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Pulp Alley Skirmish Game, Vigilantes vs Carnies

One of the many endearing features of Pulp Alley (paid link), the pulp-genre tabletop miniatures game, is that the ruleset accommodates a number of different gameplay modes. Depending on the scenario, Pulp Alley enthusiasts can engage in player vs player confrontations between two or more leagues, join forces in cooperative …

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Pulp Alley Battle Report, Deadrise in Christmas Village

Last year’s Skirmish Wargames holiday video was a Christmas-themed Gaslands extravaganza, featuring the Family Truckster and Cousin Eddie’s 1972 Condor II desperately racing from a horde of grumpy Krampus cultists. Imagine Christmas Vacation meets Fury Road. For this year’s holiday special, we deployed our War in Christmas Village (paid link) …

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Mordheim Battle Report, Undead vs Frenzied Mob

Having recently built and painted a band of angry villagers from the Fireforge Games’ Folk Rabble miniatures box, it was a happy coincidence that shortly thereafter we discovered the Frenzied Mob scenario from the Mordheim Empire in Flames wilderness expansion rules. The Frenzied Mob isn’t your typical Mordheim scenario, as …

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Vlog Ep 7: WizKids Stone Bridge Tabletop Terrain

Back in April we looked at several pre-painted terrain sets from WizKids (paid link), including the WizKids 4D Settings Castle Barracks set; the WizKids 4D Settings Homestead set; the WizKids 4D Settings Medieval Farmer set; the WizKids Cities of the Dead Statues & Monuments set; and the WizKids Pathfinder Battles …

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Mordheim Skirmish Wargame Retro Unboxing

Some 15 years before tabletop warbands began exploring the frozen wizard metropolis of Felstad (otherwise known as Frostgrave), treasure hunters from across the Old World were picking through the comet-smashed city of Mordheim, collecting a dangerous but valuable substance known as wyrdstone. Mordheim is, of course, the influential tabletop skirmish …

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Vlog Ep 4: Rangers of Shadow Deep DIY Spider Cocoons

After hearing good things about the game for some time, we recently purchased a copy of the Rangers of Shadow Deep Deluxe Edition (paid link), written by game designer Joseph McCullough. McCullough is also the author of the extremely popular Frostgrave: Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City tabletop miniatures game. …

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Vlog Ep 3: Classic Warhammer Fantasy Battle Miniatures

In the last episode of the Skirmish Wargames hobby vlog, we explored a mixed lot of vintage Warhammer 40,000 miniatures, some of which dated back to the early Rogue Trader days. In today’s episode, we’re mining another retro cache of classic wargaming miniatures, this time for Warhammer Fantasy Battle. This …

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Vlog Ep 2: Vintage Warhammer 40,000 Metal Minis

March 2, 2020, seems like a lifetime ago, but that’s when I digitally plunked down $17.99 (plus 90 cents tax) to purchase a “Warhammer Fantasy 40k Miniatures Lot Assorted Bulk,” on eBay. Based on the single photo provided, it was difficult to tell exactly what miniatures I’d be receiving, but …

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Gaslands Martian Racing Federation: Canyon Run

In our second test-drive of the Martian Racing Federation rules for Gaslands, the game of post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem, we tackle the nerve-wracking Canyon Run scenario, which forces pilots to race forward at high speed while dodging an increasingly dense field of terrain. As we mentioned in a previous post, the …

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