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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.

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.

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.

Every time I see the name of this game, all I can think of is, "Break on through to the other side! Break on through to the other side! Everybody love my baby chicken!" Anyway, Wyrd has a new preview up for The Other Side. If you want more dakka, this is how you get more dakka. Check out the Gatling Gunners.

I don't care how many times I read it, I keep seeing BLT Y-Wing instead of BTL-B Y-Wing. Makes me want to get a sandwich... Anyway, the BTL-B Y-Wing is coming soon for the Republic forces in X-Wing. Get yourself a look at what this new ship (or, old ship, as it were) is capable of.

Some new box sets are availble to pre-order from Games Workshop over in their store for some of the spin-off games from 40k. There's a new Kill Team starter that pits the Space Marines against the Tau. Then, you have a new Blackstone Fortress expansion called Escalation. It, as one would expect, continues on the story of the game as you try and take back the weapon systems in the fortress.

Why do game designers make the decisions they do? What draws them to create the way they create? That's what a lot of gamers want to know. In the upcoming Alien Archive 3 for Starfinder, there's a lot of different races coming to the game, and Paizo's posted up a Design Diary article with the designers so they can talk about where they got their inspiration for making the aliens they did.

Battle Systems has announced a new expansion for Core Space. It's Shootout at Zed's, and it's got a lot of new things for players to enjoy. There's new miniatures, new gear, and a new campaign that you can play through. If you're wanting some rootin', tootin', sci-fi action, you only have to wait about a month for it to hit store shelves.

I love the Cyberpunk genre. Bladerunner's one of my favorite movies. I've played various Cyberpunk RPGs and card games. But sometimes, getting players to want to learn a new system is a pain. That's where Entromancy comes in. It's a cyberpunk game that uses the 5th Edition D&D rules as a base. So, it's the game you and your friends know, but with a setting that's certainly not just high fantasy. You can pick up your copy now.

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I actually just watched through FLCL again not too long ago. My Bard I'm playing has a pull-start guitar. Now, there's an RPG that is inspired by the anime up on Kickstarter. It's called Never Knows Best. And I'd recommend checking it out.

Space is big. Really big. ... *blinks* Weird...

Anyway, Alligator Alley Entertainment is here to expand your possible number of aliens and other strange creatures your players might encounter with the release of their Threats Database sci-fi bestiary book. If you're playing Esper Genesis, this is a must-have book for new things to fling towards your players (literally or figuratively).

Space is big. Really big. You may think it's a long way down to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts compared to space. And with all that space, there are plenty of alien species inhabiting the various planets, moons, and asteroids. You get a whole bunch more of them for your Starfinder games in Alien Archive 3. In this article, we get a look at some of them, including new playable races.

The next Campaign Expansion for Star Wars: Armada is making its way closer to its release date. It's Rebellion in the Rim, and it will take players all across the Outer Rim of the galaxy (as one would expect from the name). In this preview, we get a look at the different Task Force Commanders that Empire and Rebellion players will be adding to their fleets.

How about those Special Editions, y'all? Originally just a static thing in the background, the Dewback got a bit more screen-time in the Special Editions of the original Star Wars trilogy. Soon, you'll be able to add this lumbering lizard to your squads in Star Wars: Legion. Let's take a look at what you'll get.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. It's good words to live by. With a little extra work and retooling, the thing that wasn't going your way before can do so with some extra effort. And that's what's going on with the Breachstorm: Reloaded Kickstarter. Their first campaign for it wasn't working out. So they regrouped and have relaunced and this new campaign's already over its funding goal.

Your standard Stormtrooper might not know how to install a toilet main, but they do know everything about killing and white uniforms. But when there's a need for more specialized troops, the Empire is ready to deploy those at a moment's notice. Beach landings have been an important part of warfare forever, and to keep the Empire's shorelines safe, tehre's the Shoretroopers. Soon, they'll be making their way to Star Wars: Legion tabletops. Take yourself a look.

There's a new Space Marines codex making its rounds for you 40k players. And, as usual, when there's a new Codex release, the next couple waves are also for that faction. As such, there's new Marines that you can get, including some leaders and a new Tactical Warsuit.

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Giant robot alert! We have giant robot alert! And our nostalgia centers have taken a direct hit. The Commandroids RPG looks to bring the fun of all those 80s giant robot cartoons to your tabletop. Want to play your own transforming/combining/fighting robot? This is the game for you. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

Just think about all the technological advances we've made in the last hundred years. It's pretty amazing. Now, think about what could happen in the next billion years. But that's where you find yourself in Numenera, the RPG of fantastical sci-fi exploration. There's a Kickstarter campaign running right now to bring three new books to the game, each greatly expanding your options for your games.

Up until now, the folks over at One Page Rules have only been releasing rules sets and letting you just grab whatever figures you want to use them with. But now, you can actually get a figure specifically designed for Grimdark Future. The first official miniature from One Page Rules is now available. Head over and get yours now (or wait a little bit and they'll be offering different upgrades to it. Whichever you want).

Two ends of the spectrum available to pre-order from Forge World this week. On one hand, you've got a pair of Necromunda figures, Apollus Kage & Krotus Hark, to add to your gangs. On the others, there's two Middle-earth kits in the form of Ruffian Leaders and Will Whitfoot & Baldo Tulpenny. So, if you like sci-fi gangs or fantasy Hobbits, you've got some options.

The center of the Separatists' planetary network is Geonosis. That's where their factories turn out huge numbers of Battle Droids. Obviously, they'll have to keep that planet well-protected. That includes its skies, which they fill with Nantex fighters. They'll soon be making their way to tabletops in X-Wing as well. So, let's see what they're capable of.

Man, it's hard to believe that Gen Con is more than a week over with already. Seems like I was just there yesterday (for reference, I wasn't and am not making a silly pun now). But home we are, and after all the craziness during and just after, it's time to get back into the regular swing of things. In this instance, that means getting you the best-looking gaming table possible.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Fantasy Flight Announces Imperial Bunker Set For Star Wars: Legion, Deep-Cut Studio Releases New Steppe V2 Gaming Mat, New Wooden Barrels Available From Tabletop-Art, and Packages Set Available From Tabletop-Art.

 

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