WWII

By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 17th, 2017
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2016 was the Year of New Editions, but several of those announced new sets of rules are actually rolling out this year. Now, a lot of players might feel that they’re being forced to buy new rules for a game they already own when a new version comes out. Well, the folks at Battlefront want [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 14th, 2017
2 Comments
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Ursus Infantry. There, that’s really all I needed out of this release. But you might be interested in some of the other things that are also available. They include British Automated Infantry and Fallschirmjäger Falcon Infantry. But really, it’s all about the Ursus Infantry....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 12th, 2017
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The “week of being back to normal” continues. I’m certainly a creature of habit, and so getting back into “the regular swing of things” has been rather relaxing. Plus, there’s some really awesome things going on here at the office that I’ve been part of. I me...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 9th, 2017
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There are certain battles that stand out in history. Agincourt, Thermopylae, Waterloo. The Battle of the Bulge should also be listed there. It was a last-ditch effort by the Germans to escape the tightening noose that was being formed around Germany by the Allies in WWII. Soon, you’ll be able t...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 9th, 2017
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With the Konflikt ’47 line, Warlord Games can take a lot of their current kits, add in just a couple of extra bits, and create entirely new units out of them. Or, you can just change around some small part and suddenly a unit that’s still just like its Bolt Action counterpart now has that...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 6th, 2017
1 Comment
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Hey everyone. Well, the first week of the year is coming to a close. It’s been… an odd one. Monday I had off. Tuesday I had to take my car in for repairs (which got finished up on Thursday, since they had to order in a part). Wednesday and Thursday I had some stomach issues. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 23rd, 2016
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2016 may have been the Year of New Editions, but that doesn’t mean 2017 won’t have some of its own rolling out. One such includes the 4th edition of the very popular WWII game, Flames of War. For the initial rollout of this updated set, the folks at Battlefront are headed to the deserts o...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 15th, 2016
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They say that necessity is the mother of invention. In wartime, necessity is all around, and so invention and adaptation runs rife. While war games aren’t anywhere near like actually being in war, that doesn’t mean that things don’t change and evolve over time as well. It is with th...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 14th, 2016
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If you’re looking for a new squad-based skirmish miniatures game, the folks over at AD Publishing might just have it. They have released Victory Decision: Raid! over on their website. The game is designed to be small-scale skirmish, with about 6-10 figures per side (depending on what you take, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 13th, 2016
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Technology has made it so we don’t have to carry around slices of trees with us wherever we go. Most of us have some form of computer in our pockets most of the day. Then there’s those with tablets (the computers, not, like pills). Well, Warlord Games is letting you use those devices to r...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 10th, 2016
3 Comments
1419 Views
It’s Saturday. That means it’s the weekend. That means I’m happy. Went grocery shopping this morning to get ingredients to make turkey soup as well as this year’s fruitcake. Still need to get one last thing (that has its own theme song for the activity of getting it). ThatR...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 8th, 2016
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are long gone, but that doesn’t mean that all the sales are done for until the After Christmas ones being. No, there’s still deals to be had, especially from Warlord Games....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 7th, 2016
1 Comment
1352 Views
Is this week just rocketing by for anyone else, or just me? I mean, it’s already Wednesday. Well, seeing as it is Wednesday, let’s get ourselves stocked up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: Public Alpha For Cold Start Posted, How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: The Beginne...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 6th, 2016
1 Comment
580 Views
Those old PSAs told us that “speed kills.” Well, in the case of the M18 Hellcat, that was the case. Though it was the enemy that ended up getting taken out. The M18 was the fastest tracked armored vehicle that the Allies used during WWII, clocking in at 60mph. Using that speed, they would...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 30th, 2016
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Sure, the Germans had their Tiger tanks, but they had plenty of other weapons of war at their disposal, especially late into the conflict. One of those vehicles was the Sd Kfz armored car. There were many different varieties of this vehicle, as the turret was easily modified to hold a different array...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 29th, 2016
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The German Tiger Tank was one of the most feared pieces of war on the battlefields of Europe during WWII. It was no small feat to actually defeat one in combat. Many allied tankers would just do their best to avoid conflicts with one. Well, Battlefront is letting you field groups of them in your [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 18th, 2016
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Warlord Games rolled out with a whole bunch of updates today. There’s some new releases, some new pre-orders, and the start of their holiday sale. Thankfully, they collected all the info into one spot for you....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 15th, 2016
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Germany’s tanks during WWII were the epitome of technology at the time. They had some of the biggest guns and thickest armor ever used in battle (outside of the navy). You can bring that punch and toughness to the tabletop in Tanks from Gale Force Nine. Here, we get a look at the Tiger I....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 12th, 2016
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It’s time once more for a Review Roundup. Why? Because it’s Saturday! Woo! As you read this, I’m hanging out with some friends, playing games. Took over a group of favorites, and hopefully will get me a new Guild Ball opponent, too. I also baked brownies, because I can’t go to...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 11th, 2016
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The temperature continues to drop. I know a lot of people north of me have already gotten out the cold weather gear. It’s even snowed in some places. Well, that snow-gear look can make its way to your Bolt Action tabletops as you equip your troops with coats, hats, gloves, and thicker boots. No...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 10th, 2016
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The first couple days went by slowly, but since then, at least for me, the week’s felt like it’s picked up steam and we’re rushing our way towards the weekend. I know I could use some relaxation time, and I just lined up a day of gaming on Saturday. So that should be good. Hopefully...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 7th, 2016
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Warlord Games loves their WWII model kits. They’ve long been known for their various sets they’ve put out. It was only much later that they came out with the Bolt Action rules so you can use all those cool kits in their own game. Well, there’s going to be some more armor rolling acr...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 1st, 2016
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Winter is coming. No, really. It’s about a month and a half away (for us Northern Hemisphere people, anyway). Bolt Action is the one game I know that they have troops that are basically the same, but sculpted to show them at different points in time during the year. In general, that seems to be...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 28th, 2016
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While Tanks from Gale Force Nine puts the emphasis on the machines of war as they roll across the battlefields, blasting at each-other, one would do well to remember that without the crews, those vehicles would just be masses of metal and plastic sitting motionless on the battlefield. And those crews...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 24th, 2016
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Before the United States actually entered into WWII, they had the Lend-Lease Program with various Allied countries. This allowed the US to give arms and equipment in support of the war effort without actually being committed to the conflict. Though I’m not entirely sure how one would use a tank...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 12th, 2016
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Wednesday already? This week sure seems to be moving along. That’s very much not a complaint, mind you. I’ve got board game day coming up this Saturday. We’re also going to be starting our new D&D game. So I’m very much ready for it to be Saturday. But if I want to keep u...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 10th, 2016
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We’re in the 10th month (even though it’s called the 8th month, because calendars are weird like that) of the Year of New Editions and there’s still some releases to be made. This time around, it’s an expansion book. We got Bolt Action 2nd Edition (Bolt Harder) earlier this ye...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 3rd, 2016
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There have been dozens, if not hundreds, of movies made about World War II. Many of them are icons of cinematic history. Others are cult favorites. One of those is Kelly’s Heroes. Well, Warlord Games is letting you bring that oddball group of heroes to your Bolt Action games....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 30th, 2016
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When most people think about WWII, they think about D-Day and the re-taking of Europe from the Germans. Perhaps you think about the South Pacific and the US Navy Island-Hopping their way towards Japan. Maybe your mind turns to North Africa and Rommel’s armored platoons. Most of the time people ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 30th, 2016
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Marching your troops from Point A to Point B isn’t always the best way to go. Instead, you can have your platoons jump out of an airplane and land right in the enemy’s weak points. That’s just what the US was known to do in both Sicily and Normandy during World War II. Now you [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 27th, 2016
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Protecting yourself against German air attacks is crucial to keeping your army in tact. AKA – You’ve gotta deal with those Fokkers before they become an issue. For the Soviet army, that came sometimes in the form of the GAZ truck mounted simply with four Maxim AAA guns attached to a stand...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 26th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions is really hitting the “wayback machine” this time around. Osprey Publishing and Warlord Games are coming out with a new edition of Escape From Colditz, the classic British board game that was created in part by actual Colditz-escapee, Major Pat Reid. Pre-orders ar...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 23rd, 2016
0 Comments
1236 Views
Friiiiiiidaaaaaaay! The gateway to the weekend. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming planned for the next couple days. I don’t have anything specific lined up, but there’s still plenty of time. At the very least, I’m thinking I want to make some brownies this weekend. Though I mig...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 21st, 2016
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The countries engaged in WWII didn’t just differ in the technology they put into their weapons of war, they also had very different training strategies and different combat doctrines that they followed. So if you just swapped a Panzer for a Pershing, you’d still have a different way that ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 19th, 2016
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There are many famous US military groups. One that participated in many of the most iconic battles in Europe during WWII was the US Airborne. They saw action in Sicily before taking part of the D-Day Invasion. They then had a role to play in Operation Market Garden. Well, Warlord Games is soon going ...