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Midweek Snippets

Midweek already. Never a complaint when we are already halfway through the week. Especially since I've got gaming lined up for Saturday. But before we get there, we need to actually get there, if you know what I mean. And if we're going to get there, we need to have snacks to eat. And that's just what we're here for now.

On the platter today we have: Divination Gaming Dice by DougOutCrafts Up On Kickstarter, Nuns with Laserguns Up On Kickstarter, Brigade Models Releases New 15mm Dragoon Half-tracks for Hammer's Slammers, Up to 25% OFF sci-fi Female Resistance Fighters range From Statuesque Miniatures, RN Estudio Running Mythexplorers II Kickstarter, and New Stalingrad Germans Available From Great Escape Games.


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Review Roundup

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.


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Pre-Orders Being Taken For The Chicago Way From Great Escape Games

Well... I mean... I am here in Chicago (ok, Schaumberg, but that's like saying "I live in Norcross, not Atlanta"). Seems fitting to announce that Great Escape Games is now taking pre-orders for The Chicago Way, their new skirmish game based on the rough-and-tumble Chicago streets during Prohibition.

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Great Escape Games Releases Iron Cross

As a historian, I love looking at historical game rules and seeing how each one tries to recapture the look and feel of whatever conflict they're trying to represent. You've got the big phalanx formations of ancient times. The ordered firing lines of the American Revolution. And then you've got some of the crazy chaos of WWII. Great Escape Games' new release, Iron Cross, looks to make the most simple and straight-forward set of WWII rules available. They're available now for you to try out.

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TGN Sunday Snippets

For everyone that's been worried about it: My fruitcake turned out perfectly. :P
Since I know that all of you have been waiting with baited breath to find out about it. We'll see how it goes over with everyone at the office tomorrow, where everyone will get a good bite of what, I hope, is a new revolution in thinking about fruitcake.

On the subject of good bites, we've got some bite-sized news stories for you, as usual.

Today's include: Iron Cross: release date & pre-order announced, Rebel Minis Releases 28mm Dark Hold Bonewalker Wraiths Set, Squadron Strike 2nd Edition Coming Now, and Hadekine Demon release by Gary Hunt Miniatures and Zombiesmith.


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Monday Terrain Corner

Well, for those of us here in the US, it's back to the "normal work week" for a few. Thanksgiving was great. I did make soup afterward. I've got quite a lot of it. Some will be frozen. Some will be given away. Much will be consumed over the next week. Should stave off any early-winter illnesses I might encounter.

In the meantime, though, normalization of everything begins with our Terrain Corner. We missed Thursday's because of the holiday, so we've got some extra for you today.

Stories include: Pwork Wargames City Ruins gaming mat now available, New 4Ground Dead Man's Hand Railroad Station and more, Sally 4th Terra Block Barroom set released, Manorhouse Workshop Update #7 – 3D Bases – Modular Terrain: Skirmish & Wargame, Final Days for Trash Bash Bits Part 2, and Two news Russian 15mm houses available From Escenografia Epsilon.


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Sword & Spear 2nd Edition Now Available

The time for pre-orders has come and gone. You can now order the 2nd edition of Sword & Spear for yourself from Great Escape Games. The rules let you play large battles set in the Ancient and Medieval periods. There aren't any minis specifically for the game, so you can use whatever figures you find most appealing. As long as they have equal basing, you're good to go.

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Sword & Spear 2nd Edition Available For Pre-order

For those of you historical gamers out there, Great Escape Games is now taking pre-orders for their 2nd edition rules set for Sword & Spear. For those that don't know, Sword & Spear is a rules set that lets you play out battles from the Ancient to Medieval time periods. There's no set of figures for it. You can use whatever you want, as long as the unit's facing is equivalent.

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Sunday Snippets

It's a rainy Sunday here in Atlanta. Seems like just the time to make some caramel-filled chocolate chip cookies.

Also seems like a good time to give you some bite-sized stories we've come across over the past couple of days.

In this batch, we have: Fireforge New Deals, Great Escape Games Posts FAQ for upcoming Iron Cross WWII rules, and "By Fire and Sword" North American webstore is ready to go.


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TGN Sunday Snippets

Welcome to Sunday. Hopefully you had a good day yesterday. I had my character die in my D&D game, but it was scripted that way, as I am taking back over DM duties for the campaign. It should be a good time.

Anyway, it's Sunday and we've got another batch of bite-sized stories to present to you.

This time we've got: Some more Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Drill Sergeant free miniature for May at The Ion Age, Brigade Models Release 6mm Mercenaries, Fireforge website back online, BluBot Masking Stencils Kickstarter Stretch Goals Unlocking, Heroic Maps - The Sepulchre of Last Vigil, New 10mm Dark Age Barns from Escenografia Epsilon, and Great Escape Games: fantastic new 4Ground realistic trees.


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Great Escape Games Salute Deals

Great Escape Games has plans for this Saturday that coincide with a lot of other people's plans for Saturday. They'll be at Salute and would love to see you there. They've got various special deals going on. You can get free minis or terrain with select purchases. They have special bundle deals on books as well. Check below the cut for what they'll have going on.

From the announcement:
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Friday Snippets

You've survived another week! You deserve something special. You know, you've worked hard. Take the next two days off, on me. (Note: offer only valid if you work Monday-Friday. I don't need anyone messaging me saying I got them fired over the weekend. :P ) Hopefully you have some gaming action lined up. My D&D got moved to next weekend. So this weekend I'm getting my tattoo finally colored in. I'm rather excited. I've been wanting to finish the piece for months now.

For those that don't know, I've got the werebear artwork, done by the legendary and world-famous Heath "BA" Foley, from Blackwater Gulch on my upper right arm. Yeah, it's a bear and has gaming ties. What sort of game-related tattoos do the rest of you have? Share yours and there may be a special prize in it for one lucky commenter. (do try and keep photos work-appropriate, as much as possible, please)

Anyway, on to the bite-sized stories we've collected in the past couple days.

This installment we've got: Campaign Coins Starter Sets and Epic Treasure Kickstarter, Market of Heroes Running T-Dice Kickstarter Campaign, Human Interface Nakamura Tower KS terms and game announcement, New Girl and Mummy Mini from Brother Vinni, Fantasy Arc releases fan inspired pieces for the Bug Hunt Corridors, Khurasan releases 15mm BTR-60PB, Heroic Maps Releases Modular Kit: Industrial Spacecraft Rooms, 'Gamers Behaving Badly' Launches Season 2 Kickstarter, New Napoleonic Ottoman Infantry 28mm from Miniature Figurines, Muster Platoon with Unique Miniature released at The Ion Age, Tabletop Fantasy re-releases at 15mm.co.uk, New Dwarves Cannoneers from Scibor, New Lone Wolf Figures from Minifigs, New Drago Kenthorius Mini from Hitech Miniatures, and New basing material in the GEG store: Gamers' Grass.


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Dead Man's Hand Down Under pre-order

Great Escape Games has begun taking pre-orders for their new Dead Man's Hand expansion, Down Under. The book takes you to the land where women glow and men plunder with 12 new scenes and 3 new gangs (though, unfortunately, none of them are "The Dundees" or "the Men at Work", but waddyagonnado?) : the Kelly Gang, State Police, and Bushrangers.
You can order the book now and they'll start shipping out April 25th.

From the announcement:
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