Ancients

By Polar_Bear
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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
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May 31st, 2017
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The week continues along. It’s a shortened week for many of us, but it’s still a week. We’ll make it to next weekend, eventually, though. No worries. But if we want to get there, we should re-energize with some bite-size gaming stories. Today we have: New Magic Tokens Available From...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Apr 25th, 2017
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One of the biggest empires the Earth has known was that of the Romans. They turned the Mediterranean into their own, private lake and pushed far up into Europe with their conquests. There, they found all manner of tribes they simply called “barbarians.” For hundreds of years, the Romans a...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 22nd, 2017
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Hey kids. I see from my friends feed that quite a lot of you are headed to Chicago for Adepticon. I really wish I was going. I would be, but there’s a bunch of proofing projects that are coming along, and I know how you gamers get if you have to wait even an extra […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 2nd, 2017
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The week continues to just crawl on by. Man, I’ve not felt a week has taken this long for quite a while. I feel like I should be typing up the Friday Snippets instead of the Thursday Terrain Corner. But here we are. What do you suppose the chances are that the weekend will be […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 24th, 2017
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Man, no day has felt entirely “right” this week. Monday was an amalgam of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Tuesday was like a Monday. Wednesday was kinda like a Friday. Yesterday was like a Saturday, but a lot busier. Today’s… still getting started, honestly. But it doesn’t...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 23rd, 2017
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It’s Thursday and I’m at home. The Office Move continues, with much of the furniture making its way to the new building. But since the new place isn’t quite ready yet, many of us are working from home. Besides, trying to write while movers are going up and down the halls with stuff ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 10th, 2017
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We’ve arrived, beautiful readers. Friday is here and we’re making our way through it to the weekend. It won’t be long now and there’ll be a couple great days of just hanging out and maybe doing some gaming. I’m happy because my friend came back from LVO and brought me th...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 3rd, 2017
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We’ve made it back to Friday. The weekend stretches before us like an empty canvass, ready to be painted with all the colors in life’s palate… Man, listening to Chuck Mangione while typing posts will do something to me, apparently. But anyway, it’s time to stuff ourselves once...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jan 30th, 2017
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We’re once again at the beginning of the week. It’s ok, though, at least for me, because I have cheesecake with raspberry-lime sauce (I did say I was going to make some over the weekend). That should help tide us over to next weekend, where gaming will be had (hopefully). And if thereR...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jan 19th, 2017
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And just like that, we’ve made it to Thursday. The weekend is almost within our grasp. Hopefully you have gaming-related plans. This weekend is the first Board Game Day up at the Milton Library for the year. They took last November and December off, but they’re back once again. If you don...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 13th, 2016
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Technology has made it so we don’t have to carry around slices of trees with us wherever we go. Most of us have some form of computer in our pockets most of the day. Then there’s those with tablets (the computers, not, like pills). Well, Warlord Games is letting you use those devices to r...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 8th, 2016
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are long gone, but that doesn’t mean that all the sales are done for until the After Christmas ones being. No, there’s still deals to be had, especially from Warlord Games....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 18th, 2016
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How’s everyone doing today? Ready for the weekend? I think I’m gonna keep mine rather chill, just putting together the last of my friend’s Guild Ball stuff. They’re already assembled. They just need greenstuff work done on ’em (filling in some small gaps, filling in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Nov 14th, 2016
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You know that scene in the Lord of the Rings where those massive elephant-creatures storm into battle with a whole host of troops on the back? Yeah, except for an order of scale, that sort of thing did happen. War elephants were essentially the tanks of their day. The creatures were very resilient an...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 29th, 2016
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Hey there, everyone. I hope you’re all having a great Saturday. I just got back from the grocery store (I’m typing this up a decent amount earlier than it is set to go live) so I can get ready to have some company over for a low-key Halloween party. I’m making cookies, chocolate-coa...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 17th, 2016
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The Hail Caesar line is getting quite a bolster with several new releases available over in the Warlord Games webshop. Spanish, Roman, German, and Numidian forces all get new figures to add to their armies....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 4th, 2016
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I mean, his name’s right there in the title of the game. Rome’s legions under the control of Gaius Julius Caesar was one of the most formidable fighting forces the world has ever seen. Sent to conquer Gaul, Caesar soon returned to the Italian peninsula and after several more victories, wa...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Sep 28th, 2016
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We’re halfway there, kids. The weekend is just 2.5 short days away (well, hopefully they’re relatively short). Hopefully you’re starting to get together plans for those great days off. And more-hopefully, those plans include gaming. I’ve not fully figured out what I’ll b...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Sep 16th, 2016
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Sometimes you come across an idea for a game and go, “That’s awesome! I’m surprised you don’t see more games like that!” Well, that’s what we’ve got here with Cretacea. It’s a miniatures skirmish game where you play as dinosaurs in the Cretaceous Period...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 14th, 2016
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The work week continues along. It’s already half-over, in fact. Hopefully yours is going well. Mine’s not been great, but I’m making it through. Got board game day at the library coming up this weekend again. Should be a good time. But in the meantime, let’s bulk up on some bi...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 3rd, 2016
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So, I have made it to Indianapolis for Gen Con. And I’m sitting in my hotel room, sorting e-mails, replying to e-mails, and typing up these posts. I hope you all appreciate it. 😉 😛 Anyway, seeing as it is Wednesday (though it certainly doesn’t feel like it, at least to me), it’s tim...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 20th, 2016
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We’ve made it to the halfway mark. Just the rest of today, and then two full days and we’ll be back into the sweet embrace of the weekend. How will you be beating the heat? Inside gaming? Outside trying to catch them all? A little of both? Just be sure to hydrate. A group of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 29th, 2016
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The week continues along, as it tends to do. It’s only just today that I really realized that this upcoming weekend is a long one for those of us here in the US. The 4th of July falls on Monday. So that’ll be cool. Time for some BBQs. But before we get to the hamburgers, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 22nd, 2016
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Usually prices go up over time. Inflation and all that. But this story is about prices going the other direction. Paint.Play.Enjoy, the folks that make GGA (Granny Grating Armies), have decided that they’re going to be lowering the prices on their products starting on the 25th....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 20th, 2016
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Warlord’s combining together a couple previews for us in this post. Though the two previews are for different games (Bolt Action and Hail Caesar), seeing the two together is now making me go, “Hmm… what if you did have war elephants in a WWII game?”...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 15th, 2016
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Another day and we’re that much closer to the weekend. Who doesn’t love that? I mean, it’s even a convention weekend. Heck, Origins is up and running right now! Hello out there all you Origins-goers! Be sure to stop by the CoolMiniOrNot booth and give Ray a hug. Tell him I sent you....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 3rd, 2016
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There’s all sorts of civilizations that lived throughout the Mediterranean area during the Bronze Age. Just about every island had their own, unique group that traded with the others. Well, Warlord Games wants you to be able to play all those various groups in Hail Caesar, and so there’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
May 28th, 2016
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Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Wooooooooooooo! When you’re reading this, I’m hopefully using my Battle Chef in combat. But that’s me. For you who’s here reading the site, I’ve got your Review Roundup for you. Today we have: Hail Caesar, Force on Force, Codenames, Five Tribes,...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
May 9th, 2016
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The Roman army was quite a formidable fighting force. But that’s not to say they weren’t impossible to defeat. A group that had somewhat regular success against them were the various tribes in Germania. Warlord Games’ supplement to Hail Caeser lets you bring those vicious tribesmen ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
May 2nd, 2016
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I hope your Monday is starting off alright. Mine is starting off with a lot of visitors to the office. Much of the Brazil crew is in town for the Expo later this week. And I got a gift. They brought me some special flour so I can make a traditional Brazilian dish. So my […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 2nd, 2016
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We’re working our way through convention season. Last weekend was KingdomCon. The week before that was PAX East. Next week is CMON Expo. If you’re out going to shows, you might have less funds than usual for gaming. Well, the folks at Warlord Games still want you to be able to get the fig...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Apr 28th, 2016
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Granny Grating Armies (or GGA to their friends) fell short of their goal the first time around on Kickstarter. But they didn’t let that keep them down. They retooled, re-imagined, reconfigured, and have relaunched their campaign. This time they’re seeing much more success, having made it ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Apr 19th, 2016
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Everyone likes to get more for their money. Whether it’s because you don’t have a lot and want to keep what you can, or you have a lot but want a whole lot more, we all love to save a few bucks if we can. Well, Warlord Games is here to help out. They’ve got […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Apr 3rd, 2016
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It’s early Sunday morning, and that means packing things up here in the room. It’s the final day of Adepticon. If you’ve been here, I hope you’ve had a good time. If you’ve not been here, I hope the photos have helped you live vicariously through my lens. To help with th...