WWII

By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jun 21st, 2017
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The German invasion of Britain not only stalled out, but the counter-attack is threatening to push them back into the sea. With the stakes high, the German High Command is launching Campaign Gigant, their own counter-counter-offensive that will hopefully (for them, anyway) see the tide turn back once...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jun 19th, 2017
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It’s WWII and Germany has invaded Britain. The British people are fighting back with everything they have against the occupying forces. That’s what’s going on in Campaign Gigant, the second book in the Operation Sea Lion series for Bolt Action. In this preview, take a look at one of...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 16th, 2017
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The Germans have invaded England! Regular folks from all over the country are doing their best to resist their advancements at every turn. Men and women from both the city and the country, who may have never thought about being part in an active warzone are doing their part. That’s what’s...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 16th, 2017
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It’s that time again, everyone. Friday. The gateway to the weekend. I’m sure a lot of you are going to be heading out to the LGS to try the new edition of 40k. I’m hoping to just hang out with some friends and keep things chill. I saw some games of 8th Edition last week […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 15th, 2017
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The week rolls along. It’s been a busy one for me, occasionally getting to the office at 4am to get started on various articles, proofing projects, and, of course, making sure you get the news. But today wasn’t so bad. I got here at the regular 5:45am, as I usually do. 😉 Also, it was [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jun 15th, 2017
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So, the Germans have invaded Britain as part of Operation Sea Lion. However, the British put up a significant defense and have actually driven the Germans back to the sea. Now, Kent is the only place left under German occupation. Not wanting to give up, the German High Command has launched Phase Two ...
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 19th, 2017
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During WWII, over many battles, another battle was taking place. Planes of all sorts, from scout planes to agile fighters to bombers were fighting their own war. Lacquered Coffins lets you relive those days of close-combat dogfights with their simple set of aerial combat rules....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 18th, 2017
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In a way, every time we play a historical wargame, we’re playing a bit of “what if?” with it. We know what happened (at least, roughly speaking) because it’s history. But you can change that up and do things like, “what if the cavalry hadn’t shown up in time at Wat...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 13th, 2017
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Sometimes, a game just needs a new edition. Maybe some old mechanics aren’t quite working the way you’d hoped. Or new releases make old rules feel not the best anymore. Or things just feel stale. For whatever reason, new editions can breathe life back into a game. Pendraken Miniatures is ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 10th, 2017
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It’s time to bring in the big guns. During WWII, the Soviets and the Germans were in an arms race to bring the biggest tanks to the battlefield. Well, in the Weird War II setting of Konflikt ’47, that continues on. The Germans have the Zeus Heavy Mechpanzer, while the Russians have the Ma...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Apr 7th, 2017
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Well, after what seemed like two Thursdays in a row, we have made our way, finally, to Friday. And I, for one, welcome our new almost-weekend overlords. With any luck, your weekend will be filled with gaming. If not, I still hope it’s restful. But before we can get there, we should fill up on [...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 6th, 2017
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I just love that title. “Wheels of Steel.” It fits in well with the classic rock I’ve got going on in the office today. Anyway, if you’re looking to get yourself some armored vehicle kits from Warlord Games, now’s a good time, as you can get 3 for just £40 for a short ti...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 5th, 2017
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I don’t know about you, but it seems that trying to use honey for armor wouldn’t really work out too well, especially in the desert. I mean, it’d get hot and run all over everywhere. *gets a note on my desk* Oooh, Honey is just the name of the tank. … That makes a lot [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 31st, 2017
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Ares Games is jumping on the two-player box starter set bandwagon (a good one to be on, if you ask me) with their new Battle of Britain set for Wings of Glory. Take to the skies (figuratively, of course) in either a Spitfire or a Messerschmitt (and if you get a bunch of ’em, you […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 30th, 2017
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Having big, formidable tanks in your army was a good way to win battles during WWII. Some of the biggest and toughest were Germany’s Tigers. They were originally going to be available for the Battle of El Alamein, but didn’t quite make it there. They did end up in Tunisia later, though. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 28th, 2017
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So you’ve got a bunch of Flames of War, Bolt Action, or some other WWII game’s miniatures sitting around. You’ve been meaning to get them painted, but you’ve never gotten around to it. Well, to help out, EZPainter is having a sale on all WWII commissions for the next couple da...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 27th, 2017
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Ok, so I didn’t go to Adepticon, and that’s sad. However, it’s Monday morning and I’ve got no “convention hangover” and no long-ass drive/flight home and no Con Crud to worry about. So, it has its upsides as well. It would seem that much of my Friend’s list i...
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...