Tanks

By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 20th, 2017
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With Battlefront headed to North Africa with their latest Flames of War releases, they’ve decided to head that direction in Tanks, their armored skirmish game as well. In May/June, they’ll be coming out with 6 new sets....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 29th, 2016
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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 [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 15th, 2016
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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....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 12th, 2016
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 28th, 2016
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 24th, 2016
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 21st, 2016
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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 ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 2nd, 2016
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Gale Force Nine has posted up a new Tanks preview. This time around it’s the British Achilles tank. If you want something with a nice bit of punching power, you might want to check it out....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 25th, 2016
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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 Jackso...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 16th, 2016
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 15th, 2016
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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 la...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 6th, 2016
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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 th...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 1st, 2016
1 Comment
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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 tha...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 18th, 2016
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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 th...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 2nd, 2016
4 Comments
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Ok, so Battlefront owns Gale Force Nine and they’ve got bunches of tanks, but this is the game, Tanks, that we’re talking about, specifically, here. Grab your platoon of tanks and take on your opponent’s in this quick, small-scale game....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 21st, 2016
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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 don...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 16th, 2016
3 Comments
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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 ...