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The Ion Age and Alternative Armies have been separate entities since July of 2013. And that worked out for the last several years. However, as the ranges have grown, it's come to the point where it makes sense for the two to join forces once more. So that's what they're doing.

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Oh, if only I could predict the future. That'd be so nice, to know where all the world is headed. But alas, I cannot tell the future. Same with most people. Well, the folks over at The Ion Age are making it easy for you. They're letting you know what their plans for January are, so you don't have to worry about your fortune-telling skills being a bit lacking.
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It doesn't just get cold on Earth. I mean, look at places like Hoth. That place is terrifyingly cold. If you're going to wage wars in such a place, you're going to need to be properly equipped. And that's just what The Ion Age has for you with their latest releases. They have their new Cold Climes Planetary Militia available now for Patrol Angis.
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The Ion Age has some pretty big news for you in their latest update. The first part of it is that, since it's a new month, they have a new free miniature that comes with every order. They're also announcing that this will be their last free miniature. But it's not to say that The Ion Age is going anywhere. Oh no, they're just entering the next phase, as they say. We get a look at what that entails as well.
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The Ion Age has released their new book for Patrol Angis, The Khanate Returns, over in their webshop. They have a couple different ways you can pick it up, whether you want a print version with some other bundled-in pieces, or if you just want a digital version.
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Patrol Angis is getting its third book next month (which is only a couple days away. The month... not the book quite yet). The Ion Age wants you to know a bit about what you'll be getting (as well as, y'know, building hype) for it and has posted up some preview pages from The Khanate Return.
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Callsign Taranis, the new expansion for Patrol Angis, is now available from The Ion Age. This new book gives your troopers a roof over their head and a way to not have to walk from place to place. That's right, there's new vehicles as well as rules for buildings and other defensive fortifications.
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The Ion Age has started taking pre-orders for Callsign Taranis, the new expansion book for Patrol Angis. This book adds lots of new elements to the game. Hop into futuristic vehicles to take the attack to your enemy quicker and with more armor. Use various structures to defend certain locations. There's also just an overall increase in army size.
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Steady as she goes, everyone. We're halfway through the week. The weekend will be here soon enough. *hears someone call out, "That's not soon enough!"* Hush, you.
Anyway, we should push on ahead and keep going until we hit Saturday. But to get there, we'll need to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Good thing that's what we have for you right now.

In today's snippets there's: Dized to be previewed at the UK Games Expo, Happy Burger Clownbot Free Mini From The Ion Age for June, HiTech Miniatures Releases Royal Advisor Melchior, Final Day of the Big Bad Con Kickstarter, Microworld Games New 6mm Fantasy Releases, Cryptozoic Entertainment Launching a Retailer Demo Program Through Publishers Services Inc., and D-Day painting challenge Donations Being Taken Now.

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Oh, hello there, Friday. Didn't see you come in. No, no, it's fine. Have a seat and stay for a while. You know everyone's pretty happy to see you around. Here, why don't you have a snack? I've prepared a platter of bite-sized gaming stories for you to nosh on.

What've we got? Well, let's see.

It appears that we have: Virus Board Game Coming To Giochistarter, Dark Sword Miniatures acquires all rights to both Hot Lead Miniature Painting DVD Sets, Play testers needed for Nine Dragons "The Wedding Banquet" introductory adventure for Honour RPG, Kaptin Orc Available From Kromlech, New American Revolution Figures from All the King's Men, New Xin Trade Fleet Troops Available From the Ion Age, Topside Minis Releases Battle Off Samar Set, Legendary Metal Coins is Live on Kickstarter for Season 2, Brigade Models Releases New 6mm SF Infantry, and New Releases Available From Hitech Miniatures.

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Well, while it seems like we dodged one bullet here in Georgia the other day, only getting some rain. It's looking tonight like we might get a bit of accumulated precipitation. Though considering tomorrow it's supposed to get to 38 and the day after it's supposed to be sunny and 51, I'm not really worried about it.
I can't really say the same for the rest of GA. They seem like they're going freaking nuts. But waddyagonnado?
I'm just looking forward to tomorrow when I'm getting my next tattoo. *squee with excitement!*

Before then, though, we need to get you some bite-sized stories. So let's go ahead and do that.

Today we have: ArmiesArmy 15mm Cold war Kickstarter Breaking Through Stretch Goals, Khurasan releases 15mm PMCs (or special ops), Gob'z'heroes Breaking Through Stretch Goals On Kickstarter, New Iron Reich Goblin Squad Available From Kromlech, FatMan Productions introduces Awakening: Recon, Prang Raider packs and platoon now released From the Ion Age, The Guildmate Half Rack Tray Available From Tectonic Craft Studios, New alternative driver for Titan-Forge zeppelins, Khurasan releases 15mm Middle Eastern Heavy Weapons set, Alternative Armies: 28mm Undead and Monsters range released with freebies, and New Lava Bike/Cavalry bases Available From Dark Art Miniatures.

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Is the week racing along for everyone else or is it just me? Hard to believe that it's already Wednesday. Seems that we just started this week a couple days ago... Ok, so we did just start this week a couple days ago, but you know what I mean. What it does mean, though, is that we've got a midweek Snippets post for you.

In this batch of bite-sized stories we have: Kensei Coming Soon To Kickstarter, Awaken Tabletop RPG Passes Funding Goal on Kickstarter, Final days for Wolf & Hound on Kickstarter, Final Hours for Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition On Kickstarter, Final Hours for Spellbook Gaming Boxes on Kickstarter, Skirmisher Publishing Releases 100 Oddities for a Graveyard, Licensed Coins from The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit on Kickstarter, Fireforge Russian Infantry sculpting completed, Squadron Strike Ship Book 2 Back in "Print" as a PDF, The Ion Age: Rewards Programme upgraded and expanded, and Kromlech New Release - Legionary Chain Axes.

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We have made it to Friday, ladies and gentlemen. Rejoice!
And, like, go eat some candy or something because of Halloween. Have yourself a good time.

Speaking of bite-size items such as those "fun" size candies (never did quite figure out what was so "fun" about them, but there we are, then), we have our usual platter of stories for you. These, however, know exactly why they're fun.

In this batch we have: Free 15mm personality figure: Gaius Marius in Baueda Indiegogo Campaign, Final Day for Anarchy Models HD Stencils Wave 2 Kickstarter, The Prang by Eli Arndt moving to The Ion Age soon, Arena Rex Faction Dice Now Available, New Modern Adventurers & Mercs From Warhansa, and Plaid Hat Games Posts Halloween Downloadable Content for Mice & Mystics.

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The week is progressing along. The turbulence of Monday starting to calm slightly on Tuesday and hopefully continuing into today. Let's not jinx it by being overconfident, though. There's plenty of week left to go.

In the meantime, Wednesday means posting a collection of bite-sized stories.

In today's batch of snippets we have: New Warthrone approved army list: Orcs & Goblins from Warhammer, Onus! Rome vs. Carthage English Edition Coming to Kickstarter, Foxy and her gang are re-released at Statuesque Miniatures, Secrets of the Lost Tomb: The Elite Missions over 900% Funded, New 15mm Normans from Baueda added to Indiegogo, Two New Releases From Hitech Miniatures, Taranis Tracked Tanks by Bob Naismith offers now live from The Ion Age, New Infinity Limited Edition Unit Markers from Warsenal, and 11 Days Left in Cabals Kickstarter.

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And we've arrived. Friday. Such a great feeling. The weekend is just ahead with all the possibilities that it brings. I hope you've got some gaming lined up for yours. It is the perfect time for such things, after all.

Friday also brings us a new batch of bite-sized stories.

This group includes: Brigade Models - new 15mm SF Utility Vehicles, Khurasan releases 15mm Stryker, Raid & Trade: War on the Streets Coming to Kickstarter, Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #51: Mutated Animal/Plant Genotypes, Fat Goblin Games to release new Shadows over Vathak Corebooks, Orctober Speshuls From Kromlech, 2015 Update for "Spiel in Essen" App by Gioconomicon.net, Ancient Samnites Previewed at Victrix, Contemptor Pattern Volkite Culverin Available to order from Forge World, and Spawn of Sharktipede Up on Kickstarter.

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Friday, glorious gatekeeper to the weekend. For many of us, just a couple more hours until we, giddy as schoolchildren, run out of our offices and into several blissful days of doing... just... whatever the hell we want.
Friday also means a bit of a smorgasbord of bite-sized stories we've collected.

In this batch we have: Artana Launches The Best Damn Gaming Coins Ever...Two Kickstarter, Dungeon Crawler Minis Kickstarter: The Behemoth, DrunkQuest Kickstarter Stretch Goals announced, Imaginative Miniatures New Releases, Releases for September from The Ion Age, Alkemny's Kickstarter to Launch Next Month, Warsenal Limited Edition Unit Markers for Infinity, Dark Art Studios Posts Autumn Releases, Khurasan releases 18mm WSS Austrians/Imperials, and Brigade Models Release 15mm Indonesian Grav Tanks.

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And so this week comes to an end... Well... not yet. Technically the week comes to an end tomorrow. But the work week comes to an end today... unless you're like me and you work weekends as well...
Ok, so this has gotten off-track. It's Friday. We should all be excited about that. And we've got a set of bite-sized stories to share with you. So there.

Today's batch of stories includes: 28mm Dwarf Figures Up On Kickstarter, Rise of the Kage is shipping now, Acheson Creations Releases the Final Kajiu Kaos Fantasy Worlds Kickstarter pieces, BitCrates: Boxes That Will Change Your Gaming Table For Any Game, New Skimmers and Crews at 15mm.co.uk, First Look at the Pudigroan Dog Line and Casualty sculpts for Flintloque, LaserCutCard New Product: Na-To chassis, New Legionary Power Gloves from Kromlech, and Ion Age: Taranis Tanks by Bob Naismith first parts and render.

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This week just keeps humming along. There's buzz around the office here as people are getting ready to head downtown for Dragon Con. I will not be going to the show. I have other things I'll be working on. Some of those things will include the weekend updates.

But we're only midweek. So lets get our Midweek Snippets post typed up here to you.

In today's batch of bite-sized stories we have: New Life for Bladestorm Tabletop - Quick-Start Rules Released, ClearHorizon Miniatures releases the Apocalypse-Class Superheavy Tank, Khurasan releases 15mm Great Orcs, Hitechminiatures new release: Monk Luther, Pulp Alley expansion Pulp Leagues up for Pre-Order at Statuesque,

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Friday! Glorious Friday!
Time to kick back, relax, and hopefully get some gaming on.
It's also time for another group of bite-sized stories before we head into the weekend.

In this batch we have: Kromlech Releases New Battle Dice colors, Syrinscape Launches In Hell's Bright Shadow for the New Pathfinder Adventure Path Hell's Rebels, Mounted Dwarf Musketeers Up On Kickstarter, Khurasan releases 15mm Cavemen, Hitech Miniatures Releases Lord Incantator Krabathor on Hellworm, a couple more installments of The Fiver, SuperBlue Adder released at The Ion Age, Another Warthrone approved army list: Beastmen from Warhammer, Warpaints Quickshade Ink Set II - out now From The Army Painter, Cabals Kickstarter relaunching soon, Gabriel Cross from Icarus Miniatures Available Now, and Alternative Armies releases two classic Dogmen packs.

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Friday has once again blessed us with its presence. Let us bask in its warm glow of warming glowing... or something.
Suffice to say that the weekend is almost here. What sort of plans do you have coming up? Gaming? Cooking? Or just boring, old "yard work" and the like?

For the moment, we've got our batch of bite-sized stories.

Today's include: Darkmook Paper Miniatures begin back catalogue upgrade, Fey A new line of 54mm miniatures, Retained Command Charlie released at The Ion Age, The Roots of Magic- an upcoming fantasy skirmish wargame, Willy Miniatures Necromantic - Undead Fantasy Football Team Coming Soon, Thinker Tinker Maker: Game Inserts & CCG Boxes On Kickstarter, Rebel Minis Releases 28mm Earth Force Security “Hounds”, Hitech Miniatures Releases Mystic Sergius, New Female Viking Unit from Brother Vinni, Alternative Armies releases four classic Goblin packs, Fantasy Treasure Chest by Fantasy Coin Coming Soon, Kromlech New Release - Chaos Legionary Jump Pack, and Madzzle Jigsaw Puzzle Game Up On Kickstarter.

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Welcome back to Wednesday, beautiful readers.

As is our custom, we've collected up some of the bite-sized stories we've come across in the past few days and present them to you now.

In this batch we have: Expedition Adventure Card Game Coming to Kickstarter, New Undead Warband releases at Pendraken, Blackwater Gulch Savage Beasts Kickstarter Coming Soon, Hitech Miniatures Releases Lord Cruentus, First Team Yankee Models Sighted at Breakthrough Assault, Fireforge Crusader Archers Pre-Order available, Treasures of the Haunted Tower Now Available, Ironwatch releases their State of the Watch for 2015-2016, Primer on Patrol Angis Posted, ClearHorizon Miniatures releases the 15mm Armadillo APC, and New 30mm and 40mm Cobblestone Base Deals from Tabletop-Art.

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The week is coming to an end. Hopefully if you were at Gen Con last weekend, you've managed to get back into the "regular swing" of things. Just yesterday I was able to get through the last few lingering e-mails that'd backed up over the week I was away. Now to cruise into a nice weekend of... well, I plan on cooking. Red beans & rice, maybe some Italian beef... I want to make a pumpkin pie with squash mousse as well... We'll see how much of that I actually get through. Anyone that wants to come over and taste-test is welcome.

Speaking of bite-size morsels, we've got a collection of news stories that fit that description as well.

This time around we have: Year Two Collection released at The Ion Age, The Fiver with Joshua Garrett on Designing Random Encounters, New Female elven guardian by Brother Vinni, New Tokens and Templates from Sally 4th and Final Days for Casual Game Insider Magazine on Kickstarter.

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We continue on with the post-Gen Con week's work. Though I was able to keep up with a lot of things, obviously, things are going to fall behind in some areas. I'm almost out of the mountain of e-mails I'd gotten over the weekend. If I've not replied to you yet, don't worry, I will. There's just a lot to sort through.

At the moment, though, it's sorting through a bunch of bite-sized stories.

This time around we've got: Age of Tyrants Updates Rulebook, New Heroic Scale Female Heads from Statuesque Miniatures, Fablestone Dice: Bone Origins now on Kickstarter - fantasy themed dice with innovative features, Another Warthrone approved army list: High Elves from Warhammer, Khurasan releases 15mm Middle Eastern Irregulars, Free Miniature for August from The Ion Age, Pay What You Want Adventure Module Now Available, New 32mm Lava themed bases Available from Dark Art Miniatures, Evil Bear Wargames First Release: Bear Tactical Hardsuits, and some more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic.

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With the drive to Indy yesterday, I obviously didn't have much of a chance to make posts (and no, trying to type in the car all day was not an option. I would've gotten all the carsick). So today I bring you both the Midweek Snippets and today's Terrain Corner together again in one place.

In this batch of bite-sized articles and terrain stories we have: DLD Productions website now open, Web-Based RPG Toolset City of Brass Opens, New Releases Available from Hitech Miniatures, Pondemonium! A free print'n'play boardgame or 3D wargame, Now available – Ruins of Sanctuary 30mm RL deal (20x bases) and 40mm RL deal (8x bases), PK-PRO - Aetztech new etched brass, Werewolf Tokens Up On Kickstarter, Wheel of Flame Gaming Candles Up On Kickstarter, New Warthrone approved army list: Skaven from Warhammer, Free PDF at The Ion Age: Shia Khan Empire in Patrol Angis, Brigade Models - new 15mm SF Buildings, New Manorhouse Workshop Pre-painted – Tabletop Terrain, Some more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Kromlech New Release - Legionary Pistols, and Icarus Miniatures Preview The Gunslinger.

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Friday, glorious Friday. We've once more made it to that glorious day. The weekend stretches ahead of us after a workday like an infinite sea of possibility... Ok, maybe I'm getting a bit dramatic. But hopefully your weekend will include some gaming of some sort. Even if not gaming, itself, then putting together some models or painting or some sort of hobby-related activity. I think I'm going to work on a couple more DreamForge kits I've had for a bit that really need to put together.

But that's the future. The present is a set of bite-sized stories we've collected together from the past couple days.

Today's batch includes: Final days for Bomarzo on Kickstarter, Icarus Miniatures Preview Gabriel Cross 3D Print, Troop Element Trays and Bases now at The Ion Age, Frontier Suns have finally arrived at Lone Gunman Games, and Kromlech New Release - Kri'tho'ann - Herald of Pain.

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