Tag Archives: Wargame Battle Report

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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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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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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Gaslands Landspeeder Race

It was really quite gracious of Mattel to produce both a Luke Skywalker Landspeeder and a young Han Solo Speeder as part of the Hot Wheels Star Wars Starships line, right about the time we were stockpiling cars for future Gaslands (paid link) conversions. On top of that, we found …

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Confrontation Batrep III, Undead vs. Alchemists

Our third test-drive of Rackham’s Confrontation Age of Rag’narok fantasy miniatures wargame is a capture the relics scenario, pitting the Alchemists of Dirz against the undead forces of the Ram. This is a significant shift from our last two Confrontation batreps, which featured the soldiers of the Temple army battling …

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Confrontation Battle Report, Wolf vs. Griffin

For our second Confrontation Age of Rag’Narok battle report we added more forested areas to our tabletop battlefield, adjusted the victory conditions and added a unit of missile troops and a unit of scout fliers to the conflict. Once again, the Temple forces are built around an eight-man unit of …

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