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Our $20 Star Wars AT-SW Walker Project

Using inter-dimensional technology, Imperial engineers acquired a Dust Tactics heavy destroyer from an alternate universe, which they reverse engineered to create the Galactic Empire’s AT-SW (all-terrain support walker). This infantry suppression vehicle is affectionately known by rank and file stormtroopers as the Imperial “street sweeper.” So about 10 months ago …

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Star Wars Wargaming Buildings and Terrain

 Before Fantasy Flight Games even announced plans for their Star Wars: Legion tabletop miniatures game, we were already building terrain pieces for use with the venerable Star Wars Miniatures Battles rules from West End Games, and also mulling over the possibilities of using said terrain for grid-free games of …

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Budget Wargaming Miniatures: Halo Nano Metalfigs

There’s no denying that miniature modeling and painting are huge parts of the tabletop wargaming hobby. It’s probably fair to say that many wargaming fans spend a lot more time assembling, converting and painting their miniatures than they do actually playing tabletop wargames. On the flip side of the coin …

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Confrontation Battle Report, Wolf vs. Griffin

 For our second Confrontation Age of Rag’Narok battle report we added more forested areas to our tabletop battlefield, adjusted the victory conditions and added a unit of missile troops and a unit of scout fliers to the conflict. Once again, the Temple forces are built around an eight-man unit …

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Wargaming Terrain with Giant Skulls

It’s been said that creativity is a form of insanity and that certainly applies when one starts building wargame terrain. Suddenly it’s impossible to go into Goodwill, Dollar Tree or heaven forbid a model railroad shop, and not acquire some toy, widget or random bit of hardware on the off …

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RIP Mordian Iron Guard

With Games Workshop being historically tight-lipped about its future plans, it’s hard to speculate exactly what the Warhammer 40,000 developers have in mind for the brave but expendable soldiers of the Imperial Guard, now formally known as the Astra Militarum. What’s shockingly apparent however is that most of the venerable …

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Confrontation Age of Rag’Narok, Temple vs. Wolfen

As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, over the last year we accumulated a sizable stash of pre-painted plastic miniatures made for the medieval fantasy skirmish game Confrontation Age of Rag’Narok, published a decade ago by French gaming company Rackham. To get a better handle on the Confrontation AoG rules, the …

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Miniature Wargaming at KoboldCon 2018

 Earlier this month we took a mini-vacation and headed down to KoboldCon 2018, billed as “the largest annual gaming convention in Colorado Springs, Colo.” Now in its second year, this two-day event drew more than 600 attendees, nearly tripling its 2017 turnout. To accommodate the expected growth, this year’s …

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Confrontation Age of Rag’Narok Ram Army Box

In our last video we perused a veritable hoard of discount Confrontation Age of Rag’Narok miniatures that we purchased on clearance, including the excellent Confrontation starter box, which includes basic units from both the Griffin and Wolfen armies. In this video, we examine the much harder-to-find Ram of Acheron Legion …

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Cheap Wargaming Miniatures: Confrontation Age of Rag’Narok

As a wargamer who paints miniatures rather slowly and who at the same time enjoys a variety of sometimes obscure wargaming systems, across multiple genres, I like having a collection of serviceable pre-painted miniatures on hand. It simply gives me more immediate gameplay options, while I shamefully chip away at …

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