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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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Stargrave Skirmish Game, Countdown to Launch

As sci-fi fans who grew up on stories of rogue space captains, piloting their rust-bucket ships across the galaxy in search of adventure and fortune, we’re quite excited about the upcoming release of Stargrave (paid link), science fiction wargames in the ravaged galaxy. Written by Joseph McCullough, author of Frostgrave …

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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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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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Open Combat Skirmish Game, 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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Urban Manhunt Tabletop Miniatures Game

Inspired by dystopian cinematic thrillers such as Escape from New York and Running Man, with a little Hunger Games and Battle Royale thrown in for good measure, Urban Manhunt (paid link) is a 28mm tabletop miniatures game that pits sanctioned hunters against free-range criminals inside a hellish prison city. Paid …

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GWAR Rumble in Antarctica Miniatures Game

Published in 1999 by DemonBlade Games, GWAR: Rumble in Antarctica (paid link) is a 28mm miniatures game pitting barbaric space pirates known as the Scumdogs of the Universe against each other for control of the sacred GWAR temple, hidden at the South Pole. As the name implies, Rumble in Antarctica …

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