A page to gather up the slowly-increasing number of review posts here on The Warbard – miniatures, scenery, books, rules, whatever needs reviewing!

3d Printed 1/1200 Ships from Antics

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2022 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Antics, a UK model/toy shop, carry a small range of resin 3d printed 1/1200 WW2 ships under the John's Model Shipyard name. There are a lot of…

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Your Bloody Miniatures Have Arrived

Posted on Oct 25th, 2022 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

I swear Bloody Miniatures chose their company name just so wargamer's spouses could say that when the lovely figures show up! Thankfully they really…

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Folk Horror Miniatures

Posted on Aug 19th, 2022 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

I tripped over this little Kickstarter earlier in 2022 for a dozen figures inspired by European folklore, Folk Horrors by Ana Polanšćak. They're…

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Bloody Miniatures Company of Wolves

Posted on Aug 16th, 2022 - By Brian Burger - 5 Comments

Finally finished the sixteen English Civil War 28mm figures from Bloody Miniatures' Release 1, The Company of Wolves. I did mine up a bit plainer…

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Still Around… (and some Gaslands content!)

Posted on Aug 14th, 2022 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

It's been a bit of an odd year for gaming, I've been having fairly regular games but not painting or building things on a consistent…

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Cold Waters Ocean Mat Review

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2021 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

For my naval gaming I knew I needed a proper mat eventually; I thought about doing up a sheet of grey felt with spraypaint and such, but then I found…

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Resin Bases and Bits from Rain City Hobbies

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2020 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've talked up Rain City Hobbies on this blog before, but only for their very nice grass and flower tufts. They also do a huge range of resin bases,…

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Mad Mushroom Jungles

Posted on Nov 13th, 2020 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

From the excellent people running Dark Fantastic Mills I purchased this Doomcap Shrooms Bundle earlier in the year. If you want to run fantasy games,…

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Forge of Ice Serpent Idol

Posted on Jun 6th, 2020 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Painted this guy up fairly quickly over a couple of days, after getting it a few weeks ago from Forge of Ice. I wasn't sure if I wanted to do the…

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Forge of Ice stuff

Loot from Forge of Ice

Posted on May 12th, 2020 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Forge of Ice is one of those one-person companies that makes all sorts of cool stuff, and after knowing about them for several years I finally got…

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Loot From Bad Squiddo

Posted on May 8th, 2020 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Ordered a few things from the excellent and varied ranges of Bad Squiddo Games back in March; things took longer to get from the UK to here than I'm…

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tiny ships on bases

Tiny Ships: A Game of Coastal Patrol

Posted on Feb 16th, 2020 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

As mentioned last weekend after our game of Narrow Seas, we also wanted to try out Coastal Patrol, available in the Summer 2011 Special from…

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An Actual Game of Tiny Ships!

Posted on Feb 9th, 2020 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

This afternoon we actually got the tiny ships onto the table and had a game using the Narrow Seas rules. First, of course, I had to use blue-tac…

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narthoks finished, right side

Tell the Bartender Your Troubles

Posted on Feb 9th, 2020 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Way back in December 2018 on Twitter, Bears Head Miniatures showed off pictures of their new Beholder-alike floating eye beastie, Narthoks the…

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Fenris Games Runestones

Posted on Oct 27th, 2019 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

I picked up a few things from Fenris Games back in June or July, and the first pieces are finally getting completed and onto the gaming…

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The Assault Group ECW Artillery

Posted on Sep 18th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The Assault Group (TAG) has a huge range of Thirty Year's War/English Civil War/general Renaissance figures that I'd heard good things about,…

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Warbases Skirmish Movement Trays

Posted on Jun 28th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

I picked up a batch of simple lasercut MDF trays sized for 25mm bases on one of my recent Warbases order. Pikeman's Lament uses either six or twelve…

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Review: Warbases MDF Vehicles

Posted on May 31st, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Warbases started doing vehicles in lasercut MDF and cardboard (greyboard) a few years ago and I was intrigued right away; a lot of 28mm vehicles are…

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The Trumpeter Salute 2017 Loot Haul!

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I managed to escape from Trumpeter Salute 2017 at the start of April without buying a single actual figure, but I brought home a batch of scenery…

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PlastCraft Curved Modular Building

Posted on Apr 25th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

While at Trumpeter Salute I picked up one of PlastCraft's Designed-For-Infinity plastic pre-coloured buildings, the Curved Modular Building, from the…

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Review: Impudent Mortal Near Future Elevators

Posted on Jan 31st, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I picked up a pack of Impudent Mortal's Near Future Elevator Set, as mentioned in a previous post, and thought I'd put a few pictures up and do a bit…

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Eureka’s Tachanka, Part One

Posted on Mar 21st, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

About ten days ago I made an order to Eureka USA for a few things, most importantly their Russian three horse Tachanka/crew in cap. What the heck,…

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Russian Civil War with Chain of Command

Posted on Jan 11th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

We had a quick and messy intro to the TooFatLardies' Chain of Command/Through the Mud and the Blood WW1 hybrid today with my Russian Civil War…

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Impudent Mortal Paint Rack

Posted on Oct 13th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I first heard of Impudent Mortal when Richard of TooFatLardies used two of their buildings to build himself a very nice brewery for WW2 gaming. Rich…

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Lizards & Lunatics

Posted on Apr 4th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Had two small orders come in last week. I have been saving money for an epic bike vacation to Europe in a few months (Vienna, Austria to Nantes,…

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Sarissa CityBlock Buildings, Finished

Posted on Aug 4th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 3 Comments

Finally have the Sarissa CityBlock 28mm lasercut MDF buildings to a table-ready state, including another hand-painted advertising sign on the side of…

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Sarissa CityBlock Buildings, Part The Third

Posted on Jul 31st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 5 Comments

Progress continues on my seven Sarissa Precision buildings, albeit at a slower pace than I'd intended! Basecoat and drybrushing is done on all…

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Sarissa CityBlock Buildings, Part The Second

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Having assembled my new Sarrisa Precision lasercut buildings, it was time to consider adding some extra details to really make these buildings "pop"…

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Sarissa CityBlock Buildings, Part The First

Posted on Jul 20th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

In my last post (two+ weeks ago!) I mentioned I'd bought a bundle of Sarissa Precision's lasercut 28mm CityBlock buildings to bring our pulp gaming…

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Wagons from Frikkin’ Lasers

Posted on Apr 12th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Got a nice box from J&M Miniatures earlier this week, and even before I cut the tape on the box I could smell the future... oddly enough, the…

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28mm Pulp Baggage Review

Posted on Mar 21st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Phil of Slug Industries (and Adventures in Wargaming, his personal blog) has recently released a set of 28mm pulp luggage. Cast in resin, you get six…

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Wargamers With Frickin’ Lasers, Part II

Posted on Mar 10th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Exactly seven days after I ordered some Orthodox crosses and a few other laser-cut bits from Archeotech, a small padded envelope arrived from the UK.…

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4Ground Cart Review

Posted on Feb 15th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

As part of an order that arrived this week from Brigade Games I picked up one of 4Ground's neat looking laser-cut carts. This one is "28-CAW-303…

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Book Review: Trench by Stephen Bull

Posted on Jan 17th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Trench: A History of Trench Warfare on the Western Front by Stephen Bull. This is a joint publication by Osprey Publishing and the Imperial War…

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Renedra Generics Scenery Bits

Posted on Jan 15th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, I took advantage of J & M Miniatures' offer of free shipping for all of December to order a few bits and pieces of Renedra's…

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An Ainsty Resin Order

Posted on Dec 21st, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

In some ways, this smallish order of Ainsty resin scenery bits has been a decade in the making; I discovered Ainsty sometime in the very late 1990s…

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Book Review: The White Armies of Russia

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The White Armies of Russia: A Chronicle of Counter-Revolution and Allied Intervention by George Stewart is another modern reprint from Naval &…

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Book Review: Gone To Russia To Fight

Posted on Jun 12th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

The international intervention into the Russian Civil War — basically, the Western Entente (Allies) attempting to first keep Russia in the fight…

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Book Review: Notes for Infantry Officers on Trench Warfare

Posted on Jun 10th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

"The importance assumed by trench warfare... have rendered necessary special instructions in the details of trench construction and trench fighting."…

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Books from Naval & Military Press

Posted on May 13th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Back in April I made an order to Naval & Military Press, a UK-based specialty publisher with a focus on military history. The books arrived last week…

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Fiskars Circle Cutter Review, and Markers for M&B

Posted on Feb 24th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Back one of the before-Christmas sales, I picked up a Fiskars circle cutter on deep discount from one of the local art supply stores. It's been on my…

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