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Man, for a second there, I almost put in "Thursday Terrain Corner" as the title. Settle down there, bear. The week's not going by that quickly. But it is continuing along. And being busy is helping make it feel like it's going. Though I am happy to say it's not Thursday yet, considering stuff I still need to get done. And if I'm going to be doing all the things (!!!!), I'll need to be well-supplied with energy. Snacking on some bite-size gaming stories should help.

Today on the platter we have: FlexTale Encounter Generator Up On Kickstarter, and The Painting Frog Talks about GW In South America.

I don't know about you, but I've still got tons of leftovers from Thanksgiving. That was by design, mind you, and the original intent behind Thanksgiving 2: Thank Harder that I had last Friday. And no, I'm not getting tired of turkey and all the trimmings. However, it wouldn't hurt to nibble on something different for a moment. That's why we've got a whole bunch of bite-sized gaming stories for you to snack on.

Today on the platter we have: New Releases Available From Klukva Miniatures, New Statuesque Female Heads - Angry Bobs on sale now, New fantasy characters and Goblin Horde in stock from Aenor Miniatures, Creatures of the Night: Wrath of Cichol Fantasy Minis Up On Kickstarter, and 3rd Rumble in the Jungle - an event report by The Painting Frog.

Friday is here! Woo! Gateway to the weekend. I'm hoping yours will be filled with all sorts of gaming. I might get in some Guild Ball on a brand-new gaming mat this evening. Tomorrow, I'm gonna be hanging out with friends for an early Halloween party. Should be a good time filled with tasty things to snack on. Speaking of which, we've got some bite-sized gaming goodies for you here.

Today on the platter we have: New Chapter Doors Available From Forge World, The Painting Frog Covers Forja Profana's Crowdfunding Campaign, and Dark Art Studios Running Fierce - Warriors & Monsters Kickstarter.

The work week continues along. We're halfway home ("home" in this case being the weekend, of course). If we've made it this far, there's a good chance we'll make it the rest of the way. But just to make sure, we should bulk up on some bite-size gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Fantasy Flight Games Announces Runewars Essentials Pack, Moxy Roxy Bringing A Squirrel's Life To Kickstarter Later This Month, New releases from Terrible Kids Stuff - April 2017, Hitech Miniatures Posts New Releases, A.E.G.I.S. Combining Robot Strategy Game Returns to Kickstarter April 18th, Acheson Creations LLC is pleased to announce a UK/Europe distribution partnership with Company D Miniatures, Carthage Deck-building Game Coming to Kickstarter in May, Kentucky Sawdust Releases King's Court Dice Tray, The Painting Frog writes up about GW's pricing in Brazil, and Shieldmaiden plastics now available for pre-orders.

Well, one down and 51 to go. We're a week into 2017 and it's been a bit of an odd one, at least for me. No single day was "an average day," really. Whether I was working from home or had to go to the repair shop, or just had the day off, I'm somewhat looking forward to just a "usual routine" next week.
Anyway, that's as may be. Right now, it's time to get you the reviews you so desperately desire.

Today we have: Lift It, Figopedia, Codenames Pictures, Dungeon Roll, A Fake Artist Goes to New York, High Treason!, Roll Player, Fief: France 1429, Age of War, Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow’s Walk Expansion, and Colt Express iOS.

It's time once more for a Review Roundup. Why? Because it's Saturday! Woo!
As you read this, I'm hanging out with some friends, playing games. Took over a group of favorites, and hopefully will get me a new Guild Ball opponent, too. I also baked brownies, because I can't go to a friend's place empty-handed. Hopefully you're doing something similar, be it at a friend's place, your garage, or your LGS.
But anyway, I know you're really here for those reviews.

Today we have: Legends Untold, Mage Wars Academy: Warlock & Priestess Expansions Review, Aggressor: Recon, Shadows of Brimstone, Tambuzi, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, Kill Doctor Lucky: Deluxe 19.5th Anniversary Edition, Tanks: Panther vs Sherman, Junk Art, Roll Player, and Potion Explosion.

*puts on Elton John garb*
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night's alright!
Ok, so it's not actually Saturday night yet, but it will be soon (well, for me. Some of you are already well into Saturday night. Bloody time zones). Anyway, I know what you want. You want some reviews. So let's get to it.

Today we have: Package, Zombicide Black Plague, GAMEMAT EU's Battle Mats, Sprue Grey: Wargame Hobby Magazine - The Golden D6 Tutorial Issue, D-Day at Omaha Beach, The Walking Dead: All Out War, Beer Empire, The Undercity, Haspelknecht, Pursuit of Happiness, Dracula’s Feast, Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small iOS, Agricola: Family Edition, Dwarf War, and Get Rich Quick.

Seems just about everything is going on this weekend. PAX, Nova Open, and Dragon*Con are all happening... well, right now, actually. If you're at one of the shows, awesome. I hope you're having a blast. If you're not, well, at least we still have Friday going for us, which is nice. Either way, we should fuel up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: New Secutarii Hoplite and Peltast Upgrade Kits From Forge World, New Legionary Breacher Bike From Kromlech, The Painting Frog Posts Rumble in the Jungle 2 - The Aftermath, Rebel Minis Dark Hold Goblin Adventures RPG Funded, War Titans: Invaders Must Die Coming To Kickstarter, Battle Gnomes Card Game Coming To Kickstarter, FossilPunk Foundry Unveils Sauriana 54mm Miniatures Game, The Red Sector Cleanup Crew Available To Order From Nexus Miniatures, and Purgatory Box Cover is released.

Monday and Tuesday are in the rear view mirror. Meanwhile, we work our way towards the weekend. We're halfway there, people. We can make it. But if we're gonna do it, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Thankfully, that's just the sort of thing we have for you right now.

In this installment there is: Q-Workshop to Release Battletech Dice, ToSS: Trials of Sword and Staff Coming To Kickstarter May 14th, Dreamwars Hits Kickstarter Next Week, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm April Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Awful Fantasy: The Card Game coming to Kickstarter May 3, The Painting Frog announces new "Rumble in the Jungle" 40K event, VIII Corps: The Somme 1916 Coming April 29th, Khurasan releases 6mm space demons, New 30mm and 40mm Trench Warfare Bases Available From Tabletop-Art, Final stages of JoeK Minis' Odyssey:Argonauts Kickstarter, KritterKins on Kickstarter April 25th, Mutant Chronicles GM Screen and Dark Legion & Dark Symmetry dice Now Available, British 8th Army WWII 28mm Miniatures Now Available From Crucible Crush, 28mm Halfling Militia Rooster Rider Miniatures on Kickstarter Now, and New models for Ramshackle Miniatures Dwarf Bikers.

Hey there again, everyone. Welcome to Sunday. A quick note: It is Mother's Day. Just sayin'. If possible, I'd suggest giving your mom a call. It probably couldn't hurt. I'm gonna give mine a call here after I finish typing this up.

But that's as may be. At the moment, we've got our usual spot of gathering some of the bite-sized stories together and presenting them to you here.

In this installment we have: New Robot added to Ramshackle Robots Kickstarter, Brigade Models 15mm SF New Releases, The Painting Frog visits Warhammer World, Close Encounters: Icarus Miniatures Preview the Praesidian Warrior, and a batch of The Fiver interviews from The Meeple Mechanic.

The Painting Frog continues their tour series of various gaming companies with a look at Games Workshop in Bath (not in the bath, you dirty-minded individuals).


From the post:

The Painting Frog has published yet another article about visiting wargaming companis in England and this time the article focuses on the GW Bath store.

The Painting Frog continues their survey of all the Nottingham gaming companies with a trip to Warlord Games.


From the post:

As I have mentioned in the first article in this series I’ve taken advantage of a trip to England in January 2014 to visit a few wargame companies based in the city of Nottingham, affectuously known as Britain’s “Lead Belt” a clear reference to the many companies in the wargaming business that make the city their home.

I’ve already published my article about visiting Mantic Games, thus, to continue the series of “Visiting Britain’s Lead Belt” articles it’s time to talk about Warlord Games.

The Painting Frog posted up notes from their trip to Mantic's HQ before their recent move to a new location.



From the post:

So how does one company goes from the ugly duckling to the swan it is today, from a company seen only as a cheaper brand of models into one of the leading companies in the wargaming and miniature business, with brilliant original IP in the form of their brand new Dreadball and Deadzone franchises and renewed Kings of War?

Decided to find out the reasons for myself I came up with the idea of stopping by Mantic Games while visiting Nottingham, so I did what any reasonable chap should do, I picked up the phone and rang them asking if I could stop by for a visit.

The phone was answered by a very amicable fellow named Andrew Whelan who not only said yes to my request but also seemed genuinely interested to have me over for a visit, so I departed Brazil full of expectations about visiting them, but also having absolutely no idea about what laid ahead or what to expect about it.

The Painting Frog posted up an editorial on their thoughts about the new Bones Kickstarter based on their experiences from the first one.


From the article:

The Painting Frog blog shares its views on the newest Reaper Miniatures Kickstarter campaign discussing how the changes implemented from the first campaign affect backers outside the USA.

The Painting Frog has created a video unboxing of the Reaper Bones line they recently got.
That's one Kickstarter I wish I'd gotten in on.

From the video:

The Painting Frog blog has published an article featuring the unboxing video of the rewards for the Reaper Kickstarter campaign.

If you haven't checked out all the nice miniatures that came out of it do check it out.

The Painting Frog posted up a battle report the other day. Now, I know we don't generally do battle reports, but this one's tied in with a sale going on over at Warmill. And we do post sales. So it all works out.

From the update:

The "The Painting Frog" blog has published a Battle Report featuring Eldars and Orks.

It also feature's Warmill's Outpost Kit and as a treat to it's readers both from the blog and Warmill there's a 10% discount code being offered there for any purchases on the Warmill website.

The Painting Frog takes a look at the Catwalk Set from Micro Art Studio and gives you their thoughts on the subject.

From the review:

The Painting Frog blog reviews an "old but gold" scenery set by Poland's Micro Art Studio.

There's also a Portuguese version of the article

The Painting Frog goes over the new Games Workshop retailer practices and explains what they mean for your gaming store.

From the editorial:

GW is effecting new trade term concerning independent retailers for their products based in the USA and Canada.

Amongst other changes the new policies terminantly prohibits online stores (or "Brick and Mortar" stores) from selling GW products online. It also forbids retailers from selling to countries other than their own (no exports) and also forbids the commerce of parts (Bits) by enforcing GW merchandise should be only sold in its original packaging.

The Painting Frog put up a review and assembly of The Outpost Kit from Warmill.

From the review:

The "The Painting Frog" blog has published a review about one of Warmill's MDF scenery "entry Kkts": The Outpost Kit.

The Painting Frog has a video unboxing for Infinity up on their website. Check it out.

But all that is now in the past and I’m extremely happy to publish today “The Painting Frog” blog’s first original content video. As a part of the ongoing experience of learning a new gaming system and chronicling my steps along the way I decided to record a video sharing the experience of opening my first Infinity miniature boxes (a Yu Jing starter box and a PanOceania Military Order starter box).