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Warhammer 40K Book of the Astronomican from 1988

As someone who played Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader (paid link) in the late 1980s, I have to admit I’m still a big fan of beakie Space Marines, Squats, Space Pirates and other OOP miniatures from the first edition of Warhammer 40K. So when I recently acquired a ragged but complete …

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Blood Bowl 2nd Edition Unboxing

Miniature wargaming enthusiasts sometimes joke about the “mountain of lead” or “pile of shame,” when referring to the horde of unpainted miniatures that tends to accumulate over the years, as the rate of acquisition outstrips the time (or motivation) available to build, paint and base them. In the case of …

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Discount Hellboy Gaming Miniatures

Mike Mignola’s legendary Hellboy character is enjoying a pop-culture resurgence this year with both a miniatures-based tabletop game and a new major motion picture coming out in the next two months. After launching Hellboy: The Board Game (paid link) with a very successful Kickstarter campaign last year, Mantic Games is …

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WizKids Falling Star Sailing Ship

This massive new tabletop gaming accessory from WizKids has a correspondingly long product name, so let me type it fully right here at the start. Today we’re talking about Dungeons & Dragons Icons of the Realms: The Falling Star Sailing Ship (paid link). The Falling Star is fully painted, highly …

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DIY Wargaming Dice Trays

We’ve been shooting wargaming battle report videos for about a year now and one of the things we’ve discovered is that it’s really nice to have a few different dice trays on hand. We like to choose a tray for the dice-rolling portion of each video that fits the available …

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Budget Wargaming Miniatures: Halo Nano Metalfigs

There’s no denying that miniature modeling and painting are huge parts of the tabletop wargaming hobby. It’s probably fair to say that many wargaming fans spend a lot more time assembling, converting and painting their miniatures than they do actually playing tabletop wargames. On the flip side of the coin …

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Miniature Wargaming at The Wizard’s Chest, Denver

We recently did a little discretionary shopping and a lot of wide-eyed, undignified sightseeing at the amazing Wizard’s Chest emporium at 451 Broadway in Denver, Colorado. Billed as Denver’s “most magical toy store and costume shop,” The Wizard’s Chest offers 16,000 square feet of nerdy goodness packed into a phenomenal …

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Tabletop Gaming Loot from GenghisCon 41

When we attended GenghisCon 41 in Aurora, Colo., last month, we made sure to budget in a little mad money for the vendor hall. We certainly don’t need any more wargaming dice, miniatures or rulebooks, but it’s too much fun to shop for them at a Con, and most of …

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Rise of the Exiled Kickstarter Campaign

If you watched our video coverage of the Tacticon 2017 tabletop gaming convention in Denver last fall, then you probably saw a few seconds of zippy Rise of the Exiled gameplay. Combining dexterity, strategy, luck and colorful fantasy elements, Rise of the Exiled is a fast-playing tabletop combat game where players …

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