WWI

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 30th, 2015
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Ares Games is in their final 3 days on Kickstarter for their Wings of Glory – Giants of the Sky campaign. They’re closing in on 10x funded, and it would be awesome to see them pass that. In order to get them there, they’ve added in a cultural icon, Snoopy. You can get Snoopy pilotin...
By Jared Miller
In Board Games
Mar 19th, 2015
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Announced at the GAMA Trade Show, the French game Les Poilus (first release in France in February 2015) is receiving an English translation and release in America as The Grizzled thanks to Sweet Games and CoolMiniOrNot. Les Poilus was designed by Fabien Riffaud and Juan Rodriguez, with art by Tignous...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 10th, 2015
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Ares Games’ Wings of Glory Kickstarter has taken flight. They’ve already arrived at cruising altitude, too, as they’ve passed their funding goal. As such, British Handley Page O/400 and the German Zeppelin Staaken R.VI will soon be soaring over your tabletops. So now it’s on t...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 9th, 2015
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Battlefront might be busy dealing with Dust Studios right now, but they’ve not forgotten about the game that got them to where they are: Flames of War. They’ve posted up a look at what they have coming up for the game. Expect to head to Germany’s borders and then further on to Berli...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 8th, 2015
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Welcome to the world of the 1-hour-in-the-future. I hope everyone enjoyed their little time-jaunt this morning (everyone being “everyone who lives with daylight savings time,” that is). So, fellow time-travelers, let’s see what bite-sized stories we found in the past couple days. In...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 25th, 2015
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Ares Games announced that they’ll be launching a Kickstarter in a couple weeks to bring giant bomber miniatures to their WWI Wings of Glory range. They’ll be looking to bring the Staaken and Handley-Page planes to the skies over your gaming tables, starting on March 10th. Source From the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 2nd, 2015
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Warlord Games goes back to WWI with this release. Tanks were still a very new thing at the time and arms designers hadn’t quite worked out all the designs yet. With that, we have the Saint-Chamond tank, now available for your Bolt Action games. Source From the release:...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jan 6th, 2015
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PicoArmor is your source for Oddzial Osmy releases in North America and the latest sets are in now for your perusal and purchase. There’s a little bit of everything in this batch of 3mm releases. There’s everything from cavalry command sections, to biplanes, to modern tanks. From Britain ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 23rd, 2014
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We’ve got a bunch more news snippets for you. There’s some new miniatures from a new game company, Corvus Corax Miniatures. We’ve got new WWI terrain tile bases from Amera. Kromlech has some new wallpapers for your computer. Troll Forged shows off the test print for their Dreadnaugh...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 18th, 2014
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Brigade Models steps away from the sci-fi vehicles for a moment to go historical on us with their new Great War Belgians. Source From the release: In the run up to Crisis Phil sprang a surprise by turning up with two new moulds of 28mm WW1 Belgians – NCOs and Buglers. He’s finished painting and...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 4th, 2014
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Brigade Models has had a busy convention schedule and so they’ve got a bunch of new releases to show off. Source From the release: We’ve got a bit behind with new releases lately thanks to a heavy show schedule, but some bits have still crept their way onto the website. Three new packs of...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 28th, 2014
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Too Fat Lardies has released their new book, From Empire to Revolution, over in their webshop. Source From the release: From Empire to Revolution is a supplement by Chris Stoesen introducing us to the Russian and Austro-Hungarian Armies on the Eastern Front. Chris has charted a path through the minef...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 27th, 2014
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Battlefront gives you more WWI terrain options with another Battlefield in a Box set with their Large Ruined Craters and Ruined house kit. Source From the website: Your battlefield may be scarred by huge craters left over from previous battles, preliminary bombardments, or undermining. These can pose...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 25th, 2014
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Battlefront has a new Battlefield in a Box set available in their webshop. This one’s for Great War. It’s called Shattered Battlefield. Source From the website: Many battlefields had woods that were either utterly destroyed by shelling and fighting or cleared to provide a field of fire fo...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 29th, 2014
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Battlefront knows that playing a Western-front WWI game wouldn’t be anything without trenches. As such, they’re coming out with their Trenchline System Battlefield in a Box set. Source From the website: Perhaps the most iconic symbol of World War I is the trench. Starting from simple slit...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 28th, 2014
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Battlefront keeps up the Great War previews. This time it’s with the Trench Mortar Platoon. Source From the article: Trench warfare has highlighted the need for the forward infantry to have heavy fire support with them to knock out enemy defences. The new Stokes mortar has been designed to do t...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 28th, 2014
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Warlord Games has another new WWI tank kit available in their webshop. This time it’s the French FT-17. Source From the release: Released this week is the revolutionary early war French tank the FT-17, ready to defend against the invading armies of Germany. The Renault FT-17 was a French light ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 27th, 2014
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Battlefront returns fire on all that ordinance the Germans had been bringing to the field with a look at the OQF 18pdr for the British. Source From the post: The Ordnance Quick Firing 18 pounder (84mm) gun is our standard field piece and the backbone of the Royal Artillery. It fires a heavier shell t...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 26th, 2014
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Battlefront brings some more big guns to the field with a look at their 7.7cm FK96 n.A. Gun for Great War. Source From the article: The armies of this Great War rely heavily on artillery to help prepare the enemy for an assault or to break up enemy attacks. The 7.7cm FK96 n.A. is a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 25th, 2014
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Battlefront brings out some of the artillery with a look at the 7.62cm Krupp IG for Great War. Source From the article: The 7.62cm Krupp infantry gun has outstanding accuracy and is lightweight, making it a favourite among the crews that use it. It gives German infantry a weapon capable of destroying...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 23rd, 2014
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Battlefront knows every army needs support. So they’re showing off the Regimental Support Platoon for Great War. Source From the article: With British tanks on the prowl, the German army has developed several weapons to deal with them. One of these is the relatively light-weight 3.7cm TaK gun, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 22nd, 2014
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Warlord Games has released several new styles of the MkIV WWI tank over in their webshop. Source From the website: The latest additions to our new World War I range of 1:56 scale vehicles sees the British take centre stage with these glorious Mark IV tanks!...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 22nd, 2014
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Battlefront continues their Great War previews with a look at the Stoss Platoon. Source From the article: Stosstactik places importance on combined arms warfare. Lead units are heavily equipped with sub-machine guns and grenades to clear trenches. They are then followed-up by regular infantry with li...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 20th, 2014
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Battlefront shows off some cutting-edge technology (for the time) and one of the more iconic additions to the battlefields of WWI with a look at the British Machine Gun platoon for Great War. Source From the post: If there is one weapon that the British infantryman trusts more than his 303, it is the...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 16th, 2014
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Battlefront takes a look at their Mark IV tank for Great War in this new article. Source From the post: The British Mark IV is a powerful weapon on the battlefield. Nearly invincible, these steel behemoths will crush enemy troops and blast open gun nests. ‘Female’ tanks will unleash a torrent of mach...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 15th, 2014
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Battlefront continues looking into the units for the upcoming Great War game with a look at the Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon. Source From the article: The Maxim machine-gun has drastically changed how battles are fought. Now a small crew of men can put out a remarkable amount of fire. Multiply this...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 12th, 2014
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Battlefront gives us the inside scoop on their new Infantrie Platoon for Great War in this article. Source From the post: The steadfast infantryman has been fighting this war for years. However, he is not alone. With tanks, stormtroopers, and special trench guns to help, the rifleman will claim victo...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 7th, 2014
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Battlefront gives us another look inside the Great War with a preview of the A7V. Source From the article: The panzer is a new and unstoppable weapon. Our A7V is more powerful, faster, and better armoured than Tommy’s tanks. These steel beasts will break the British frontline, opening the way to vict...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 4th, 2014
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Warlord Games is showing off some new tank and armored vehicle kits they’re coming out with in the next couple weeks. Gee, WWI’s been a popular topic for gaming lately. Source From the announcement: To commemorate the start of World War One, we are pleased to be launching a new range of r...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 1st, 2014
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Khurasan Miniatures expands their historical range of minis with new 15mm figures based on WWI. Source From the release: We have released a range of 15mm models for 1914, the decisive year of World War I, when armies manoeuvred over hundreds of miles to decide the fate of Europe. The first two ranges...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 1st, 2014
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Shilka Publishing posted up a little quiz about WWI and wonders how much you know about the Great War. Those that complete the quiz will get a coupon for the Shilka website. Source From the post: Shilka Publishing has put a WWI quiz on their website. Everyone that takes the quiz during August 2014 wi...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 31st, 2014
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Battlefront is showing off their Mitchell’s Marauders army box for Great War. Source From the article: Your rifle company is well-equipped for assaulting and crushing the enemy. Prepare your assault with your Mark IV tanks. They will pulverize Jerry’s gun nests with high-explosives and rake his...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 21st, 2014
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Shilka Publishing has compiled together WWI gaming articles from the Society of 20th Century Wargamers and created a compendium so you can get them all in one place. Source From the release: Shilka Publishing is proud to announce that The SOTCW WWI Compendium is now available. This compendium brings ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 17th, 2014
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PicoArmor has the new releases for Oddzial Osmy for July available. Also, they’ll be at Historicon. Be sure to stop by and say hello. Source From the announcement: PicoArmor (Ozzial Osmy’s exclusive North American distributor) is pleased to announce that Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm and 15mm July release...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 14th, 2014
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Model Dads takes a look at the Battlefront Great War Supplement in this video review. Source From the post: It’s a long way to Tipperary so why not take a look at this video review of the new FoW supplement, Great War instead?...