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Gaslands Martian Racing Federation Demo Race

For decades, video games such as F-Zero and Wipeout have delivered the thrill of futuristic anti-grav racing to home gaming consoles. Gravity defying hover cars have also graced a slew of big budget sci-fi movies over the years, including Star Wars, The Fifth Element and Back to the Future. Paid …

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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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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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