Wargame Unboxings

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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AT-43 Cogs Army Box from Rackham

In our latest Skirmish Wargames bonus video, we open a factory-sealed Cogs Army Box for the AT-43 sci-fi miniatures game from Rackham Entertainment (paid link), which ran from approximately 2006 to 2010. The Cogs, who consider themselves masters of genetic evolution, are basically aggressive, grey alien cloners who aspire to …

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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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Classic Star Rovers RPG and Figures from Archive Miniatures

Like many tabletop gamers in my age bracket, my first introduction to fantasy and sci-fi miniatures came from playing Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, as well as other role-playing games of that era, in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. I wasn’t aware of any kids playing historical wargames in my …

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AT-43 Red Blok Faction Box from Rackham

In our latest Skirmish Wargames bonus video, we unpack a 2009 Red Blok Army Box filled with pre-painted minis, war machines and terrain pieces for the AT-43 tabletop miniatures game from Rackham Entertainment (paid link). Like the ONI Army Box that we opened in a previous video, the Red Blok …

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Rackham AT-43 Operation Damocles Initiation Set

In our latest wargame unboxing video we unpack a pre-owned Operation Damocles Initiation Set (paid link) for the AT-43 sci-fi miniatures game, which was published by Rackham Entertainment from 2006 to roughly 2010. Rackham is of course the French company behind the visually stunning Confrontation (paid link) fantasy miniatures game, …

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AT-43 ONI Army Box from Rackham

While AT-43 Operation Damocles Initiation Sets (paid link) are still relatively easy to acquire, AT-43’s other box sets are somewhat harder find, especially the 2009 ONI Army Box. AT-43 is of course the science-fiction themed tabletop miniatures game from Rackham Entertainment, which also produced the Confrontation Age of Rag’Narok (paid …

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Infinity Operation Red Veil Battle Pack

Today’s video represents the third installment of our Countdown to Stargrave series, where we explore unopened sci-fi starter sets from the past, looking for minis or terrain that we might pilfer for Stargrave (paid link), science fiction wargames in the ravaged galaxy, which is scheduled for release in late April …

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Deadzone Skirmish Game, Starter and Faction Boxes

In the second installment of our our Countdown to Stargrave series, where we unbox several sci-fi starter sets that we purchased years ago but never opened, we finally invetigate the 2016 Deadzone second edition box set, along with a trio of Deadzone faction boxes. Deadzone (paid link), Skirmishes on Forsaken …

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