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Stargrave Battle Report: Salvage Crew

For our most recent game of Stargrave (paid link) — rules for science fiction wargames in the ravaged galaxy, written by Joseph McCullough and published by Osprey Games — we played Salvage Crew, the second scenario in the Stargrave rulebook. In Salvage Crew, space pirates shoot down a small cargo …

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Stargrave Battle Report: The Botched Deal

After several months of waiting patiently for its release, we finally played (and shot) our first game of Stargrave (paid link), science fiction wargames in the ravaged galaxy, written by Jospeh McCullough and published by Osprey Games. Shooting this first Stargrave batrep was a bit more challenging than usual because, …

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Combat Zone Skirmish Wargame and Miniatures

In our latest Skirmish Wargames YouTube video we investigate Combat Zone, a dystopian, gang-warfare miniatures game that’s been around for at least two decades. No doubt influenced by movies like Mad Max, Robocop and Escape from New York, Combat Zone takes place in a near-future urban hellscape, where mega-corporations have …

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AT-43 Cogs Army Box from Rackham

In our latest Skirmish Wargames bonus video, we open a factory-sealed Cogs Army Box for the AT-43 sci-fi miniatures game from Rackham Entertainment (paid link), which ran from approximately 2006 to 2010. The Cogs, who consider themselves masters of genetic evolution, are basically aggressive, grey alien cloners who aspire to …

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Gothic Horror Miniatures Games, Cursed City and Beyond

In our latest Skirmish Wargames YouTube video we discuss the Gothic Horror literary and film genre, which has spawned a veritable horde of tabletop miniatures games, pitting intrepid monster hunters against vampires, werewolves, zombies and other creatures of the night. While we didn’t manage to score a copy of Warhammer …

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Vlog Ep 8: Paint Stations and Stargrave Crews

Up until recently, we didn’t have a permanent place to paint wargaming miniatures and terrain pieces. If the weather was nice, we’d paint outside on an old patio table that our former neighbor gifted us when she moved. In the colder, wetter months, we’d paint on card tables in the …

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VOR: The Maelstrom Miniatures Game

A few weeks ago one of our YouTube viewers left a comment asking if we’d ever played VOR: The Maelstrom, the 1999 tabletop miniatures game from F.A.S.A. Corporation, creator of classic IPs such as BattleTech, Shadowrun and Crimson Skies. We had, in fact, never heard of VOR, but a quick …

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Classic Star Rovers RPG and Figures from Archive Miniatures

Like many tabletop gamers in my age bracket, my first introduction to fantasy and sci-fi miniatures came from playing Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, as well as other role-playing games of that era, in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. I wasn’t aware of any kids playing historical wargames in my …

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AT-43 Red Blok Faction Box from Rackham

In our latest Skirmish Wargames bonus video, we unpack a 2009 Red Blok Army Box filled with pre-painted minis, war machines and terrain pieces for the AT-43 tabletop miniatures game from Rackham Entertainment (paid link). Like the ONI Army Box that we opened in a previous video, the Red Blok …

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