Wargaming Battle Reports

Stargrave Battle Report: Salvage Crew

For our most recent game of Stargrave (paid link) — rules for science fiction wargames in the ravaged galaxy, written by Joseph McCullough and published by Osprey Games — we played Salvage Crew, the second scenario in the Stargrave rulebook. In Salvage Crew, space pirates shoot down a small cargo …

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Stargrave Battle Report: The Botched Deal

After several months of waiting patiently for its release, we finally played (and shot) our first game of Stargrave (paid link), science fiction wargames in the ravaged galaxy, written by Jospeh McCullough and published by Osprey Games. Shooting this first Stargrave batrep was a bit more challenging than usual because, …

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Pulp Alley Skirmish Game, Vigilantes vs Carnies

One of the many endearing features of Pulp Alley (paid link), the pulp-genre tabletop miniatures game, is that the ruleset accommodates a number of different gameplay modes. Depending on the scenario, Pulp Alley enthusiasts can engage in player vs player confrontations between two or more leagues, join forces in cooperative …

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Pulp Alley Battle Report, Deadrise in Christmas Village

Last year’s Skirmish Wargames holiday video was a Christmas-themed Gaslands extravaganza, featuring the Family Truckster and Cousin Eddie’s 1972 Condor II desperately racing from a horde of grumpy Krampus cultists. Imagine Christmas Vacation meets Fury Road. For this year’s holiday special, we deployed our War in Christmas Village (paid link) …

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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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Gaslands Martian Racing Federation: Canyon Run

In our second test-drive of the Martian Racing Federation rules for Gaslands, the game of post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem, we tackle the nerve-wracking Canyon Run scenario, which forces pilots to race forward at high speed while dodging an increasingly dense field of terrain. As we mentioned in a previous post, the …

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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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