history degree, and I still can’t keep up with all of them. I have to admit… I have no clue what the Marlburian Wars were. But if they’re a favorite of yours, Studio Capitan has released Marlburian Commander, a new set of rules [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 16th, 2017
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As I’ve said numerous times over the past couple weeks, Gen Con is coming. Like… tomorrow. There’s going to be, oh, about a bajillion things going on, so it’s best to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Plus, since we didn’t get it on Monday (and there’s a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 16th, 2017
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WWII was truly a global conflict. While the various European forces were making their way back and forth across that continent, and Rommel and Monty were dueling it out in Africa, the islands of the Pacific saw plenty of fighting as well. Sally 4th is now letting you recreate those battles with their...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 15th, 2017
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Though many of us think of grand battles such as Waterloo or the sieges of Vienna when it comes to conflicts from a couple hundred years ago, truth is that there were countless little skirmishes between warring factions during those larger campaigns. Studio Capitan feels that those, too, should be ab...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 11th, 2017
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Some new vehicles will be making their way to your Bolt Action tabletops soon. Warlord Games has a couple new skits they’re taking orders for. One’s the Opel Blitz/Maultier truck. The other is the Australian Matilda MkII tank (inc.CS/Frog flamethrower)....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 7th, 2017
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Baueda is getting down to crunch time for their 1-48TACTIC Kickstarter. They’re really close to funding, and they’re hoping that adding in a bunch more characters will get them across that finish line. There’s 6 new add-ons, total (3 each for the 101st American Airborne and the Germ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 4th, 2017
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Friday is here! Gateway to the weekend that it is, I hope you’ve all got some sort of plans for gaming over the next couple days. I’m certainly hoping to get some dice-rolling on tomorrow (as well as possibly check out this new West African restaurant I found out about). But before we get...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 4th, 2017
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It’s always cool, to me, when conflicts that were certainly important, but maybe less-known, get game rules for them. Most of us don’t think about the Mexican Revolution much, but it certainly was an important part of history. Now, Wily Games has created Viva la Revolucion!, a new scenari...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 4th, 2017
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Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! In the Pacific, the fight for New Guinea is ramping up. The Australians and the Papuans are ready to fight against the Japanese. You can bring that to your Bolt Action tabletops with all these new units available to order now....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 1st, 2017
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While I might prefer having a rulebook always in hand, that’s not an easy thing to do. For example, if I wanted to look up some game rules right now, I don’t have a stack of books next to me at my desk here at the office. But I do have various game books in […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 28th, 2017
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We have made it to the weekend. Well, almost, anyway. Just gotta finish up today and we’ll get there. It’ll be fine. But to make sure we can get to the cool stuff of the weekend, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: Last Sword Miniatures̵...