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By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Aug 14th, 2015
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Have you been thinking of getting into Dystopian Wars or Firestorm Armada from Spartan Games? Or perhaps you’ve got one or the other game (or potentially both) and had been thinking about bulking up your force? This might be a weekend to look into doing just that....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 14th, 2015
7 Comments
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Welcome back to Friday, beautiful TGN reader. Do you have any gaming lined up for this weekend? I… don’t… I’m going to be cooking. If you want to talk about that, I’ll meet you down in the comments section. πŸ˜› As for now, we’ve got some bite-sized stories for you. I...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Aug 14th, 2015
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Dark Age made quite a showing at Gen Con a couple weeks ago. The gallery of early releases I posted was one of my most-viewed during the event. Those of you that were at the show had a chance to pick these up. But for the rest of you (or any that weren’t able to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 14th, 2015
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The wait is finally over. The Rebels no longer are the only ones that have the huge-scale ships for X-Wing. Imperial players rejoice, as the Imperial Raider is now available at retail outlets. Sure, sure, you might’ve gotten one at Gen Con. But that’s only, like a couple of you. The rest ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Aug 14th, 2015
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Forge World hasn’t had a fantasy release in quite some time. Now that Age of Sigmar is out, though, it seems they’re getting back into it. They have a new figure available to order. Granted… that dragon looks pretty familiar… but hey, you gotta start somewhere. For those that ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 13th, 2015
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Westfalia Miniatures is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for a set of Wasteland Survivor miniatures. They are… shall we say… rather reminiscent of a certain “Upset Maximilian.” Just keep an eye on your petrol....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Aug 12th, 2015
6 Comments
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Scorn the alien. The members of the Ordo Xenos do all they can in order to keep the Imperium of Man just that… of Man. There are Orks that would love nothing more than to just Waaagh all over everything, Eldar who would love to regain some of the glory of their past, Dark Eldar […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 12th, 2015
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Welcome back to Wednesday, beautiful readers. As is our custom, we’ve collected up some of the bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past few days and present them to you now. In this batch we have: Expedition Adventure Card Game Coming to Kickstarter, New Undead Warband releases at...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 11th, 2015
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Beat the summer heat by playing some minis games with your friends. Or, get yourself prepared for autumn projects. Either way, Hydra Miniatures is having themselves a sale and you can get your hobby fix from their webshop for cheaper than you’d usually have to spend....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 11th, 2015
4 Comments
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I mentioned earlier that Warlord’s been rather busy lately. One of their big, new properties is Terminator: Genisys. The box game comes with some standard endoskeletons as well as a fold-out paper play mat. Well, if you want to add a bit more of a punch to your robot armies, or if you want to [...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 11th, 2015
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The new Imperial Raider ship for the X-Wing Miniatures Game is due to hit shelves next week. Some of you who went to Gen Con already have one of these ships. So you may already have tried out the new missions and seen the new Title cards that come in the box. But for the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 11th, 2015
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In the not-too-distant future, people will start ingesting Vurt feathers in order to travel to different planes of reality. But this isn’t some Fear & Loathing-style drug-trip. The bats in this bat country are real. Now you, too, can escape the dingy streets of Manchester and go on your ow...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 7th, 2015
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The week is coming to an end. Hopefully if you were at Gen Con last weekend, you’ve managed to get back into the “regular swing” of things. Just yesterday I was able to get through the last few lingering e-mails that’d backed up over the week I was away. Now to cruise into a n...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Aug 7th, 2015
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Sometimes a single mortar tube doesn’t quite do it. That’s where things like the Nebelwerfer come in (it’s from WWII. Also, makes a good addition to a snowball fight. I.E. – “Every good snowball fight needs some werfed Nebels.“). In the grim dark of the 41st millen...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 6th, 2015
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Nobody likes just having the bare minimum for something. “Well, it’s just enough to get by.” isn’t something people like to say or admit to. Having double the amount gives you a lot more options and flexibility and just generally makes things more pleasant. It’s with tha...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 6th, 2015
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Fantasy Flight Games is really giving Imperial Assault players a lot of new figures to work with in the next couple months. Twin Shadows and the various smaller expansions are just getting to players, and now there’s Return to Hoth coming on the horizon. Like before, there are several smaller e...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 6th, 2015
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There were some amazing-looking gaming tables at Gen Con. You, too, can have some great-looking gaming tables. And that’s what this segment is all about. So let’s just get right to it. In this batch of terrain articles, we have: Building tiles for 6-28mm wargame projects on Indiegogo, Bri...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 6th, 2015
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When I was born, I was 40. So in one way that makes me older than most of the minis games out there. In another, I’m still younger than some. Actual-years wise, I’m not quite as old as Laserburn. It’s cool to hear about minis that’ve been around that long. So a big happy birth...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 6th, 2015
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Warlord Games posted up the army list for the Freeborn a couple weeks ago. So you’ve had a bit of a chance to see what these space-traders are capable of. You might’ve even proxied some of the forces to actually try them out on the battlefield. Well, if they’ve been to your liking, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 6th, 2015
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We got to see these new ships while at Gen Con. Fantasy Flight has since posted them up on their website. Though the page has been down the past couple days. Seems the issue has been fixed, and now we can get a deeper look into what we can expect for the 8th wave of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 5th, 2015
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We continue on with the post-Gen Con week’s work. Though I was able to keep up with a lot of things, obviously, things are going to fall behind in some areas. I’m almost out of the mountain of e-mails I’d gotten over the weekend. If I’ve not replied to you yet, don’t wor...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Flight Games
Aug 4th, 2015
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At Gen Con, companies get to show off some awesome new things they’ve been working on. Fantasy Flight’s display case is always full of gamers eager to catch a sneak-preview of the latest releases. I was able to get in a little early and get some photos of their case after they put out the...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 31st, 2015
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Day 2 is about to be in the books (as it’s only got about 15min. left and then I’m going to go to sleep). It was quite a wild and busy Friday. The frantic-ness of Thursday turned into a more calm, but no less busy Friday. Everyone was buzzing about the games that they’d picked [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jul 31st, 2015
1 Comment
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Everyone likes to personalize their army, but not everyone wants to have to green stuff their own special torsos, helmets, or shoulder pads. That’s where Forge World steps in with their upgrade kits. In this case, if you’ve got a White Scars force and you want to add a little flair to you...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 30th, 2015
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With the drive to Indy yesterday, I obviously didn’t have much of a chance to make posts (and no, trying to type in the car all day was not an option. I would’ve gotten all the carsick). So today I bring you both the Midweek Snippets and today’s Terrain Corner together again in one ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 30th, 2015
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You’ve hopefully seen some of the photos I posted from the Spartan Games display yesterday. If not, go check them out. If you have, what’d you think? Halo has made it to the tabletops with The Fall of Reach starter. Now, Spartan has started taking pre-orders for some more Halo goodies, as...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 30th, 2015
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Harebrained Schemes has announced their new project that they are going to be bringing to Kickstarter. It’s one that certainly I’m interested in. I spent many, many hours playing Mechwarrior 2 when I was younger. Some songs I listen to now, I still think back to those days, since I listen...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2015
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It just wouldn’t be Gen Con without Randall and Catalyst Game Labs in attendance. As they have for the past… lots of years, they will once more be at the show and they’re gonna be packed with cool stuff to see and do at booths 417, 413, 509, and 617....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jul 27th, 2015
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This week, we are certain to see lots of awesome-looking terrain tables during Gen Con. If you want your table to look as good, you’ll probably want to check out what sort of terrain is being offered up by various vendors. Conveniently, we’ve put all of those together in one place for you...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2015
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Take to the skies in Sky Relics: Battle of Iron Ring Skies by Sky Relics Games. Flight wasn’t achieved the first time it was ever attempted. And such was the original launch of Sky Relics. Well, the important thing is to not give up. After some regrouping, reconfiguring, and refactoring, the ca...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 26th, 2015
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Ah, Sunday. Is there a more relaxed, laid-back, restful day of the week? … Well not this week it isn’t! We’ve got Gen Con this week! Yeah, this week! *runs around, screaming* Until then, we’ve got some bite-sized stories we’ve collected together. This batch includes: Cel...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 25th, 2015
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Welcome to another Saturday, beautiful readers. We’re in a bit of the “calm before the storm.” The last weekend before Gen Con. I did some grocery shopping specifically for the trip (granola bars and cough drops to have in my satchel as I run all around Indy). Next will be making a ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 24th, 2015
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Spartan Games has caused quite a stir with the announcement of their Halo: Fleet Battles miniatures game. The Fall of Reach starter box sets just started shipping a couple days ago. We got one in here at the office and whipped up this little video showing off the box’s contents for you. Go have...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 24th, 2015
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And now for a post that doesn’t relate to Gen Con. Ok, there’s a little bit of Gen Con at the very end. But it’s only a little bit. Catalyst Game Labs has a couple announcements to make about BattleTech, the biggest of which is the Beta release of Interstellar Operations, the sixth ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jul 24th, 2015
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Forge World continues their Horus Heresy character line with a trio of new figures this week. They are happy to bring you Zardu Layak and the Anakatis Kul Blade-slaves (that’s quite a mouthful). Zardu was once an ardent believer in the Imperium and how it was the greatest thing since sliced bre...