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    By Polar_Bear
    In Deadzone
    Apr 16th, 2015
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    Mantic will be making their way to Salute and they’ll be bringing quite a lot with them. First off, they’ll have Kings of War demos going on the Tablescapes Tiles they have from Secret Weapon Miniatures (Mantic’s the exclusive distributor of those in the UK and Europe). You can also try out Dungeon Saga. For Mars Attacks, you’ll be able to pick up one of the new Giant Martian Robot minis (though at 7″ tall, it’s not really a “mini”). Plus, they’ll have demos of DreadBall and DreadBall Xtreme. Play a demo, get a £5 voucher to get a starter. Mantic will also be selling the last few minis from their Deadzone Kickstarter. If you wanted to get some of these special minis, but didn’t have a chance before, you’ll have one last one at the show.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 15th, 2015
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    Dark Gate Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Vampire Hunters, their new board game where you… well… hunt vampires. In the game, 1-4 players must work together to remove the vampire menace from the world. The game takes place on modular tiles which are used to create different boards for each of the 10 missions in the core game. Each Vampire Hunter comes with an awesome array of weapons and a special ability with which to send Nosferatu back to the land of the dead.
    The campaign is set to run for another 19 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 15th, 2015
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    Lost Hemisphere had themselves a talk with John Cadice of Ninja Division/Soda Pop Miniatures about their Ninja All-Stars game that’s currently up on Kickstarter (and in their final couple days). They get into the background behind the game design, some more info about the campaign system, and some things about the relationship with Kickstarter campaigns.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Apr 15th, 2015
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    Gripping Beast has posted up their new releases for Saga that they’ll be bringing with them to Salute. The biggest announcement is the new faction they’ll have. The Revenants are based on the myths and superstitions of the Middle Ages. But beyond that, they’ll also have new building terrain pieces, some new cavalry units, along with the Spanish and Moors. If you want to make sure you get the figures you want, they recommend you e-mail them so they can have the figures with them at the show for you.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Apr 15th, 2015
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    Warploque Miniatures has a big one for you today with the release of their Undead Leviathan figure (it’s not really accurate to call it a “mini”) for Arcworlde. Because, let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to at least entertain the idea of playing a game where one of the models you can use is a flying, undead whale? I know I would. I need to look into this more.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Apr 15th, 2015
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    Forge World posted up a new teaser video for their Horus Heresy book. Book Five, called Tempest, will be available spring 2015. Which, considering it’s April, means it could be coming out just about any time now. Check out the video below the break and stay tuned for the release of the book, which we’ll certainly let you know about.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Ancients
    Apr 15th, 2015
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    Once again we’re here at a Wednesday. The first half of the week is done. The rest of it stretches before us like a 2-day behemoth.
    Or maybe it’s not so bad for you. Maybe Thursday and Friday are like puppy-dogs. That’d be nice. I love puppies. But now we’re getting off-topic.

    On-topic, we’ve collected some bite-sized stories for you and present them now.

    In this grouping we’ve got: New Carthaginian Shield Transfers from Victrix, More WIPs pics of the Queen Of Hearts by Kabuki Models, New Magnetic Foil 32mm Rounds from Tabletop-Art, some more episodes of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, The Nexus Terror from Icarus Miniatures Artwork Preview, Meet Brunhild and The Flag for War of Wonders Miniatures Game, Kromlech New Release – Hobby Drill and Super Glue Activator, New Ogre Cossacks Band from Scibor, New 15mm Hippogriff Aerodyne pre-order from Darkest Star Games, and Previews of the Harlequin Burglar for ShadowSea.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 15th, 2015
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    Fantasy Flight Games is showing off another look inside their upcoming Halls of Terra expansion for Relic with a look at the new Threats and Scenarios that come with the game. There’s a new Orange threat deck to represent what sort of issues you’ll come across while traversing Mars and Terra. There are also two new scenarios that drive the game. Have yourself a look-see.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 15th, 2015
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    Dreamship Interactive is running a Kickstarter for Requiem Vampire Knight, their new board game. Actually, it’s three stand-alone games that you can play all together. The games are based on the comic series by Pat Mills and art of Olivier Ledroit.
    The campaign is set to run for another 29 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 15th, 2015
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    Studio 2 Publishing has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Awaken, their new Dark Fantasy RPG. The game takes its inspiration from Slavic and Mediterranean folklore. Players’ characters are Vasalli, great beings of power who must defend humanity against the rest of the dangerous world.
    The campaign is set to run another 29 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Hordes
    Apr 15th, 2015
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    Privateer Press has some new previews up for both Warmachine and Hordes. These are set to be released for July. For Warmachine, they’ve got Anson Durst (for Protectorate) and Major Prime Victoria Haley (no preview yet, but hopefully soon. They have announced her, at least). For Hordes, there’s a bit for everyone with several new Minions. There’s the Croak Raiders unit, the Gremlin Swarm, and Efaarit Scouts. Then there’s a pair of models for Legion. There’s the Nephilim plastic set that has both the Soldier and Bolt Thrower. And for a big boy, there’s the Extreme Carnivean.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 15th, 2015
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    WizKids begins their Avengers Assemble HeroClix set previews with Nova. He’s your “cop on the block,” being part of the Nova Corps, and quite a piece to have in a Nova Corps-themed force, considering he gives out Empower to all Nova Corps friendlies you’ve got. You won’t find this cop sitting in a donut shop.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 14th, 2015
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    Ninja Division (not to be confused with Joy Division, who I am listening to while typing this) is just under a week left for their Ninja All-Stars Kickstarter campaign. They’ve made it through another stretch goal and have thus unlocked a new add-on in the form of Mochizuki. They’ve posted the next 6 stretch goals they’ll be hoping to get through before time runs out in 6 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Apr 14th, 2015
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    Okumarts Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Save the Day, their new superhero RPG. The system is rather rules-light, but built to help recreate the action and excitement of comic books on the tabletop. The quick character creation guide will allow you to build any superhero you can imagine. The campaign is right on the edge of funding and still has 32 days to go on the clock.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Apr 14th, 2015
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    Wargames Con has opened up registration for their show. Will you be in Austin, TX on June 18-21st? Then sign up and head to the show! As the name suggests, there will be plenty of wargaming going on. There’s events scheduled for Warmachine/Hordes, Warhammer Fantasy and 40k, Flames of War, X-Wing, and more. A badge is only $20.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 14th, 2015
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    Tuesday. So often overlooked in the week. Generally people loathe Mondays. Wednesdays are hump days. I never could get a handle on Thursdays. Fridays I’m in love. And then, of course, there’s the weekend. But the work week’s sophomore effort, Tuesday, doesn’t really have much going for it.

    Well, it has one thing going for it. It’s got our weekly Podcast Roundup.
    So, as you can see, we here at TGN are doing our best to bring a bit of a spotlight to a day that doesn’t get much notice.

    In this week’s roundup we have: Game Classy 85: What the Hell is a Skitarii?!, Geeks of the North Episode 13 – Paul dips his toe into competitive painting, Shiny Model Syndrome Episode 79 = A Bunch o BS, The Screaming Heretic Ep 81 – Fluff, story, and your gaming group, Adeptus Infernus 019, and Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast #27: Japanese Ghost Welfare.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 14th, 2015
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    Brigade Models is taking over production of the infantry models formerly made by ArmiesArmy. ArmiesArmy is still in business, but will be focusing on making vehicles instead. Brigade Models will be adding the new minis (including some that were yet-to-be-released by AA) to their webshop soon. However, it doesn’t look like that will happen until after Salute. But don’t worry, that’s only a few weeks away.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Apr 14th, 2015
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    Critical Mass Games will be headed to Salute (which is on April 25th) and will have a bunch of minis and terrain along with them. But if you want to make sure they’ve got what you want, you can pre-order from their site and they’ll bring it with them. They’ve also got some new releases for the show. Need some new walls to keep the enemy little mans out? They’ve got you covered.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Apr 14th, 2015
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    Warlord Games knows that there’s more than Judges and Criminals in the Mega-Cities of the world (no, really, the criminals have to be criminal to someone, after all). As such, they’ve come out with two sets of citizens you can add to your Judge Dredd games.
    It’s some quite interesting headgear these figures are sporting. I need to get me a winged helmet at some point.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 14th, 2015
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    InMotion has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Cuisine a la Card. This new deck-building game lets you play the part of a chef in a cooking competition. You must gather your ingredients and create meals that will be presented to discerning judges. The better your dish, the higher you’ll rank. Basically, it’s Iron Chef, but on the tabletop.
    The campaign is right around half-funded, but there’s still plenty of time (26 days) left on the clock to get to the goal.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 14th, 2015
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    Brotherwise Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Boss Monster II: The Next Level. In the game, players take on the role of a NES-era video game boss. You are competing against each-other in order to create the best dungeon to lure in adventurers who you will, of course, then crush. The 160-card set can be played all on its own or combined with the original set for a truly huge game.
    The game is closing in on 3x funded with just under two weeks left on the clock.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Apr 13th, 2015
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    Ravage Magazine US has published the digital version of issue 19 up online for your downloading and reading pleasure. As always, we’ve worked hard to bring you some awesome content. Inside this issue we have things like an interview with Matt Leacock about how he designs games and a lot of info about the Thunderbirds board game. There’s also an interview with Alessio Cavatore about his upcoming Terminator: Genisys game. There’s a pair of exclusive scenarios (one for Wrath of Kings, one for Zombicide). There’s another great painting tutorial from Mikael Astrom. All that, plus more. Go get yourself a copy.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Apr 13th, 2015
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    Warlord Games has had a lot of tanks being released lately. Well, now they’ve got a bit of a way to fight back with their French Anti-Tank rifle team. Plus, it comes with a light mortar and army sniper as well.
    Along with that, they’ve come up with two French army packages. They’ve got one for 500 points and one for 1000 points.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Modelling
    Apr 13th, 2015
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    Victoria Miniatures has some news for people interested in getting some of the Limited Edition models they’ve had at Adepticon the past few years. Tomorrow (the 14th), they’ll put up a few of their 2013, 2014, and 2015 figures in their webshop. There’s only a few of each of these that will be available. So if you want one, you’d better be ready to jump in on it. A list of the time they’ll be available in various places is below the cut (because of time zones, obviously).
    There’s also 4 new releases avialble. Arms, legs, shoulder pads, and heads are amongst the new offerings.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Apr 13th, 2015
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    Tor Gaming has their newest Relics releases up and available in their webshop. Along with that, there’s been a rather extensive bunch of changes to their catalog. There’s some discontinuations of certain codes, since those models will now be available in different sets. There’s some reorganization of certain starter and unit packs. They’ve got updated prices for those new sets as well.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Apr 13th, 2015
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    Fantasy Flight Games has 3 spots they’re looking to fill in their game-making machine. They’ve still not found the right Application Developer or Temporary Warehouse Associate, so there’s those. They’ve also added Staff Accountant. I’d apply for that one, but people always say there’s no accounting for me. (yes, it’s an old joke, but I still think it’s funny) Do you think you’d be good for any of those jobs? Send in your application.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Apr 13th, 2015
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    Victory Force is running a special deal just until tomorrow over on their website. Spend $100 and use the code “iwo” during checkout and you’ll get a free Iwo Jima diorama kit (worth $45). Not only that, but you’ll also get 10% off your order!
    But hurry, the sale ends on the 14th. So take that hill, soldier!

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Apr 13th, 2015
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    Diceni will be invading Norfolk on May 3rd. The show combines gaming, cosplaying, and larp, in one place, creating an environment for fun, gaming, geekiness. It’s a family-friendly show, so be sure to bring your significant others and maybe kids along. The show’s free to attend, so why not stop on by?

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Apr 13th, 2015
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    Zombie Army is a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter and looking for funding love. The goal is to create the largest zombie army you can via attacking your opponents. It’s a rather simple game to play, as you use various attack cards that your opponent must defend against. If they fail to defend 3 times, they turn into a zombie and join your army.
    The campaign is running now and is set to be up for another 50 days.

    From the campaign: Read more

    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 13th, 2015
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    Board to Death TV, longtime friend of and contributor to TGN, is more than just review videos. They’re also into creating games that everyone can enjoy. They’ve got the Kickstarter preview up for their next game, Street Kings. The game brings the thrilling world of underground street racing to your tabletop. The action is Fast. And I’m also told it’s rather Furious.
    Check out the preview and give ‘em some feedback before the launch.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 13th, 2015
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    Mantic is prepped for the third wave of invasion from the Martians coming to Earth. They’re now taking orders for the next set of Mars Attacks minis. The figures are pre-assembled in colored plastic, so they’re ready to play right out of the box. The exception to that is the giant robot, since it has interchangeable weapons. Also, the terrain is modular, so you’d have to assemble that, but it’s meant to be put together and taken apart over and over. This wave, things get really serious with the giant spider and mutant ant, the Martian Science Division, and the Tiger Corps defense team.

    Ack!

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Apr 12th, 2015
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    I hope everyone had a great International TableTop Day yesterday. Though, of course, the spirit of International TableTop Day is with us always, and we should celebrate as often and with as many people as we possibly can.

    As for us here at TGN, it’s another Sunday. So as my arm heals from getting my werebear tattoo colored in and my roux for the gumbo I’m making starts to brown, here’s another set of bite-sized stories we collected over the last few days.

    In this batch we have: 1p40k Beginner’s Guide & One Page Rules Anniversary, some more editions of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, New Armada accessories from CorSec Engineering, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm March Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Stoelezel’s Structures launches the Underlooked Inn, New Angry EON Mini from Hitech Miniatures, and Final Day for Olleys Armies Scrunt Empire on Kickstarter.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Apr 11th, 2015
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    It’s Saturday! Hope you’re getting in some gaming. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m currently getting my arm repeatedly jabbed and ink permanently applied to it. It’s fun!… Really!…
    Actually, it’s not so bad, honestly.
    And I’m sort of a wimp when it comes to needles. So if I can do it, you can, too (if you want).

    But anyway, as usual, we’ve got our regular feature of collecting all the review articles we found all week and have them here for you now.

    Included this week are reviews/previews of: Eggs and Empires, Meteor, Summoners Wars Aliiances Master Set, Dreamforge Valkir Assault Troopers, D&D Miniatures Ancient Silver Dragon, New Mars Attacks Terrain Sprues, March of the Ants, Bill Shakespeare Is Dead, Lords and Ladies, Find my Monsters, and Ion.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Events
    Apr 11th, 2015
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    International TableTop Day is here. It’s your duty to go get some gaming in! Be sure to check in with your local gaming shop (or “second home” as many of us call it) to see if they’re holding an event. Even if they’re not, why not go and play some games anyway?! Remember, Gaming isn’t just for singles. Get your significant others involved. Have kids? There’s plenty of games out there they can enjoy with you as well. Get the whole family together to play. Gaming is an ideal way to bring people together for some good, clean, wholesome fun (well, unless you’re playing something like Cards Against Humanity, then it’s “good, unclean, not very wholesome fun,” but it’s still good!).

    Happy gaming, everyone!

    From the official International TableTop Day website: Read more

    By Polar_Bear
    In CMON
    Apr 10th, 2015
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    CMON Expo moves inexorably closer with each tick of the clock. We’ve already got quite a lot lined up for the show, but there’s always more to talk about. This week, we’ve got a new guest, new tournament, and new hobby event to let you know about. The guest is Teri Litorco. The tourney is Rivet Wars: The Big Push. The hobby event is our Paint & Take. Click below for details.

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