Wargaming Miniatures

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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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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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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Vlog Ep 3: Classic Warhammer Fantasy Battle Miniatures

In the last episode of the Skirmish Wargames hobby vlog, we explored a mixed lot of vintage Warhammer 40,000 miniatures, some of which dated back to the early Rogue Trader days. In today’s episode, we’re mining another retro cache of classic wargaming miniatures, this time for Warhammer Fantasy Battle. This …

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Vlog Ep 2: Vintage Warhammer 40,000 Metal Minis

March 2, 2020, seems like a lifetime ago, but that’s when I digitally plunked down $17.99 (plus 90 cents tax) to purchase a “Warhammer Fantasy 40k Miniatures Lot Assorted Bulk,” on eBay. Based on the single photo provided, it was difficult to tell exactly what miniatures I’d be receiving, but …

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Warhammer Fantasy Battle Mystery Bits Bags

Recently we purchased a handful of vintage Warhammer Fantasy wights from an online auction, only to realize later that the figures were missing their original shields. “No matter,” we thought. “The Internet will provide.” What began, however, as a simple online search for old Vampire Counts plastic shields led us …

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Kings of War: Shadows in the North Starter Set Unboxing

Since tabletop skirmish wargaming is kind of our thing, earlier this year we purchased a copy of Kings of War: Vanguard (paid link), a rather excellent looking fantasy skirmish ruleset from Mantic Games, which also produces the Kings of War (paid link) mass battle fantasy wargame, now in its 3rd …

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Runewars Cheap Wargaming Miniatures

As I mentioned in our last post, I recently shelled out $107 dollars for a large order of discounted box sets for the Runewars Miniatures Game, a fantasy genre wargame initially released in 2016 by Fantasy Flight Games. When the shipment arrived on my doorstep a few days after my …

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