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This weekend, the American Football season comes to an end with the Super Bowl. It seems a pretty good time to celebrate sports in all its form, including using toy soldiers on your tabletop. And Mantic is celebrating pretty hard with their Super Mega Cup Sale going on now. You want to get DreadBall for a lot cheaper than usual? Now's your chance. And to make sure you're using the best rules, they've also posted an updated Errata and FAQ.

Steamforged is looking to bring back some Guild Ball teams that've been out of print for a while, doing them up in new box sets with new sculpts and the figures made out of new material. In this instance, it's The Order, what the Union turned to after the church took hold. You can order this new box set now.

Get ready for trouble! And prepare to make it double!

Two new contenders are stepping into the Aristeia arena. They're Moonchild and Lei Gong and they'll bring a wealth of new options for when you're building your team for the game. In this preview, we get a look at their sculpts as well as their cards, so you can know jus what these new contestants will be bringing to the field.

Summer is in full swing down in the Southern Hemisphere. But even up here in the frozen north, it can be summer. Or, it can be soon. Forge World is taking pre-orders for Gloriel Summerbloom, a new elven Star Player for Blood Bowl. Go get your name on the list to get this new figure right when it's released.

The folks over at One Page Rules have been busy, little bees. They're giving you a special holiday gift with six, yes, six new sets of miniatures game rules. There's a little bit of everything. There's sci-fi fleets. There's fantasy sports. There's modern-era. There's fantasy. If you like playing with miniatures, chances are good there's a rules set you'll be interested in.

You wouldn't think that a turtle would be a good addition to a sports team. But the Union isn't like most sports teams. The Union is getting itself a new captain in the form of Captain Greede. You can already pre-order this model, but what does he do on the pitch? Let's find out.

Like happens so often with Forge World, it's two ends of the spectrum with their pre-orders for the week. On one side, you have a quick and nimble Blood Angles jump-pack squad for 40k. On the other side, there's the big and lumbering Ogre team expansion set for Blood Bowl. Sci-fi versus fantasy sports. Take your pick (even if it's both).

Three teams are getting new captains, letting them catch up with some of the others. They're the Alchemists, the Farmers, and The Union. In this preview, we get a look at Soma/Pneuma. Why the two names and slash? Because this character changes during the course of the game, taking on a new persona for a bit. How does that work? Have yourselves a look.

New Captains will soon be making their way to the pitch for Guild Ball. The Farmer's and Alchemist's Guilds, along with The Union are finally getting their new additions. We've only seen what Festival does so far, but if you just can't control your excitement, you can go ahead and get your name on the list to get these new figures when they're released.

Apparently, Games Workshop was just like, "Well, we'll make it all available now" this weekend. There's a new Battletome for Age of Sigmar. There's a new book for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game. There's a new team for Blood Bowl. And there's new planes for Aeronautica Imperialis. And besides that, there's all sorts of minis kits you can order, including figures, terrain, and more. Plus dice, magazines, deluxe versions, and on and on and on and on. Might be easier to just say, "check it out."

Most harvest festivals might just be over with, but Steamforged has one more coming, as the Farmer's Guild for Guild Ball is getting themselves a new captain soon. Her name's Harvest and she's sure to give players a lot of new play styles to try out on the pitch. Have yourselves a look.

Guild Ball runs on its Game Plan Deck. Players get a handful of these cards at the start of the game and they don't just deal with every turn's initiative, but also has a special ability that comes into play that round. The game is getting an updated Game Plan Deck, and Steamforged is showing off the cards. Have yourself a look.

Board games aren't just for nerds. You can be a sports fan and love your board games as well. And I'm sure many of you out there are fans of the most popular sport on the planet, football (or "soccer" to those of you here with me in the US). Fantasy Sports are also extremely popular. How well can you do if you're the one in charge of the teams' roster? Find out in Superclub, a new footbal management board game up on Kickstarter now.

Scattershot set of pre-orders from Games Workshop this week. Though their main banner was about the new Warhammer Underworlds set, called Beastgrave - The Grymwatch, I'm most excited about the new Lizardmen Blood Bowl team. Go Pangaea Punishers! *waves little flag with my own team's logo on it* There's also new Blacsktone Fortress sets you can pick up. I did say that it was scattershot after all.

Yesterday tried to take a while. It really did. The first half of the day, I remember going, "Wait, it's not even 9 yet?" However, things eventually picked up. I hope your Wednesday was good, too. Now we're here at Weekend Eve Eve. I'm still pumped for the weekend. Got D&D coming up. Hopefully you have some gaming planned. But even if you don't, we need to get your gaming table looking good. Quick TC today, so let's get to it.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Miner's Guild Pitch Available From Deep-Cut Studio

The American Football Season is underway. While they're hitting the gridiron in stadiums all over the US, you can be doing the same in your LGS. And if you're looking to expand to a new team, you don't have to go any further than RN Estudio, who have a new Amphibian team available in their website.

Lots of Guild Ball news coming from NOVA Open over the weekend. Steamforged was there and they had a lot to talk about. There's some new resin teams for the classic Guilds, as well as the announcement of some new Captains as well as a new Minor Guild, the Shepherd's Guild. Have a look for yourself.

And we're at the end. The last of the new Rookies is up for preview over on the Steamforged Games site. So, if you're wanting to know what your newest Guild Ball player can do before you buy them, now's your time to do just that. Let's head over to the Mason's Guild and check out Champ.

Another day, another Rookie preview. This time around, it's Nomad for the Engineer's Guild. What does the new steampunk player look like? Well, let's take ourselves a look.

*amazing bass riffs*

Wait, wrong Flea. This one isn't a musician/actor, they're a Guild Ball player, and we get a look at him in this preview. If you're looking to add to your Brewer's Guild team (they have sort of gone through a fluff-culling lately), you might want to check him out.

While you can go get your pre-order on for the latest set of rookies for Guild Ball, not all of their stats have been released yet. So, if, for example, you're wanting to know how Kami works, up until reading below, you'd have to order her blind. But we're not into that kind of thing here at TGN. So, let's get you a bit of a preview.

A rookie can add new life to a team. That's what all the Guilds in Guild Ball are hoping to achieve with the Free Cities Draft that happened. The first of those rookies are available, but the second wave is not far behind. If you're looking to pick up Kami, Nomad, Chap, or Flea (bass not included), you can get your name on the list to get them now.

The American Football Season is just around the corner. What team will you be cheering for on the gridiron? And what team will you be bringing to your own gridiron? Well, if you're looking for a new one, Willy Miniatures is running a Kickstarter to update their Lords of Corruption team.

They warned us that it was coming. Well, here it is. Steamforged's Guild Ball had been rocking along with Season 4 for a bit, but things weren't quite the way everyone wanted. So, the crew went back to the drawing board and has updated not just some players, but also some general rules to make everything work out much better. Check it out.

The American Football Season will soon be upon us. And many of you will be cheering those on the Gridiron. For those that want to cheer on those on the tabletop gridiron, you have a new team you can bring to the pitch. War World Gaming has released their Gutrot Greenskins team.