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While the Korean peninsula has been taking up much of Warlord Games' releases these days, that doesn't mean that they're not working on other, older games as well. For example, they also have a new kit for Blood Red Skies as well as Cruel Seas that you can order over in their webshop now. If you're looking for some sea or sky action for your WWII games, this is up your alley.

The logistics behind getting gaming products out to you, the populace, are huge and complicated. And try as they might, sometimes things don't go as planned. Any small hiccup along the way can cause a change in when product is available. So, with that in mind, WizKids is sad to say that they are pushing back the release of the Marvel HeroClix: X-Men the Animated Series, the Dark Phoenix Saga set until the end of the month.

Three factions are getting reinforcements this month for the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game from CMON. House Stark is calling on their longtime allies, House Tully, and getting the Tully Cavaliers. The Lannisters are using the faithful to fight for them with the addition of the Poor Fellows. Meanwhile, further north than even House Stark, the Night's Watch are bringing their Veterans of the Watch as well as their Builder Crossbowmen (pting! pting!) to the field.

Games Workshop is bringing M&Ms to your games of Warcry. No, not the tasty chocolate candies that melt in your mouth, not in your hand. I mean Monsters & Mercenaries. Want to add new vicious beasts to your force? This is where you can find them. There's even a new campaign to undertake. Along with the book, there's a host of new figures you can order as well.

The German forces had a long time to reinforce the coast of Europe during their occupation. They knew that, eventually, the Allies were bound to attempt a landing. When it finally came, they were as ready as possible. To represent that on your Flames of War tabletops, Battlefront has some new D-Day Germans that you can order from them now.

The high seas. The waves. The salt spray. The miles of open water. The flying cannonballs. The splinters as your ship's ripped apart. The drowning as your ship goes down...

Man, that got dark really fast. But such is life in the naval forces in Black Seas, the new fleet-sized miniatures game from Warlord Games. It's armada combat in the age of sail. You can pre-order the rulebook, starter set, and several different fleets now.

Wyrd has another preview they've posted for The Other Side, their upcoming miniatures game. This time around, it's a g-g-g-ghost! *leaps into a coworker's arms*

Yes, they're the Gwisin, strange apperitions in the service of Anton de Wils. Have yourselves a look.

For many people here in the US, once Gen Con is over, they might feel that the biggest show of the convention season is over. But those over in Europe know better. Essen Spiel is still coming up, and Fantasy Flight will be there with a special, limited edition of Obi-Wan Kenobi for Star Wars: Legion.

Getting just the right figure to represent your character or monsters on the tabletop when playing an RPG is a big thing for me, and I'm sure it is for some of you as well. And you may feel that the regular Icons of the Realms figures just aren't good enough for you. Well, you're in luck, as WizKids is coming out with a premium line of figures.

If you're like me, you like to personalize your minis collections as much as possible. You might paint up your figures in special colors. Maybe you get special bases. Or you get custom dice. Now, Fantasy Flight is letting you add some more personality via their faction-specific Damage Decks (note: they're the same cards, but feature a different ship for the artwork depending on the faction in question).

It's apparently interview day here on TGN as we have another for you. This time around, it's Osprey Publishing sitting down with author Joseph McGquire. He's the man behind the Reality's Edge cyberpunk skirmish rules, and Osprey wanted to get to know him a bit more. What can people expect out of the game? You can check out the interview to see.

Privateer Press had a bit of a strange release issue ... umm... issue with their August and September releases, making them be split up a bit. That sometimes just happens in the gaming world, as all of you are well aware, I'm sure. Well, there's a trio of new kits available that you can pick up. There's two Infernal Horrors as well as a redone Buccaneer light jack.

If you're looking for some undead action for your Freeblades games, you might want to check out the Khandoran Deathmasters. They have a distinctly Egyptian vibe to them, what with their Anubis-headed guys and mummies. They are availabe now over in the DGS webshop, though they admit that they would prefer if you headed over to your LGS to pick them up.

Lots of Guild Ball news coming from NOVA Open over the weekend. Steamforged was there and they had a lot to talk about. There's some new resin teams for the classic Guilds, as well as the announcement of some new Captains as well as a new Minor Guild, the Shepherd's Guild. Have a look for yourself.

The Korean War really doesn't have that many representations in gaming. There's plenty of WWII and even a few Vietnam, but Korea really doesn't have much. Warlord Games is looking to remedy that. They have some more sets for Bolt Action: Korea over in their webshop that you can order now.

Shoom! Shoom! Dakka-dakka-dakka! Neeeeeroooom! Bshhhh! Aaaaah! *moves the little planes around by their stands while making sound effects*

Err... umm... yes. *puts toy planes away* Games Workshop has started taking pre-orders for a new miniatures game set in the 40k universe. It's Aeronautica Imperialis and it's akin to Wings of Fury and X-Wing, in that you're controlling aircraft in the skies high above the battlefield. The starter set is Imperial vs. Orks. You can order your copy now.

The Imperial Army has a Stormtrooper for every type of environment and terrain. So, while we're waiting for the "light drizzle in the park" Troopers, we can still be adding Shoretroopers to our forces for Star Wars: Legion. You can pick up these beach specialists online or down at your LGS now.

Well, it's not a giant robot, but it's close. Longtime readers know how I love miniatures that really stretch the bounds of what "Miniature" really means. That's what we're getting from WizKids in their premium Walking Statue of Waterdeep: The Honorable Knight figure. He's a big 'un.

A single battle alone does not win a war. It's a whole series that is what will make or break a conflict. So, for those looking to play out a longer campaign using the One Page Rules systems, you're in luck, as they've released a new set of Campaign rules over on their website. You can also sign up for their newsletter and read about other things they've got going on.

Fridaaaaaaaaaaaay! *celebration*

And not just any Friday, but a 3-day weekend Friday. *extra celebration*

Not that I don't like what I do, of course, but it's an extra day off. That's just fun all around. Since I never ended up making that Blackout Cake last weekend, I'm looking at giving it a shot this weekend. Taste-testers welcome. But before we get to those tasty treats, we've got a few bite-sized gaming stories for you.

Today on the platter we have: Barghests Available From Puppets War, Meeple People Comedy Video Series Up On YouTube, and Kraken Labor Day Sale Going On Now.

No more simply walking into battle for your soldiers. There's some new vehicles available to pre-order for Bolt Action over in the Warlord Games webshop. You've got yourself the M46 Patton Heavy Tank as well as the DUKW Amphibious Truck. So, granted, one's a tank and one's a water transport, but they're still meaning your troops aren't just putting one foot in front of the other in order to get to the enemy.

Rebellion in the Rim is the upcoming campaign expansion for Star Wars: Armada. It will take players to, of course, the Outer Rim, where the Rebellion and Empire are going to battle for supremacy in that mostly-lawless region. In this preview, we get a look at the different objectives that players will be fighting over with their mighty fleets of starships.

Forge World releases do sometimes fall on pretty far spectrums in terms of theme from one-another. You've got sci-fi. You've got fantasy. It's a little from column A. It's a little from column B. That's what we have today. They are taking orders for new jetbikes for the White Scars and a gunship for the Legion Janitorales... I mean, Custodes. They've also got a new set for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game that's the various defenders of Lake-town, including Bard, Legolas, and Tauriel.

I like having a diverse set of miniatures out on the table when I'm playing my RPGs. And I like them to be as close to the thing they're representing as possible. So, getting a new set of D&D miniatures from WizKids is always nice. The Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus set is now available. If you're playing the corresponding adventure from WotC, it's perfect. But if you're just looking for some new figures to round out your collection, it's great for that too.

There's... just about everything in this announcement. It's a little hard to summarize, since it covers pretty much all of GW's game lines, from Age of Sigmar to 40k and their various spin-offs, as well as the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game. Suffice to say that if you play any GW games, there's something probably in here for you to check out.

 

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