WWII

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...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 24th, 2017
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While temperatures are starting to rise here in the Northern Hemisphere, the idea of taking a nice vacation somewhere out in the Pacific still seems like a nice idea. I’ve never been surfing, but I’ve always meant to learn (yes, a surfing polar bear. It could happen). Needless to say, dur...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 23rd, 2017
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Well, we’ve had the Desert Rats book as well as the Monty’s miniatures set. We’ve also gotten the Afrika Corps book, so that just leaves Rommel’s miniatures. And that’s just what we have for you now from Battlefront for Flames of War....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 22nd, 2017
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We’ve seen the Desert Rats book for Flames of War. But it’s hard to play a miniatures game without miniatures. So Battlefront has their Monty’s Desert Rats set that you can pick up....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 21st, 2017
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I guess, if you play a game of Flames of War, you could have the British fighting against the British. To my knowledge, there’s nothing that says otherwise. But, really, people want to play the British versus the Nazis. And since we got a look at the Desert Rats book before, let’s take a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 20th, 2017
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With Battlefront headed to North Africa with their latest Flames of War releases, they’ve decided to head that direction in Tanks, their armored skirmish game as well. In May/June, they’ll be coming out with 6 new sets....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 20th, 2017
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The North African Front is sometimes neglected when it comes to the history of World War II. It was a long and dusty campaign of maneuver seeing the Desert Rats facing the Desert Fox. In this case, it was the rats that came out on top. The Desert Rats book from Battlefront gives you a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 8th, 2017
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Amazing what a difference a week makes. Last week, I was lamenting how long it was all taking. This morning, I woke up and was like, “Whoah… it’s already Wednesday!” That certainly works for me. Faster to get to the weekend, the better. But if we’re going to be going alo...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 3rd, 2017
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While most people might think of events like D-Day or the island-hopping of the Pacific theater, the battles that took place all across North Africa are no less an important part of the WWII narrative. It’s those dusty battles that Battlefront looks at in their Battle of El Alamein: War in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 3rd, 2017
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The Allies are getting some new bits of firepower. Warlord Games has released a new tank, as well as a new conversion kit for US Airborne troop units. Beat the fascists back and liberate continental Europe from their oppressive regimes....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 2nd, 2017
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From time to time, games need a bit of a makeover. Years of time and thousands of games can find issues that weren’t very apparent from the beginning. Or perhaps things just feel they’ve gotten “stale.” Whatever reason a game might end up getting a new edition, it usually caus...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 27th, 2017
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The weekend is over. I’m sure many of you aren’t all that happy about the. I can’t say I’m thrilled, either. But waddyagonnado? Time marches on! And so should we. We must look forward to next weekend and the hope that it will bring more gaming opportunities. In the meantime, w...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Feb 24th, 2017
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Trevor Noah has a new special out on Netflix. In it, he has this whole bit about Russian being the scariest accent out there. If you ever want to frighten someone away, just start talking in a thick Russian accent. So I could only assume that if you were to have a conversation with the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 23rd, 2017
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It’s Thursday and I’m at home. The Office Move continues, with much of the furniture making its way to the new building. But since the new place isn’t quite ready yet, many of us are working from home. Besides, trying to write while movers are going up and down the halls with stuff ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 20th, 2017
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It’s President’s Day here in the US and we’ve got the day off here at TGN Industries. So why am I making posts? Because the news doesn’t stop, and with all the announcements that’ve come in from various places, especially what’s going on in New York this past weeke...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 15th, 2017
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We’re making our way there, ladies and gentlemen. The previous weekend is as far from us as the next one is to us. Have you started getting together any plans? We’ve got the gaming day at the library coming up this weekend. Gonna hang out and play some Guild Ball and hopefully Fujian Trad...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 10th, 2017
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Sometimes old kits need a revamp. New modelling techniques, new molding techniques, new materials being available, all of these can mean an older kit just needs to be upgraded and made fresh and new. The IS-2 Heavy Tank kit has gotten just such a facelift and you can pick up the new plastic version n...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 8th, 2017
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The week rolls along (and I’ve got Ace of Spades playing), so you know I’m working at a pretty fevered tempo. If I’m going to keep up this pace as I work on TGN stuff and then get busy with some work on (redacted), I need to get a good meal of bite-sized gaming stories. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 3rd, 2017
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Fridays are generally big release days for Warlord Games. Today’s certainly no different. They’ve got quite a bunch of Bolt Action figures available now over in their webshop. From a new supplement to new infantry units to new tanks, it’s a bit of everything for both Americans and G...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 2nd, 2017
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Battlefront has opened up pre-orders for the 4th edition of Flames of War. Well, that doesn’t really give you all the info. It’s not just the rulebook or a single box set or something, and it’s not just the first wave of releases. They’ve got pre-orders for new boxes reaching ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 1st, 2017
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The middle of the week and the start of a new month. 2017 is already 1/12 in the books. January sure did go by quick (at least for me). Before you know it, we’ll be announcing Black Friday sales. Ok, maybe that’s a bit much. Plenty of things to do between now and then. And […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 24th, 2017
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While we commonly associate Russia with always creating “the biggest _____ to ever be used in battle,” the biggest and most-armored fighting vehicle to ever see active combat actually came from Germany in WWII. That was the antonym-named “Maus” tank. Soon, you’ll be able...
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...