A Convention, a War, and Answers from Battlefront

Battlefront has been really busy over the past couple weeks. They’ve got a new website up for the ‘Nam game, as well as they’re currently running a sale over there. They’ve got a new FAQ for Tanks, which should help everyone make sure they’re playing the game right. And they’ve also been prepping for the next show: Hammerhead 2018.
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Battlefront Announces Tiger I Tanks Marsch Edition

The German Tiger Tank was one of the most feared pieces of war on the battlefields of Europe during WWII. It was no small feat to actually defeat one in combat. Many allied tankers would just do their best to avoid conflicts with one. Well, Battlefront is letting you field groups of them in your Flames of War armies, and they’ve also made very limited numbers of Marsch Edition boxes with extra content.
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Gale Force 9 Features Tiger I For Tanks

Germany’s tanks during WWII were the epitome of technology at the time. They had some of the biggest guns and thickest armor ever used in battle (outside of the navy). You can bring that punch and toughness to the tabletop in Tanks from Gale Force Nine. Here, we get a look at the Tiger I.
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Review Roundup

It’s time once more for a Review Roundup. Why? Because it’s Saturday! Woo!
As you read this, I’m hanging out with some friends, playing games. Took over a group of favorites, and hopefully will get me a new Guild Ball opponent, too. I also baked brownies, because I can’t go to a friend’s place empty-handed. Hopefully you’re doing something similar, be it at a friend’s place, your garage, or your LGS.
But anyway, I know you’re really here for those reviews.

Today we have: Legends Untold, Mage Wars Academy: Warlock & Priestess Expansions Review, Aggressor: Recon, Shadows of Brimstone, Tambuzi, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, Kill Doctor Lucky: Deluxe 19.5th Anniversary Edition, Tanks: Panther vs Sherman, Junk Art, Roll Player, and Potion Explosion.

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Gale Force Nine Posts New Tanks Previews

While Tanks from Gale Force Nine puts the emphasis on the machines of war as they roll across the battlefields, blasting at each-other, one would do well to remember that without the crews, those vehicles would just be masses of metal and plastic sitting motionless on the battlefield. And those crews all came from different countries with distinct philosophies towards war. In these articles from Gale Force Nine, we get a look at some of the different Doctrine cards, as well as a look at the special card in the Mechanics kit.
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Gale Force Nine Previews M10 (Lend-Lease) For Tanks

Before the United States actually entered into WWII, they had the Lend-Lease Program with various Allied countries. This allowed the US to give arms and equipment in support of the war effort without actually being committed to the conflict. Though I’m not entirely sure how one would use a tank after it’d been used in a world war by your friend and then given back to you. But whatever. One of the pieces lent was the M-10, which will be making its way to tabletops in Tanks in November.
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Gale Force Nine Previews Doctrine Cards For Tanks

The countries engaged in WWII didn’t just differ in the technology they put into their weapons of war, they also had very different training strategies and different combat doctrines that they followed. So if you just swapped a Panzer for a Pershing, you’d still have a different way that the tank was used in combat due to different tactics. In Tanks, from Gale Force Nine, you’ll be able to distinguish your forces a bit more with Doctrine cards, of which we get a preview today.
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Gale Force Nine Previews Jackson Tank for Tanks

Tanks.
You’re welcome.
Yeah, I probably used that joke before. Whatever. Tanks, from Gale Force Nine, lets you jump straight to where most of us want to go and puts your tanks versus your opponent’s. Well, they’ve got some new figures coming out in October. One of them is the Jackson, of which we get a look at today.
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Review Roundup

Ah, Saturday. What cannot be accomplished on a day such as this?
… except maybe typing correctly, since the first time through writing that I had 3 typos. *double-checks that they’re all fixed* … Ok, I think I got ’em.
I’m big on tradition, and the tradition for Saturday is to post a Review Roundup. So let’s get to it.

Today we have: Destroy BCN, Waggle Dance, Amasser Dragons, Cthulhu Realms iOS, Builders of Blankenburg, Imps Devilish Duels, Crisis, Ra, Piratoons, Star Wars: Empire Vs Rebellion, The Chicago Way, GemPacked, Animals On Board, Cry Havoc, Potion Explosion, and Klask.

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Friday Snippets

Well, as was expected, Thursday has turned into Friday. The week’s still going by quickly (that’s NOT a complaint). So it should be almost no time before I’m headed home for a lovely weekend of… I’m not 100% sure what I’ll be up to this weekend. Having spent the last two Saturdays driving ~9 hours, if I just was to chill at home, I’d be able to handle that. But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t stock up on some bite-size gaming stories in the meantime.

Today we have: Final Minutes for Wander on Kickstarter, FossilPunk Foundry To Launch Sauriana Kickstarter, Pre-orders open for Full Battle Rattle Miniatures modern Canadian Infantry, Organisers Guide to Tanks OPS Kits Posted, Victoria Miniatures Universal Victorian Guard Now Available, Drawlab Running Legendary Dice Throwers Kickstarter, Poorly Dubbed Action Heroes Paper Minis Now Available, Brigade Models Release 6mm Kirin Walker, and New Tokens & Templates for WW2 Gaming from Sally 4th.

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Midweek Snippets

The week rolls on. We’ve made it to Wednesday. I’m hoping your week is treating you well. After this, it’s downhill to another weekend. We can certainly make it if we try. Until then, we should stock up on some bite-size gaming stories. And that’s just what we have here.

On the platter today is: Brother Vinni Releases New Shadows for Their Dungeon Sisters, The Lords of Rock Kickstarter is coming August 1st, Gale Force Nine share more details on Tanks Organized Play, Kromlech Releases New Legionary Close Combat Arms, New 30mm and 40mm Space Dungeon Base Deals from Tabletop-Art, Werewolf Star Player Added To RN Estudio Indiegogo Campaign, Hitech Miniatures Releases Sanctifier Cornelius, Rebel Minis Releases New 28mm Forsaken Packs, Pre-Order Roleplaying Spell Effects on Backerkit, and Kromlech Releases New Orc Incinerator Team.

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Gale Force Nine Posts Tanks Introductory Scenarios

People learn in different ways. Some of you can just read a rulebook cover-to-cover and know everything you need to know about a game. Others learn by hearing the rules talked about with friends or on a podcast or something. Others still learn best by actually just trying something out. For those that are in that last group, Gale Force Nine has posted some learn-to-play scenarios for Tanks.
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Review Roundup

Ah, Saturday. What cannot be accomplished on a day like today?
*hears someone shout out “You can’t build Rome in a day!”* … Ok, besides that. *hears people shout out hundreds of other things* Ok, fine! But besides the roads, education, the aqueduct, and stability, what have the Romans ever given us?
… I feel I’ve gotten off-track. Here’s today’s Review Roundup.

This time around we have: V-Wars, Imhotep, Celestia, Escape From the Aliens in Outer Space, Ghost Stories, Adventure Time Card Wars: Fionna vs Cake, Tanks – Panther vs Sherman Starter Set, T.I.M.E. Stories (spoiler-free and spoiler reviews), Light of Dragons, Roots of Mali, and Mage Wars Arena Battlegrounds Domination.

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Review Roundup

It’s another Saturday.
Through an odd turn of events, I’m in the office. So Monday and Tuesday I was home because I was sick. Now it’s Saturday and I’m in the office because my internet is broken at home (overnight storm fried my modem). But all is well. Things are getting done.

Anyway, as for the roundup, we have: Hoard, ManaSurge, Africana, Vikings Gone Wild, Empires At Sea, Adorable to Horrible, Secret Hitler, Rhino Hero, Descent: Road to Legend, Isle of Skye, Tanks, Escape From the Aliens in Outerspace, Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia, and New Earth.

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Gale Force Nine Announces Tanks WWII Skirmish Game

What is it about tanks that is just so damn appealing? Let’s face it, a lot of us get weak in the knees over those multi-ton behemoths of the battlefield. Originally created to break the siege-like nature of the Western Front in WWI, they really came into their own during WWII. Dozens of types were created by the warring nations, each with upsides and downsides. Some were heavily armed and armored, but had the top speed of a brisk walk. Others were quick and maneuverable, but could be taken out by any upsized gun on the battlefield. Well, now Gale Force Nine is letting you find out which are best on the battlefield against one-another with Tanks.
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