Archive For The “News” Category
Dan Pacaldi, 5 April 2020
As a part of our new partnership with some other great wargaming sites out there, we’re sharing some of their best content through our channel, too!
Armchair Dragoons PAO, 26 March 2020
We all know about the Steam delay in pushing out the LNLT-Digital game, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop teasing you.
Second, we know that it probably wasn’t very nice of us to tease you with screenshots of a module that’s not even been announced yet in the initial LNLT-Digital release, as Heroes of the Red Star isn’t supposed to be in that launch. To make it up to you, we’re going to do it again!
Here’s some screenies from the Falklands scenarios.
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You’re still welcome!
Armchair Dragoons PAO, 24 March 2020
As a result of a Steam policy, the LNLT-Digital release has been slightly delayed. Per a note from The David himself
Lock ‘n Load Tactical Digital Steam release date had to be changed to April 2, 2020, at 1:00 PM. Steam had approved our original release date but all releases must wait 10 days after approval. So the official release date is now April 2, 2020.
Never fear! We’ve snuck into the system and snagged a couple of exclusive preview images for you to salivate over, so enjoy these recon peeks.
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Note that Heroes of the Red Star is not part of the initial digital release, as far as we can tell. So this is a double-sneak peek. You’re welcome!
Armchair Dragoons PAO, 16 March 2020
Collins Epic has announced that they’ve released the digital version of their Polyversal rulebook, as well as the digital unit/army customization tool that you can use to build your own forces. One of the great things about the Polyversal system is that you can adapt any of your 6mm minis to the game, even if you also have a ton of their very cool figs.
The press release:
After over a decade of work, Collins Epic Wargames is pleased to release the full 172 page rulebook for Polyversal as well as the included design application, Arsenal, for sale electronically. Polyversal is a 6mm-15mm sci-fi tabletop miniatures system with an extensive design system for customization, designed by Ken Whitehurst and developed by Byron Collins.
We’ve worked on this game for well over a decade of design, development, and refinement including Arsenal application development to make it easy to customize. Whether you have an extensive miniatures collection from multiple ranges over the years or you’re just starting out, you can use everything in Polyversal. To get started, consider purchasing the electronic release which includes the 172 page rulebook, Orders Tokens, Tracking counters, and the Arsenal web-based application. Price: $25 USD.
Arsenal is our web-based design tool for the game from Carl Olsen. Arsenal is free to use and lets you easily create, save, and export your customized designs for the tabletop in a matter of minutes. Working with the step-by-step Combatant Design documentation in the rulebook and letting Arsenal take care of all the backend work, you can easily create playable game pieces. The output is a two-sided game component, which is what we call a Combatant Tile. Learn more about the game from this link. Ready to purchase? You can do so in the Collins Epic Wargames store.
Armchair Dragoons PAO, 30 December 2019
2019 was a ‘building’ year for us here at the Armchair Dragoons.
With the regiment established the year before, we focused on the core idea we wanted to build around: helping strategy gamers get the most out of their games. We spent the bulk of our time on our live broadcasts, continuing our podcast, and articles that make you want to read & discuss gaming. While the forums are a key piece of our community, they are not the only focal point, and the slow-and-steady-growth of that part of the Dragoons has been fun to watch, even if we haven’t over-emphasized “everyone come register!”
So while 2019 wasn’t quite as momentous as 2018 – the year we founded the regiment – it was still a solid year of getting ourselves grounded for more adventures to come, and we appreciate everyone whose joined us on the march.
2019, though, also gives us an endpoint at which multiple numbers roll over on the calendar. So while the most pedantic among us (you know who you are) will argue the decade doesn’t end until 2021, we’re taking this opportunity to look back on the decade in gaming, and we’ve asked a few friends to chime in, too.
“What’s been the biggest story in the gaming world over the past 10 years?”
And wow, we got responses all over the map. Some were short, and some were paragraphs. Some were unexpected, and others were predictable (especially given who they were from). (more…)
Armchair Dragoons PAO, 18 December 2019
The Armchair Dragoons have finally arrived on iTunes, as we close out Season 3 of the podcast.
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