Historical

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 ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 17th, 2017
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Warlord Games has some new Bolt Action releases available over in their webshop. They’ve also started taking pre-orders for their next campaign book. This time, they’re headed back to the Pacific, specifically the islands of New Guinea. If you’re gonna get there, you’re gonna ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 13th, 2017
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The greatest German Tank Ace (and, actually, the top tank ace from the whole war) of WWII was Kurt Knispel. If you’d like to add him to your forces in Bolt Action, you only have a small window in which to recruit him. Warlord Games is taking orders from now until the 16th....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 12th, 2017
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Is the week going by fast for anyone else? I woke up this morning and was like, “whoah… it’s already Wednesday!” I guess being busy will do that for you. Monday was All the News! Yesterday was more news, a regular meeting, and then working on a new article. Today’s headi...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 11th, 2017
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Acheson Creations is looking to bring you a new miniatures skirmish game. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for Vikings: Great Hall Burning which brings in some all-new terrain, as well as figures commissioned by Company D Miniatures, and rules by Two Hour Wargames. It’s like a Just...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 11th, 2017
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Warlord Games is coming out with a new WWII miniatures game. This one take place in the skies over the heads of the troops fighting below. It’s called Blood Red Skies and it gives players a chance to recreate those classic dogfights over Europe and the Pacific. They have lots of different bundl...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 10th, 2017
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Sally 4th. July 4th. Seems legit. Yeah, I know we’re passed the 4th (it being currently the 10th and all). But anyway, July is a good time to get into Combat Patrol, the WWII skirmish game. Sally 4th is running a special on their website for a starter set, as well as having posted up […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 7th, 2017
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One thing about Historical games is that you often get to play characters that were actual people and had actual lives. … I guess it’s a bit different if you play a young version of them and they get killed off in a fight… Ah well, that’s half the fun. Anyway, Warlord Games is...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
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 Historical
Jun 30th, 2017
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Ok, so maybe you don’t want a skirmish-sized WWII game. Maybe you want platoons and artillery and such all over the field. So you play some Bolt Action. And for those that are looking for a new force, there’s a whole bunch of Polish Airborne forces you can pick up now. And I do mean [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 30th, 2017
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Sometimes you don’t want to play a big game of whatever. But if you’re a historical miniatures fan, you might feel you’ve got limited options for skirmish-sized games. Well, 1-48TACTIC looks to change that. It’s a WWII skirmish game where you can play with as few as 3-4 figure...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 30th, 2017
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Would you believe the year is half-over already? Yeah. As we stand on the cusp of July, the first half of the year is behind us. Is it going by fast for you, too? It certainly has for me. Personally, I’m ready for autumn, because it’s my favorite time of year. Plus, I want to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 28th, 2017
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The week continues along. We’ll get back to that ever-loving weekend soon. Just another couple of days and it’ll be time once more. And I’m sure a lot of people in the US are going to be celebrating this weekend. With the 4th of July being a Tuesday this year, I’m guessing a l...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 26th, 2017
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It’s Monday. How’s yours going? Mine’s… being a Monday. But, as usual, we’ll make it through. And getting our gaming tables looking good is going to help. Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Terrain Available For Beyond the Gates of Antares, Final Week For Eslo Terr...
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 19th Century
Jun 22nd, 2017
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It’s time to set sail once again for the Caribbean. There’s pirates, natives, Spanish, French, and all sorts of people navigating through the tropical waters in search of resources. This, of course, leads to all manner of conflict. Those you can play out on your table in Blood & Plun...
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
In 19th Century
Jun 19th, 2017
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The French Revolution was a very turbulent time (to say the least). Various factions were all vying for power with one-another, the citizens were taking to the streets, and heads were rolling (literally). In the French National Assembly building, powerful players were looking to make deals and win vo...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
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 Historical
Jun 16th, 2017
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The Germans have invaded England! Regular folks from all over the country are doing their best to resist their advancements at every turn. Men and women from both the city and the country, who may have never thought about being part in an active warzone are doing their part. That’s what’s...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 16th, 2017
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It’s that time again, everyone. Friday. The gateway to the weekend. I’m sure a lot of you are going to be heading out to the LGS to try the new edition of 40k. I’m hoping to just hang out with some friends and keep things chill. I saw some games of 8th Edition last week […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jun 16th, 2017
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Arr, mehearties! The deckhands over at Firelock Games is working on a new expansion set for Blood & Plunder. You’ve wanted more buccaneer action, and they’re ready to deliver. There’s a whole lot they’ve got in store, from new foot models to new ships, and more. Check it ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 15th, 2017
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The week rolls along. It’s been a busy one for me, occasionally getting to the office at 4am to get started on various articles, proofing projects, and, of course, making sure you get the news. But today wasn’t so bad. I got here at the regular 5:45am, as I usually do. 😉 Also, it was [&he...
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
In Historical
Jun 9th, 2017
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You know, it really is amazing how fast airplane technology advanced during its early year. I mean, the Wright Brothers had barely gotten their flier off the ground, it seems, and then you’ve got aerial dogfights and bombers and all that sort of stuff going on. Truly amazing. And you can bring ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 9th, 2017
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Not everyone in Britain was against the Germans leading up to WWII (and even during it). Popular culture might say that it was everyone in the world versus the Germans, Italians, and Japanese, but it was not the case. For Bolt Action, Warlord Games has created a figure for Sir Oswald Mosley, someone ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 9th, 2017
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One thing with miniatures is that you can change just a couple things on a figure and get a whole new miniature out of it. This economy of sculpts lets a company put out a large number of figures in a relatively short amount of time. By changing the type of weapon on a gun […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 8th, 2017
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Warlord Games is letting you British players bulk up your forces a bit with a trio of new releases for Black Powder. There’s a new Highland Regiment, a British Household Brigade, and a British Union Brigade. Because who likes having to wear pants or walk to battle?...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 7th, 2017
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Well, this has been quite a week. Monday had the site down for reasons that are still not 100% identified (it blipped again a little earlier today, but was once more fixed by our outstanding IT guy, Lucas). Tuesday was busy playing catch-up. Plus, there’s been article-writing and such behind-th...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 2nd, 2017
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Pillage! Plunder! Burn! That’s the mantra of vikings. That’s also what you’ll be doing in Great Hall Burning, a new set of rules by 2 Hour Wargames for playing armies during the Viking Age (about the 8th century to the 11th, give or take a couple decades). The rules include a robust...