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By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 9th, 2017
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You know, it really is amazing how fast airplane technology advanced during its early year. I mean, the Wright Brothers had barely gotten their flier off the ground, it seems, and then you’ve got aerial dogfights and bombers and all that sort of stuff going on. Truly amazing. And you can bring ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 9th, 2017
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Not everyone in Britain was against the Germans leading up to WWII (and even during it). Popular culture might say that it was everyone in the world versus the Germans, Italians, and Japanese, but it was not the case. For Bolt Action, Warlord Games has created a figure for Sir Oswald Mosley, someone ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 9th, 2017
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One thing with miniatures is that you can change just a couple things on a figure and get a whole new miniature out of it. This economy of sculpts lets a company put out a large number of figures in a relatively short amount of time. By changing the type of weapon on a gun […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 8th, 2017
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Warlord Games is letting you British players bulk up your forces a bit with a trio of new releases for Black Powder. There’s a new Highland Regiment, a British Household Brigade, and a British Union Brigade. Because who likes having to wear pants or walk to battle?...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 7th, 2017
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Well, this has been quite a week. Monday had the site down for reasons that are still not 100% identified (it blipped again a little earlier today, but was once more fixed by our outstanding IT guy, Lucas). Tuesday was busy playing catch-up. Plus, there’s been article-writing and such behind-th...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 2nd, 2017
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Pillage! Plunder! Burn! That’s the mantra of vikings. That’s also what you’ll be doing in Great Hall Burning, a new set of rules by 2 Hour Wargames for playing armies during the Viking Age (about the 8th century to the 11th, give or take a couple decades). The rules include a robust...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 1st, 2017
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We all know my love of getting things for free. I’m always looking to stretch my gaming dollar, and “free” is about as much as you can stretch it. So, with that in mind, I’m happy to announce that the latest version of 1-48TACTIC is available as a free download off of their we...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 31st, 2017
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The week continues along. It’s a shortened week for many of us, but it’s still a week. We’ll make it to next weekend, eventually, though. No worries. But if we want to get there, we should re-energize with some bite-size gaming stories. Today we have: New Magic Tokens Available From...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 31st, 2017
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For a long time, the British had some of the best fighting forces on the planet. Their various units of cavalry and regiments led them to conquest all over. Warlord Games is letting you bring some of that to your tabletop with some new cavalry units as well as an infantry regiment for Black Powder. [...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 29th, 2017
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Afghanistan has a pretty long history of conflict. For around a decade, it was the Russians that were trying to go in and take over the place. It didn’t turn out so well for them. But how did a technologically-superior group have such issues? Well, you can find out in Hind & Seek, a new [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 26th, 2017
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Simply walking into battle is no fun at all. Why not drop in on your opponent from above, taking them by surprise? That’s what the Airborne infantry do, and you can do it now in Bolt Action. Warlord Games has some new British Airborne releases available, including a starter army and some expans...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
May 26th, 2017
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The weekend is just about upon us, everyone. For those in the States, it’s a 3-day weekend for many. Here’s to hoping that you’ve got some gaming plans lined up, along with whatever other activities you might have planned. It’s the unofficial start of summer, so go to the pool...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 26th, 2017
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You demanded it, and we’re here to deliver (actually, it’d been in the queue already for posting). Napoleon Saga: Waterloo, a new historical board game, is up on Kickstarter. Play out one of the most important battles in Western Civilization and see if maybe this time the French will win....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 19th, 2017
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Alternative Armies has started taking pre-orders for Furioso, their upcoming set of Renaissance-era miniatures warfare. The game is designed to be used with multiple scales, from 6mm to 28mm. Pre-orders will save 20% off the price, as well as get a 10% coupon for Alternative Armies’ 15mm Renais...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 12th, 2017
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Hey everyone. As you read this, I’m having a blast here at the CMON Expo. I know I’m going to sound biased, but this really is one of my favorite shows of the year since it’s so calm, cool, and relaxed compared to something like Adepticon or Gen Con. You can just hang out and [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 12th, 2017
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There’s a whole bunch of new releases available to order from Warlord Games for Bolt Action over on their website. If you’re looking for some artillery pieces for both the Allies and Axis, some new vehicles, and even an experimental piece of equipment that never actually saw the battlefie...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 9th, 2017
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Most of us could see it coming. Corporations running amok. Diseases spreading through the land. Weather going all crazy. Society basically collapsed and there’s little left except those nations that hung on going to war with one-another over what resources are left. That’s what’s ha...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 8th, 2017
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The Allies are getting a couple reinforcement sets for Bolt Action from Warlord Games. First, the US is getting a flamethrower team. I know it’s getting to be summer and it’s going to be hot enough, but if you want to clear out that enemy bunker, the flamethrower team’s a decent cho...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
May 5th, 2017
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The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! They’re coming for Team Yankee in Red Thunder, and Battlefront has started taking pre-orders for the new kits over in their webshop....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 3rd, 2017
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Most of the time, when we RP, we’re doing it in some far-off fantasy land or out in the depths of space or in a Steampunk setting. But even in a galaxy far, far away, you might want to bring in some actual history. Our real history is filled with some pretty fantastical places and […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 3rd, 2017
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Well, we’re halfway there, everyone. Next weekend is as far ahead of us as the previous one is behind us. Just gotta power through another 2.5 days and we’ll be back at Saturday. Ah, glorious Saturday. But if we’re going to get there, we should recharge ourselves with some bite-size...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 3rd, 2017
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All those tanks and armored vehicles running around in North Africa still required regular troopers to go along with them. Tanks might be formidable, but they can’t do everything, and your average rifle-carrying soldier is still an invaluable part of the military effort. In this Flames of War a...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 2nd, 2017
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A new set of Napoleonic military rules are about to hit tabletops from Too Fat Lardies. General d’Armee is off to the printers and will be back soon, fresh and ready to head your way. If you’d like your copy as soon as possible, you can put your name on the list to get one....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 2nd, 2017
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Collins Epic Wargames is having themselves a sale on their Spearpoint 1943 items over in their webshop. For a limited time, they’ve created a couple bundles so you can get either their Eastern Front combo or Map Expansion Combo for a special price....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 2nd, 2017
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The Panzer III is the quintessential German tank. Used in pretty much every theater during the war (at least where Germany was), it made up around 2/3 of their tank arsenal. What can you really say? It was able to get where it needed and had a decent gun on it. Now, you’ll be able […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 1st, 2017
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It’s not just really thick armor that can make an armored vehicle safe. If your opponent can’t get a bead on you due to your speed, that’ll also help you stay live. That’s the philosophy behind the Crusader. It was quick and able to stay ahead of the panzers looking to target ...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Apr 29th, 2017
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Happy International Tabletop Day, everyone! *party cannon* I hope you’re celebrating in style. I know some of you are out at KingdomCon. Others of you are at PeteCon. Still others are just hanging out at your LGS getting your gaming on. Well, however you’re celebrating, I hope the dice/ca...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 28th, 2017
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The Chi-Ha was one of the most-often-seen tanks being used by the Japanese during WWII. In production since the Second Sino-Japanese War, these tough and reliable tanks were used all over the Pacific, giving Allied forces a bit of trouble on the various islands. Now, you can get them for your games o...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 28th, 2017
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We’ve been seeing a lot of Soviet and German releases for Konflikt ’47 recently. But that’s not to say that the Americans have just been sitting around, doing nothing. The engineers have been hard at work on a pair of walkers of their own. We present to you, the Bruin and the Jackal...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 27th, 2017
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During the fighting in North Africa, the British needed a tank that could match up to the German’s panzers. They found that in the form of the M3 Grant. Its gun and armor made it equal to its opponents in many ways. The one issue is that the tank was rather tall. So it was […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 26th, 2017
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Busy weeks tend to be fast weeks. This is a busy week, and therefore it is a fast week. I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already. Soon, it will once again be the weekend. Have you gotten your plans set? Mine are still a bit up in the air. The Hunter’s Guild releases didn’t come ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Apr 25th, 2017
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One of the biggest empires the Earth has known was that of the Romans. They turned the Mediterranean into their own, private lake and pushed far up into Europe with their conquests. There, they found all manner of tribes they simply called “barbarians.” For hundreds of years, the Romans a...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 21st, 2017
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The opening to WWII was quick and brutal. The Germans swept into Poland using their Blitzkrieg tactics (so called because it was “as fast as lightening”). Then, after the decisive victories there, they turned their attention towards France, heading there and conquering that country in als...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 21st, 2017
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Those Soviets and Germans are at it again, looking to put the biggest piece of armor possible out onto the battlefield. Their incessant arms race (well, it is a war, after all) continues to bring bigger and stronger machines to the conflict. In this case, it’s the Zeus and the Mammoth, both ava...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 20th, 2017
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The engagements in North Africa during WWII consisted of many different types of vehicles in the wide-open spaces of that desert land. With German panzer tanks around, it took a big gun to deal with them. That came in the form of the 17-pounder. Unfortunately, the original carriage couldn’t qui...