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CSW at Tabletop Minions Expo

Chicago Skirmish Wargames made an appearance, and ran some events at the 2nd annual TMX, run by our friend, Uncle Atom. We have planned a few posts to show off some of the cool games we saw there. For now, enjoy a photo dump of the weekend: Tim and I ran our Roadside Picnic game, ... Read more


TUTORIAL: The Great Green Elrik’s Hobbies Marble Adventure

Greetings oh ye painters of tiny things! I’ve a fun project, nay, adventure, for those daring enough to deal with messy wet paints and those with patience to let layers dry! Indeed, a fun way of emulating marble that anybody can do with but a few simple strokes of a brush. It’s also a great ... Read more


AAR- Checkpoint Bravo: Gaslands Race!

I must say, this Gaslands game is making waves. The initial book printing sold out, and has since been reprinted. Apparently, lots of gamers are excited about souping up their vehicles and bringing their favorite pulp apocalyptic death car movies to life! Well, not real life, in which the people on Chicago highways already seem ... Read more


Adventures in Mini-ing: Painting The Tenth Dragon

As a fun way to end 2017, I entered in to a local painting competition. In this brief article, I’ll offer some insight as to my creative process for this particular piece. It was a bit of a rush as I entered with around 10 days until the submission deadline! But I’m also of the ... Read more


A Hazardous Wind: Gaslands Impressions

Ah, who else remembers the good ol’ days of snake shaped racing cars that could unleash explosive barrages and hit ramps with enough speed to jump and successfully land hundreds of feet away with the driver’s spine still intact only to live and fight another day? Fine summer afternoons spent with automotive carnage (;D) and ... Read more


Once Upon a Wasteland. Wreck Age 2nd Edition Full Rules Impressions

I once, ok, maybe four-ish times, heard a guy somewhere say, “war never changes.” Really? Because I feel like it’s flavor of the week sometimes within the wargaming community. Everything changes. Maybe today I’m using d20s, tomorrow it’s cards, the eternal pre-measure vs no pre-measure battle…which is a war in itself. In this hobby, it’s ... Read more


2017 Hobby year in review

2017 was a big hobby year for me. I managed to play a bunch of new games that I love, and I got a bunch of projects finished: My first finished minis of the year were the Prefecture of Ryu faction starter for Bushido. I learned how to use my cutting machine to make scale ... Read more


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