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Germany's tanks during WWII were the epitome of technology at the time. They had some of the biggest guns and thickest armor ever used in battle (outside of the navy). You can bring that punch and toughness to the tabletop in Tanks from Gale Force Nine. Here, we get a look at the Tiger I.
It's time once more for a Review Roundup. Why? Because it's Saturday! Woo!
As you read this, I'm hanging out with some friends, playing games. Took over a group of favorites, and hopefully will get me a new Guild Ball opponent, too. I also baked brownies, because I can't go to a friend's place empty-handed. Hopefully you're doing something similar, be it at a friend's place, your garage, or your LGS.
But anyway, I know you're really here for those reviews.

Today we have: Legends Untold, Mage Wars Academy: Warlock & Priestess Expansions Review, Aggressor: Recon, Shadows of Brimstone, Tambuzi, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, Kill Doctor Lucky: Deluxe 19.5th Anniversary Edition, Tanks: Panther vs Sherman, Junk Art, Roll Player, and Potion Explosion.

While Tanks from Gale Force Nine puts the emphasis on the machines of war as they roll across the battlefields, blasting at each-other, one would do well to remember that without the crews, those vehicles would just be masses of metal and plastic sitting motionless on the battlefield. And those crews all came from different countries with distinct philosophies towards war. In these articles from Gale Force Nine, we get a look at some of the different Doctrine cards, as well as a look at the special card in the Mechanics kit.
Before the United States actually entered into WWII, they had the Lend-Lease Program with various Allied countries. This allowed the US to give arms and equipment in support of the war effort without actually being committed to the conflict. Though I'm not entirely sure how one would use a tank after it'd been used in a world war by your friend and then given back to you. But whatever. One of the pieces lent was the M-10, which will be making its way to tabletops in Tanks in November.
Money, money, money, money, moooooneeeeeeeey!
Mooooooooooooneeeeeeeeeey!
That's basically the Ferengi national anthem. For them, it's all about what they can make money off of and how can they get it as cheaply and easily as possible. And that's just what they'll do in order to expand their reach in Star Trek: Ascendancy when their expansion set comes out. It's that set which we get a look at today.
The countries engaged in WWII didn't just differ in the technology they put into their weapons of war, they also had very different training strategies and different combat doctrines that they followed. So if you just swapped a Panzer for a Pershing, you'd still have a different way that the tank was used in combat due to different tactics. In Tanks, from Gale Force Nine, you'll be able to distinguish your forces a bit more with Doctrine cards, of which we get a preview today.
The weekend is over. It's back to the office. But, hopefully, you got some gaming in over the past couple days. Me? I played some Guild Ball (Masons beat the Morticians) and then some Dogs of War (my favorite game that CMON makes). I also got to watch a game of On Her Majesty's Service. They already had 4 for the game, so I was just a spectator, but that game looks pretty cool.

But that's as may be. Currently, we're here to make your gaming tables look as good as possible. So, with that in mind...

Today we have: Maki Games Launches Modular Underground Project Kickstarter, Badlands Terrain returning soon to Gale Force Nine, Heroic Maps - Sowthistle Farm, Badlands: Pwork Wargames Gaming Mat Now Available, New From Skull Forge Scenics: Resin Graveyard Entrance, New Terrain and Miniatures at Armorcast, and Terra-City One Dual Carriagway Sections Available From Sally 4th.

Giggity.
Family Guy has been a cultural phenomenon since its original launch. How many quotes do you know from the show? I'm guessing a lot, and probably more than you even realize. Soon, Gale Force Nine will be bringing the irreverent and slightly raunchy humor to your living rooms via Stewie's Sexy Party Game. They've posted up a preview for everyone to check out.
And we've once more made it to the weekend successfully. The natural order has been maintained. I mean, just think if we woke up the day after Friday and it was, like, Wednesday or something. Man, that'd be a mess. But, as I said, that's not happened. As such, we should get on with the regular Saturday routine and get you some reviews.

Today we have: Kill the King, Captain Sonar, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, The Dragon & Flagon, No Honor Among Thieves, Via Nebula, Behind the Throne, Star Trek: Ascendancy, Antarctica, Costa Rica, Heroes of Normandie iOS, Lost Woods, Battle Gnomes, and Ice Cool.

Gale Force Nine has a preview up of a new model they've been working on that's part of their Dungeons & Dragons line. Just as the cool mornings here are a preview of the cold to come, so is this preview of a Frost Giant a look at the icy death that is sure to come to your party (that sounded a lot cooler (no pun intended) in my head).
Gale Force Nine has posted up a new Tanks preview. This time around it's the British Achilles tank. If you want something with a nice bit of punching power, you might want to check it out.
Tanks.
You're welcome.
Yeah, I probably used that joke before. Whatever. Tanks, from Gale Force Nine, lets you jump straight to where most of us want to go and puts your tanks versus your opponent's. Well, they've got some new figures coming out in October. One of them is the Jackson, of which we get a look at today.
So, it's coming up to 8pm. Day 2 is definitely in the books for Gen Con 2016. It's been a very busy day. I'm tired, but still pretty amped about everything that's gone on. And I'm sure you all would like to know about some of it. There's been about a billion things to see. So, relatively, here's a rather small percentage. More will come tomorrow.
I said the other day that this weekend is going to be crazy with everyone getting any sort of last-minute things ready for the show. That includes letting people know what sort of things will be waiting for them when they get to a particular booth. Also, that includes me taking a Saturday to share all that news coming in with you. It's cool, though. Gamers, on the whole, are pretty cool people, especially guys like Peter over at Gale Force Nine. He's posted up what they'll be bringing with them to the show and wanted me to share. So here you go.
We all know that Gen Con is coming up in a couple weeks. But it's not the only big event being held on August 3-7. If you're not going to Indy, but instead are going to Vegas, you can take part in the huge Star Trek Las Vegas event happening there. Gale Force 9 will be attending both, and they'll have special versions of their Star Trek: Ascendancy game with them.
Ah, Saturday. What cannot be accomplished on a day such as this?
... except maybe typing correctly, since the first time through writing that I had 3 typos. *double-checks that they're all fixed* ... Ok, I think I got 'em.
I'm big on tradition, and the tradition for Saturday is to post a Review Roundup. So let's get to it.

Today we have: Destroy BCN, Waggle Dance, Amasser Dragons, Cthulhu Realms iOS, Builders of Blankenburg, Imps Devilish Duels, Crisis, Ra, Piratoons, Star Wars: Empire Vs Rebellion, The Chicago Way, GemPacked, Animals On Board, Cry Havoc, Potion Explosion, and Klask.

Well, as was expected, Thursday has turned into Friday. The week's still going by quickly (that's NOT a complaint). So it should be almost no time before I'm headed home for a lovely weekend of... I'm not 100% sure what I'll be up to this weekend. Having spent the last two Saturdays driving ~9 hours, if I just was to chill at home, I'd be able to handle that. But that doesn't mean I shouldn't stock up on some bite-size gaming stories in the meantime.

Today we have: Final Minutes for Wander on Kickstarter, FossilPunk Foundry To Launch Sauriana Kickstarter, Pre-orders open for Full Battle Rattle Miniatures modern Canadian Infantry, Organisers Guide to Tanks OPS Kits Posted, Victoria Miniatures Universal Victorian Guard Now Available, Drawlab Running Legendary Dice Throwers Kickstarter, Poorly Dubbed Action Heroes Paper Minis Now Available, Brigade Models Release 6mm Kirin Walker, and New Tokens & Templates for WW2 Gaming from Sally 4th.

The week rolls on. We've made it to Wednesday. I'm hoping your week is treating you well. After this, it's downhill to another weekend. We can certainly make it if we try. Until then, we should stock up on some bite-size gaming stories. And that's just what we have here.

On the platter today is: Brother Vinni Releases New Shadows for Their Dungeon Sisters, The Lords of Rock Kickstarter is coming August 1st, Gale Force Nine share more details on Tanks Organized Play, Kromlech Releases New Legionary Close Combat Arms, New 30mm and 40mm Space Dungeon Base Deals from Tabletop-Art, Werewolf Star Player Added To RN Estudio Indiegogo Campaign, Hitech Miniatures Releases Sanctifier Cornelius, Rebel Minis Releases New 28mm Forsaken Packs, Pre-Order Roleplaying Spell Effects on Backerkit, and Kromlech Releases New Orc Incinerator Team.

Saaaatuuuuuuurrrdaaaaaaaaaay!
Saturday of a long weekend, too. All. The. Bonus!

But that doesn't mean I'm going to shirk my duties. You want your review articles, and I'm here to give them to you.

So I present to you: Who Knew, Everdawn, Flick 'Em Up, Night of Man, Ra, Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization, Tyrants of the Underdark, VIII Corps: The Somme 1916, Wombat Rescue, Nefarious, Apotheca: The Secret Potion Society, Back to the Future: An Adventure Through Time, Dungeon Time, Bear Valley, and Millennium Blades.

People learn in different ways. Some of you can just read a rulebook cover-to-cover and know everything you need to know about a game. Others learn by hearing the rules talked about with friends or on a podcast or something. Others still learn best by actually just trying something out. For those that are in that last group, Gale Force Nine has posted some learn-to-play scenarios for Tanks.
"Try before you buy." "Take a test drive." "First hit's free."
Words to live by (Well... maybe not that last one). We all know my fondness for companies that post rulebooks for their games online. The fine fellows over at Gale Force Nine have done just that for Star Trek: Ascendancy, their upcoming board game of sci-fi conquest. The rulebook is now up online for your downloading and reading pleasure.
Ah, Saturday. What cannot be accomplished on a day like today?
*hears someone shout out "You can't build Rome in a day!"* ... Ok, besides that. *hears people shout out hundreds of other things* Ok, fine! But besides the roads, education, the aqueduct, and stability, what have the Romans ever given us?
... I feel I've gotten off-track. Here's today's Review Roundup.

This time around we have: V-Wars, Imhotep, Celestia, Escape From the Aliens in Outer Space, Ghost Stories, Adventure Time Card Wars: Fionna vs Cake, Tanks – Panther vs Sherman Starter Set, T.I.M.E. Stories (spoiler-free and spoiler reviews), Light of Dragons, Roots of Mali, and Mage Wars Arena Battlegrounds Domination.

It's Friday, everyone. Keep calm and we'll get through this just fine and then move onward into the bliss that is the Weekend. My gaming is going to start early, as when I get out of here, I'm going to an Irish Pub nearby for some bangers and mash. Afterward, it's back to my place for Guild Ball (gonna teach a friend that's been wanting to learn since Adepticon). But before I head out, I'm going to have an appetizer of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: New 360 Video Posted by Red Panda Miniatures, UNITS - Post-apocalyptic Loot Cards on Kickstarter, Gale Force 9 demos Tyrants of the Underdark at Origins Game Fair, The Army Painter Running Zombicide & Wulfsburg Painting Bundle Deal, Biohazard Game Contest Happening Now, New X-wing and Armada Accessories from CorSec Engineering, Kromlech Weekend Promo Announced, and Dust USA At Origins.

Ok, so Battlefront owns Gale Force Nine and they've got bunches of tanks, but this is the game, Tanks, that we're talking about, specifically, here. Grab your platoon of tanks and take on your opponent's in this quick, small-scale game.
As you should hopefully know by now, Gale Force 9 is coming out with a new Star Trek board game this summer. It's called Star Trek: Ascendancy and it puts you in charge of an entire race in the Star Trek universe, each one of you trying to control as much of the galaxy as possible. Well, along with the game, certain sets are labeled 50th Anniversary Issue sets and will come with extra cards.
 

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