Dreadball 2 Kickstarter finally gets an ‘Update’ pledge

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When Mantic Games launched their Kickstarter project for the 2nd Edition of Dreadball, one thing was immediately conspicuous by it’s absence: any form of upgrade pledge for existing players. Instead, there was a single $100 pledge for a new boxed game. This was all very well for new players, but the previous two Kickstarter projects for Dreadball (the original boxed game and Xtreme) had received 5,000 backers between them. All these players were facing having to buy the new game in order to keep their existing game ‘current’ – especially for anyone involved in organised play. From reading comments on the Kickstarter and the forum, the volume of the outcry from the existing community about the lack of a simple upgrade pledge for this game almost appeared to take Mantic by surprise. During yesterday it was clear that Mantic were considering bowing to pressure. It seems the issue may well have been an economic one – could they afford to offer an ‘upgrade’ pledge, running the risk of many of their existing backers switching their pledges and thus massively reducing the project total? We all know that producing a boxed game of this type is expensive. Would a new boxed game be at risk […]

Pokemon oddities: The Legend of Dratini

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Well, if like me you grew up in 1996 – 1997 with the original Pokemon games (Red and Blue) and the cartoons, you wondered why the game had that large safari Zone, and the cartoon didn`t…… well, actually it did!It just never got aired outside Japan …

Review: Tabletop World Townhouse II

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Today I would like to share with you some thoughts on the Tabletop World’s Townhouse II model; top of the line 28mm terrain for medieval and fantasy gaming.

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Stringbags

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I’m now reading this book as a change from my usual focus on RAF and USAAF operations. I hadn’t really thought much about Swordfish scenarios for Bag the Hun but there’s a lot of potential here, beyond the obvious of Tarantino, Bismarck and the Channel…

Pirate Sea Robber – Tim Severin

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The third instalment of the Pirate series detailing the fictional adventures of Hector Lynch, we are bound for another trip around the world.Now, between you and me, he must be one of the unluckiest fellows to sail the oceans though…PlotAfter escapin…

Tanker’s Tuesday : U.S. Army’s New 84-Ton Prototype Ground Combat Vehicle

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  The Ground Combat Vehicle is pretty much the opposite of the original plan to replace the Bradley. A high-concept proposal called Future Combat Systems aimed to make all U.S. Army vehicles lighter. But during the long ground wars in Iraq an…

World War II Top 10 Tank Destroyers [HD]

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World War 2 Top 10 Tanks (Videos)

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Normandy Firefight First Play review.

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There is a lot of WW2 games out there, these cover almost any type of action you can think of. Large scale games, to games with only a squad or so of figures, you name it and there is a rules set for it. Normandy Firefight looks at the smaller scale of this when it … Continue reading Normandy Firefight First Play review.

HITLER’s SECRET WEAPONS The Super Tanks 720p

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Warfare Miniatures GNW Swedish Artillerists shooting light gun

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Picture feature of the forthcoming Swedish artillerists shooting a light gun

Mantic Games: Part One

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Here is going to be the first of a regular series on Mantic Games, for some reason I think the first few maybe slightly Dreadball orientated. DreadBall – The Futuristic Sports Game is the 2-player hyperkinetic sci-fi sports game of unparalleled speed and ferocity, a fast and tactical miniature sports board game that is both … Continue reading Mantic Games: Part One

Malifaux Generalist Upgrade Deck 2

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  Wyrd will be releasing a new generalist deck of upgrades at this years GenCon. From the Wryd website: We are happy to announce that we will have the new Generalist Upgrade Deck at GenCon! This deck contains: 4 New Arcanist Upgrades (8 cards in all) 5 New Guild Upgrades (8 cards in all) 4 … Continue reading Malifaux Generalist Upgrade Deck 2

Wargaming Girl: Army Review: 15mm NSL Ground Forces

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  Wargaming Girl: Army Review: 15mm NSL Ground Forces: I know you’re all desperately anticipating the posting of my NSL ground forces, but you’ll just have to wait… OK, you won&#39…

The LRDG II: Episode Five

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The LRDG II: Episode Five Welcome to another Bolt Action only episode of the LRDG II. In this very special episode Old Man Morin talks to two very special guests. In the first half of the episode, Old Man Morin faces off with the formidable D…

WIP Stormwall Part 4

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Finally! He’s standing on his own two legs. After keeping this project in pieces for so long, I could finally start assembling :) The base finally passed that awkward, bald state and now has a variety of foliage which brings it to life a little more. I…

Preparing for September: Update 1

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At the end of September is our local convention RECRUITS. I will get on my soapbox, like I do every year, and call out RECRUITS as one of the best wargaming conventions around. It’s geared towards, you guessed it, new recruits into the hobby. It’s fair…

Inspirational Lego # 80

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Cutting it close to the end of the monday, but here we are again with the weekly dose of eyecandy :-)I`m hoping you like the selection once more, as we kick off with Nibleheim valleyThe waterflow, the roofs, the trees… I just love this buildNext, we …

Mansions of Madness Second Edition Announced

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Mansions of Madness Second Edition Announced
Update: As soon as I post my article Fantasy Flight Games post the official announcement with lots more details and images 

Original Article: As I’m writing this there is no news on the Fantasy Flight Games website, but via YouTube the gaming company have announced a second edition of Mansion of Madness, and it’s rather different from the first.

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French Napoleonic Army Update

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Wow!  Six battalions painted and 2 guns for my French Napoleonic army.  I started this project nearly 5 years ago but in the last year I have made lots of progress.  I am working on the commander for this force and then it will be back t…

MYTHIC BATTLES: PANTHEON TO MAKE ITS NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT GEN CON

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MYTHIC BATTLES: PANTHEON TO MAKE ITS NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT GEN CON Gen Con Attendees will be First in North America to Play a God in New Miniatures Board Game Based on Greek Mythology PARIS, FRANCE (July 25, 2016): Mythic Games, the new game studio from co-creators of the Conan Board Game, announces today the […]

Tactical Musings of a Ronin

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First let me say that I’m no Bushido master, in fact even acolyte is pushing it quite a lot but there are a few thoughts and ideas on tactics that I would like to share to help encourage any other … Continue reading

Yankee Team 15 Marder 1

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Late Saturday afternoon my order from the Warstore came in the Mail.  It was the first part of Bundeswher team.   It was the Marder 1.  The model is light years ahead of my QRF lead blob.  Glad that I only bought one.In my sear…

Tidying Up

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As you know I am at a loose end at the moment, my wargame nest egg is dangerously low at the moment and will not meet my expectations, I blame it all on Brexit of course, you got to laugh, and I have just had an unwelcome email telling me I need to ren…

Infamy: Welcome to the Big Smoke – The Monstrous Menagerie

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Some background for these features on Infamy Miniatures ‘Welcome to the Big Smoke’ can be found in this post here and also contains some useful links. This feature however will be looking at a particular faction and some specific miniatures from it. Th…