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It's Friday! Gateway to the weekend.
I'm... just kinda chilling. Yeah... just chilling. Not gonna really go anywhere. Not really gonna do anything special. Just... chill. I think it's a good idea to do that occasionally. And this weekend, it's what I want/need.
But that's not to say we can't still munch on some bite-sized gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: Mini Duels' 40k Tournament Tray and Painting Station Up On Kickstarter, The 'Spirit Of' Extinction Dice Up On Kickstarter, Vault of Storage Up On Kickstarter, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm October Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, and 30% Off Fall Sale At TinMan.

Halfway there.
We're halfway to getting back to the weekend. Methinks I'm going to take it easy this weekend. I found out my LGS is going to be absolutely packed with several events running for games I don't really play, so I'll probably just veg at my place. I could use a relaxing couple of days, anyway. Though it does mean I still need to wait to break in my custom Guild Ball mat (more on that tomorrow. Stay tuned). In the meantime, I'm feeling a bit peckish, so how about noshing on some bite-sized gaming stories?

Today on the platter we have: New Options For Really Useful Box Storage System From Sally 4th, Statuesque Starport Able Spacewomen Now Available, New 3mm C-130 Hercules at PicoArmor, New Orc Hand Grenades Available From Kromlech, Impact! Miniatures D3 to D30 Dice Chains on KickStarter now with Cotton Candy dice, 3D Printable Tanks Up On Kickstarter, and Fantasy Stock Art & RPG Minis Up On Kickstarter.

Not every operation that the military does is going to be known to the public. There's all sorts of deeply covert missions going on all the time using teams of super-highly-trained soldiers. These various teams are surgical in their strikes, taking out key enemy personnel and locations. And soon, you'll be able to bring these high-tension missions to your tabletops with Plausible Deniability, a new supplement for Skirmish Sangin that's available for pre-order now.
The work week rolls along (that's a pun for my friend Gavin who just dumped a bunch of ball bearings on the floor, apparently). We're another step closer to that always-anticipated weekend (at least, I always am anticipating it). Here's to hoping yours is filled with gaming (mine will probably be filled with baking). And when gaming, it's good to have as good-looking a gaming table as you can. So let's help with that.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Brigade Models Update, Heroic Maps - Spacecraft: HLS Perceptas Now Available, Sally 4th 28mm scale US Arts & Craft Style Buildings Released, Table of Ultimate Gaming Huge Campaign Detail Update Completed, Cobblestone City: Fantasy Gaming Mat Available from Pwork Wargames, and Samurai Fleet Available From Papierschnitzel.

We're already halfway through the week. Having Monday off certainly helps with that. But as we continue our way through the week, I know I could still use a bit of a pick-me-up. So I'm going to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: RPG Player Kits Up On Kickstarter, Miniature Mentor Releases Basing Volume 5 with Fabrizio Russo, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm August Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, New 28mm WW2 character models from Stoessi's Heroes, New Legionary Maces Available from Kromlech, Really Useful Box Conversion Kits Available from Sally 4th, and New Female Genie Miniature Available From Brother Vinni.

There's a new book coming out for Team Yankee. It's called Red Thunder, and as you'd expect from them, they're having a whole day dedicated to features for it. That day, by the way, is tomorrow. It starts pretty early, too. I mean, for many of us, it's this afternoon, since it's beginning on New Zealand time.
Would you believe the year is half-over already? Yeah. As we stand on the cusp of July, the first half of the year is behind us. Is it going by fast for you, too? It certainly has for me. Personally, I'm ready for autumn, because it's my favorite time of year. Plus, I want to make pumpkin pie, and if I tried to serve that now, people would be all, "... no." Ah well. Since I can't munch on pumpkin pie, I can still munch on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New 15mm BMP-1P from Khurasan, New releases from Terrible Kids Stuff - July 2017, Legionary Saber Jetbike Available From Kromlech, Hand of Glory Miniatures Coming to Kickstarter Next Month, Brigade Models Release 6mm Neo-Soviet Tanks, and Cold War Miniatures Launches Hawkmen Kickstarter.

The week continues along. We'll get back to that ever-loving weekend soon. Just another couple of days and it'll be time once more. And I'm sure a lot of people in the US are going to be celebrating this weekend. With the 4th of July being a Tuesday this year, I'm guessing a lot of people are going to take this weekend to grill, shoot off some fireworks, and just celebrate America. I know I'm getting together with some friends on Saturday for just that sort of thing. I'm sure there'll be tasty snacks there. Let's snack on some tasty bite-sized gaming stories now, too.

Today on the platter we have: Wargamer Running Hot & Dangerous Kickstarter, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm June Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Rebel Minis Releases Gorilla Animech, Esh-Aven Previewed for Shadows in the Void, Through Gamer Goggles Posts Origins 2017 Coverage, New Skull Objective Markers Available From Kromlech, and PKCGames Running Dice of Rolling Kickstarter.

Afghanistan has a pretty long history of conflict. For around a decade, it was the Russians that were trying to go in and take over the place. It didn't turn out so well for them. But how did a technologically-superior group have such issues? Well, you can find out in Hind & Seek, a new set of rules that recreates the Soviet-Afghan war of 1979-1989. The book is available now.
The weekend is just about upon us, everyone. For those in the States, it's a 3-day weekend for many. Here's to hoping that you've got some gaming plans lined up, along with whatever other activities you might have planned. It's the unofficial start of summer, so go to the pool, have yourself a BBQ, do some camping, or whatever else you might enjoy. And be sure to stock up on bite-sized gaming stories before you go.

Today on the platter we have: New Egyptian Girl with Snake Wand From Brother Vinni, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm May Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Beestwars at Kublacon, Two New Releases Available From Klukva Miniatures, and New Glyphs Available From Kromlech.

The Russians are coming!
The Russians are coming!
They're coming for Team Yankee in Red Thunder, and Battlefront has started taking pre-orders for the new kits over in their webshop.
Busy weeks tend to be fast weeks. This is a busy week, and therefore it is a fast week. I can't believe it's Wednesday already. Soon, it will once again be the weekend. Have you gotten your plans set? Mine are still a bit up in the air. The Hunter's Guild releases didn't come in like I was hoping they would. Perhaps this weekend (I need to ask Sketch about that). But before we get there, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Stars Reach space ship miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm April Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Imbrian Arts Undead Resin Collection Up On Kickstarter, The Adventures of Little Knife and Kronan Miniatures Up on Kickstarter, New miniature set by Brother Vinni, Symbaroum Art book Now Available, Ruma: Dawn of Empire Coming to Kickstarter Next Month, and New Chaos Legionary Winged Jump Pack Available From Kromlech.

Hey kids. We have made it. It's Friday at last. This certainly has been an eventful week. It's also gone by quickly, at least for me. I hope everyone at Adepticon is having a good time. If you're not there, I still hope you have a weekend of gaming planned. And if you're going to be gaming all weekend, you should power up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Advanced Deployment's Adepticon Sale Happening Now; Desert Rats Paint Set Available From Battlefront; Topside Minis Jutland Sets Released - 1/1800, 1/2400, and 1/3000 scales; Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm March Releases Arrive at PicoArmor; Afrika Korps Paint Set Available From Battlefront; Frazetta Miniatures Reaches Funding Goal; Color Quest Season 1 Reaches Funding Goal; New Quick Shades Washes Set Available For Pre-Order From The Army Painter; and Spring Sale Happening At Dark Art Studios.

The week continues to just crawl on by. Man, I've not felt a week has taken this long for quite a while. I feel like I should be typing up the Friday Snippets instead of the Thursday Terrain Corner. But here we are. What do you suppose the chances are that the weekend will be like that? Where Saturday afternoon I'll be going, "Geeze! Isn't it supposed to be Monday by now!?" Probably very low. But, in the meantime, let's make your gaming tables look as good as possible.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Battlefront Features Battlefield in a Box: Small Desert Houses, Robot City Obelisks Available From Frontline Gaming, Obelisk and Amphora sets Available From Tabletop-Art, Battlefront Features Battlefield in a Box: Desert Walls, Battlefield Game Mat Available From Pwork Wargame, New Arabian Terrain From Najewitz Modellbau, and New Exotic Locations Terrain From Sally 4th.

Is this week going by slowly for everyone else, too, or is it just me? I don't know if it's because I'm working from home as the new office continues to be set up, or if it's just that this week is one that's taking forever. Maybe it's that I don't currently have water in the apartment (the county is coming out today to figure out what's up with that). Whatever it might be, if I'm going to make it through the rest of the week, I need to power up with some bite-size gaming stories.

Today we have: Mantic Games Announces The Walking Dead: All Out War Premium Collector's Edition Diorama, Khurasan releases late 16th century landsknechts, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm February Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, MegaMinis Running Robots Kickstarter, Journey To Ragnarok Coming To Kickstarter Soon, Final Day for Savage Worlds: Zombie Squad On Kickstarter, New Legionary Heavy Weapon Platform: Quad Heavy Thunder Gun Available From Kromlech, and Elder Dice Kickstarter Happening Now.

It's Thursday and I'm at home. The Office Move continues, with much of the furniture making its way to the new building. But since the new place isn't quite ready yet, many of us are working from home. Besides, trying to write while movers are going up and down the halls with stuff is a bit distracting.

Speaking of buildings, we've got a bunch of terrain stories for you today. One of the biggest Terrain Corners I can remember. So let's get to it.

Today we have: New Webshop Open For Last Sword Miniatures, Battlefield in a Box: Medium Desert House Available From Battlefront, Mage Company Features 12 Realms: Dungeonland Scenery Packs, Classic Columns Now Available From Tabletop-Art, Champion's Bowl Game Mat Available From Warzone Studio, New Gaming Mats Available From Frontline Gaming, Sailpower multi-scale Ships Up On Kickstarter, New Normandy Terrain From Najewitz Modellbau, Battlefield in a Box: Desert Escarpments Available From Battlefront, Manorhouse Workshop & RGFX collaboration: The Dark Crypt (Fog Tower), Valdisfjell The West Door Map Available From Heroic Maps, Warland Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame, Battlefield in a Box: Desert Palms Available From Battlefront, and New Orc Barrels Available From Kromlech.

You know, you want to have your troops well-armed to take on numerous potential adversaries. The East German Mot-Schützen platoons certainly are. From several different types of anti-tank weapons to numerous anti-infantry weapons, including grenade launchers, they can take on just about anything the West can throw at them.
In modern warfare (and it has actually been this way since about WWII), you have to make sure that enemy air power doesn't hinder your ground forces too much. You can have your own planes try and neutralize them, but your aircraft can't be everywhere at once. As such, having anti-aircraft elements in your forces is imperative. That can take the form of Surface-to-Air Missile launchers. And that's just what we've got here for Team Yankee.
The weekend is pretty much upon us. We just need to finish up this afternoon and we'll be there. Do you have plans? I'm still unsure. Though I think I want to make a cheesecake, because it's been a while since I've made cheesecake. Probably make more strawberry-lime sauce to go with it. Or maybe I'll do raspberry-lime. I don't know. But there's still time to think about it. In the meantime, we gotta fill up on some bite-size gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: West Wind Productions Announces Panzer Mech Kickstarter, Ninja Division Announces Relic Knights 2nd Edition Kickstarter, Wiley Games New Home Of Fistful of Lead, New Animal Explorers From RN Estudio, Khurasan releases M1152 with canvas cover, New Releases From Hitech Miniatures, New Release from Kromlech, and Rectangular Bases on Sale From Micro Art Studio.

During wartime, you will often see equipment get hasty upgrades, looking to make those particular items better than they were coming right off the line. In this case, several T-55 tanks were upgraded to have new fire control systems as well as extra armor against enemy anti-tank weapons. The result is the T-55AM2, which you can bring to the tables of Team Yankee. Check them out here.
Infantry are very versatile out on the battlefield. They can go through most forms of terrain, search buildings, hold ground, and be armed with many different weapons in order to take on a variety of enemy formations. When enemy vehicles bear down, it's time for the heavy weapons crews to step up and protect the rest of the platoon.
So, we've seen a couple different vehicles lately for the East German forces in Team Yankee, but those APCs need to carry around someone, right? Well, that's where the Mot-Schützen Kompanie comes in, of which we get a deeper look at in this article.
Versatility is important in production. If you can create an item that can be quickly adapted to fill different roles, that's good, as it will increase production speeds since you don't have to keep retooling entire things from scratch. The 9P148 Konkurs uses the same chassis as the BRDM-2 Recon Vehicle. However, it sports a set of missiles on top.
If you're looking to scout enemy formations, having a vehicle that can get over a wide range of terrain is crucial. That's just the case with the BRDM-2. Not only can it go across open ground easily, it has an extra set of wheels that it can lower in order to make it over trenches. A river or stream in your way? Well, just drive yourself right across it, since the BRDM-2 is aquatic.
We're once more halfway through the week. So far, it's been a pretty standard week. After the chaos of the week before, I'm not complaining about that at all. I'm also not complaining about the temperatures we're supposed to get to today here in Atlanta. I might just open the windows when I get home. But that's as may be. Right now, it's time to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Final Days for Sector 6 on Kickstarter, Acheson Releases More Dungeon Worlds Part 2 Figures, Special Artizan Service Miniatures Presents: F.U.B.A.R 28mm WW2 Rangers Kickstarter, Life of the Party Comic Up On Kickstarter, 4th Canadian Mechanised Brigade Group KickOFF, New Bedlam Release from Kromlech, Win this pre-Release Combot kit, Flatminis releases a new wave of 2D heroes, and Mighty Meeples: DC Comics Series 1 Now Available.

 

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