WWI

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
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
Apr 20th, 2017
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In my opinion, WWI is really what set the foundation for the rest of the 20th century. I wish it was as prevalent in popular culture as WWII is. So every time I see a new game come out based on WWI, it makes me happy, as it brings the conflict back into mind. So […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 24th, 2017
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Hey kids. We have made it. It’s Friday at last. This certainly has been an eventful week. It’s also gone by quickly, at least for me. I hope everyone at Adepticon is having a good time. If you’re not there, I still hope you have a weekend of gaming planned. And if you’re going...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Mar 23rd, 2017
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Good news, everyone! We have defeated the Martians! The problem is that the world alliance that was able to do so didn’t really last, and it looks like all the nations are gearing up for what will surely be called The Great War. That’s the broad story behind Shattered Crown, a new alterna...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Feb 21st, 2017
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Back when I was working on my History Master’s degree (I’ll go back and finish it at some point… … …), I had a lot of interest in WWI. It really was, in my view, the first “modern war” and certainly what set the foundation for the rest of the 20th century. So...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Oct 14th, 2016
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We’ve once more made it to the weekend. Well, almost to the weekend, anyway. We’ve still gotta finish today. But hopefully that won’t be too painful to get through. Then… Yeah, I just love weekends. And as I’ve mentioned a couple times, tomorrow’s going to be cram-...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2016
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Ares Games will be in Indy in a week for Gen Con. Hopefully, you will be, too (I will be). If you’re a fan of their games, you’ll want to stop by their booth. Heck, even if you’re not a fan of their current games (no game is going to please every gamer), you’ll want […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 5th, 2016
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One of the most interesting periods in history, to me, is WWI. It basically set the stage for the world we have today. And one of the most important battles of that war was the Battle of Jutland when the British and German navies fought one-another off the coast of Denmark. Well, it’s been 100 ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 1st, 2016
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World War I is mostly known for the trench warfare along the Western Front, but it also included fighting between Russia and Japan. This was basically a second-act to the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 (something some scholars call World War Zero). Now you can replay those naval conflicts with Grand Flee...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 12th, 2015
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Aaaanchors aweigh, my boy! Aaaanchors aweigh! Or, one you probably know more of the words to: In the Navy you can sail the seven seas! Either way, I hope I’ve got some song stuck in your head. Also to be stuck in your head (after you buy it and read it, that is), is the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 10th, 2015
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While WWII might get the majority of documentaries, movies, and games (video games, tabletop games, and other such), I always preferred learning about WWI. If I weren’t doing TGN right now, I’d be finishing up a graduate degree in history, quite possibly studying WWI. It really was the fi...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Oct 9th, 2015
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Well, after the fake-out that was on yesterday (a cruel trick by Wednesday in making me feel that the day after would be Friday, when it obviously wasn’t), we have made it to the real Friday. It’s going to be a busy one for me. I’ve gotta make a cheesecake tonight for a friend’...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 19th, 2015
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We keep chugging along, beautiful TGN readers. The week rolls by and we continue on as well. It’s that time once more to bring you some bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past few days. In this batch we have: New Goodies in the Advanced Deployment store, New Warthrone approved ar...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 21st, 2015
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Every day we get closer to Gen Con. And every day we get more news about what will be happening at the show. As such, every day we get just a little bit more excited. I hope we don’t explode or something. That’d be sad, as being exploded would probably put a damper on going […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Age of Sigmar
Jul 20th, 2015
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Did anyone else’s weekend just fly by? Heck, all of last week seemed to just rocket by. I usually end up with the same checkout clerk at the grocery store, since I go fairly early on Saturdays and there’s only a couple lanes open. I remember saying, “… didn’t we just do ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 7th, 2015
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Hey everyone. I hope your weekend is going well. My Saturday was spent with some good friends that I don’t get to see nearly enough, talking about glorious moments from games past, listening to some humorous gaming radio-plays, getting into wacky hijinks, and just generally being odd (while mos...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 4th, 2015
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There’s a somewhat controversial statement that as much history happened in the 20th century as had happened in all the previous years leading up to it. With WWI, WWII, Vietnam, and the Cold War all happening during those 100 years, it’s not hard to see why someone might think that way. T...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 18th, 2015
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Majestic Twelve Games has set sail and released the 3rd edition of their Grand Fleets rulebook. All aboard for high seas naval warfare. The game covers oceanic combat from the late 1800s with its Ironclads all the way to WWII and the floating cities that were the Battleship and Aircraft Carrier. And ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 17th, 2015
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My fellow TGN readers, welcome to another Sunday Edition. I hope your Saturday was good and your Sunday is being productive. My D&D group from yesterday came close to TPK at least twice. But that’s what happens when you charge up to 4 Dire Bears and basically give them a turn to munch on y...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 15th, 2015
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Hello out there, all you beautiful TGN readers! We’ve once again made it to another Friday. Congratulations! Any good gaming to be had this weekend? Anyone trying out some of the new releases that’ve come out this past week? As for the moment, we’ve collected another batch of bite-s...
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...