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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 …

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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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RIP Mordian Iron Guard

With Games Workshop being historically tight-lipped about its future plans, it’s hard to speculate exactly what the Warhammer 40,000 developers have in mind for the brave but expendable soldiers of the Imperial Guard, now formally known as the Astra Militarum. What’s shockingly apparent however is that most of the venerable …

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Confrontation Age of Rag’Narok Ram Army Box

In our last video we perused a veritable hoard of discount Confrontation Age of Rag’Narok miniatures that we purchased on clearance, including the excellent Confrontation starter box, which includes basic units from both the Griffin and Wolfen armies. In this video, we examine the much harder-to-find Ram of Acheron Legion …

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Cheap Wargaming Miniatures: Confrontation Age of Rag’Narok

As a wargamer who paints miniatures rather slowly and who at the same time enjoys a variety of sometimes obscure wargaming systems, across multiple genres, I like having a collection of serviceable pre-painted miniatures on hand. It simply gives me more immediate gameplay options, while I shamefully chip away at …

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Early Unsanctioned Star Wars Miniatures

These two pewter Star Wars figures probably had the manufacturer’s name engraved on the bottom of their bases when I bought them roughly 40 years ago. However I remember my enthusiastic pre-teen self filing off those identifying marks, along with a fair amount of metal flash, in an effort to make …

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