Gearing up for the holidays – Tuesday Newsday 11/17/20

Yep, it’s #TuesdayNewsday and here’s what matters this week in wargaming  >>>

This Week’s Headline:

Lots of people are running sales over the entire month – Revolution Games, White Dog Games, MMP just wrapped one, Noble Knight Games, and others.  They’re not focusing on a single day or weekend, but rather spreading things out over the entire month.  Still, it’s a chance to pick up some good games cheap and support your favorite game companies.

 

Newly Released This Week:

 

News From The Wargame Industry:

In a strategic reorganization of its Star Wars miniatures titles, Asmodee is announcing today that oversight of its three Star Wars miniatures titles will be moving to their dedicated miniatures games studio, Atomic Mass Games.

Development of all future miniatures games will be handled by Atomic Mass as well. The move to a specialty studio positions Asmodee’s miniatures titles for even greater success in the future.

Notice what’s missing?  Anything at all about the future of FFG.  These guys were once a powerhouse in American tabletop gaming, and they’re down to about 3 LCGs, Keyforge, and TI.  They’ve lost almost all of their licensed content, including their minis games, and they’ve shuttered all of their RPG development, and that’s after shutting down Tide of Iron and pretty much all new development of their Terranoth games-based.

 

Newly Launched This Week:

  • Bolt Action has a series of new French Resistance fighters available for pre-order for their acclaimed minis game.
  • Flying Pig Games has The Long Road on Kickstarter, with that classic Mark Walker modern-horror-meets-WW3 schtick.
  • Want something different?  How about a game about cricket in 19th century?  CSL games has you covered, with Slogball on pre-order now.
  • Columbia Games has a monster map & game combo for their EastFront block series up on Kickstarter right now
  • Polish publisher TSWargames now has an English-language website. They’ve had some interesting near-future / modern games over the past few years, so take a look.

 

New from the Dragoons:

 

Something From Our Partners:

  • Moe was a busy dude this weekend, with after-hours shows on three different nights for SDHISTCON.
  • Ardwulf was on the road this week, but will be back on Thursday to join us for #UnboxingDay
  • Dan also talked with designer Morgane Gouton-Rety at SDHISTCON
  • RMN had some issues with our thoughts on our episode of Mentioned in Dispatches about whether or not wargaming is dying.

 

The Professional Wargaming World:

 

This Week on Six Degrees of Sound:

A look at some great music from the past 40-odd years, with stories about the different songs.

 

That’s all for this week!
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Gearing up for the holidays – Tuesday Newsday 11/17/20

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