Alternate History

By Polar_Bear
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Nov 17th, 2017
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As war goes on, the organization charts for the various armies can change dramatically. As the military heads see what is and isn’t working on the battlefield, they will adjust accordingly. Same goes for the generals in charge of minis games armies. Battlefront has posted up new Force Organizat...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 16th, 2017
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Ares Games, making of Wings of Glory, is looking to inject a little H.G. Welles into their game. They have announced that they are going to launch a Kickstarter campaign for Tripods and Triplanes. It tells the tale of what would happen if the Martians had really invaded while the world was busy embro...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 13th, 2017
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Konflikt ’47 gives us a look at what the world might be like if WWII didn’t end when it supposedly did… and we got a whole new influx of strange technology. It’s not an entirely off-the-rails Weird War II game, but there’s certainly a lot of sci-fi elements thrown in, su...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 8th, 2017
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Battlefront has more than just their Stripes book available for pre-order for Team Yankee. They’ve also got a trio of army bundles. If you’re looking to start in on the game, or just get yourself a new force, you’ll want to check them out....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 7th, 2017
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So, while WWIII is still a fantasy, Battlefront is taking orders for Stripes, their new book for Team Yankee. It’s actually… well… the Yankees. No, not the baseball team. But the Americans. You can get your pre-order on for not just the book, but a special army bundle, too....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 3rd, 2017
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I’m a big fan of unique settings and stories for games. There’s lots of fantasy settings and sci-fi settings and such. But there’s not many that I can think of that include 16th century Central America and various dragons and mythical creatures that have started roaming the land. Bu...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 1st, 2017
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Pre-made adventures make the life of the GM just soooooo much easier. Just open up the book and get your players going. That is, as long as your players are willing to at least somewhat stick to the script. Thankfully, if they are, you’ve got your next couple sessions planned out ahead of time ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 29th, 2017
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Warlord Games has a whole slew of new Japanese releases for Konflikt ’47. If you want some new units, you can get the new Ghost Attack Squad (not actual ghosts, nor do they attack ghosts) or the Battle Exoskeleton Squad. Want something with a bit more armor? You can get the Chi-Ha Tank with Com...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 20th, 2017
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September is a time for change. We’ve got a new season starting up in just a couple days. The leaves are starting to change color. Warcradle Studios is also coming out with a new edition of Wild West Exodus. In fact, the first couple sets are available for pre-order. So if you want to be [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 18th, 2017
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It’s never easy when a loved one is lost to us quickly and tragically. Unfortunately, such is the case for Lady Edith Tillington. Her husband had been on board the ship London Bridge when it went down in the deserts of Mars. Now, she would like to get his remains in order for a proper […...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 11th, 2017
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WWII continues to rage on. As the various factions look to see what will finally turn the tide of war, new technology is constantly being brought to the battlefield as factions that’ve been fighting since the beginning equip new troops and send them to war. Warlord Games and Clockwork Goblin Mi...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Aug 23rd, 2017
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In the real world, Venus is a hellish planet. Rivers of iron. Clouds of sulfuric acid. Incinerating heat. It’s not a place you’d want to walk around on. However, the Venus in the Space 1889 universe is a bit more hospitable to life. And if you’d like to go there, Modiphius has relea...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Aug 8th, 2017
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WWII continues on. Each side is looking to find that one advantage that will finally bring the conflict to an end. However, a new faction is joining the fray. The Popular Liberation Army out of China is hitting the battlefield. This is certainly a new thing that commanders of the other forces will ha...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 28th, 2017
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It’s great when companies give you new things to keep your game fresh. For Team Yankee, that’s Firestorm: Red Thunder. It’s the first part in what will be an ongoing campaign. Sign up with either the forces of NATO or the Warsaw Pact and vie for control of the plains of Europe....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 25th, 2017
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Konflikt ’47 is still a pretty new game. I really only remember seeing figures on tables for the first time at Gen Con last year. So that means it’s coming up to its 1 year anniversary, of sorts. Well, for those that want to get into the game and become better generals, Warlord Games is [...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 20th, 2017
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From time to time, a game can use a bit of a makeover. With changing times comes changing tastes in rules and attitudes towards different mechanics. With multiple playthroughs, sometimes a discrepancy is found. Or maybe a game has just lost its polish and could use a good buff. Whatever the case, new...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 18th, 2017
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There’s a new 2-player starter set coming out for Dystopian Wars. You all know my love of 2-player starters. This one is called Operation North Star. It pits the Teutonic Order from Scandinavia against the Dominion of Canada. Along with the 2-player kit, there’s numerous other sets for th...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 11th, 2017
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The description of this game starts with, “It is 1875, and Count Dracula is President of the United States of America.” So it’s got that going for it. It’s like the exact opposite of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Well, I don’t know if I can say much more than that, re...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 7th, 2017
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WWII continues on. All sides of the conflict are looking to overwhelm their opponents. On the German lines, they’ve been working with a new walker design that they’re sure will help out. Then, with a look at emphasizing precision strikes, they’ve been training some elite sniper unit...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 6th, 2017
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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, si...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 5th, 2017
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In the world of Konflikt ’47, WWII continues to rage on. The Axis and the Allies both are looking for that one advantage that will finally bring the war to an end. So far, the game has focused on the European front, with German, Russian, American, and British forces. But the war is still going ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jun 26th, 2017
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Operation Sea Lion saw the Germans invading Britain. The fighting soon made it so everyday citizens were suddenly on the front lines, battling the advancing army. The Germans had their own infiltrators in the British populace, looking to sew discord where they could. Two new sets from Warlord Games l...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jun 21st, 2017
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The German invasion of Britain not only stalled out, but the counter-attack is threatening to push them back into the sea. With the stakes high, the German High Command is launching Campaign Gigant, their own counter-counter-offensive that will hopefully (for them, anyway) see the tide turn back once...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 19th, 2017
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It’s WWII and Germany has invaded Britain. The British people are fighting back with everything they have against the occupying forces. That’s what’s going on in Campaign Gigant, the second book in the Operation Sea Lion series for Bolt Action. In this preview, take a look at one of...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jun 15th, 2017
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So, the Germans have invaded Britain as part of Operation Sea Lion. However, the British put up a significant defense and have actually driven the Germans back to the sea. Now, Kent is the only place left under German occupation. Not wanting to give up, the German High Command has launched Phase Two ...
By Polar_Bear
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May 22nd, 2017
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The folks at Spartan Games have a whole bunch of new releases available to pre-order for a trio of their games. Both Halo Wars: Fleet Battles and Ground Command are getting some new ships (a couple of them huge, relatively), and there’s a new edition of Dystopian Wars you can pick up the rulebo...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
May 5th, 2017
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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....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 28th, 2017
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Modiphius is just on a roll with releases and announcements lately. They’ve got all their Fallout stuff going on, but they’ve also got a new RPG they’re releasing (along with various ancillaries). It’s Tales from the Loop and it takes players back to a 1980s that’s a bit...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 28th, 2017
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We’ve been seeing a lot of Soviet and German releases for Konflikt ’47 recently. But that’s not to say that the Americans have just been sitting around, doing nothing. The engineers have been hard at work on a pair of walkers of their own. We present to you, the Bruin and the Jackal...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 21st, 2017
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Those Soviets and Germans are at it again, looking to put the biggest piece of armor possible out onto the battlefield. Their incessant arms race (well, it is a war, after all) continues to bring bigger and stronger machines to the conflict. In this case, it’s the Zeus and the Mammoth, both ava...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Apr 10th, 2017
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It’s time to bring in the big guns. During WWII, the Soviets and the Germans were in an arms race to bring the biggest tanks to the battlefield. Well, in the Weird War II setting of Konflikt ’47, that continues on. The Germans have the Zeus Heavy Mechpanzer, while the Russians have the Ma...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Mar 23rd, 2017
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Good news, everyone! We have defeated the Martians! The problem is that the world alliance that was able to do so didn’t really last, and it looks like all the nations are gearing up for what will surely be called The Great War. That’s the broad story behind Shattered Crown, a new alterna...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Feb 24th, 2017
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Trevor Noah has a new special out on Netflix. In it, he has this whole bit about Russian being the scariest accent out there. If you ever want to frighten someone away, just start talking in a thick Russian accent. So I could only assume that if you were to have a conversation with the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Feb 21st, 2017
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There’s a couple games out there that give us alternate versions of WWII where the war continues on much longer than it did here in the real world. Well, Mauser Earth does much the same, but with WWI. There’s a new expansion for the game up on Kickstarter called War for Paris. It focuses ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 27th, 2017
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Ok, so maybe this next set of Konflikt ’47 releases aren’t quite as cool (personal opinion) as the last set of releases, they’re still pretty cool. Warlord Games has a new batch of kits for the British, Soviets, and US forces....