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It's not just any Thursday. It's also the anniversary of my first post on TGN. 6 years ago, I told you about the new plastic Warp Wolf kit coming from Privateer Press. That was 26,284 posts ago. Oh, how times change. What will the future hold? It's hard to say. But I do have shades.

I also have a couple stories to make sure your gaming table looks better than it did back in 2011.

In the Terrain Corner today we have: Roman Buildings Bundles Available From Warlord Games, Heroic Maps - Storeys: Scrivener Street, New Fence Pieces Available From Acheson Creations, Gunfighter's Ball Wild West Mat Stretch Goal Added To Kickstarter, and New Underhive game mat release from Deep-Cut Studio.

I've almost run out of Thanksgiving leftovers. I still have some turkey and some sweet potato casserole, along with just a touch of one pumpkin pie left. BTW: the sweet potatoes still being around are a case of "Save the best for last." Not to sound haughty, but trying some of it, with a bit of my homemade salted caramel literally had one guest weeping tears of joy. I have witnesses! We're also snacking on some bite-sized gaming stories. Pretty quick one for you today.

On the platter we have: Atlantis Miniatures: Mythology Busting Through Stretch Goals, Greebo Previews Exclusive Christmas Miniature, and Gunfighter's Ball Kickstarter Update.

Yeehaw, pardner! Mount up, men! We'll head 'em off at the pass! Come on out with your six-guns a-shootin' and a-blazin'! Unhand that rancher's daughter! Tear up that mortgage! Cattle... lariats? ... Anyone for tennis? Anyway, Wild West cliche sayings aside, Knuckleduster Miniatures has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their new miniatures skirmish game, Gunfighter's Ball.
We all know my love of "try before you buy." Being an informed consumer is very important in this day and age. I also think it shows a company feels they've got a quality product. "Look, we'll let you try it for free and we know you'll come back for more." That's what Knuckleduster is doing with their Gunfighter's Ball rules. They've posted up the starter rules for the game that they'll be putting on Kickstarter next month, giving you a chance to check them out early.
Knuckleduster has been working on Gunfighter's Ball for a while now, and they're just about ready to unleash it upon the crowdfunding world. The game takes place in the Wild West and gives players rules for creating their gangs of lawmen or desperados or various other gunfighters and have all manner of shootouts. The Kickstarter will have the rules for the game, as well as various game aids, terrain, and exclusive figures. It will launch on November 1st.
The first time I was typing out that headline, I started typing, "Knew." Caught myself just at the last minute.
Anyway, there's some new releases over on the Knuckleduster Miniatures website. They've got new characters, a new six-pack, and even some terrain for your games.
Mount up, men! We'll head 'em off at the pass!
Sure, it's cliche, but it makes more sense than, "Anybody got any dimes!?" in context.
But whatever line you want to use, it puts me in the mood for some old-fashioned wild west shootout action. And Knuckleduster Miniatures is here to serve with a set of new releases, including a whole new faction.
The week rolls along (and I've got Ace of Spades playing), so you know I'm working at a pretty fevered tempo. If I'm going to keep up this pace as I work on TGN stuff and then get busy with some work on (redacted), I need to get a good meal of bite-sized gaming stories. Good thing that's just what we've got here.

On the platter today we have: Free Hearts February From Advanced Deployment, Luxury Hand Crafted Playing Card Holders On Kickstarter, SpecForce Rangers: Outlanders Phase 4 Sci-Fi Minis Up On Kickstarter, Knuckleduster's Latest Wild West Release Now Available, The Third Law Coming to Kickstarter This Spring, Releases Four Horror/Fantasy Fonts for RPG Developers, Renegade Companion App now includes Clank, New Miniatures Released by RBJ Game Company, Battlefront Features Team Yankee East German Gaming Aids, and Sally 4th Releases Sloppy Jalopy 28mm Chieftain kit.

And we're already to Wednesday. It helps the week go along when you're off on Monday.
It's also my friend Gilbert's birthday!
You old, dude.
Anyway, along with cake and ice cream, we should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Mindwork Games New Online Store Now Open, Acheson Releases Five Dungeon Worlds Part 2 Figures, KaYo Miniatures Releases The Imitator, New Mini Battle Dice Available From Kromlech, Tabletopia Launches International Keyflower Tournament, Tabletop-Art Releases New Flagstone bases and a Monster base, Knuckleduster Miniatures Releases Five New Western Characters, New releases from Terrible Kids Stuff - First half of January 2017, New Destiny Tokens Available From Micro Art Studio, Red Panda Miniatures Webstore Now Open, and Vanguard of War Becomes Archon Studio’s Most Successful Kickstarter.

Ah, Sunday.
For me, at least, the relaxing day of the week. Sure, there's chores to do like laundry and cooking for the week, but overall, it's a day to just relax a bit. Also, I'm told there's some major sporting event-thing going on today. Ok, I know it's the Super Bowl. But I'm more of a "hockey" guy than a "football" guy. But hey, if you are going to watch the Super Bowl, nothing goes better than a bunch of bite-sized snacks.

Speaking of bite-sized, here's some bite-size stories to munch on.

Today we have: ADAPT Card Game Reaches Funding Goal, Nightmare Forest: Dead Run Reaches Funding Goal, New Old West Releases From Knuckleduster, Battle Arena Show Reaches Funding Goal, New Statuesque Asylum character and TWO new sizes of female head sprues, New Warsenal Limited Edition Unit Markers for Infinity The Game Released, New Video Preview for Polyversal 6mm SciFi Game, The Rhinotaur Added to Circle of Chaos Kickstarter, Age of Tyrants announces how to play videos, The Dryden Heavy Destroyer Miniature is Now Available, and Mountain Miniatures preview pics for End of Times Kickstarter.

Saddle up your horse and get ready to ride. Head into town with your six-guns a-blazin' in Desperado. The game, originally released in 1992, is getting a new lease on life via Knuckleduster Miniatures. This new book is just full of old west goodness to get you shooting down the bad guys. Tumbleweeds sold separately.
Knuckleduster has some more Western-inspired terrain with the release of their new Livery Stable terrain piece.

From them to you:

Knuckleduster Miniatures has just released a Livery Stable, the latest in a line of 28mm laser-cut wooden building kits. The stable kit, with removable roof panels and interior detailing, is $50 and is supplied as an unpainted, unassembled wooden building kit.

Knuckleduster Miniatures has released some new War of 1812 packs over on their website.

From the announcement:

Back again with more new stuff!

This time I've got two new 1812 packs, and one addition to an old pack.

The first new pack is a set of three British or Canadian officers in round hats . The round hat was more popular among the officer corps than one would think. Renee Chartrand reported that practically all of the British officers at Queenston heights wore them instead of the old cocked hat or the new shakos.

The second pack is long overdue and often requested; British infantry in stovepipe shakos, advancing. This pose is sought after because of it's versatility; it can readily be used for formed infantry or skirmishers. Put this together with the flank company figures B021, or buy an entire regiment at a significant discount, BRP7.

Finally, I've added an NCO to the Glengarry Command pack.

Knuckleduster released a new Small Store with Stepped Front that'd be perfect to use in that Wild West Exodus game we showed a preview for a half-hour ago.

From the release:

This version of the small store features a fancy false front and removable roof.

Knuckleduster has a new weapons crew available on their website: Barney's Flotillamen Naval Gun Crew.

From the website:

This set is meant to represent Joshua Barney's flotillamen, some of whom famously manned gun batteries at the battle of Bladensburg, the battle culminating in the burning of Washington. Barney is pictured with his men, who were issued shoes for the first time just prior to the battle!

Knuckleduster Miniatures have released new Old West and 1812 models.

From their announcement:

Knuckleduster Miniatures has begun releasing mounted versions of its 28mm Old West figures, and has added several new sets of British Light Infantry to its 1812 range. Dozens of packs are now available for the latter range, with over 100 new sculpts produced in the last year. More information as well as photos of greens and articles are posted at Knuckleduster's blog, linked to their home page.
Knuckleduster is having their Annual Sale. From their announcement:
Knuckleduster Miniatures is having its annual Labor Day sale; 20% off all orders of $100 or more from now till September 5th. Also, Knuckleduster has just released several sets of British infantry in Belgic Shakos in their War of 1812 range, and has added a European distributor, Caliver Books in the UK.
Knuckleduster have released two sets of 28mm War of 1812 US artillery crews. 1812 US artillery crew From their website:
Your plaintive cries have been heard; the US artillery crews are finished. I've just posted them for sale. The first pack is the mid-war uniform, consisting of a laced coatee and cap (shako) that can either be used as the early-war felt model, or the short-lived leather "yeoman crowned" model. The pose on the far right is a job I actually did at an AWI reenactment. After placing the fuse/quill into the vent hole, you cover it with your cap, raise your right hand to signal your readiness, and await the order to fire, at which time you replace your cap on your head and step to the side to allow the firer to light the gun. The purpose of holding your shako over the vent is to prevent accidental discharge by a spark from burning debris in the air. The second pack is the late-war uniform, featuring many features in common with the infantry; the plain coatee with lace only at the collar, and the leather false-front shako, only with a special (and oddly British) shako plate.
Knuckleduster have added several new packs of figures in their 28mm War of 1812 range. From their website:
More releases this morning. I've created three new sets to expand the selection of officers and NCOs in the US army of 1814. The first pack is US officers. The officer on your right is wearing a blanket roll as seen in Renee Chartrand's tome on US uniforms, and an epaulette on the right shoulder only, making him a platoon officer. The others are field officers with two epaulettes. They wear the 1813 officer's coat, which appears to have lace, but in fact has blue "twist" at the breast and collar. The next set of figures are NCOs in the late war blue coatee. These are all sergeants.   The final set for today is a collection of three NCOs in roundabouts (grey for the Niagara campaign or white for Southern climes). This set includes one corporal and two sergeants. That's all for today. I have three versions of the US artillery on the sculpting table right now. The finished sets will include figures in both old and new shakos.
Knuckleduster have posted an update on the status of several new 28mm miniatures they will soon be releasing. From their announcement:
The shopping cart maintenance is finished and we're back in business. I'm only days away from releasing US militia with Federal equipment (e.g. Porter's NY and PA militias for Niagara) as well as the long-awaited Canadian Voltigeurs (advancing and command). On the sculpting table right now are US foot artillery (late war) and Scott's regulars (short coats) advancing with knapsacks and blanket rolls.