Wargaming Battle Reports

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 Wargame, 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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Rough Riders vs Grots Kill Team Battle Report

As far as I know, there are no official rules for using Imperial Guard Rough Riders in games of Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team (paid link), unless said rules have been published somewhere in an index, an FAQ or an issue of White Dwarf that I’m unaware of.  Fortunately, not having …

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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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Star War Miniatures AT-AT Walker Battle Report

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two years since we unboxed our limited edition Star Wars Miniatures AT-AT Imperial Walker Colossal Pack, which was released by Wizards of the Coast way back in 2005. (You can watch that video here if you’re interested.) Since being liberated from the …

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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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