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One of the most interesting periods in history, to me, is WWI. It basically set the stage for the world we have today. And one of the most important battles of that war was the Battle of Jutland when the British and German navies fought one-another off the coast of Denmark. Well, it's been 100 years since that famous battle and Old Dominion GameWorks is having a sale on Fleet Action Imminent to commemorate the event.
It's time once again for Friday. Now, normally, the week after a "short week" (such as last week) feels like they take forever. At least, to me they do. That's why if given my druthers, I'd have a Monday off rather than a Friday. You get a long weekend and then a short week, as opposed to a short week, long weekend, then a regular week. But that's me. Anyway, I'm happy to say that this week feels like it's just flown by. Here we are already ready for a weekend. And baking fruitcake will be my reward.

But before we can get there, we have some business to attend to, such as a group of bite-sized stories we've collected over the past couple days. What sort of stories?

Ones like these: New Releases Available for Wolsung SSG from Micro Art Studio, Khurasan pre-release deal for 15mm late Cold War armour, Shark Day Miniature Available From Wonderlands Project, Krampus for Kaiju Kaos: The Miniatures Game Released, New releases for By Fire and Sword, Coming Soon - The Prometheans from Nexus Miniatures, Kromlech Legionary Thunder Gun with under-barrel Plasma Gun Now Available, Slavic Fantasy Miniatures Kickstarter by Deraj Studios has Launched, WH40k: Tactical Objectives App Release Date Announced, Post Captain Squadron Action Scenarios Posted, Bombshell Babes 2 on Preorder from Bombshell Miniatures, and Alexander Nevsky ready for Forgestarter campaign.

Or is it Friday Snippets, because I have the day off tomorrow? (and hopefully you do, too) Either way, it's some bite-sized stories before we have lots more bites tomorrow for Thanksgiving.
And yes, I really am as jazzed about the holiday as it seems.

Anyway, today's bites include: Lead Adventure Miniatures Release Bruegelburg Knights, Bombshell November Releases Posted, YooAmeGames preview their new card game Madness Skull, New website/store for Imaginative Miniatures, New Statuesque Pulp Alley Pre-Orders, Aegis Studios Releases Character Compendium 1 Under the Hero Kids Compatibility License, Notification of Results for the 2015 Windhammer Prize, Dark Art Studios Launches Forums, Announcing the First Wave of Scenarios for Post Captain, New Windfall Bases Available From Kromlech, Echoes Revealed for Shattered Earth's Humanist Rebellion, Watchful I Studio proudly announces that it will be opening its webstore, Games Workshop Black Friday Deals Coming Soon, and New Hammer's Slammer Detachment Packs From Brigade Models.

We're halfway there, ladies and gentlemen. Halfway to the weekend. If you haven't started making plans, now would be a good time. For those of you in the US, the 4th of July is Saturday. I'm sure cookouts will abound. And if you're at one, why not bring along a game or two to play? There's plenty of party games that would be most welcome at just about any gathering.
For me? I'm going to keep things low-key this weekend. I had two rather busy weekends in a row. So this weekend I'm going to stay at home and cook. What am I going to cook? ... I've not figured that out yet. Suggestions would be welcome (and any accompanying recipes also welcome).

But as for right now, it's time for some bite-sized stories.

This batch includes: Fury is funded with 24 day left, Some More Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, New 32mm Resin bases (Tomb, Urban & Sci-fi Deck) from Dark Art Miniatures, Armorcast's 4th Annual Cinematic Effects Contest is Here, Apex TDBG Expansion Kickstarter is now EU Friendly, Club Fantasci Editorial: Kickstarter Press Releases and Free Promotion, Old Dominion Gameworks posts Post Captain Bonus Ship files, Vending Bot free for July at The Ion Age, and Bullets & Brains Tokens Now Available from Sally 4th.

It's Sunday. Here in the States, it's Father's Day. If you are a father, hope you have a great Father's Day. If you're not a father, I still hope you have a great day, regardless. As for me, I'm sitting here at the start of the last day of CMON Expo 2015. It's been a great time. Very busy, lots of panels yesterday. I hope you enjoyed the reports of all the new stuff. I'll get you a link to the other photo collections here in a minute from yesterday, and there will be some more today.

But anyway, for the moment, we're getting together the bite-sized stories we've come across in the past couple days.

In this batch we have: Dragon Forge Tech-Deck Additions - Expansion Base Set Kickstarter Running Now, Pedion Wall System unlocked, New Dwarves Female Regiment 28mm from Scibor, Fantasy Concept Cards IV: Creatures and Treasures on Kickstarter Now, Dungeon Revolutions is available now from Thomarillion, Amber Portable Weapon and Gun Crew at The Ion Age, 28mm Satyr Group now available from Lone Gunman Games, Khurasan releases planet-killing space monster, Tabletop-Art Ancestral Ruins RL 30mm and 40mm Deals Available Now, Brigade Models - New 15mm Releases, Battle Flag : Cloth Battlemats for Wargames Indiegogo, Q-Workshop to Publish Shadowrun Dice, Secret Weapon Adds Five New Knight Bases, Manorhouse Workshop Launches Underground Terrain Kickstarter, Post Captain Master Index Pt 3 Shore Raids Chapters, and Heroic Maps - Modular Kit: Town - Streets & Houses.

Half there.
We're half there to back to the weekend.
This weekend will be a rather busy one. Tomorrow it's set-up for the CMON Expo and Friday it starts. We've got a lot planned, especially for Saturday. Be sure to check back on that day regularly as we post updates from the various panels that'll be happening that day. If you're interested in CMON's games, you'll want to check back often.

But that's this weekend. We're still on Wednesday. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Right now, we've got another set of bite-sized stories.

This batch we have: Forge Prints HD Dungeon Accessories and Bases Kit 1 on Kickstarter, Robot Zombie Cat Card Game On Kickstarter, Crooked Dice release Heroic Archetypes, The Thin Blue Line: Detroit Savage Worlds Module Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Rebel Minis Releases 28mm Earth Force Widowmaker Battlesuits, Adeptus Mechanicus joins the fray in One Page 40k, Several More Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Heroic Maps New Wardenhale Gambling Den Map, Post Captain Master Index Pt 2. Advance Rules, Another World Indiegogo Funded And now going for Stretch Goals, Sea Dog Game Studios releases Nassau Sloop kit for Sailpower 2.0, New 32mm bases available from Tabletop-Art, Manorhouse Workshop Update #34 – Modular Underground Project – KS launch delayed, "War is Coming" the army game searching for playtesters, Final Days for 12 Realms: Bedtime Story on Kickstarter, Kromlech New Release - Legionary Weapons, Instant Dungeon Tactical Up on Kickstarter, SyrinScape Launches Exclusive Pathfinder Player Character Soundsets, and In-Store Play Program for Free RPG Day June 20, Honour or Death: Icarus Miniatures Preview the Praesidian Honour Guard, Cracked Earth Studios New Tabletop Terrain Line Coming to Kickstarter, Hexagon Mill Terrain Kickstarter Running Now, Legion of Set Artwork Previewed for Conan Rise of Monsters, and Deep-Cut Studio releases a new gaming mat in sand and rock environment.
It's Sunday (at least at time of posting in much of the world... stupid time zones...). I hope you were able to get out and get some gaming on yesterday (or perhaps some today). My party did not get TPK yesterday. Though some party relations were strained a bit. Remember, everyone, communication is key.
Also, Fighters hate having to make Will saves.

But that's as may be. We've collected some bite-sized stories over the past couple days and present them to you now.

In this batch we have: A couple more sets of The Fiver, New 2mm Roman Buildings from Brigade Models, Meridian Miniatures release Chibi Hippogryph for Tooth & Sword, Old Dominion GameWorks posts Post Captain Master index pt 1, Universal Adventures Celestial Invocations Now Available, and Stag Rider unveiled for The Shattered Crown.

Hey everyone. I hope your weekend is going well. My Saturday was spent with some good friends that I don't get to see nearly enough, talking about glorious moments from games past, listening to some humorous gaming radio-plays, getting into wacky hijinks, and just generally being odd (while mostly listening to hair metal, because why not?).

As for today, it's time to serve up some bite-sized stories to you.

In this batch we have:
Heer46 Indiegogo Kampagne 1943 Kharkov is online
Heroic Maps - Summoning Rooms Terrain Maps Released
Quantum Gothic: Large Power Generator Module V2K resin kit back on line
Manorhouse Workshop Update #31 – Modular Underground Project – compatible with Dwarven Forge items
Slaughterloo 200th Anniversary Special Coming 15th June 2015
Post Captain sailing soon from Old Dominion GameWorks
Age of Sail clear acrylic ship bases with etched wakes preview from Old Dominion GameWorks
Fury: Outburst Control is coming to Kickstarter June 10th
Acheson Creations Releases WW1 Alpine Trench Section #3
Gangfight Games Previews Werecatcher for Blackwater Gulch
Brigade Models Release Several New 15mm Packs

Old Dominion GameWorks now has their Mein Zombie rules set available over in their webshop. Play out the zombie outbreak using whatever minis you might have available.

From the release:

MEIN ZOMBIE™ is a flexible and expandable 1:1rule system for recreating the massive Zombie infection. Designed to be used with miniature scales from 15 up to 28mm, it is based around our innovative Drop-ln TM game system. Players from novice to veteran will find it easy to customize the game to their particular gaming style.

This player-friendly approach to war gaming builds around solid and easily leaned basic rules, which present an excellent balance of playability and historical accuracy. Once you quickly lean the core rules, you simply "drop in" additional rule modules as you see fit Each Drop-In utilize the same terms and mechanics for entirely seamless integration into a full featured game system.
Old Dominion GameWorks has updated and revised their General Quarters naval wargame. Go check out the latest version and conquer the high seas.

From the update:

GENERAL QUARTERS THE THIRD EDITION is a fully detailed simulation of WW II naval warfare using an easy to learn, fast moving, playable system. It authentically simulates all the important aspects of naval warfare without becoming bogged down in tedious game mechanics and involved calculations. The detail has been built into the game tables and Logs to avoid your being swamped in a sea of minutia. Each player is a task force or division commander controlling multiple ships. Fire control and damage control are the responsibility of subordinates and hence simulated by die rolls so the players can remain focused on tactics, maneuver and damage control priorities. Combat results are quickly resolved and damage assessed so that the action keeps moving. Battles need only a couple of players and can be completed in a few hours allowing time for multiple engagements or participation in campaigns featuring the fog of war to outwit opponents. GENERAL QUARTERS has been a standard for more than thirty years. Now, THE THIRD EDITION is completely upgraded to provide a more detailed and realistic simulation with a “saltier” feel, while still retaining its signature playability. It features a “no odds” gunnery system with locational damage, enhanced damage control and a more intuitive and realistic torpedo system.
Old Dominion GameWorks has a bunch of new supplements for General Quarters III up and available over in their webshop.

From the announcement:

The Marine Nationale (French Navy) now joins the stable of fleets that have the highly detailed ship logs. Due the unique nature of the French Navy’s WWII experience, the logs are split into three sections:

Marine Nationale – Beginning of WWII to the Fall of France (June 1940). The entire French navy from the beginning of the war to the Armistice of 1940.

Vichy controlled Marine Nationale – June 1940 to November 1942 Those ships that remained loyal to the Vichy French Government.

Free French FNFL (Free French Naval Forces) – July 1940 to the end of the war. Those ships that joined the Free French from July 1940, plus the former Vichy ships that joined after the Torch landings and the fall of the Vichy government and those ships transferred by the Allies to Free French control.

Additionally, the never builts (like the battleships Clemenceau and Gascogne and aircraft carriers Joffre and Painleve) are included.

The deluxe ship logs are colorized and expanded to include the all classes and every ship plus those that were canceled or incomplete. Now available as digital downloads from the Download store.

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Old Dominion GameWorks has released a new (and free) supplement to General Quarters III focusing on the Northern Navies.

From the release:

Old Dominion GameWorks is proud to announce the availability of an additional supplement to expand the navies for General Quarters III. This is our 2012 freebie download to GQIII registered owners.

The Northern Navies Supplement (NNS) made available all the major and minor navies that participated in WW II and 1930s naval combat. In addition to the major navies covered in GQ III, these supplements provide articles, Ship Logs, combat CRTs, aircraft Formation Cards, CD (Coastal Defense) Cards, etc. for the following navies: China, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Siam, Spain, Sweden, the USSR as well as the Cherry Trees (the major ships scrapped as a result of the Washington Naval Treaty). We believe this quite an unprecedented achievement. In each case, we provide ready-to use Ship Logs and Submarine Logs for each navy - far in excess of what other naval rules have provided. With the NNS, we have completed our coverage of the '30s and '40s, with the possible exception of the Greeks and South American navies.

The NNS specifically covers Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland and Sweden. It begins with another fine article by Adrian Dobb and contains all the Ship Logs, Submarine Logs, and Formation Cards, CD Cards and CRTs and listings of small craft needed to cover all but the most elderly museum pieces. In addition to a hypothetical just for fun scenario between Finnish and Swedish armored coastal defense ships, the Supplement also includes five scenarios of major actions in the 1940 Norway invasion, along with a mini-campaign on Forcing the Oscarborg to seize Oslo. To support these scenarios, Mike prepared some great detailed maps of Narvik and Oslofjord and I added new Ship Logs for all the Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy ships involved as well as three sheets of merchant ships involved in the 1940 operations. Thus, the NNS provides considerable coverage of the 1940 Norway campaign in addition to the northern navies themselves.

Old Dominion GameWorks has released their Korean War Data Book for their Mein Panzer gaming system.
I did my senior project on the Korean War as seen from the Communist side. Interesting stuff.

From the release:

Announcing the next addition to the Mein Panzer Core Rules system line of miniature game supplements.

The KOREAN WAR DATABOOK is now available!! This is the latest databook in a line that stretches from the WWI period now thru the Korean War.
Old Dominion GameWorks is proud to announce the release of the latest deluxe ship logs for General Quarters III:

From their website:

The Japanese and United States Navies now join the stable of fleets that have the highly detailed ship logs. The deluxe ship logs are colorized and expanded to include the major classes and practitically EVERY ship sailed. There are over 400 pages of ship logs between the 4 downloads. Follow the ODGW blog entry for more information. We also have deluxe ship logs for other navies that fought in World War II.

British Royal Navy
German / Norwegian / Poland
Italian Regia Marina
Asian Minor Navies (free DL to GQIII registered customers)

Visit out on-line store to check all the ship logs available for General Quarters III.

ODGW will be attending the Williamburg Muster, a historical gaming convention held on  Feb 3-5, 2012.

From their announcement:
We will be running 4 different historical table top games! There will land and sea game and games sutiable for kids 6 years old and up.

For more information, hit up their site. Discuss
Old Dominion GameWorks have a newly redesigned website. From their announcement:
Old Dominion GameWorks has re-designed their web site. WWW.ODGW.COM has received a completely new look and has many improvements. We have listen to the masses and made great efforts to keep things current and fresh. Additionally there are new features for members to use. And they are free. Features include: Forums – Discuss topics with your friends, talk to the game designers, or simply rant and rave about a game. (Politely of course.) You can set custom profile fields, have your own avatar, subscribe to topics, and much more. Must be a registered user Members area – Search for other members and add buddies to your My Friends list. Must be a registered user Store Front – Place where you can purchase our rule sets and accessories. Downloads –Download Files.. The Public Access library has lots of cool bonus files and free stuff. The Private Access library has PDF version of our rules and other bonus files for folks who have purchase our product. You don’t have to be a registered user to access the Public Library but you must register to access the Private Libraries. Calendar – Place to enter and keep track of events such as games and conventions. Must be a registered user Chat –Communicate via out new free Instant Messenger service. Once you have registered you can hit your game buddies up for some discussion. Talk about your recent games, discuss the pros and cons of your favorite military vehicle or time period. (Again please be polite.) Must be a registered user Links – Access links to various Internet destinations of miniature game related sites. Must be a registered user News Articles – Place where there will be news about all our rule sets and ODGW happenings. Help – Find "How to" articles for web site navigation. This will give more in-depth descriptions to the features outlined above. Also there are articles related to registration, contacting ODGW, and much more.