Historical

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 22nd, 2017
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The Battle of Kursk was the largest tank battle the world had ever seen. It was also a point where the seemingly unbeatable German war machine was halted by the Russians. A true turning point in history, it will soon be brought to your tabletops in Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk, a new board game up...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 20th, 2017
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The Soviets made some pretty good tanks during WWII. This was causing the Germans some issues. They had their reliable Pak 40 gun, but it wasn’t easy to move the thing around. And the original Tank Destroyers that were made had exposed crew quarters, so they could be taken out with small arms f...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
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
In Crowdfunding
Nov 17th, 2017
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Fridaaaaaaay! And man, I worked like mad yesterday, but there’s still tons to do. And you should see what my grocery list looks like for tomorrow. We’ll see if I can fit everything into my little Chevy Aveo. I might have to do it in two goes. But that’s for tomorrow (and into next w...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
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
In Crowdfunding
Nov 13th, 2017
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The Monday after a long weekend… I mean, I know many of you out there love what you do for a living (as I certainly do), but there’s always just a bit of “erf…” about the Monday after a long weekend. An extra smack of the snooze button. An extra long shower. An extra cup...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
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 Historical
Nov 13th, 2017
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If you’re a big fan of historical miniatures gaming, one of the biggest settings is the era of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. The Little Emperor (who was of average height, actually) wanted it all, and he damn-near got it. You can reply out those battles and see if you can do better than he [&h...
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 Historical
Nov 6th, 2017
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Warlord Games has a trio of new Saxon units that you can order over in their webshop. One’s a set of Huscarls with Dane axes. The other two are Ceorls. So if you want axes to chop your opponents up or shortspears to stab them with, you’ve got your options open to add to your […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 6th, 2017
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Winter is coming… No. Really. We’ve got about a month and a half and it’ll be here. Something that’s protected the Russians on more than one occasion during was has been their harsh winter conditions. It happened to Napoleon and it happened to Hitler. In this instance, we̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 3rd, 2017
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 2nd, 2017
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Tanks were a brand-new invention during WWI. They were seen as a way to finally break the trench warfare of the Western Front. Between the wars, there was some innovation, but the French felt that the original styles were still some of the best and kept producing along those lines. Hence the Char B1,...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 27th, 2017
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Here we are, once more at the threshold to the weekend. I know I’m ready for it. It’s been a busy week with a lot of work going on here at the office. I could use a day of just hanging out and playing with my toy soldiers with some good friends. At least, that’s […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 25th, 2017
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We’re halfway there, everyone. The work-week is half-done and it’s getting ever-closer to the weekend. Of course, I’m excited for that. I’m hoping to get in some gaming up at the LGS. Trying to get a whole group together for some Guild Ball. Also starting to make Thanksgiving ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 23rd, 2017
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They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Well, during war, there’s a lot of necessity to make better weapons than the opponents. It’s sort of a life-or-death type of thing. As such, the gear that the warring factions were using at the start of WWII versus what they were using d...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 18th, 2017
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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 rel...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 14th, 2017
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Saturday night’s alright for gaming. Saturday afternoon’s alright for gaming. Saturday morning’s alright for gaming. Pretty much all of Saturday (Saturday, Saturday) is good for gaming. I’m… not currently gaming. I’m baking (yes, again), getting ready for an early ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 11th, 2017
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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 soo...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 11th, 2017
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This shortened work week continues along. I’m certainly looking forward to the upcoming weekend. Gonna get together and hang out with some friends I don’t get to see too often. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of tasty snacks and treats to be had, too. But before we get there, we n...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 11th, 2017
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The final part of the war in Europe during WWII was the Allies getting ready to head to Germany, itself. The D-Day landing had been successful. Paris had been liberated. Now it was time to head to Berlin. It wasn’t going to be an easy trek, of course, as the Germans were falling back on [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 10th, 2017
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I’m not sure how easy it would be to control an entire army where everyone is named Norman. I mean, you’d get into, “Hey! Norman! … No… the other Norman! … No, the other-other Norman!” … It’d soon turn into a Monty Python skit. Thankfully, the Nor...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 10th, 2017
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You’ve quite possibly gotten your order in for the previous Chindit sets that Warlord Games released for Bolt Action. Well, now it’s time to expand your forces out with some new kits. They’re now taking orders for an HQ unit, some heavy weapon crews, and characters. They’ve al...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 29th, 2017
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And here we are again. Friday: threshold to the weekend. I’m sure many of you are gearing up for a weekend of gaming, possibly starting as early as when you get off of work. I’m looking to spend tomorrow at the LGS, hopefully getting in some games of Guild Ball and Bushido. But whatever y...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 28th, 2017
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When we look back on history, it’s only natural to come up with “what if?” scenarios. How would things have changed if certain factors had been altered. One that plays on many WWII historians minds is “what if the Germans had put the King Tiger tank into action earlier or in g...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Sep 25th, 2017
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Been reading a lot of Scandinavia and the World lately, so I’ve had Vikings on the mind a lot recently. Well, they’ve been on the minds of the guys at Warlord Games, too. They’ve got several new sets available over in their webshop, including Hirdmen as well as Warlords (Huh… ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 22nd, 2017
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One of the perhaps less-known parts of WWII was the exploits of the Chindits. These jungle-fighting specialists went into Southeast Asia and deep into enemy territory to harass the enemy’s back flanks. They would disrupt support and rail lines with their guerilla-style tactics. You can now add ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 15th, 2017
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Warlord Games is expanding their Black Powder range. This time around, it’s the Polish and Prussians getting new units. I guess it’s the “P” month for new releases. Anyway, if you’re looking to bulk up your forces with some new line units, or a new set of cavalry modelsC...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Sep 15th, 2017
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As we stand here, on Friday afternoon, on the precipice of the weekend, it seems appropriate to make a profound and meaningful statement about life, itself… … … … Anyone got anything? … Anyone? … Ah well, instead how about we just munch on some bite-sized gaming st...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 14th, 2017
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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 wi...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Sep 14th, 2017
16 Comments
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Over the past week or two, I’ve been watching through my collection of Terry Gilliam movies. He is, easily, my favorite director, and his commentary tracks are always awesome. As such, it was just a couple days ago I saw, “Listen you stupid bastard, you’ve got no arms left!” &...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 11th, 2017
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In any society, there’s going to be those who don’t want to follow society’s rules and would rather just forge their own path. This often means taking from others, leading to a rough life of banditry. Certainly, there were those types in feudal Japan, and Warlord Games is letting yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 11th, 2017
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Ah yes, another 2-player starter set. We all know how much I love them. This time around, it’s heading over London during WWII. The Battle of Britain was a major event in the course of the war, with British and German pilots fighting it out in close-quarters dogfights. Warlord Games’ Bloo...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
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...