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Battle Masters Miniatures Game, Retro Unboxing

For our latest retro unboxing video, we open a fading (but nearly complete) copy of Battle Masters, the epic game of fantasy battles, produced by Milton Bradley and designed by Games Workshop.  While not aimed at Games Workshop’s traditional customers, this ambitious 1992 collaboration is still a veritable treasure trove …

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Brutality Skirmish Wargame, Bandits vs Cannibals

Crystal-pilfering bandits incur the wrath of hungry, hungry cannibals, as we test-drive the Brutality Skirmish Wargame designed by hobbyist, columnist and podcaster Scott Wainwright. Brutality players assemble outrageous warbands of four to eight models, using virtually any 28mm miniatures from their collections, regardless of wargaming genre or historical time period. …

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Monster Fight Club Tabletop Wargaming Terrain

As we’ve alluded to in the past, we seem to spend a significant amount of time each year assembling, painting and/or kit-bashing tabletop terrain pieces. Since our collection of skirmish wargames covers a  wide range of genres and time periods, I suppose we feel obligated to attempt to do them …

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Open Combat Skirmish Wargame, Undead vs Elves

In our latest Skirmish Wargames battle report video, we test-drive the eminently playable Open Combat (paid link) system for fighting miniature battles, which describes itself as suitable for both “pre-gunpowder historical and fantasy settings.” The game’s publisher, Second Thunder (paid link), also produces a Sword Masters (paid link) supplement to …

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WizKids 4D Settings Tabletop Terrain

Few elements enhance the tabletop wargaming experience more than awesome battlefield terrain. Expertly painted armies are amazing to behold of course, but if your eyesight is anything like mine, then the fine details on all those tiny soldiers begin to fade once the troops are more than a foot or …

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Gaslands Ready Hot Wheels and Matchbox Cars

We’ve had a great deal of fun building our various car, truck and war rig conversions for Gaslands (paid link), the tabletop game of post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem from Osprey Games. The customization process does require some time however, and often that’s a resource in short supply. Gaslands is definitely a …

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Rough Riders vs Grots Kill Team Battle Report

As far as I know, there are no official rules for using Imperial Guard Rough Riders in games of Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team (paid link), unless said rules have been published somewhere in an index, an FAQ or an issue of White Dwarf that I’m unaware of.  Fortunately, not having …

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Kill Team Battle Report, Black Templars vs Chaos Cultists

In our first on-screen game of Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team (paid link) from a couple of weeks ago, we pitted a gang of napalm-spewing Ork Burna Boyz against a squad of Tallarn bandits and an Ogryn street fighter. (Check out that video Here if you’re interested.) While that initial game …

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Warhammer 40K: Kill Team Battle Report, Tallarn vs Orks

Even though the game has changed tremendously over the last three decades, I still collect Warhammer 40,000 miniatures like it’s the original Rogue Trader days. And by that I mean, I’ll buy a box of this faction or a squad of that faction, without much thought to actual army building. …

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