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American Civil War

Happy International Tabletop Day, everyone! *party cannon*
I hope you're celebrating in style. I know some of you are out at KingdomCon. Others of you are at PeteCon. Still others are just hanging out at your LGS getting your gaming on. Well, however you're celebrating, I hope the dice/cards/whatever are in your favor. Remember, it's all about having fun and making friends.
Anyway, if you're wondering what game you should play today, maybe some of these reviews can help out.

This week we've got: Firefly: Crime and Punishment expansion, Strife: Legacy of the Eternals, Clans of Caledonia, Quartz, World's Fair 1893, Game of Trains, The Captain is Dead, The Walking Dead: All Out War, Farsight, Martians: A Story of Civilization, Zephyr: Winds of Change, Exit The Game, Morels, and Perry Miniatures' Confederate Infantry.

We're already to Wednesday. That's what happens when you've got a day off at the start of the week.
This'll be my last day here in the old office. We're moving up the street a couple miles to a new building. Got a couple days at home, though, as they work to finish up some last details on the new place (like... internet) and get all the furniture and such in place. But in the meantime, let's stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Ares Games Announces Divinity Derby Kickstarter, New 6mm American Civil War Paper Armies From Grand Manoeuvre, New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Squarriors: The Card Game Coming To Kickstarter, Lead Adventure Miniatures Launches Dwarven Gold Fever, and Badass Riders Coming To Kickstarter.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
Or, for those of you not in the US. Happy Wednesday!
As for me, I'm going to be busy when I get home. I need to bake another pumpkin pie, put turkey 1 into the brine bucket, speed-thaw turkey 2 (place in cold, running water for a couple hours), and make whipped cream for the pies (cream, sugar, and spices). Gonna be very busy, but should be fun. But to have enough energy for that, I need to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: New Infinity Dice Sets From Corvus Belli, New Bases Available From Micro Art Studio, BattleScribe 2.0 Released, Dungeonland PnP is now available and Kickstarter Stretch Goals are revealed, New Alien Heads From Ramshackle Games, Okumarts Games team up with GG Studios, New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Divine Art Playing Cards up On Kickstarter, Comrades in Battle Stretch Goal Levels Lowered, Head set Multi Pack From Ramshackle Games, NPC For Hire Game Aid On Kickstarter, New Temple of Isis Bases From Tabletop-Art, Fusion Bases by Wamp Up On Kickstarter, Highway System Coming to Kickstarter, New Female Greatcoat Troops Available From Victoria Miniatures, and New Hordes Token Sets Available From Advanced Deployment.

At once, it feels both like, "wow. Already Wednesday?" and "wow. How is it only Wednesday?"
Is it that way for anyone else or just me?
I feel like I've gotten a lot done, but have a lot more waiting ahead of me.
Ah well. We'll make it. Break on through to the other side. To help with that, here's a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Scotia Grendel New Releases - October 2016, Rebel Minis Launches Rise of the Animechs Kickstarter, Shatterlands Kickstarter Reaches Funding Goal, Xtraidos Skirmish Game Relaunching Soon On Indiegogo, Ether Wars Kickstarter Relaunch November 22nd + Giveaway starting this Tuesday, New Releases Available From Victoria Miniatures, Idea Jab Card Game Coming To Kickstarter "Pretty Soonish", Khurasan releases 15mm Seydlitz Tank, Geek Chic Releases The Vanguard Table, Chronicles Miniatures Game Looking For Beta Testers, Brother Vinni Releases Tricycle Robot, Final Hours For Shadows of Esteren On Kickstarter, Final Days for Ninja Arena On Kickstarter, Table Air Combat: U-2 Kukuruznik Now Available, Castles & Crusades latest Kickstarter in its final week, Twisted Brothers Studio join MAGE Company, and New Breacher Bikes Available From Kromlech.

Well, we've made it halfway through the week. Just another half to go and we'll be getting back to the weekend.
I know I could use to fuel up for that last push with a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Beneath Nexus Available for pre-order November 15th, Mage Company Posts 12 Realms: Dungeonland Cover, Comrades in Battle Passes Stretch Goals, and Kromlech New Release: New Breacher Bike Patterns.

Time has been playing weird tricks this week, I feel. The first several days flew by. Thursday took an eternity. Now, today's doing a little bit of both. I feel like it should be later than it is, so it feels like it's been a long time since this morning... but I've also gotten a ton of stuff done. So I dunno. I do know that I'm possibly going to be playing some Guild Ball this evening and then some D&D tomorrow. So that's cool. Better pack myself full of energy with some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Imperial Knight Heads From Forge World, Knight Models Previews Suicide Squad Dice, Kromlech New Release: Legionary Shotgun, Angels and Demons join Flatminis 2D miniatures range, Shadows of Esteren Announces Partnership with Syrinscape, Talisman is Free to Play This Weekend Only, Comrades in Battle Reaches Funding Goal, 15mm Naval Crews Range is Back From Capitan Games, and Final Days for Tavern Masters Kickstarter.

During the American Civil War, it wasn't terribly uncommon for two armies to be within several miles of one-another and barely know the other was there. This was a time before satellites and drones, after all. As such, small scouting parties meeting or a raid happening might involve just a couple dozen men, all together. Most Civil War rules don't quite allow for playing out these tense battles, but Capitan Studio is looking to fix that with Comrades in Battle, their new skirmish rules set. It's up on Kickstarter now.
Sometimes games just need to get themselves a little update. Old mechanics that worked at the time get to seem bulky or don't adequately cover what you want them to. New units surpass old ones in value. Things just seem stale. It happens. Well, Too Fat Lardies felt it was time to update Sharp Practice, their historical game of 1700-1865 combat. So they updated it. And now it's available.
Living in Atlanta, there's plenty of opportunity to learn about the events of the Civil War (just don't talk about that Sure-Man guy. That'll get you beat up). It was certainly a very tumultuous time in this country's history (a "no, duh" statement, I know). Now, Warlord Games is bringing that to your tabletop with Glory, Hallelujah, a new supplement for Black Powder that they're taking pre-orders for now.
I hope everyone's weekend was as productive as mine was. And yes, "I relaxed and unwound from a busy week" can count as being productive. At least, I think so.

But being Monday, it's back to the office for many of us. It also means a Terrain Corner feature.

Today's stories are: Brigade Models Release 2mm Apartment Blocks, Mats by Mars March Promotion "Mars Madness", Heroic Maps Modular Kit Egyptian Tomb Chambers Released, New 10mm American Civil War Pack Available at Escenografia Espislon, New range of 1:72 industrial buildings from Najewitz Modellbau, New Megalith Paper Terrain From DarekPages, West Land: Pwork Wargames fantasy gaming mat Now Available, and Hex Grids Now Avialable For Battlemap Layers.

Hey everyone. To those in the Northeast, I hope you're ok and you're able to start digging out of the snow that landed on your doorstep. Here in Atlanta, we didn't have much trouble at all. In fact, it was almost 50 degrees yesterday. *ducks the various things that are suddenly thrown at him*

Yes, well, that may be the case, but it's also the case that it's Monday. And seeing as it is Monday, it's time to make your gaming tables look better.

Today's Terrain Corner articles consist of: New American Civil War Forts from Brigade Models, Fantasy Arc Releases Bug Hunt Locations Expansion for Bug Hunt Corridors, and Pwork Wargames fantasy gaming mat: War Sands.

We're just chugging right along in the week. We've already made it back here to Wednesday. Hopefully the week has been treating you well.

As for us here, we've got another batch of bite-sized stories for your enjoyment to nibble on.

This time around there's: Iron Brigade New from All the King's Men, Vurt RPG Updates their Stretch Goals, Final Week for Lobotomy On Kickstarter, Blackwater Gulch Kickstarter - Croatoan Deeper Look, Arena Rex Emissaries Wanted, Proxie Models Releases New Card Game Tokens, 15mm Command Decision infantry for sale, Denizens of Galaxy III released at, and Dogmen of ruined Pudigrochumsberg coming for Flintloque.

We keep chugging along, beautiful TGN readers. The week rolls by and we continue on as well. It's that time once more to bring you some bite-sized stories we've come across in the past few days.

In this batch we have: New Goodies in the Advanced Deployment store, New Warthrone approved army list: Tomb Kings from Warhammer, Tobsen77 Iron Horse huge artillery now available, First Hammer's Slammer Detachment Pack Available from Brigade Models, Crooked Dice release the Weed, Meridian Miniatures releases Rat Warlock, Ogres coming soon at, Nvenom8 Designs Releases Kraken D20, West Wind Productions Releases Steam Velocipede for Empire of the Dead, New American Civil War Zouaves from All the King's Men, and Classic Large Goblins now at

Gettysburg, along with Waterloo, is one of the most well-known battles in history. Scores of books have been written about the conflict. Well, Lost Battalion Games is running a Kickstarter for a new tactical board game that lets you recreate the battle for yourself. The innovative part of the game is that there are several different scales of maps that you move between as you play, letting you dictate the movement of entire armies, but resolve conflicts on a much more "personal" scale.
I don't know about the rest of you, but for me, the week is just flying by! Can you believe it's already Wednesday? I hardly can. Hopefully the week is going well for the rest of you. I know a lot of readers are either on their way to, or about to make their way to Chicago for Adepticon this weekend. We'll have the intrepid Jared Miller there to cover the show, including the $10k Crystal Brush event, as well as just all the cool armies that are always on display.

Anyway, that's for this weekend. As for right now, it's time to feast on some bite-size stories we've collected over the past couple days.

This installment we have: Gamboni Board Game Coming to Kickstarter, some more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, New Print-and-Play Second Manassas Board Game from Wargame Shop, Laser Dream Works expands their ship offerings to the Medieval Era, Khurasan Miniatures sets up a Facebook page, (and to go with that) a First look at Khurasan Zantin weapons teams, Icarus Miniature Preview Drop Trooper Concept Art, Figone Releases 2 new Queen Minis, Dead Dwarves and Pigs released for Flintloque from Alternative Armies, Shaleground Big Oval and 32mm bases Now Available from Tabletop-Art, Siren Miniatures new release and special offers, and a Hitech Miniatures new release.

Well, my real name is Jason, after all... *whistles innocently while hiding machete behind back*

Anyway! We've got another bundle of bite-sized stories for you for today.

In this grouping we've got: New Releases at LaserCutCard and $1 shipping items, New 15mm Late Saxons at Splintered Light Miniatures, Manorhouse Workshop Underground Project Update #15, Mantic Games Exclusive Distributor for Secret Weapon in UK and EU, Beasties and Bygones Cartoon Fantasy RPG Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Midknight Heroes reveals its second Character for its Kickstarter, New Door Bells and Proclamations from Thomarillion, Trolka of Skandavia released in Resin from Alternative Armies, Brigade Models releases 2mm American Civil War Houses, Dadi & Piombo Releases The 1066 Supplement for Lords & Servant, The Card Caddy up on Kickstarter, Planetary Militia packs released at The Ion Age, New Armored Greatcoats from Kromlech, The Phalanx Consortium is Bringing Back Battle Cattle, and new tokens and templates for Infinity from Micro Art Studio. is having a sale on their American Civil War line over in their webshop. Until March 1st, you can get these 15mm models at 15% off. Seems like an appropriate number.


From the announcement:
It's another Sunday. Time for some more of the shorter, bite-sized stories that we've come across in the past couple days.

Also, yesterday during D&D, our party almost blew up the world (or at least an entire tropical island). Good times.

Anyway, for today we have: New Bad Lands Hero Previews and now EU Friendly shipping, DungeoNext terrain preview, new Fantasy releases from Scotia Grendel, Dark Sword Miniatures' Stephanie Law Masterworks Miniature range now available, Trolka in resin releasing this month for Flintloque, New Sherman Tank Accessories from Warchimera, Lead Adventure Miniatures releases Steam-Punk Ladies and Robots, Planetary Militia preview at The Ion Age, new Leather Pouch added to Alternative Civil War Kickstarter, Brigade Models Release 2mm ACW Forts, and Capitan Miniatures re-launching the former Warmodelling Catalog.

Escenografia Epsilon has a new 10mm barn terrain set available over in their webshop.


From the release:

The new 10mm reference: Barns (2 units) are available in our web. This item is the first reference in the new 10mm section, the American Civil War. We loves the 10mm items and we are working for produce more and more greats references in this scale.
If you are interested in a special period in this scale, please send-me and e-mail for help-me to produce exciting buildings.

The price for this pack is €12,99, and we send the items painted and Ready2Play.

Battle Brush Studios posted another review article on their website. This time it's the American Civil War Artillery Box from Perry Miniatures.


From the post:

It has been a while since I posted a review of a set of historical figures so today I would like to take a closer look at a recent review - the highly anticipated plastic American Civil War Artillery by Perry Miniatures.

All the King's Men has released new conversion bits to make African American soldiers for their 54mm miniatures.

Union Volunteers


From the announcement:

All the King's Men Toy Soldiers is pleased to announce separate heads to make black soldiers. These pieces can be used from the American Revolution to the American Civil War, and beyond. We offer them for both periods; American Revolution and American Civil War.

There are four different "poses": bare, in tricorne, in floppy hat, and in kepi. Use them with our existing bodies from the AWI and ACW to create black Patriots or Loyalists, or volunteers from the Civil War like the 54th Massachusetts.

The heads are also available in their own sets or in combo packs for their respective eras. Head sets are $5 for 12 pieces. These figures are 54mm metal, and come unpainted.

All the King's Men has several new 54mm Civilian Militia sets, for several different wars, available now over in their webshop.

ARW Militia


From the release:

All the King's Men Toy Soldiers is pleased to announce a new set of civilian militia. These figures can be used from the American Revolution to the War of 1812 to the American Civil War with the right combination of heads and command figures. We offer them for all three periods:

American Revolution
War of 1812
American Civil War

A set includes 12 men in 3 poses with 2 command, with separate heads included. All for $40 US plus shipping. These figures are 54mm metal, and come unpainted.

ATKM makes its own lines of 54mm miniatures for wargaming and collecting. Check out our free wargame rules PDF

Steve Barber Models has released a new 28mm scale American Civil War Cannon over in their webshop.


From the release:

ACWA11 1x Wiard cannon (both 6pdr and 12pdr barrels included) £6.60
(commissioned by Trevor Wheble)

Assault Publishing is having a sale on their website for their 3mm Napoleonics and American Civil War infantry figures.


From the sales sheet:

Assault Publishing runs the sale on 1/600 scale (3mm) models from ACW and Napoleonic ranges from O8. You can purchase these fine miniatures in really great price of 11,50 PLN (~3,7 USD or ~2,3 GBP) per pack!

Also The Assault Publishing store was rearranged a little. Now it is easier to find the rulesets or miniatures you wish to buy and the "Discounted articles!" section was added.

Visit the Assault Publishing on-line store, see the changes and make the shopping!

Xan Miniatures is a Spanish publisher that has a new line of American Civil War miniatures in 15mm.


From the release:

Xan Miniatures, a Spanish producer, has just released a new range of 15mm ACW figures. Really well sculpted and full of personallity.


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