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Battlefront Previews 2019 Objectives for Flames of War and Team Yankee

For their big events throughout the year, the folks at Battlefront like to create special objectives for the players to go after during their games. In this article, they show off the ones that'll be gracing tables in 2019. Have yourselves a look, as well as a schedule of where you can pick them up.


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Midweek Snippets

We're halfway through the week, everyone. I hope it's been going alright for you. It's been a very busy start to the week for me. That has had the added effect of making it go by quick. But if I'm going to continue running at this pace, I should snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Barbaric Splendor Miniatures first new release, Splintered Light Miniatures Running Lesser Goblin Horde 15mm Kickstarter, Shieldwolf Miniatures Running Goblin Miniatures Kickstarter 28mm, MOMminiaturas: Mercenaries Up On Kickstarter, Magistar Millitum’s 3mm Ancients at PicoArmor, and The Cartography of Alyssa Faden Launches Patreon Account.


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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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Battlefront's Great War Sale Happening Now

Battlefront is heading back to WWI (a personal area of interest for me from my history grad student days) with Great War. The new version will be hitting store shelves in March, but they've gone ahead and opened up their webshop for pre-orders. Be the first gamer on your block with these kits when they're available.


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Midweek Snippets

Halfway there, everyone. We've made it halfway through the week. Congratulations! I hope you've got some gaming planned for this weekend. I've got some plans to hang out with friends, but beyond the vague "hang out," we've not really figured things out. I do have some minis I've been wanting to assemble, so we might have a build party. We'll see. Anyway, as it's Wednesday, that means we need to snack upon some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Skirmisher Publishing Releases Viking Warrior Cardstock Characters, New Pirate Ship Bases Available From Tabletop-Art, PicoArmor Releases 3mm Seven Years' War Miniatures, Fantasy Miniatures For RPGs and Wargames Up On Kickstarter, and Baueda Releases New Norman Crossbowmen.


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New Cruel Seas and Konflikt '47 Releases Available From Warlord Games

Warlord Games has some new Alternate-History WWII stuff as well as some Actual-History WWII stuff for you this week. There's two new pieces of artillery for Konflikt '47, as well as some new new fighter squadrons and weapon packs for Cruel Seas.


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Jack Miller Character Available Now for 1-48Tactic

1-48Tactic takes you onto the battlefields of WWII with not just squads of nameless soldiers, but actual individuals, each with their own personality that changes how the game plays. Baueda has released a new figure for the Americans. It's Jack Miller, or "Wild Jack" as he came to be known, mostly for his reckless attitude and hatred for his foes.


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Warlord Games Posts Rules for Desert Fox

One of the most well-known commanders of WWII, Erwin Rommel, also known as the Desert Fox, was one of Germany's best leaders. He orchestrated their advances across North Africa, where he got his famous nickname. In Bolt Action, you can have Rommel take over your forces as well. With this update, Warlord Games has posted rules for him.


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Midweek Snippets

Well, we survived the latest round of snow here in Atlanta.

Granted, there wasn't a single flake flying anywhere near me, but there we are, then. Hopefully you made it through safe and sound as well. And while I'm sure you have stores of bread and milk, it's good to snack on some bite-sized gaming stories as well.

Today on the platter we have: New Releases and Sale from Kraken Dice, Normandy Miniatures Running 15mm Post-War French Miniatures Kickstarter, and New Releases Available From Puppets War.


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New Russian Infantry Available From Battlefront for Flames of War

The one thing the Russians never lacked in WWII was manpower. With such a vast country to draw from, they could fill out their ranks with men more easily than the could even with weapons, sometimes sending troops into battle saying, "when that guy dies, you get his gun." So, with this in mind, Battlefront is flooding the battlefield with new Russian troopers for your Flames of War games.


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New Bolt Action and Warlords of Erehwon Available to Order From Warlord Games

Bolt Action and Warlords of Erehwon are getting some new kits from Warlord Games. Bolt Action's ready to receive British Commonwealth Troops, as well as a number of paint kits. Warlords is getting an Orc warband as well as an Undead warband. Let's take a look at them.


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Eastern Front German Releases for Flames Of War

The Eastern Front during WWII was home to some incredibly fierce fighting as the Russians and Germans each looked for weaknesses in the enemy lines. It also saw the use of some of the most powerful weapons of the war, and you can bring those to your tabletops now with the newest Flames of War releases from Battlefront.


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Late Pledges Available For Oak & Iron

Sometimes, you miss out on a Kickstarter campaign that you really wanted to back. The time just wasn't right, the funds werent' there, or you simply forgot. Thankfully, there's usually a Late Pledge time for the campaign. Firelock Games has started taking Late Pledges for their Oak & Iron game. If you want some Caribbean high-seas minis action, this is possibly the game for you.


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Battlefront Announces Late War Sale for Flames of War

Battlefront will be focusing Flames of War this year on the late-war period in WWII. They have a whole timeline set up for getting you the action of the beginning of the end stages for the conflict. They've got a whole host of new releases planned, but they already have some Late War stuff that you can pick up to supplement their later releases. And they've announced that, in a couple days, they'll be starting up a sale so you can pick up those figures cheaper than usual.


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Warlord Games Taking Pre-orders For Afrika Korps 8.8cm Flak 37

Versatility in a weapon during war is pretty good. You can never be 100% certain what the enemy will be throwing at you. That's why the German 8.8cm Flak 37 gun (aka - The 88) was so good. Originally designed as an Anti-Aircraft gun, it could also be used to take out enemy tanks. And you can pre-order yours for use in Bolt Action now.


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Battlefront Previews Flames of War Late War Journey

World War II went through many distinct phases over the course of the conflict. Equipment and tactics that were used at the start of the war were often radically altered by just a couple years later. As such, it can almost seem like several, smaller, different wars that just happened to follow one after the other. This year, Battlefront will be focusing on the Late War period in Flames of War, and they've put up a timeline of what you can expect.


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New Blood Red Skies and Cruel Seas Pre-Orders From Warlord Games

The folks at Warlord Games are ending the year with a look ahead to next. Their latest WWII games, Blood Red Skies and Cruel Seas are getting some new releases starting in January. If you're looking to add some planes or some ships to your collections, you can get your name on the list now and be the first gamer on your block with these figures when they're released.


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