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25% Off Coupon Code Now Available!

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 19:43
Here's a 25% off coupon code for the next few weeks.

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After the Horsemen Now on Sale!

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 17:20

And don't forget Death! Commonly referred to as the Four Housemen of the Apocalypse they rode through the land signaling the end of the world. What caused the end of world? Who knows? Who cares? The real question is...

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After the Horsemen - Coming This Week.

Sun, 03/01/2020 - 19:30

After the Horsemen 2nd Edition comes out this week. The original was produced in 2012 and it's time for an update. It's set in the Post-Apocalyptic future. ATH can be played with miniatures or counters (we've included 20+ color counters) on the tabletop or on the Battle Board (we've included 3 of them). In the following couple of Bat Reps we'll be doing both.

You start After the Horsemen alone. There are 8 Encounters in the book and we have 10 of them linked together into a mini-Campaign where each adventure ties into the next. It's set in Lake Havasu City AZ after the Apocalypse. I start with a Voluntary Encounter as there wasn't an Involuntary one. More on that later. 

Our hero Billy Pink enters the edge of town and decides to visit a Bar for some Chillin'. It's the best way to recruit others to your band plus gamble, find companionship and even a job.  Billy enters the bar and there are three PEFs to be resolved - the colored markers. PEFs cna be something or nothing so you never know what you'll run into. 

Billy resolves the 1st PEF as 4 Sheep. People that are just trying to survive and making the best out of their situation. Sheep are usually timid and unarmed. Billy Interacts with them - has a conversation - and they give him a favorable response but don't have a job to offer. Unfortunately none of them are worth recruiting. Billy gains 1 Increasing Rep d6 for them having a positive response.  These d6 can be used to buy things as well as increase your Rep if you're lucky.

Billy goes to the next PEF and it's more Sheep. He Interacts with them, no response either way and they really aren't recruiting material. 
Billy hits up the last PEF in the upper right hand corner and meets 3 Pack Wolves. These are people that want everything and aren't afraid to take it from others. Each is well armed and have good Reps of 4 and 5. 

Billy gets a positive Interaction with the Pack Wolf Leader so now Further Interacts with Sooze, a Rep 4  Pack Wolf. She's good with it and Billy recruits her. This will cost Billy 1 Decreasing Rep d6 at the start of each month that Sooze is in the band. This ends the first Encounter.************The edge of Havasu isn't very populated so the Encounter Rating is a 1 - not very good for finding a job.  I decide to move south towards the Downtown Area where it's more populated and has a better chance of a job. But first I have to see if Billy and Sooze will have an Involuntary Encounter - one that is forced on the Characters.
They do. Watch for Part Two.

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28mm Koblod Cavalry On Kickstarter - Ends Sunday - Fully Funded.

Sun, 03/01/2020 - 02:54
Kobold CavalryCheck it out. Sculpts by Bob Olley - very good stuff and into the Stretch Goals already!

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After the Horsemen - Coming soon!

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 23:35
Coming later this  month. After the Horsemen, our Post-Apocalyptic set of minis rules gets an update. Eight years ago it made it's debut. Check out these Battle Reports.Out of Luck
El De Barge
The Originals
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All Things Zombie Series 25% Off in February

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 02:30

The All Things Zombie series is on sale for 25% off through February. Great time to start or finish your ATZ collection. Check it out here!
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Last Days of the Monthly Sale

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 00:19
Here's a list of printed books on sale this month. Only 2 days left. Check out our next batch of books for next month coming on the 1st.Follow the link and save big bucks! Supplies limited so don't wait.
Red Sand Black Moon

Piathoe's Peaks

5150: Missions Infestation

Warrior Heroes - Legends
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Tabletop or Battle Board? Cover? What Cover?

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 23:50
Saw a post on the web where someone said they thought THW was getting away from minis on the Tabletop with terrain. Well, that's not true and here's why.

Some rules will use the Battle Board - those with 4 or 5 man Bands in a skirmish setting. But for larger games with multiple larger units like NUTS and 5150 Star Army, you'll see that's for the tabletop.

Now just about all of the rules that use the Battle Board have Tabletop rules as well. If it doesn't, then download this freebie; a 4 page How to for Battle Board to Tabletop rules.

And Cover? Heck yeah, ALL rules use Cover; just check out the Shooting Tables; pass 1d6 or score a 8 or 9. 

Hope this helps.
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Monthly Sale on Certain Printed Books 50% Off

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 02:59
Here's a list of printed books on sale this month. Follow the link and save big bucks! Supplies limited so don't wait.
Red Sand Black Moon
Piathoe's Peaks
5150: Missions Infestation
Warrior Heroes - Legends
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75th Anniversary of the Bulge - Peiper at the Gates!

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 19:59
Updated version of the original published in 2009.
PEIPER AT THE GATES is a mini-campaign of branching linked scenarios set during the advance of Kampfgruppe Peiper and the 1st SS Panzer Division towards the Meuse River.

Smash through all opposition as the Germans, capturing the bridges at Trios Ponts and driving into the American far-rear.

Hold the Panzer advance at Stavelot, stopping them cold with a small rag-tag band of American fighting men.

Fight the climatic battle of a lone King Tiger against massed Sherman tanks as Task Force McGeorge attacks the La Gleize Cauldron from the north.

Play solo or with friends. Play the Germans. Play the Americans. But just play.

The fate of the Western Front is in your hands.
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Join the Caravan. Caravanserai Now on Sale!

Sat, 12/21/2019 - 01:57
Haldor seemed to have worn out his welcome in Demeskeen. Or at least in his mind he had and that was good enough. He surveyed the tavern. Kurinthian Warriors, Barylistani Caravan Guards, Demeskeen Army and he swore that little lady in the corner was a Wererat. Well, not right now of course. Not in public, but get her alone and who could say.  “Yes, it’s time to go. I wonder what Brigana is like this time of year?” Caravanserai, the Talomir Tales Core Rule book and 30+ scenarios is now on sale here.
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Battle Board Caravanserai Bat Rep

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 02:36
In Caravanserai there is a chance that you can explore a dungeon. Here's Haldor resolving one PEF in the dungeon and there are more to go. Battle took about 10 minutes. Click the pictures to easily read them.

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To the Battle Board - Step by Step Battle Board to Tabletop - Part 2

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 22:36
Now that the minis have come into contact on the tabletop it's time to fight. Leaving the minis on the table, I go to the Bandits List to generate their Rep.  2 x Rep 53 x Rep 42 x Rep 3I go to the Action Table to see what happens next. I roll 1d6 and score a 4 - the Bandits have the Advantage. Haldor and the Bandit Leader roll 2d6 versus their Rep and both pass 2d6. The side with the Advantage can act - the Hill Bandits charge.
The two Rep 5s jump Haldor, two Rep 4s attack the Healer and the rest go one on one versus my Caster, Thief and Shooter.I spend about five minutes in combat shooting and in melee. The result?
One Bandit runs away, two are Obviously Dead and four Out of the Fight. Haldor's Healer goes Obviously Dead. Haldor checks the two Bandits he beat and recovers 2 Increasing Rep d6. Plus the 2 for the Bandits he defeated and 1 for achieving the Encounter Objective - 5 total. I roll them all and score a 1, 2, 2, 4 and 5 so Haldor's Rep stays the same.
The Thief, Caster and Shooter gain 1 or 2 Increasing Rep d6 as some find some loot - Increasing Rep d6. The Thief and Caster both go up to Rep 5, the Shooter remains at Rep 4.
The whole game took about 20 minutes from set up to finish. Only having to resolve one PEF made it a quick game.
Watch for Caravanserai to be released in the next few days.
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Step by Step Battle Board to Tabletop

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 00:52
This Bat Rep will go step-by-step how to take our Battle Board games like Talomir Tales and 5150 Star Marine to the tabletop for play with minis and terrain. Most of our rules have the tabletop option but here's a free 4 page explanation and how to.
This is a Bat Rep for the upcoming Caravanserai - a Talomir Tales adventure book that contains the Core Rules as well as a section explaining how to play with Battle Boards and on the tabletop. Click the pictures to make it easier to read. 

Part 2  
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Convert and Play our Battle Board Games to Tabletop Mini Games for Free!

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 23:55
Most of our games have instructions on how to play on the tabletop and with the battle Board. What if your game doesn't have tabletop listed? No worries. Check it out! 
Here's a free 4 page download that lets you play any of our Battle Board games on a tabletop with minis and terrain. Set up the terrain and table, move the minis and when they get in sight use the Battle Board rules to shoot, melee, and test morale!
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Caravanserai - The Dangers of an Escort Scenario

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 02:21
Haldor, a Mirholme Warrior from Talomir Tales Distant Shores went Carousing and landed a Job Offer - Escort. Sounded easy enough to me,  escort 3 NPC Civilians to another area of the map. Haldor hired a couple of other Warriors  and a Caster to help out. Resolving the first PEF showed me why Escort could be the most dangerous Encounter in Talomir Tales.

First concern is that Civilians aren't very good in combat as they can only melee. These NPCs are unarmed so when it's melee time they would count as non-lethal versus lethal armed enemies. Usually their Rep is low; 3 and sometimes Rep 4.

Now the real problem happens when you roll to see how may NPC s you run into, something I had never realized before! The Civilians count as part of the Band and that increases the number of enemy you might meet. In this fight I had 7 in Haldor's Band, but 3 are weak Civilians. They ran into 7 Orcs.

After placing the enemies on the table I rolled for Action and realized that if the enemy acted first they would charge all of Haldor's Band one on one; this meant the 3 Civilians would be facing Orcs in melee and and probably would go Out of the Fight or worse. All had AC 2, were unarmed to start with and fighting AC 4 Orcs with higher Rep could spell doom.

Luckily Haldor Activated first. I figured if the 4 non-Civilians in the Band could engage and defeat 4 Orcs, the remaining ones would have to attack Haldor and the Warriors as they would be between the Orcs and the Civilians. 

Enough talk! On to the fight.
***********I use triangles from Litko that lets me track the Reps of the figures. Not needed but good to use. 

After the fight Haldor had 1 dead Warrior and 1 Out of the Fight who remains Out of the Fight until the Encounter is over!  Should have hired a Healer as he can possibly fix the Out of the Fight Character. Lucky for me there was only one PEF to resolve.Watch for more Caravanserai Bat Reps in the next week or two,
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We're Back! Turkey Shoot - 2019 Freebie!

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 16:50

It was Thanksgiving and Mordecai was told to "go get a turkey; seemed simple enough.Follow the trail! 

Black Friday BOGO 
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Black Friday Count Down! Less then 48 Hours. Free games!!!!

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 16:34
"Hey! What if I want to buy a bundle like NUTS and NUTS Compendium? Do I have to buy two?"
Nope! Buy a bundle and we credit you the amount of the cheaper book in the bundle, percentage wise. 
Tick, tick, tick... Christmas comes early for THW gamers!
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