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Friday, 23 January 2004
Knight Terror Games
I have it from a good source that products from this new company will soon be released. Some of their sculpts were reviewed in a previous issue of Fictional Reality (which you can access in magazines links) but no miniatures or rules have actually been released to the public yet. We hope to cover this game in detail when it is released. The game will be called, Warlocke: Rise of the Young Kingdoms and will essentially feature archetypes of historical kingdoms with fantasy elements. It will be skirmish game where bands of warriors are usually led by powerful warlockes unique to each kingdom. Look for more details as they become available.

Posted by deanoware at 6:07 PM EST
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Black Gobbo Magazine
For those of you who don't visit manufacturer sites on a regular basis, I thought you would be interested in knowing that Games Workshop has a new bi-weekly magazine called Black Gobbo. From what I've seen it is regularly updated and carries about six to eight articles on painting, scenarios, terrain and tactics on the various games and armies. Check it out using our GW link.

Posted by deanoware at 6:01 PM EST
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Sunday, 21 December 2003
Harbinger Magazine Hits Issue 3.
We were one of the first to announce the forthcoming Harbinger magazine and one of the first to get a subscription. We are glad to report the magazine is doing well and growing in content. For interest on this miniatures only magazine. Go to the Harbinger website. Harbinger

Posted by deanoware at 3:53 PM EST
Updated: Sunday, 21 December 2003 3:56 PM EST
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Saturday, 27 September 2003
Crocodile Games Previews War Gods of Olympus!
Well sometimes it pays to complain. Actually it pays to attend GENCON! At this past GENCON, Crocodile Games released some of the first miniatures for its "War Gods of Olympus Game!" Unfortunately most of them had sold out before I even arrived but what I saw was "awesome". To get a good feel for this game and the accompanying miniatures see Crocodile Game's Mount Olympus web page. Click here for Crocodile Games

Posted by deanoware at 11:23 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 21 December 2003 3:32 PM EST
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Reaper Releases Beta for Warlord!
Reaper Miniatures has released the beta version of their new rules for their Warlord game. You can download the beta rules here. Beta Rules! I had an opportunity to playtest these rules at GENCON and they are a nice skirmish set. We didn't really use any of the skills or special abilities so I can't comment on the full version but the basic game leans somewhat toward your powerful characters and leaders and combat definitely requires "support" in the form of many basic troops teaming up against one other basic troop or character. Unfortunately no set release date yet.

Posted by deanoware at 11:15 AM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 27 September 2003 11:24 AM EDT
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New Bretonnia Miniatures Coming for GW!
For those of you who don't check the GW site, you will be pleased to know that the long awaited (at least by me) Bretonnia miniatures are coming. Check It Out Here! Pictured above is the new King Louen Leoncouer

Posted by deanoware at 11:06 AM EDT
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We're Back!!!!!!
Well, it has been a long summer! Many of you may notice that I stopped updating this site sometime in May. Well to make a long story short I was sworn in as an attorney in the State of Michigan in May after waiting many months for my license to be approved.

As a result I have been extremely busy setting up a new practice and getting familiar with the court system.

Now that summer has passed however I have regained a little more consistency to my schedule hope to begin regular updates again starting today!

Posted by deanoware at 10:57 AM EDT
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Saturday, 31 May 2003
Editorial: Time Is Money!
One of the big problems we have in this hobby/industry is the loose and unreliable way many publishers and manufacturers play with "release dates". It is not only common but expected that when a manufacturer or publisher tells you an item will be released in 'June XXXX' for most gamers to automatically build several months into that estimate.

The question then becomes, why is this necessary? An industry old adage in every industry is that "time is money" and this is probably more true in the hobby industry where gamers often save scarce funds in anticipation of a much anticipated release. However, after already holding your money for four to six months to be put off another three to six months is almost too much for most gamers to bear. So inevitably that small pub that would have gotten that $50.00 purchase from you on its new army loses out to the Mega Shop that actually released its 9th Edition in September 2003 as promised.

I don't mean to single out any individual manufacturers but some illustrations are called: First of all, I have anxiously been awaiting two products from West Wind Productions. The first is its Antagonist line of miniatures for its Vampire Wars game which was announced for release in "Easter 2003", well not only has Our Lord Risen, but we just celebrated his Ascension this past week. The next is their new Dwarf Wars miniature game by Frank Chadwick scheduled for release in June 2003 (I know it's not June yet). Who wants to bet that will be out on time? Finally as a real topper, check out the article on Crocodile Games and the release schedule included with it from their official website. War Gods of Olympus was scheduled for release in December 2002 (almost six months ago) and I am hearing now that it won't be "previewed" until GENCON 2003 in late July!

Meanwhile one new company deserves high marks for actually "exceeding" its release schedule. When I met the folks at Black Orc Games last year at GENCON and asked them about how often new armies would be released for Hundred Kingdoms I was honestly told about "two" per year or one new army every six months. Well, in less than a year Black Orc Games has released over four new armies for Hundred Kingdoms and a new boxed skirmish battle game called Warband. This is on top of the special characters they have continued to release for existing armies and updates and revisions to the official rules. No wonder out of all the new games I previewed at GENCON last year Hundred Kingdoms has gotten more of my money than the rest combined.

Time is money and for all those manufacturers and publishers who non-chalantly ignore release dates as they fly by without so much as a "We're sorry" until you respect our "time" then don't expect to see much of our "money"!

Deano C. Ware
Miniature Gaming News

Posted by deanoware at 5:56 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 31 May 2003 6:04 PM EDT
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Check Out Our Archives!
If you are wondering what all the dates to the top right are, well they are links to our archived pages. They are definitely worth checking out especially if you are new to the page. Even if you are not don't be lazy and do so now as some of our links to pages like GW are updated with images of new releases whenever GW updates its page! That way we save you an extra trip of having to go over there! Besides you never know what you may have missed!

Posted by deanoware at 5:10 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 31 May 2003 5:39 PM EDT
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The Little Grenadier Magazine!
I've added a new link to Gary Chalk's The Little Grenadier Shop and Magazine. . This looks like a great, fun site and already has some interesting items up like flags for "Darkest Africa" and a new WWII card driven game!

Posted by deanoware at 4:56 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 31 May 2003 5:01 PM EDT
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