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Friday, 11 April 2003
Ares! Miniature Wargaming System!
ARES: Miniatures Wargaming System is a complete skirmish-level fantasy game published by Majestic Twelve Games. I have heard many good things about Ares. The flexibility of the system allows players to use any wargaming miniatures in their collection. Over two dozen sample figures are detailed in this book, but the real strength of ARES is its figure creation system, that encourages players to use their imaginations -- which is the way it should be!



Also included is a fully-customizable magic system, providing players with the opportunity to design their own spells for their troops. Best of all you can download a demonstration version of the rules at the Ares site.


Posted by deanoware at 4:21 PM EDT
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Check Out Our Links!
Most every article that we post on The Miniature Gaming News has a link to the manufacturer or publisher included in our links section on the far right column. Some articles, such as the Battle Cards, are not germaine to the hobby so the only link you will find for those is the link embedded in the article itself.

Also be sure to check out the "Archives" listed by date in the far right section. This site is updated often so it is possible that an item may have been posted and archived since the last time you visited.

Please feel free to email me with any comments, suggestions or queries!

Posted by deanoware at 4:03 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 11 April 2003 4:10 PM EDT
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The Perfect Captain Presents "Cousin Jonathan"
If you haven't heard of The Perfect Captain then you don't browse the web enough. Anyway that's what the Miniature Gaming News is here for. Today we present The Perfect Captain's latest endeavor, Cousin Jonathan, being rules for the War of 1812.


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Thursday, 10 April 2003
Hackmaster Previews of Upcoming Character Miniatures!
Check out previews of Hackmaster's upcoming new character models. Pictured below is "Hireling Pack 2" sculpted by the talented Jim Johnson of Reaper fame.



These ain't your daddy's hirelings! Includes the Scroll Caddy and (sacrificial) Torchbearer. The Torchbearer's shield is removable (click to enlarge to see this). Let your character live in the luxury he always deserved with someone to carry his items and go first into unknown rooms!
Reference: Player's Handbook


Posted by deanoware at 12:49 PM EDT
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Accessory of the Week!
I just had to show you this cool miniature accessory from Kenzer & Co...Flying Fireballs! These would be great for a magical attack that actually has a duration to it; or even a possible "misdirection".
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If you know of any cool miniature gaming accessories be sure to post a comment and let us know.

Posted by deanoware at 12:46 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 10 April 2003 1:12 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 9 April 2003
Savage Worlds Released This Week!
Pinnacle Entertainment has announced the release of its Savage World roleplaying/miniature game. Welcome to a revolution in gaming--Savage Worlds--a merger of the best ideas in roleplaying and miniature games!



What's so revolutionary? We're glad you asked!

* It's Fast! Savage Worlds is the fastest and easiest fully-detailed roleplaying game you'll ever play! You can fight out massive battles quickly and easily--with your heroes' allies and minions--in one simple, fast-playing system!

* It's Furious! Characters gain awesome new abilities quickly, raising their attributes and skills and gaining powerful and exciting new Edges!

* It's Fun! Savage Worlds was designed to be a Game Master's dream! GMs can write adventures, create new villains and monsters, and run epic tales, all without lots of bookkeeping. And you won't need computer programs, three rule books, and a half-dozen setting books to do it. You'll find everything you need right here and in the Savage Setting of your choice!

* It's also a Miniatures Game! Savage Worlds works as a miniatures battle game as well as an RPG. That means you can fight out your heroes' epic battles to save the world right on the table-top! Or you can play a competitive battle with troops of your own design!

* It's Complete! Savage Worlds was designed to be used with any genre--from swashbuckling pirates to superheroes and sci-fi. Inside you'll find complete and simple rules for epic heroes, vehicles, chases, magic, superpowers, mass battles, skirmishes, and even guidelines for designing your own races and worlds!


Posted by deanoware at 11:58 AM EDT
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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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