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The amphibious landing. It's been a staple of warfare for thousands of years as water-based troops storm the beaches to fight a foe on the land. Warlord Games is bringing these exciting battles to your games of Black Seas and Black Powder with a new set of rules that they've posted up over on their website.

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Warlord Games had a big release week this week. There's new Bolt Action figures for both WWII as well as the Korean War. Same goes for Blood Red Skies. And then they have some Crimean War sets for Black Powder, if you like your historical miniatures going back a little further in time. It's a lot to look at, so let's dive in.

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Warlord Games has some new kits that are available on their website. You can pick up some new Riflemen for Black Powder. Then there's the Edgehill Characters or Pike & Shotte. And then, uh... there's Oxen. These can be used in just about all of Warlord Games' games.

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From what I've been able to tell, Rorke's Drift for the British is sort of like the Alamo for Americans. It's a battle that, while rather small in scale, has lived large in the historical records, and one that's gone back to many times in reference. Warlord Games is coming out with a new Rorke's Drift set for Black Powder, including brand-new sculpts of some of the famous individuals that fought there. Pre-orders are available now.

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It's getting to be almost 100 degrees here in GA this week. It really makes me long for those cool days back when I lived in Chicago. There, one could possibly get use out of a pair of snowshoes. Not so much here. But I can still live vicariously through my little mans, including the new Battle on Snowshoes set for Black Powder that's available from Warlord Games now.

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Three eras of warfare are on display this week from Warlord Games. There's a pair of armored carriers (ok, it's really the same, but one's got a tarp over it) for Bolt Action. There's some new Vikings for Hail Caesar. But arguably the big one is a new Black Powder supplment available to pre-order called Dark and Bloody Ground. Let's take a look at them all.

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There's three eras of releases available to order from Warlord Games this week. There's a new Age of Bronze book for Hail Caesar. For Black Powder, it's a whole host of new heads to choose from. Bolt Action gets the biggest group of releases this week with more Afrika Corps and 8th Army sets. Let's take a look.

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Black Powder 2nd Edition has been out for a couple weeks now, and players are really sinking their teeth into it. But if you want to get something a little extra special, Warlord Games has bundled together a small number of their Gold Edition book with some extras that make it quite a deal.

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The Black Powder rules cover a fairly active time, military-wise, with the Napoleonic conflicts over in Europe, along with several wars in North America. Arguably one of the ones that had the most lasting impact was the American War for Independence (or the Revolutionary War, as we call it here in the colonies). In this look from Warlord Games, they show off how the rules can be used to recreate the events from that war.

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As the second edition of Black Powder looms for release this weekend, adding to the Year of New Editions, Warlord Games is looking over all the different conflicts that can be recreated using the rules, as well as giving you a good starting place to go to if you want to get into the game there. If there's a particular conflict that you find interesting in the time period, chances are you can find all you need in order to recreate it on your tabletops. In this case, it's The French-Indian War.

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Black Powder 2nd Edition is almost upon us, and with that, Warlord Games is giving you some new kits. First off, there's a new starter set for one of the most historic battles ever fought: Waterloo. It's Napoleon's last hurrah, and you can either make sure that history repeats itself, or perhaps have the French stand victorious on the battlefield. After that, you can also pick up some Crimean War Highlanders, because who needs pants anyway?

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As mentioned before, the Black Powder rules cover a relatively large segment of history where quite a number of military actions were taken. Warlord Games is looking over some of those as the release of Black Powder 2nd Edition draws closer. In this instance, they look at the Jacobite Rebellion, suggesting some force lists you might put together in order to recreate this time on the tabletop.

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The Black Powder game rules cover quite a large swath of time and quite a lot of conflicts all across Europe. Using the rules and the various box sets available, you can recreate a very large number of important battles and wars. In this article, Warlord Games shows how the Black Powder rules cover the War of Spanish Succession, as well as creating and getting started with an army of that time period.

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In the Year of New Editions, any game can get a new version rolled out. In this case, it's Black Powder, the Napoleonic-era historical war game from Warlord Games. Quite a few of you have already played the original version, so you might be wondering what's changed in the new edition. In this article Warlord looks over those changes, as well as helps ease you into the new edition, be you a veteran or a new recruit.

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The Year of New Editions rolls on. This time around, it's Warlord Games who's getting in on the action with Black Powder 2nd Edition. Pre-orders go on sale in a day, with the first 250 people that order getting their copy signed by Rick Priestley. They've got a handy countdown timer to make sure you're ready for when that kicks off.

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It's not just Arthurian-age figures that are now available from Warlord Games. They're also offering new Napoleonic figures in the form of French Marines of the Guard, plus their commanders, over on their website. If you'd like to add to your Black Powder forces, now's your chance to add some of the most fearsome fighters in the French Forces.
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Box sets are handy when you want to get an entire unit of figures at once. But what about when you just need a single figure? Maybe one got lost or busted or you want to customize your forces just a little bit. It can be annoying to have to get a whole box just for a single fig. Thankfully, Black Powder players looking to just get single sprues of French Cavalry are in luck. You can now buy individual frames from Warlord Games.
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Another day, another army release from Warlord Games. They certainly are taking no prisoners when it comes to new releases this week. With the new book coming out for Black Powder being about the Peninsular Campaign, it only makes sense that there'd be Portuguese forces available, and such is the case. There's new rank-and-file troops along with officers to make sure they're doing what they should.
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Napoleon went a little bit of everywhere across Europe during his conquests. Historians break down his movements into different campaigns, each with their own dynamics on the battlefield and political intrigue. Warlord Games' Black Powder looks to let you recreate each of those on the tabletop. Their new book, Albion Triumphant: The Peninsular War, specifically looks at the Flanders and Peninsular Campaigns. Along with those, there's new British and French starter armies to make sure that your troops are in the right uniforms and armed correctly for those campaigns.
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I love a parade. I mean, I was in Marching Band for many years, and so I've participated in quite a few. The pomp. The pageantry. The colorful uniforms. Granted, it's not just a parade when it's during a campaign. Those long lines of troops aren't just showing off. They're headed to the battlefield. At the head of the column is usually a band and certainly drummers, letting people know that the military is on the move. Warlord Games has a new Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Head of Column set available to order, to give your Black Powder games a bit more ceremony.
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If you're a big fan of historical miniatures gaming, one of the biggest settings is the era of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. The Little Emperor (who was of average height, actually) wanted it all, and he damn-near got it. You can reply out those battles and see if you can do better than he did, or take on the role of the other side of those conflicts and keep the French out of anywhere but France. And helping you get involved in Warlord Games, with several Black Powder army bundle deals.
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Warlord Games is expanding their Black Powder range. This time around, it's the Polish and Prussians getting new units. I guess it's the "P" month for new releases. Anyway, if you're looking to bulk up your forces with some new line units, or a new set of cavalry modelsContaining enough models to make a complete Brigade, the Prussian Landwehr make up the backbone of this durable army.

This Brigade force contains:

78 Prussian Landwehr Infantry (3 Regiments) 1813-1815
2 Prussian Landwehr Mounted Officers 1789-1815


, now is definitely your chance to do so.
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Napoleon had basically conquered all of Europe. Then he decided he'd go an invade Russia. History tells us how well that worked out for him. But you never know. Maybe you could've done better if you'd been in charge. That's what you'll get to try out with A Clash of Eagles, a new sourcebook coming for Black Powder from Warlord Games. Pre-orders are being taken now. And, as is usual with Warlord Games, you can get an exclusive figure from them when you order.
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One thing with miniatures is that you can change just a couple things on a figure and get a whole new miniature out of it. This economy of sculpts lets a company put out a large number of figures in a relatively short amount of time. By changing the type of weapon on a gun carriage, for example, you can get several different types of artillery piece. Or, if you change who's at the head of a mule train, you get a different-looking diorama piece. Well, with the new sets of figures from Warlord Games for Black Powder.
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Warlord Games is letting you British players bulk up your forces a bit with a trio of new releases for Black Powder. There's a new Highland Regiment, a British Household Brigade, and a British Union Brigade. Because who likes having to wear pants or walk to battle?
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