Achaean Archers, Libyan Close Fighters + Nubian/Kushite Close Fighters now Available For Hail Caesar

Warlord Games tends to run the whole gamut of times for their games. Hail Caesar is their game that spans the most. Here, you’ve got armies as “modern” as Ancient Rome, but it goes all the way back into almost pre-history. In this case, we’re setting the Wayback Machine for the Bronze Age, with new Achaean archers as well as Libyan and Nubian melee warriors.
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New British Airborne Forces Available For Bolt Action

The Americans weren’t the only ones to have airborne forces in WWII. During Operation Market Garden, the British were also bringing troops in from the skies. You can add to your Bolt Action forces with several new British Airborne kits, including some vehicles, artillery, and specialists.
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Battlefront Preps For Avanti Launch

Avanti is the new book coming out for Flames of War, focusing on the Italian army and their actions along the northern portions of Africa during the early ’40s. You can expect it on store shelves in just over a week. But there’s too much excitement over at the Battlefront studios, and they’re excited to be talking about the release now. You can head over to their website where they’ve got a bunch of different articles up so you can be prepped for the game’s expansion.
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Ostfront Releases Missile Threat (Modern Air Combat) Rules

I’d sort of always wanted to be a fighter pilot. My eyes have never been good enough for that sort of thing, but it was one of those dreams I had in the back of my mind as a kid. Now, certainly the potential of being a Top Gun are exceedingly slim, but I can still live vicariously through gaming. And that’s where Missile Threat comes in. It’s a new set of air combat rules by Ostfront that looks to accurately recreate air battles from the past 60 years. You can get your copy now (aviator glasses sold separately).
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Plastic French Cavalry Single Frames Now Available For Black Powder From Bolt Action

Box sets are handy when you want to get an entire unit of figures at once. But what about when you just need a single figure? Maybe one got lost or busted or you want to customize your forces just a little bit. It can be annoying to have to get a whole box just for a single fig. Thankfully, Black Powder players looking to just get single sprues of French Cavalry are in luck. You can now buy individual frames from Warlord Games.
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New US Airborne Reinforcements for Bolt Action Available From Warlord Games

The US Airborne were a highly-trained fighting force with lots of extra gear to help them achieve their goals. This included artillery, vehicles, and knowledge in enemy weaponry so that they could pick up the gear of their down enemies and use those weapons against any other enemy still around. And that’s just what you get in this batch of releases for Bolt Action from Warlord Games.
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Normandy: the Beginning of the End Tactical War Game Up On Kickstarter

The storming of the beaches at Normandy. It’s arguably one of the most important days in world history. Certainly, the entire outcome of WWII could be in question if that invasion hadn’t gone the way it did. As such, every aspect of it has been picked over time and again, both by experts and those that are amateur historians. Gamers also love to pour over every detail, looking at “what if” scenarios. You can do that sort of thing with Normandy: The Beginning of the End, a new tactical war game that’s part of the War Storm Series of games. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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New Portuguese Infantry and Officers Available For Black Powder

Another day, another army release from Warlord Games. They certainly are taking no prisoners when it comes to new releases this week. With the new book coming out for Black Powder being about the Peninsular Campaign, it only makes sense that there’d be Portuguese forces available, and such is the case. There’s new rank-and-file troops along with officers to make sure they’re doing what they should.
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New Waffen-SS Shocktrooper Squad Available For Konflikt ’47

During WWII, the Waffen-SS were a feared fighting force. Now, tooled up with the newly-discovered Rift technology, they are even better equipped and more dangerous than ever. Just about every aspect of them has become more deadly, and you can add them to your Konflikt ’47 army now from Warlord Games.
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New Team Yankee Releases Available From Battlefront

In an alternate world, WWIII is going on, where a version of the Cold War turned hot and Europe once more is the scene of conflict. All sides have been building up military resources and coming up with new vehicles of war. In this case, it’s the Americans that are on display with several armored vehicles. You can order these now for your Team Yankee armies.
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New Supplement and Starter Armies For Black Powder Available To Order From Warlord Games

Napoleon went a little bit of everywhere across Europe during his conquests. Historians break down his movements into different campaigns, each with their own dynamics on the battlefield and political intrigue. Warlord Games’ Black Powder looks to let you recreate each of those on the tabletop. Their new book, Albion Triumphant: The Peninsular War, specifically looks at the Flanders and Peninsular Campaigns. Along with those, there’s new British and French starter armies to make sure that your troops are in the right uniforms and armed correctly for those campaigns.
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New US Airborne and Panzer Kits Available From Warlord Games

The Allies are taking the fight right to the Axis lines. Not content to just go overland to get there, they’re dropping troops right into the thick of things. On the other side of the battle line, German tanks are taking up their positions. That’s the sort of thing you can recreate on your tabletops when playing Bolt Action, especially with these latest releases now available.
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New Starter Army Sets Available For Hail Caesar

For many hundreds of years, warfare was practiced in a certain way in the Western world. Armies of soldiers lined up shoulder-to-shoulder, with a round shield in front of them and a long spear in hand. The phalanx was the ancient world’s version of the tank, essentially. And even as military advancements came along, the idea of standing shoulder-to-shoulder stuck for quite a long time. Well, if you’re wanting to get back to war’s roots, you can with these new starter armies for the Greeks and Spartans (yes, I know that Sparta was part of Greece, but look, I don’t name these things. Plus, the various city-states really didn’t consider themselves one country (far from it, in fact), so there’s that as well) for Hail Caesar.
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Blitzfreeze Campaign for Five Men in Normandy Now Available

As cold as it might get here in Atlanta, it’s nothing like the cold that can hit Russia. In particular, the winter of ’44 was pretty bad, especially if you were a German soldier, caught up in the advancing Red Army as they made their way to liberate Leningrad. But that’s where you find yourself in Blitzfreeze, a new campaign book for Five Men in Normandy. As the Russians advance, the Germans are in retreat, but how will you and your fellow soldiers survive? That’s up to you and your wits. You can pick up your copy of this book now.
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Battlefront Posts Avanti Preview, Releases Update

The holidays and New Year were nice, but it’s time to get back to work. Last week and this, companies have been making their way back into the office and ramping up production once more. That includes Battlefront, who is looking forward to releasing their Avanti book for Flames of War. But that’s not the only thing they’ve got coming in the next couple months. And they’ve updated us to make sure you’re prepped.
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New Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Head of Column Available From Warlord Games

I love a parade. I mean, I was in Marching Band for many years, and so I’ve participated in quite a few. The pomp. The pageantry. The colorful uniforms. Granted, it’s not just a parade when it’s during a campaign. Those long lines of troops aren’t just showing off. They’re headed to the battlefield. At the head of the column is usually a band and certainly drummers, letting people know that the military is on the move. Warlord Games has a new Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Head of Column set available to order, to give your Black Powder games a bit more ceremony.
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New Releases Available For Gangs of Rome

The floodgates have opened. With the release of Gangs of Rome from Warlord Games, players are able to take to the streets of the ancient city with their own set of characters, looking to claw out a bit of power for themselves. You’ve possibly already picked up the starter set, but what about adding to it? Well, that’s where this post will come in handy. There’s more than a dozen new models and model sets you can pick up over in Warlord’s webshop.
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Gangs of Rome Now Available From Warlord Games

As the Roman Empire aged, it didn’t do so gracefully. Corruption ate away at the noble core, Rome, itself. As powerful individuals vied for even more power, they would get together gangs to take to the streets. Those gangs would do whatever they could in order to see their benefactor make it to the vaunted Senate. Now you can recreate those times with Gangs of War, a new miniatures skirmish game available now from Warlord Games.
Want to try it before you buy it? They’ve got a free rules download available.
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Warning Order Issue 47 Now Available

I did say it was a good time to get your hands on a gaming magazine, and I wasn’t kidding. Warning Order, created by the Wasatch Front Historical Gaming Society has issue 47 available now. For those of you that are historical minis gaming enthusiasts, it’s one you shouldn’t miss out (not least of which because it’s free to get the .pdf of it).
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Green Miniatures Holding Miniature Competition

Do you want to help shape the look of a miniatures game? All of us certainly have our thoughts on what figures in a game should look like, and this is your chance to influence that. Green Miniatures is looking to you to help them out create figures based on the battle of Tannenberg. Just find a photo/drawing of the battle and point out which soldier you think should be made into a mini. You could win and that soldier will be put into the game.
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Warlord Games Taking Pre-Orders For Market Garden Campaign Book For Bolt Action

Each operation undertaken by the combating nations during WWII is iconic. Historians and hobbyists have gone over every single part of that war in detail. This extends on down to the tabletop, and Warlord Games is here to help. They are taking pre-orders for their new Bolt Action Market Garden Campaign book. It only covers a span of 9 days of the war, but they were pivotal days, indeed.
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New Samurai Available To Order for Pike & Shotte

Warlord Games lets you play using far-Eastern themes in their skirmish game, Test of Honour. But what if you want to put entire regiments of figures out onto the board, instead of just a few? That’s where Pike & Shotte comes in. If you’re wanting to prove your honor on the battlefield there, you can order the new Ashigaru Spearmen & Missle Troops, as well as Samurai & Horsemen. Plus, there’s some new decals to make them look really good on the battlefield.
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Old School Tactical Volume II: West Front 1944-45 Now Available Digitally

Flying Pig is pleased to expand their Old School Tactical game with a new book of units. Volume II takes players to the Western Front during the years 1944 and 1945. It features all manner of American and German units that partook in late-war actions all across the plains of Europe. You can download your copy now and get to fightin’.
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Warlord Games Taking Pre-Orders For The Roman Invasion of Britain Set

Roman conquests spanned more than just the area around the Mediterranean. They took over much of continental Europe and then made eyes at the isles just across the sea. The British Isles seemed ripe for invasion. However, all the Brits living there at the time didn’t quite see it that way. There was much fierce fighting that you will soon be able to bring to your tabletop with the Roman Invasion of Britain set for Hail Caesar, available for pre-order now from Warlord Games.
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New Jeep Kits Available from Warlord Games

Ah, the Army Jeep. Tough, rugged, can get you almost anywhere. These light vehicles were used in scouting and reconnaissance, moving personnel around, and harassment of the enemy’s flanks. Now, you can do all that with your Bolt Action armies, as there’s two new Jeep kits available, both the regular variety and an up-armored version.
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Early Egyptian and Nubian Javelinmen Available From Warlord Games

Early warfare was pretty simple (relatively speaking). Take a stick. Attach something really pointy to the end. Throw at the enemy. In a way, we’re not really all that different now (just the points don’t have to be as sharp, or the sticks as big, because we make those things go really, really, really fast). But if you’d like to have your warfare at throwing distance, Warlord Games can help with some new Egyptian and Nubian Javelinmen kits.
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Thunder in the East WWII Board Game Up On Kickstarter

I know there are gamers out there who really love those intense, long-playing, scenario-driven, historical board games. If you’re one of them, you’ll want to check out the newest game from Frank Chadwick and Victory Point Games. It’s called Thunder in the East, and it’s the first in what will be a series of games that will cover WWII’s Russian front. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Warlord Games Taking Pre-Orders For Gangs of Rome

The New Year will be here in less than a week. One of the new releases that’s been tarnering attention is Gangs of Rome, the new skirmish miniatures game set in… well… Rome. The once-great Roman Empire has decayed down to the point where various gangs are ruling the streets. The strongest gangs are able to get their financial backers into the Senate, but it’s going to be a tough fight. Pre-order your gang now and be the first gamer on your block with these figures next month. Want to know how it plays first? Download the rules for free.
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Friday Snippets

It’s the last day before the weekend. And I know a lot of you out there will be having themselves a long weekend, too. Many of you will be spending the time hanging out with friends and loved ones, more-than-likely having many tasty things to eat. Well, before we get there, let’s fill you up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Blood Red Skies Previews New Render, War of the Ring Now Available in Russian, and New Dark Elf Punisher Mini Available From Brother Vinni.

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Firelock Games Previews Native American Starter For Blood & Plunder

Firelock Games had a great 2017 and is looking to follow that up with a great 2018. They’ve bringing the Native American faction to Blood & Plunder, and they’ve posted up a quick, preview image of what you can expect coming in the starter set for it. Have a look.
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Battlefront Posts Last Update of the Year

We’re getting to the time of year where many people head on vacation. That includes many gaming companies, so they’re posting up their last updates of the year. One such company that’s going on holiday for the holidays is Battlefront. But they’re not just heading out without giving us something to look at first. They give us a heads-up of what you can look forward to in 2018.
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Sally 4th Giving Away Combat Patrol Vehicle Stat Cards

Sally 4th wants to hear about your experiences with Combat Patrol, and they’re willing to reward you for it by giving you some Vehicle Stat Cards for free. It’s pretty simple to get your free stuff. Just play a game, then report it online somewhere (be it your own blog, or their forums, or such), and let them know about your post. Boom! Free stuff! Simple as that.
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World War One Rules Set Now Available in English

I studied WWI a lot back when I was getting my degree. I find that conflict fascinating, and it really was the foundation for everything that happened in the 20th Century. I’m often saddened about how it’s often overlooked. Which is why I’m happy to see a set of rules for playing miniatures games in that setting. Green Miniatures has translated their Polish World War One miniatures game rule to English. They’re free to download, too!
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Warlord Games Taking Pre-Orders for Samurai Starter Forces For Pike & Shotte

For those of you that’ve been enjoying Test of Honour, but really want to field entire forces of Samurai and other Japanese troops on the battlefield, Warlord Games has you covered. They’re now taking pre-orders for an entire Samurai army for Pike & Shotte. Put your name down on the list and be the first gamer on your block with these figures when they’re released.
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Friday Snippets

Hey everyone! We’ve made it to another Friday! Hopefully your week is going well. As we get nearer to the end of the year, mine’s getting busier and busier. Articles, proofing projects, just all sorts of things to work on. It’s going to be a busy holiday. But it’s alright.
Anyway, let’s get to today’s tasty, bite-sized gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: Khurasan Releases Biblical Barbarian Foot Guards, ESLO Terrain Running 3D Printable Bases Kickstarter, and Hero of Nord Mini Available From Brother Vinni.

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