Miniature Wargaming

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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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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Vlog Ep 3: Classic Warhammer Fantasy Battle Miniatures

In the last episode of the Skirmish Wargames hobby vlog, we explored a mixed lot of vintage Warhammer 40,000 miniatures, some of which dated back to the early Rogue Trader days. In today’s episode, we’re mining another retro cache of classic wargaming miniatures, this time for Warhammer Fantasy Battle. This …

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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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Kill Team Battle Report, Black Templars vs Chaos Cultists

In our first on-screen game of Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team (paid link) from a couple of weeks ago, we pitted a gang of napalm-spewing Ork Burna Boyz against a squad of Tallarn bandits and an Ogryn street fighter. (Check out that video Here if you’re interested.) While that initial game …

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Warhammer 40k Kill Team Battle Report, Tallarn vs Orks

Even though the game has changed tremendously over the last three decades, I still collect Warhammer 40,000 miniatures like it’s the original Rogue Trader days. And by that I mean, I’ll buy a box of this faction or a squad of that faction, without much thought to actual army building. …

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Witchin’ Hour Tabletop Skirmish Wargame

While the real witch trials of Europe and colonial America were horrific examples of hysteria-fueled persecution, the fictional war between supernatural witches and fanatical witch hunters continues to be a popular trope in books, movies, TV shows and video games. In just the last decade Hollywood gave us admittedly dubious …

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Gaslands Battle Report: Escape to Christmas Town

Happy holidays wargamers! We’re here to spread a little seasonal cheer — Gaslands style — with a holiday themed battle report one might describe as Christmas Vacation meets The Road Warrior.  So it’s been a few months since we received our copy of Gaslands Refuelled (paid link), the tabletop game …

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Mandalorians vs Stormtroopers, Star Wars Miniatures Game

In our last Skirmish Wargames battle report, we tipped our hat to Disney’s upcoming streaming series The Mandalorian (premiering in just three days) by playing a Mandalorian themed game of Star Wars Miniatures from Wizards of the Coast. In that engagement, which was played on a grid-based tabletop gaming mat …

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