Sci-fi

By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jan 21st, 2016
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The fellows over at Raging Heroes are giving you a chance to win some of their minis over on their website. While the group is working on a set of rules for their figures, they know that a lot of people are intending to use them as stand-ins for minis from other games. What they’d […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 20th, 2016
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As we hunker down here for what could potentially be the first major winter weather event here in Atlanta (in which the temperatures are supposed to be above freezing, except for an hour or so, I’m not really expecting much of an issue here. Though the Northeast looks like it needs to brace its...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 20th, 2016
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While box sets of figures might be nice for getting entire units or whatnot all at once, sometimes you just want that model, or that model, or that model. Well, the people over at Warlord Games have heard your cries and have relented. You can now pick up various figures from their Beyond the Gates [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 18th, 2016
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Despite what you feel about Mondays, it’s easy to say that my Pandora was ready to get going. When I loaded it up this morning, the first song to come on was Giuseppe Verdi – Il Trovatore. You may not initially recognize the name, but I can all but guarantee you’ll recognize the tun...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 18th, 2016
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Warlord Games is bringing out the big guns for Beyond the Gates of Antares. The forces have their basic troops. Most have commanders of some kind. There’s even fast-support. But what if your enemy is dug in and not really wanting to leave? Well, that’s when the heavy artillery comes out....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 15th, 2016
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Osprey Publishing has announced a new company-level sci-fi miniatures game that they’ve been working on and will be releasing soon. Horizon Wars is a new 6mm game that will bring together ground forces, aircraft, and titans all on a single battlefield. Think Epic 40k, but not actually Epic 40k....
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jan 15th, 2016
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Friiiiiiiidaaaaaaaay! You know how much I love Fridays. It’s not my favorite day of the week (that’d be Saturday), but it’s a pretty close second (tied with Sunday). So you know I’m all happy and bouncy here in the office. Also, I got my new shirt from Teefury on. It’s a...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jan 15th, 2016
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A bit of a mixed bag here in this news update from GCT Studios. First off, there’s a pair of new Bushido minis to show off. There’s one for Prefecture and one for Temple (two factions I play), so that’s pretty cool. Though I feel they’re a bit overshadowed by the notice that n...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 15th, 2016
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Forge World is making it easy to pick up some of their collections over on their website by bundling together some popular items and offering them at a single price. Makes it a lot easier to just click a couple buttons and order like-items than to have to hunt around for each one individually. Also, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 13th, 2016
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Well, we’re working our way through it. The work week is just about half-over. I hope it’s going well for you. It’s been alright over here. Gotten a lot of stuff done already this week. Hoping to keep the productivity up. Anyway, at the moment, we’ve got some snack-sized stori...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jan 12th, 2016
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Well, we’ve seen a new Rebel ship and a new Imperial ship for the next wave of X-Wing Miniatures Game releases. How about the Scum & Villainy faction? Well, they’re certainly not left out in the cold vacuum of space. They’re getting their own ships, one of which is the Mist Hunt...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 11th, 2016
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You know, sometimes you don’t want to just be in charge of one ship. You want to be in charge of an entire fleet of ships. I mean, that’s real power right there. And I’m not just talking a couple starfighters. Oh no. I’m talking the big ships. That’s just the sort of thi...
By Polar_Bear
In Modelling
Jan 11th, 2016
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Back to the grind here in the office on Monday. So let’s get to it and get you some better-looking tables with our Terrain Corner. Today’s articles include: Assault Publishing EDCV labs set is back in the offer and New Lantern Sets Available From Tabletop-Art....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 10th, 2016
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Well, I was certainly busy yesterday. Made a brine for a pork loin that’ll be dinner today. Made a pot roast that’ll be dinner during the week. Made banana pudding from scratch that’ll be dessert for the week. If anyone asks if I’m “a gamer” I say, “that̵...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Jan 9th, 2016
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A New Year brings a new look to some old models over in Dark Age. You know, as times change and such, old sculpts, as good as they might’ve originally been, and how much we’d drooled over them in the past… they can just get to feel stale. So that’s where a good reculpt comes [...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 8th, 2016
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Beyond the Gates of Antares has gone through several changes in its relatively short life as a game. There was the online Beta, and then the final rules posted. The figure sets that Warlord Games was selling sometimes didn’t quite keep up with the changes in rules for what constitutes units and...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 8th, 2016
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This first full week of the new year went by really fast for me. Did it go by fast for you? Though I’m sitting here in my Friday shirt, I was still a bit surprised when I looked and saw, “Oh, hey, it’s time to schedule up Friday Snippets. … I thought it was, like, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 8th, 2016
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Star Trek is well-known for its wide array of alien races (and a particular captain’s love for them). Most of those races also have their own space tech. There’s dozens of different types of spaceships out there, and today we get a look at the the Andorian Battle Cruiser Kumari....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 8th, 2016
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Fly like an eagle… into the fuuuutuuuuuuure! Though eagles don’t tend to need jetpacks to get around, and in the grim darkness of the future there is only war. But either way, there’s a bunch of new releases over at Forge World that you can put in orders for. Well, it’s a coup...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jan 7th, 2016
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I’m not a city-person. I wouldn’t really say I’m a country-person, either, but I would much prefer taking a vacation in the woods rather than in, say, New York. In the Star Wars universe, if you were force-sensitive and you wanted to go all Bear Grylls and just go live in the woods,...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 6th, 2016
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Taking a break from the RPG Kickstarters for a minute. Is the week going by quickly for anyone else? On my ride in to work today, I looked down at my dashboard and saw my odometer and, for a moment, went, “why is that so high? It’s only Tues… oh… wait… it’s Wednesd...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 6th, 2016
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I didn’t originally realize today was going to be “RPG Kickstarter Day” here on TGN, but apparently such is the case. I’m certainly ok with that. I know people who love RPGs, but are tired of the “usual” and thus are always looking for something different. Era: The...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 6th, 2016
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Playing a tabletop RPG lets you stop being your regular self in your regular life for a while and escape to new worlds and new adventures. Well, adding even more new worlds to those new worlds is a good thing. Such is the case with the Kickstarter I’m talking about here. High-Space is a sci-fi ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 5th, 2016
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War is hell. For those that are left behind after it passes by, there’s lots of rebuilding to be done. Resources are going to be at low levels, and there’s plenty of uncertainty. Such is the background for Fragged Empire, a new sci-fi RPG coming out from Modiphius. A genocidal war has rav...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 5th, 2016
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You know, even though they’re seen in a desert environment in Star Wars, I bet that a bantha wouldn’t do so bad in someplace like Hoth. Large creature, covered in hair. It might have trouble finding enough to eat, but I’m guessing it already has that issue on Tattooine. Well, soon y...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 5th, 2016
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If you’re gonna have the next generation of The Next Generation able to face all the dangers of the galaxy, they need proper training. Thankfully, ships like the USS Valiant exist for just such a purpose. The Defiant-Class ship is full of eager, young recruits looking to show off what they know...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 4th, 2016
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Sometimes starting out a new game can be rough. You’re not entirely sure where to begin. What models should you get? What constitutes a good core of a new force? If you and your friend want different factions, what’s a good way to make sure you both end up with something roughly equivalen...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Jan 4th, 2016
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As long-time readers of TGN will know, I’ve always been a fan of games that have their rules up online so you can check them out before you go in and buy either the game, in general, or a specific model to add to your force. I think it shows a lot of trust in […]...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jan 4th, 2016
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With Beyond the Gates of Antares hitting tabletops across the world, people are looking to expand their forces. One of the factions getting a lot of attention is the Concord faction. We’ve seen their nifty jetbikes and such, now we return to something a bit more “standard” with thei...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Jan 4th, 2016
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*bursts through the door* Nooobody expects the Imperial Inquisition! Our chief weapon is surprise! Surprise and fear, fear and surprise… You know the rest. You can finish it in your own heads. Meanwhile, Fantasy Flight Games is showing off the next preview for the X-Wing Miniatures Game with a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Dec 30th, 2015
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Well, we’re here on Wednesday. Or is it Friday, since I won’t be in the office tomorrow? Either way, you’re getting a Snippets post! As with the other “aggregate posts” of the past couple days, it’s a bit of a small grouping today, so it’s like a bite-size sn...
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Dec 30th, 2015
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It’s not just the new Achilles model that Corvus Belli is coming out with for Infinity this month. They’ve got a regular set of releases planned as well. They’ve now posted those figures up so you can get a look at them....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 30th, 2015
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For many people, Boxing Day (and the week associated with it) is just as much a holiday as Christmas. So in that tradition, Raging Heroes is having themselves a sale over in their webshop. You can get current models, and even some future releases, for a special price, but you’ve gotta hurry....
By Polar_Bear
In Corvus Belli
Dec 29th, 2015
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It’s amazing how fast time goes by. Sometimes you think, “oh hey, I thought that game just came out” when you realize it’s been around for a decade already. Not to say that I constantly think that Infinity just came out, but I’d not realized that it’d been a decade...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 28th, 2015
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I hope everyone enjoyed the Dr. Who Christmas Special this year. I… haven’t actually seen it. But I have a lot of friends that all watch Dr. Who religiously. Seemed this one was quite a thing. Don’t worry, no spoilers. Anyway, for those that are looking forward to the Dr. Who Minis ...