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Blood Bowl 2nd Edition Unboxing

Miniature wargaming enthusiasts sometimes joke about the “mountain of lead” or “pile of shame,” when referring to the horde of unpainted miniatures that tends to accumulate over the years, as the rate of acquisition outstrips the time (or motivation) available to build, paint and base them. In the case of …

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Dust 1947 Cthulhu Mythos Faction

In the last decade, both Fantasy Flight Games and Battlefront Miniatures have published their own versions of Dust Tactics, a tactical miniatures board game set in Paolo Parente’s alternate WWII universe. But in 2016, Dust Studio retook the reins and published its own Dust ruleset: Paolo Parente’s Dust 1947 system …

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Discount Hellboy Miniatures

Mike Mignola’s legendary Hellboy character is enjoying a pop-culture resurgence this year with both a miniatures-based tabletop game and a new major motion picture coming out in the next two months. After launching Hellboy: The Board Game with a very successful Kickstarter campaign last year, Mantic Games is now offering …

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Gaslands Rumble in the Rockies

When we attended local tabletop gaming convention Genghis Con 41 in Aurora, Colo., last year, we just showed up and enjoyed the spectacle, without really participating in anything. For this year’s Genghis Con 42 however, we preregistered for a number of events, including a miniatures painting class, the Olympus Games …

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Gaslands Flea Market Challenge

While cruising the seemingly endless aisles of an indoor flea market a few weeks ago — actually we were slightly lost and searching for the exit — we ran across a sealed produce container stuffed with a hodgepodge of die-cast vehicles and temptingly priced at just $1.99. Since that seemed …

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HorrorClix Alien Vs Predator Collector’s Sets

To commemorate the upcoming Sept. 14, 2018, release of The Predator, a brand-new installment in the long-running Predator film series, we recently unboxed three unopened Alien vs Predator figure sets that were produced for the HorrorClix collectable miniatures game back in 2007. HorrorClix is a grid-based tabletop game that was …

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Our First Gaslands Build

The brilliance of Gaslands, the post-apocalyptic vehicular combat rules published by Osprey Games, is that the game can be played with regular Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars, making it a very inexpensive pastime compared to most miniatures-based tabletop wargames. This is especially true when Gaslands fanatics pilfer cars from their …

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Vintage Warhammer 40,000 Miniatures

The current reboot of Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team and the imminent release of Kill Team: Rogue Trader prompted us to unlock the stasis chamber recently and break out a handful of vintage 40K squads that we’ve had languishing in storage. Some of these miniatures go back three decades (yikes!) and …

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Our $20 Star Wars AT-SW Walker Project

Using inter-dimensional technology, Imperial engineers acquired a Dust Tactics heavy destroyer from an alternate universe, which they reverse engineered to create the Galactic Empire’s AT-SW (all-terrain support walker). This infantry suppression vehicle is affectionately known by rank and file stormtroopers as the Imperial “street sweeper.” So about 10 months ago …

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Budget Wargaming Miniatures: Halo Nano Metalfigs

There’s no denying that miniature modeling and painting are huge parts of the tabletop wargaming hobby. It’s probably fair to say that many wargaming fans spend a lot more time assembling, converting and painting their miniatures than they do actually playing tabletop wargames. On the flip side of the coin …

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