Ancients


Grand Manoeuvre Releases Storm of Spears Hoplite Rules

It feels like it's really been a while since we've gotten an ancient warfare miniatures release on here. That changes with the release of Storm of Spears, a new set of miniatures rules for playing games set in 431-360BC. Grab your round shield, your pike, and your helmet, and hit the field shoulder-to-shoulder with your brothers in arms.


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New Hail Caesar Sets Available To Order From Warlord Games

A couple of different time periods on display here in Hail Caesar today. Starting off, there's a new supplement book, Shield Wall, which covers the Dark Ages. As with all Warlord Games books, if you order direct from them, you get an exclusive figure. They've also got a huge set where you can get the book, a couple starter armies, and a bunch of accessories in one go. Then, they hit the Wayback Machine to the land of Greece with the Theban Sacred Band (for if you think that all the gear the Vikings are wearing into battle is just too much).

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Achaean Archers, Libyan Close Fighters + Nubian/Kushite Close Fighters now Available For Hail Caesar

Warlord Games tends to run the whole gamut of times for their games. Hail Caesar is their game that spans the most. Here, you've got armies as "modern" as Ancient Rome, but it goes all the way back into almost pre-history. In this case, we're setting the Wayback Machine for the Bronze Age, with new Achaean archers as well as Libyan and Nubian melee warriors.

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New Starter Army Sets Available For Hail Caesar

For many hundreds of years, warfare was practiced in a certain way in the Western world. Armies of soldiers lined up shoulder-to-shoulder, with a round shield in front of them and a long spear in hand. The phalanx was the ancient world's version of the tank, essentially. And even as military advancements came along, the idea of standing shoulder-to-shoulder stuck for quite a long time. Well, if you're wanting to get back to war's roots, you can with these new starter armies for the Greeks and Spartans (yes, I know that Sparta was part of Greece, but look, I don't name these things. Plus, the various city-states really didn't consider themselves one country (far from it, in fact), so there's that as well) for Hail Caesar.

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New Releases Available For Gangs of Rome

The floodgates have opened. With the release of Gangs of Rome from Warlord Games, players are able to take to the streets of the ancient city with their own set of characters, looking to claw out a bit of power for themselves. You've possibly already picked up the starter set, but what about adding to it? Well, that's where this post will come in handy. There's more than a dozen new models and model sets you can pick up over in Warlord's webshop.

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Gangs of Rome Now Available From Warlord Games

As the Roman Empire aged, it didn't do so gracefully. Corruption ate away at the noble core, Rome, itself. As powerful individuals vied for even more power, they would get together gangs to take to the streets. Those gangs would do whatever they could in order to see their benefactor make it to the vaunted Senate. Now you can recreate those times with Gangs of War, a new miniatures skirmish game available now from Warlord Games.
Want to try it before you buy it? They've got a free rules download available.

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Warlord Games Taking Pre-Orders For The Roman Invasion of Britain Set

Roman conquests spanned more than just the area around the Mediterranean. They took over much of continental Europe and then made eyes at the isles just across the sea. The British Isles seemed ripe for invasion. However, all the Brits living there at the time didn't quite see it that way. There was much fierce fighting that you will soon be able to bring to your tabletop with the Roman Invasion of Britain set for Hail Caesar, available for pre-order now from Warlord Games.

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Early Egyptian and Nubian Javelinmen Available From Warlord Games

Early warfare was pretty simple (relatively speaking). Take a stick. Attach something really pointy to the end. Throw at the enemy. In a way, we're not really all that different now (just the points don't have to be as sharp, or the sticks as big, because we make those things go really, really, really fast). But if you'd like to have your warfare at throwing distance, Warlord Games can help with some new Egyptian and Nubian Javelinmen kits.

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Warlord Games Taking Pre-Orders For Gangs of Rome

The New Year will be here in less than a week. One of the new releases that's been tarnering attention is Gangs of Rome, the new skirmish miniatures game set in... well... Rome. The once-great Roman Empire has decayed down to the point where various gangs are ruling the streets. The strongest gangs are able to get their financial backers into the Senate, but it's going to be a tough fight. Pre-order your gang now and be the first gamer on your block with these figures next month. Want to know how it plays first? Download the rules for free.

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Friday Snippets

Hey everyone! We've made it to another Friday! Hopefully your week is going well. As we get nearer to the end of the year, mine's getting busier and busier. Articles, proofing projects, just all sorts of things to work on. It's going to be a busy holiday. But it's alright.
Anyway, let's get to today's tasty, bite-sized gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: Khurasan Releases Biblical Barbarian Foot Guards, ESLO Terrain Running 3D Printable Bases Kickstarter, and Hero of Nord Mini Available From Brother Vinni.


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Gangs of Rome Available To Order From Warlord Games

The Roman Empire has been around for hundreds of years. However, the glory of the empire has faded. Now, noble houses hire the toughest citizens they can find in order to fight for them in the streets. The winners are bound to get a seat in the Senate. But how much blood must be spilled in the meantime?
That's what you'll have to figure out in Gangs of Rome, a new historical miniatures skirmish game available to pre-order from Warlord Games.

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Friday Snippets

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 the plan for tomorrow. In the meantime, it's time to fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: Gundabad Orc Upgrade Set Available To Order from Forge World, Early Achaemenid Persian Immortals Available From Xyston Miniatures, More Really Useful Box Storage Items Available From Sally 4th, and New Iron Reich Warchief Available From Kromlech.


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New Viking Kits Available To Order From Warlord Games

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... warlords from Warlord Games... Seems appropriate).

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Midweek Snippets

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 heading along at a good clip, too. If I'm going to keep up this pace, I need to snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New 6mm armour releases from Khurasan, New Enclave Markers Available from Kromlech, Macedonian Greek Successor Heavy Cavalry Available From Victrix, Orc Green Baron Available from Kromlech, and Final Week For Circle of Blood: The Miniature Game Kickstarter.


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Midweek Snippets

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 Advanced Deployment, New Releases Available From Purgatory Miniatures, Khurasan releases 15mm Parthians, New Crystal Tech blank Bases Deals Available From Tabletop-Art, Surreal Dice Tower Coming To Kickstarter, Acheson Creations Releases Daedon Miniature, Final Days for Hedgerows and Heroes On Kickstarter, New Glyphs Available From Bits of War, and Flat Bases for War Contraptions Now Available From Tabletop-Art.


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