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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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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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Martian Wargaming Terrain from Second-Hand Toys

Over the last couple of years, I’ve developed a fondness for browsing thrift stores, flea markets, clearance sales and swap meets, looking for cheap plastic toys or well-used bits of model railroading scenery that could potentially be repurposed into tabletop wargaming terrain. It’s good, clean fun, keeps me out of trouble, …

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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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