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Wednesday, 9 April 2003
Free Deadlands Player's Handbook!
Pinnacle Entertainment and RPGNow have combined forces to bring you a free, downloadable copy of the Origins Award Winning, Deadlands Player's Handbook.

Posted by deanoware at 11:22 AM EDT
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BattleCards WWII
World War II miniature game enthusiasts will be interested in a new CCG WWII card game entitled BattleCards. BattleCards centers around specific theaters of operation during WWII and specific battles. The first set focuses on the Western Theater.

You can view a pdf of the rules here.

Posted by deanoware at 11:08 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 8 April 2003
Patrick's Cardboard Warriors!
This is an excellent place to obtain some amazingly well done, downloadable, cardboard miniatures. Patrick's Cardboard Warriors has miniatures for almost every period and genre and best of all they are all FREE!

Posted by deanoware at 3:35 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 9 April 2003 7:44 AM EDT
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Cardboard Casualties!
If you use casualty markers in your wargames, then you should really check out these Free downloadable Cardboard Casualties markers. Currently they have markers for: Napoloeonics, American Civl War, Spanish Civil War, and World War II (sorry no Medieval).

Posted by deanoware at 3:17 PM EDT
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Sparks! Paper Miniature Fonts!
Ever play a one time miniature game in a period that you just don't collect and you need some extra infantrymen, a few galactic cruisers, one or two Mechs or some really hyped-up Mutants? Why not use "paper miniatures". That's right, Paper Miniatures. Sparks Paper Miniatures makes gaming a new period fun, easy and most of all inexpensive with their extensive line of Paper Miniature Fonts. . In addition to the exhaustive set of fonts available for purchase, you can even download many sample sets for free!

Posted by deanoware at 11:44 AM EDT
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Directory of Christian Roleplayers!
This is a little off topic but seeing as a lot of miniature wargamers started out as role-players I thought this email Directory of Christian Role-players might be of value to those looking for Christian opponents in their area (or an opponent period).

Posted by deanoware at 10:28 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 9 April 2003 4:54 PM EDT
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Monday, 7 April 2003
Black Tree Design Offering Free Feudals with Every Warhammer El Cid Order!
Black Tree Design is offering a free $8.00 pack of fedual figures with every pre-order of Warhammer El Cid.

(figures provided may vary from those depicted)

Posted by deanoware at 12:35 PM EDT
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Warhammer Historical Releases "Warhammer El Cid"
EL CID- WARFARE IN THE SPANISH RECONQUISTA: 900-1250 AD is a source book for Warhammer Ancient Battles. Rodrigo Diaz, better known as "El Cid", is one of the most famous warriors of the Middle Ages. His deeds are legendary and his adventures in a world of Moors and Christians, castillos and caballeros, provide ideal territory for games of Warhammer Ancient Battles. This source book contains an historical overview and detailed chronologies outlining the important events and battles of the time.

This book will give you 8 detailed lists featuring:

Armies of Christian Spain- The early Christian Kingdoms, the Age of El Cid and the Reconquista.
Armies of Al-Andalus- The Caliphate of Cordoba, the Taifa Kings and the Later Taifas.
Armies of the African Invaders- The Almoravids and the Almohads.
Aliados y Mercenarios- Allies and Mercenaries available for hire to complement your armies.
The age in which El Cid lived is one of the most colourful in military history and the armies are spectacular and varied and this is portrayed in a 16-page colour section. Accompanying each of the army lists are detailed notes on wargaming tactics, and collecting and painting the various armies that fought in Medieval Spain.

EL CID- WARFARE IN THE SPANISH RECONQUISTA: 900-1250 AD also contains two new scenarios for games of Warhammer Ancient Battles as well as a campaign system allowing you to hire El Cid himself!

This is a supplement to Warhammer Ancient Battles. You will need a copy of Warhammer Ancient Battles to use the contents of this book.

Posted by deanoware at 12:26 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 7 April 2003 12:29 PM EDT
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Help Support Miniature Gaming News!
Many of you may have enjoyed the former miniature news site I worked on known as "Wargames Weekly". However it was unable to support itself with ads alone and the site administrator made a decision to discontinue it. I am now the site editor and defunct site administrator of this blog. As a result my goal here with the Miniature Gaming News is to forego ads altogether and rely on the support of fellow miniature gaming enthusiasts to support the site. Any and every donation will be appreciated and will go specifically toward improving and enhancing the site. The monthly fee for the server is only $15.00 so as long as I can get that every month or every other month at least the website itself will remain up. I know there are a lot of miniature "news" sites out there that support themselves purely with ads but what I feel will set the Miniature Gaming News apart is: 1.) I hope to focus on "free rules" and other "free" online playing aids for miniature gamers; and 2.) I hope to give more exposure to independent, home based game companies like Two Hour Wargames, No Quarater and Vis Bellica. Having said that, I am always open to comments which you can post below!

Posted by deanoware at 11:48 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 8 April 2003 10:14 AM EDT
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Warhammer 40k Sneak Preview!
Here's the latest Sneak Preview for Games Workshop's Warhammer 40K range.

Posted by deanoware at 10:48 AM EDT
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