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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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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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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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Rackham AT-43 Operation Damocles Initiation Set

In our latest wargame unboxing video we unpack a pre-owned Operation Damocles Initiation Set (paid link) for the AT-43 sci-fi miniatures game, which was published by Rackham Entertainment from 2006 to roughly 2010. Rackham is of course the French company behind the visually stunning Confrontation (paid link) fantasy miniatures game, …

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MDF Wargaming Terrain, Kit Building Frenzy

As most tabletop wargamers can attest, unstarted or unfinished projects have a way of quietly piling up over time, forming what hobbyists half-jokingly describe as the “mountain of shame.” Sometimes however, a frenetic burst of activity can actually chip away at said pile, which is what happened at our house …

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Infinity Operation Red Veil Battle Pack

Today’s video represents the third installment of our Countdown to Stargrave series, where we explore unopened sci-fi starter sets from the past, looking for minis or terrain that we might pilfer for Stargrave (paid link), science fiction wargames in the ravaged galaxy, which is scheduled for release in late April …

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