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New Hail Caesar, Black Powder, and Bolt Action Releases Available From Warlord Games

There's three eras of releases available to order from Warlord Games this week. There's a new Age of Bronze book for Hail Caesar. For Black Powder, it's a whole host of new heads to choose from. Bolt Action gets the biggest group of releases this week with more Afrika Corps and 8th Army sets. Let's take a look.


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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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Grand Manoeuvre Releases Bella Contra Barbaros, Rome's Wars with the Barbarians Rules

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 and these barbarians had... disagreements over who was in charge of what bits of land, and so there were quite a few wars that were fought. Now, you can bring those wars to your tabletop with Bella Contra Barbaros, a new set of miniatures rules from Grand Manoeuvre.

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Midweek Snippets

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 day to get your games. ;)
Anyway, if you're on the road or the plane or the pogostick, you're going to need to keep your energy up. So here's a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories to tide you over until you can get to Portillo's.

Today on the platter we have: Higher Grounds is Gearing Up for their Dhovaine Kickstarter, Privateer Press Bringing Nemo Bust To Adepticon, Killbox Games Running Frazetta Miniatures Kickstarter, Reichguard Knights Medieval Miniatures On Kickstarter, Early Imperial Roman Legionaries Available From Victrix, Hannibal & Hamilcar Coming To Kickstarter Next Month, Treasure Island reached Full Captain Kickstarter News, Dark Art Miniatures Releases British Motor Platoon Passenger Trays, Khurasan releases Southeast Asian baggage elephants, Win A Copy of the Outlands Rulebook, Casual Game Revolution Posts Top 5 Takeaways from GAMA Trade Show 2017, The Third Law: Kickstarter date confirmed, Acheson Creations Releases Megatherium (Giant Sloth), Weapon Platform Weapons Now Available Separately from Kromlech, The Iron Crows and other Dwarves of Kazhuk Izril, and Final Days For Dinosaur Island on Kickstarter.


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Thursday Terrain Corner

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 like that? Where Saturday afternoon I'll be going, "Geeze! Isn't it supposed to be Monday by now!?" Probably very low. But, in the meantime, let's make your gaming tables look as good as possible.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Battlefront Features Battlefield in a Box: Small Desert Houses, Robot City Obelisks Available From Frontline Gaming, Obelisk and Amphora sets Available From Tabletop-Art, Battlefront Features Battlefield in a Box: Desert Walls, Battlefield Game Mat Available From Pwork Wargame, New Arabian Terrain From Najewitz Modellbau, and New Exotic Locations Terrain From Sally 4th.


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Friday Snippets

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 entirely feel like a Friday. I guess that's what happens when you bookend 2 days at the office with days working from home.
Well, one way that today is going to feel like a proper Friday is by serving up some bite-sized gaming stories. Also, pizza for dinner. But that's not until this evening.

Today on the platter we have: Quizmania Coming To Kickstarter, Donate and get a Free Book From Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Expedition RPG Launches Quest-Writing Competition, New Xyston Miniatures Releases Available, Wamp releases two new 1/12th Scale busts, Pipmen Playing Cards Up On Kickstarter, Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder Coming to Kickstarter, and New Legion Armoury Releases Available From Kromlech.


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Thursday Terrain Corner

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 is a bit distracting.

Speaking of buildings, we've got a bunch of terrain stories for you today. One of the biggest Terrain Corners I can remember. So let's get to it.

Today we have: New Webshop Open For Last Sword Miniatures, Battlefield in a Box: Medium Desert House Available From Battlefront, Mage Company Features 12 Realms: Dungeonland Scenery Packs, Classic Columns Now Available From Tabletop-Art, Champion's Bowl Game Mat Available From Warzone Studio, New Gaming Mats Available From Frontline Gaming, Sailpower multi-scale Ships Up On Kickstarter, New Normandy Terrain From Najewitz Modellbau, Battlefield in a Box: Desert Escarpments Available From Battlefront, Manorhouse Workshop & RGFX collaboration: The Dark Crypt (Fog Tower), Valdisfjell The West Door Map Available From Heroic Maps, Warland Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame, Battlefield in a Box: Desert Palms Available From Battlefront, and New Orc Barrels Available From Kromlech.


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Friday Snippets

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 the new Season 3 cards and a couple players for Guild Ball. So I'll be assembling Granite and Veteran Siren either tonight or tomorrow, with them hopefully seeing the pitch soon. Best to make sure I'm well-fed on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: AEG Announces Thunderstone Quest Coming To Kickstarter, Sacred Sword Chibi Minis Up On Kickstarter, Nuclear Shrimp Posts Black Earth Indiegogo Preview, Tabletop-Art Releases Ancestral Ruins banderoles and symbols, Apocalyptic Upgrades Sci-Fi Minis Up On Kickstarter, Chronicles: The Game Coming To Kickstarter Later This Year, MidKnight Heroes Super Chibi Round 2 - Reboot Pledge Manager Now Open, Trollkins Minis Up On Indiegogo, 28mm Greek/Macedonian Figures Up On Kickstarter, Simeon and His Buffalo Available From Golem Miniatures, and Soviet Passenger Trays Available From Dark Art Miniatures.


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Friday Snippets

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 more on some bite-sized gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: Acheson Creations’ Primaeval Designs KickStarter Up and Running, 15mm.co.uk to merge back into Alternative Armies during February 2017, Khurasan releases 15mm Gasgans, and Brigade Models Release 15mm Starship Crew.


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Monday Terrain Corner

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 there's going to be gaming, there should be good-looking gaming tables. So let's help with that.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Algoryn Orbital Transmat from Sarissa precision, New wave of 15mm terrains from Terrains4Games, Brigade Models Release 2mm Roman Fort, and Walking Dead miniature game mat release from Deep-Cut Studio.


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