Miniatures Game

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 9th, 2016
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With Season 3 rapidly approaching, every Guild Ball player is on pins and needles, wondering how their favorite players (as well as their opponent’s players) will change. Some are being changed a lot. Some are being changed a little. Steamforged is trickling out previews as SteamCon gets closer...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 8th, 2016
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The Hunter’s Guild is the “new” full team on the block for Guild Ball. Sure, we’ve got Tater for the Farmer’s Guild, but he’s just one guy. The Hunters are the newest full team to hit the pitch. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t getting some tweaks...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 7th, 2016
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The Ogre game from Steve Jackson Games has had a rather large impact on my gaming life. Heck, I used to use Ogre_MkV as a screen name for the longest time. My old gaming group played the heck out of the VHS-box chit game. A friend was an MIB. So it’s cool to see the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Nov 7th, 2016
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The Comanche had one of the most powerful Native American empires in the 1800s. One of the Chiefs in charge of it was Po-cha-na-quar-hip, also known as “Buffalo Hump.” He helped lead bands during the Great Raid of 1840, where numerous Comanche groups took part in retaliatory raids of whit...
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 19th Century
Nov 4th, 2016
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Time has been playing weird tricks this week, I feel. The first several days flew by. Thursday took an eternity. Now, today’s doing a little bit of both. I feel like it should be later than it is, so it feels like it’s been a long time since this morning… but I’ve also gotten ...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Nov 3rd, 2016
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The British Tracked Rapier SAM Section also goes by a bit more rocking name: Iron Maiden. Though while the band flies airplanes (or, at least, their lead singer does), the Iron Maiden of the British forces in Team Yankee is designed to ground airplanes, permanently. The missiles the Iron Maiden fires...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 3rd, 2016
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Shatterlands is a new miniatures game from Stonegate Forge. It is set in their land of Atelon, their new fantasy setting that is rapidly getting larger by the day. The game includes heavy RPG elements, as the characters you pick for your warband will grow and change as they participate in combats. Of...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 3rd, 2016
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Guild Ball is getting basically a new edition when Season 3 comes out early next year. Several game fundamentals have changed (like the player who doesn’t get initiative at the start of the round gaining a Momentum, the change to placement of Icy Sponge tokens on player’s health tracks, a...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Nov 2nd, 2016
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One of the more iconic villains in the Batman universe is The Penguin. Oswald Cobblepot always wanted to be high society. He certainly always saw himself that way, no matter what situation he found himself in. And in lieu of any humans to hang around with, or even avian friends, he’d build his ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 2nd, 2016
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Clockwork Goblin is the design team behind Konflikt ’47. They’ve been busy goblins, indeed, working on all sorts of new things for the game. There’s been some posted photos here and there, randomly, one at a time. Well, Warlord decided to collect them all in one, handy place for you...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Nov 2nd, 2016
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During the American Civil War, it wasn’t terribly uncommon for two armies to be within several miles of one-another and barely know the other was there. This was a time before satellites and drones, after all. As such, small scouting parties meeting or a raid happening might involve just a coup...
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 Miniatures Game
Nov 1st, 2016
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Characters in comic books tend to go through phases and changes. Sure, the rough idea of the character might be the same, but there’s a lot of specifics that can change. As such, HeroClix figures will come in different versions to show off these different types of character changes. So while th...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Nov 1st, 2016
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I saw several photos of people dressed up as their favorite version of the Doctor for Halloween yesterday and this morning. It goes without saying that it’s an incredibly popular series (I mean, it’s been on TV for, what? something like 400 years now, right? It looks at the Simpsons’...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 31st, 2016
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One of the biggest announcements at Gen Con this past year was that Fantasy Flight Games was going to be joining the fantasy miniatures wargame market with RuneWars, a new game set in the world of Terrnoth. Attendees were able to get a bit of a look inside the game and its mechanics, but there’...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Oct 31st, 2016
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The Joker’s Wild set for HeroClix will be out soon. It’s always nice to know what you’re gonna be getting before you get it. As such, WizKids tends to give us lots of looks inside their sets. This is no different, with a look at not just one, but two versions of Looker....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 31st, 2016
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The ability to disrupt enemy actions via well-placed firepower is crucial in winning a conflict. The Rebel Alliance knows that they’re outnumbered and running behind the Empire in terms of technology, but they make up for it in dedication and training. And Alliance Rangers are able to increase ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 29th, 2016
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Hey there, everyone. I hope you’re all having a great Saturday. I just got back from the grocery store (I’m typing this up a decent amount earlier than it is set to go live) so I can get ready to have some company over for a low-key Halloween party. I’m making cookies, chocolate-coa...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 28th, 2016
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Steamcon is coming up in a couple weeks. There, players will get the first chance to really sink their teeth into Season 3. They’ll be able to pick up Kick Off!, the new 2-player starter set and see what all changes have been made to the game. Well, Steamforged also just sent out a preview [&he...
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 Alternate History
Oct 28th, 2016
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On October 3, 1942, everything changed. The world was deeply embroiled in the 2nd World War, but what happened would forever change the nature of that conflict. Dark and terrible things started pouring into the world. Great elder gods, long forgotten, manifested themselves and joined in the war. The ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 28th, 2016
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The Force Awakens continues the Star Wars saga for a new generation. Though the Empire was defeated, the First Order is looking to retake control. As such, the Resistance is fighting tooth and claw against them. Heroes new and old are joining forces to fight. And you can represent that with the Heroe...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Oct 28th, 2016
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Well, sort of two ends of the spectrum in terms of new releases from Forge World this week. It’s rare enough that we see even releases for Age of Sigmar on there. But a Lord of the Rings release? I can’t remember the last one of those. Along with some new dwarves, there’s also a [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Oct 27th, 2016
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Getting near the end of the month. Still plenty of time, though, to take a look at the October releases that will be coming out for Infinity from Corvus Belli. So let’s get right to it....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 26th, 2016
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As we’ve seen from time to time here on TGN, games can occasionally go from one company to another to be produced. That happened with Impact City Roller Derby. Impact! Miniatures originally created it, but it was Game Salute that produced it. Well, Game Salute doesn’t want it anymore and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 25th, 2016
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Bannermen have a long tradition in warfare. A battle, after all, is rather chaotic. So having a bit of an idea where your guys are can be really handy. The Ito certainly are no strangers to battle. As such, they have their own bannerman, Jirou....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Oct 24th, 2016
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Outlaw Miniatures has announced that Wayland Games will now be in charge of the Wild West Exodus game line. The game has been around for several years now and while it continues to grow and evolve, the folks at Outlaw Miniatures have realized that they don’t quite have the time and staff to pro...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Oct 24th, 2016
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WizKids has show us a little of this and a little of that from the upcoming Joker’s Wild set for HeroClix. This time around, we get a look at some DC-universe royalty. It’s the Prince Markovia, Brion Markov, also known as Geo-Force....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Oct 24th, 2016
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That title might not sound all that thrilling. “Oooh, a shuttle. What fun… not!” Because, let’s face it, very few people come to the Star Wars universe to look at the shuttles. They’re not as glitzy or glamorous as the starfighters. But they certainly do still have their...
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 Board Games
Oct 24th, 2016
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When Luke Skywalker entered the domain of Jabba the Hutt on a rescue mission, it seemed that up to that point, everything had been going wrong. Han was still in carbonite. Leia had been captured, along with Chewie. The pair of droids were being used by the gang leader as his personal servants. But, i...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Oct 24th, 2016
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Getting an entire army in one purchase is something a lot of gamers I know like to do. It saves a bit of hassle of trying to find different models that come out to a particular point cost and, instead, gets you ready to play as soon as the glue dries on the figures. Corvus […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Oct 21st, 2016
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Just today, it is kind of a cooler and blustery day here in Atlanta. Seems we might make a run at having some autumn after all. Either that, or Mr. Freeze is coming through town. At the very least, he’s making a visit to your computer screens now, as WizKids has posted up a new […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Oct 21st, 2016
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This week seems just interminable. There’s still half of today to go. I’m hoping to make it through, though. Got some plans to hang out with a good friend this evening and have some pizza (homemade, as in the crust and the sauce started as things like bread flour, Roma tomatoes, onion, an...