Historical

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
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 7th, 2017
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It’s always nice to get something for nothing. Warlord Games certainly thinks so. So, for this month, they are giving you their Tank War game rulebook pdf for no cost at all. Yup, if you’re interested in seeing how this game works because WWII armor is interesting to you, you can check it...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 6th, 2017
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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 Kic...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 5th, 2017
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Napoleon had basically conquered all of Europe. Then he decided he’d go an invade Russia. History tells us how well that worked out for him. But you never know. Maybe you could’ve done better if you’d been in charge. That’s what you’ll get to try out with A Clash of Eagl...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 5th, 2017
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I’ve long been a big fan of armored units. Sure, infantry are fine, but it’s tanks and other heavy gear that really gets me going, “Oooh, that’s cool.” I know many of you out there agree. Heck, you’d probably want to play a game that was really all just tanks on a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 1st, 2017
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Now that we’re in September, summer’s pretty much over. I know that it’s really not quite done yet, officially speaking, but basically it is. As people come back from vacations and the kids head back to school, it’s a good time to ramp up on some more gaming. Capitan Games is ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 29th, 2017
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Even Origins-Award Winning games can sometimes use an update. Such is the case with Kampfgruppe Command, the game of WWII conflicts. It has been worked on by the original author, David Reynolds, and is now available with its 3rd edition book from Studio Capitan....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 24th, 2017
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Arguably the best tank deployed during the war, the King Tiger was feared by Allied tank commanders due to its formidable armor and ability to take out enemy takes at over 1.5 miles away. Lord only knows what would have happened if more had been produced, or if they hit the field earlier in the [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 23rd, 2017
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Walking to battle is so passe. Best to get yourself some sort of cool, armored vehicle with some big guns on it. They can be expensive, though. But Warlord Games is helping alleviate that by having a Tank Sale over in their webshop now....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 16th, 2017
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Man, people sure do love to get into wars. I have a history degree, and I still can’t keep up with all of them. I have to admit… I have no clue what the Marlburian Wars were. But if they’re a favorite of yours, Studio Capitan has released Marlburian Commander, a new set of rules [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 16th, 2017
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As I’ve said numerous times over the past couple weeks, Gen Con is coming. Like… tomorrow. There’s going to be, oh, about a bajillion things going on, so it’s best to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Plus, since we didn’t get it on Monday (and there’s a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 16th, 2017
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WWII was truly a global conflict. While the various European forces were making their way back and forth across that continent, and Rommel and Monty were dueling it out in Africa, the islands of the Pacific saw plenty of fighting as well. Sally 4th is now letting you recreate those battles with their...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 15th, 2017
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Though many of us think of grand battles such as Waterloo or the sieges of Vienna when it comes to conflicts from a couple hundred years ago, truth is that there were countless little skirmishes between warring factions during those larger campaigns. Studio Capitan feels that those, too, should be ab...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 11th, 2017
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Some new vehicles will be making their way to your Bolt Action tabletops soon. Warlord Games has a couple new skits they’re taking orders for. One’s the Opel Blitz/Maultier truck. The other is the Australian Matilda MkII tank (inc.CS/Frog flamethrower)....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 7th, 2017
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Baueda is getting down to crunch time for their 1-48TACTIC Kickstarter. They’re really close to funding, and they’re hoping that adding in a bunch more characters will get them across that finish line. There’s 6 new add-ons, total (3 each for the 101st American Airborne and the Germ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 4th, 2017
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Friday is here! Gateway to the weekend that it is, I hope you’ve all got some sort of plans for gaming over the next couple days. I’m certainly hoping to get some dice-rolling on tomorrow (as well as possibly check out this new West African restaurant I found out about). But before we get...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 4th, 2017
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It’s always cool, to me, when conflicts that were certainly important, but maybe less-known, get game rules for them. Most of us don’t think about the Mexican Revolution much, but it certainly was an important part of history. Now, Wily Games has created Viva la Revolucion!, a new scenari...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 4th, 2017
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Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! In the Pacific, the fight for New Guinea is ramping up. The Australians and the Papuans are ready to fight against the Japanese. You can bring that to your Bolt Action tabletops with all these new units available to order now....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 1st, 2017
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While I might prefer having a rulebook always in hand, that’s not an easy thing to do. For example, if I wanted to look up some game rules right now, I don’t have a stack of books next to me at my desk here at the office. But I do have various game books in […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 28th, 2017
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We have made it to the weekend. Well, almost, anyway. Just gotta finish up today and we’ll get there. It’ll be fine. But to make sure we can get to the cool stuff of the weekend, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: Last Sword Miniatures̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 28th, 2017
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We’re getting a little something from two different major theaters of WWII in today’s Bolt Action releases from Warlord Games. On one side of the world, there’s the new Type 91 So-Mo Armoured Car, which has parts to make it run on both roads as well as railroads. Over in Europe, and...
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 Accessories
Jul 24th, 2017
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Warlord Games is bringing a new faction, as well as some new cavalry options to Test of Honour, their new far-Eastern miniatures skirmish game. The new faction is Ch?bei’s Renegades. They’re based on a real figure from Feudal Japan. Ch?bei is seen as a Robin Hood type of character, who would pr...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 24th, 2017
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Who wants to walk into battle? Nobody, that’s who. You want to get there in style. And what’s cooler than getting to the fight in a cool motorcycle? Perhaps a tank? Well, the Germans were doing both in WWII, and Warlord Games is giving you two vehicles related to that. The first is the ne...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 21st, 2017
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As you all know, I’m a big fan of seeing rules for a game before I buy it. Well, Warlord Games’ newest endeavor, Blood Red Skies, has its rulebook now posted up online as a free .pdf download. If you’d like to check out this new game where you are in charge of squadrons over [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 19th, 2017
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WWII saw many different new weapons and tactics used out on the battlefield. It’d be impossible to represent each and every single way a trooper was kitted out during the conflict… but that doesn’t mean companies can’t try. Baueda has added 6 new characters as add-ons as part ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 18th, 2017
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Firelock Games is coming to the end of their latest Kickstarter for Blood & Plunder. The No Peace Beyond the Line expansion looks to add to everyone’s factions. But how best to keep track of it all? Well, that’s where the Unit Decks come in. Instead of having to flip through the rule...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 17th, 2017
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And we’re back once more in the office. The start of the work week is upon us. It feels like it’ll be an eternity until next weekend, but we’ll make it there. I hope your weekend was good. I spent all day Saturday playing games with my friend, as I mentioned. There was Ascension, Mu...
By Polar_Bear
In American Revolution
Jul 17th, 2017
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They say you want a revolution. Well, you know, we all wanna rule the world. In this case, it’s time to cast off the shackles of British rule so the colonies can become an independent nation on its own. That’s just what you’ll be doing in Revolutionaries, a new RPG that’s set ...