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Frontline News!

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Every Monday we bring you our take on what's fresh in the industry and take a closer look at some of the most exciting new releases. It's time for Frontline News! So the UK Games Expo is over for another year. Last weekend was an absolute blast, a technicolour riot of amazing games, fast food and frenzied discussion. Grantt was interviewed by Beasts of War, Kallie got an upgrade pack for Unstable Unicorns which had us in stitches, Abi introduced us to the wold of Villainous and Chris discovered the Wetherspoons app. We also worked our socks off, too. But...

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Frontline News!

Posted by Chris Hobday on

Every Monday we bring you our take on what's fresh in the industry and take a closer look at some of the most exciting new releases. It's time for Frontline News! I know what you're thinking. What fresh hell lies in wait for our wallets this week? New models are appearing at an extraordinary rate, and most of them have been designed to such a high standard that it's hard not to be enticed. First up we've got to mention the Halfling team for Blood Bowl. When the video first dropped, we were belly-laughing. The combination of the images and...

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The Calm Before The Storm!

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The Art of War Team plans the next new release...[Only kidding; it's classic Martin McKenna from Rogue Trader!] It's been a crazy few weeks. We released our official Guild Ball tokens just in time for Salute, which have gone down an absolute storm. But there's been no time to take our collective foot off the gas. Already we've seen new Captains emerge from the Steamforged Games bunker, with Corbelli getting a lot of people excited. The design team is already working on everything you'll need to run these amazing new characters, so stay tuned! Got to say, though, if you've been...

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What Makes A Great Token Set?

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The best token sets are designed to fit with the game's aesthetic. I had the opportunity this week to take a closer look at what the Art of War Studios design team was working on. It’s great to handle the finished products fresh off the laser bed, prep them for the table with some crayon and a buffing cloth, and finally get some games in and see the tokens finally being used. But seeing what goes into the design process is really illuminating. At first, you imagine that it’s an easy process. You just need square or round counters with numbers...

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Down with the Kids!

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When you have kids, you don’t have as much free time to game as you used to. If you’re fortunate, you can still squeeze in the odd Necromunda campaign or 2000-point 40k battle. You might even be allowed to sneak off to an Infinity tournament once in a while. But many parents will admit that they aren’t getting to roll dice as often as they’d like. Unless, of course, they find a way to get the kids involved in their hobby. Thankfully, games are becoming more and more accessible, thanks in part to streamlined rules sets (like Age of Sigmar)...

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