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Gaslands Rumble in the Rockies

When we attended local tabletop gaming convention Genghis Con 41 in Aurora, Colo., last year, we just showed up and enjoyed the spectacle, without really participating in anything. For this year’s Genghis Con 42 however, we preregistered for a number of events, including a miniatures painting class, the Olympus Games …

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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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Gaslands Flea Market Challenge

While cruising the seemingly endless aisles of an indoor flea market a few weeks ago — actually we were slightly lost and searching for the exit — we ran across a sealed produce container stuffed with a hodgepodge of die-cast vehicles and temptingly priced at just $1.99. Since that seemed …

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Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Atomic Roadster

“Daedalus Motorworks proudly presents the 2072 Dog Star SX roadster, featuring dual anti-gravity coils, a projectile-resistant gold Duraplex privacy dome, and the patented Atomic Scramjet propulsion system, powered by our eco-friendly, first-generation RWR (Rad Waste Reactor).” With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, you just might be a wargamer if you look …

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Our First Gaslands Build

The brilliance of Gaslands, the post-apocalyptic vehicular combat rules published by Osprey Games, is that the game can be played with regular Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars, making it a very inexpensive pastime compared to most miniatures-based tabletop wargames. This is especially true when Gaslands fanatics pilfer cars from their …

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Our $20 Star Wars AT-SW Walker Project

Using inter-dimensional technology, Imperial engineers acquired a Dust Tactics heavy destroyer from an alternate universe, which they reverse engineered to create the Galactic Empire’s AT-SW (all-terrain support walker). This infantry suppression vehicle is affectionately known by rank and file stormtroopers as the Imperial “street sweeper.” So about 10 months ago …

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Wargaming Terrain with Giant Skulls

It’s been said that creativity is a form of insanity and that certainly applies when one starts building wargame terrain. Suddenly it’s impossible to go into Goodwill, Dollar Tree or heaven forbid a model railroad shop, and not acquire some toy, widget or random bit of hardware on the off …

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Industrial Tower Wargaming Terrain

On a mission to make some homemade desert wargaming terrain suitable for games of Star Wars Miniatures Battles or Star Wars: Legion, we took a trip to the local thrift store to see what suitable bits and bobs might be available on the cheap. It was a classic case of …

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Easy Foam Wargaming Terrain

One gratifying thing about using faux crumbling stone walls as wargaming terrain pieces is that they fit nicely into almost any genre of tabletop miniature games, whether it be fantasy, historical, modern day or science fiction. Plus as we discovered, they’re super easy to shape out of pieces of soft …

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Star Wars Legion Super Cheap Terrain Ideas

Unless I’m forgetting something from years ago, this homemade miniatures wargaming terrain for Star Wars: Legion and Star Wars Miniatures Battles is the first gaming terrain that we’ve ever actually made ourselves. Ok, I take that back. I think I did cut up a Tide detergent box back in the …

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