Science Fiction


Aeronautica Imperialis – Marauder Destroyers

Among the fine new kits available for Aeronautica Imperialis is a second variant of the Marauder, that isn't part of the Wings of Vengeance starter kit. Reason enough to take a look on the Marauder Destroyers boxed set. The Marauder is the standard heavy bomber of the Imperial Navy and due to its heavy armoured […]

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Wild in the Streets – Cybergoths join the fray!

Wild in the Streets is a fast play skirmish game of youth subcultures. Grab yourself a bunch of delinquents, ne’er-do-wells, or simply misunderstood and frustrated individuals as they take to the streets. Given the rules [...] The post Wild in the Streets – Cybergoths join the fray! appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Jams, Titans and Vessels

Radaddel celebrate 25 years of tabletop in their store, and even added a delicious jam to your orders during the celebration. I know Matthias for more than 10 years now and that jam thing caught me, so I ordered two boxes of Adeptus Titanicus and got strawberry jam on top of it. Yay! Why Reaver […]

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Alternate Stars – 28mm Science Fiction Miniatures

You can't have a science fiction range of this nature without at least one heavily augmented robot or cyborg type and this one fits the bill. Rather than shiny chrome and helpful demeanour, this individual looks more than a little menacing. [...] The post Alternate Stars – 28mm Science Fiction Miniatures appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Look up to the Sky, look at the Horizon

I just did the Cruel Seas unboxing and review and Warlord Games introduced the next naval wargame, Black Seas. Similar to how Cruel Seas ties in with Bolt Action, Black Seas will tie in with Black Powder, focussing on the naval battles between 1770 to 1830. The designers notes by Gabrio Tolentino read very lovely, […]

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Aeronautica Imperialis – Wings of Vengeance

Keen eyes have spotted the Logo of Aeronautica Imperialis in one of the teasers by Games Workshop published on Warhammer Community. This Saturday the new Wings of Vengeance starter kit for the updated 2019 version of Aeronautica Imperialis was released. Updated? Yes. Aeronautica Imperialis is not a novelty as you might think and not a […]

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Naval and nostalgic wargames

To continue the preparation of more Oldhammer, it is time to strip some plastic. I showed you the Rhino the last time, as well as some stripping of metal parts. Now we move on to the next level of complexity, larger kits and more fragile materials. Get a properly sized container and get on to […]

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Alita: Battle Angel

Based on the 90s manga of the same name, this movie has been the years long in development "pet project" of James Cameron (Aliens, Terminator, Avatar,...) that finally hit the theatres in 2019.And it paid off, placing itself in the top 10 of highest grossing films so far this year...Scientist Dr Ido discovers a cyborg body on the Scrapyard, dumping place of the floating city of Zalem.  This city is the last remnant of the great war called "The Fall" which took place almost 300 years ago, and which took place between Mars and Earth.When Alita saves Ido, who is a Hunter-Warrior (basically, a bounty hunter) she strats to remember more and more of her past, and soon after she discovers her true origins when she finds a cyborg body called a Berserker.  When she gets heavily damaged in combat with a villain called Grewishka, doctor Ido reluctantly installs her into this body, making her a feared angel of battle.She goes after the criminals that are out to get her instead, and most importantly a man called

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Oldhammer Space Marine Rhino Part 1

A Rhino is probably one of the, if not the, most sold vehicle kits from the Warhammer range. It has been around far before the 2nd edition of Warhammer 40k and as the kit lending its chassis to a couple of further Space Marine vehicles quite numerous. When I got to know the kit in […]

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Planet profile: Calignis

For those of you playing Spacemaster or HARP-SF, I thought this outline of a new planet might give you some inspiration or serve as a backdrop for your next adventure.   Name: Calignis Diameter: 11,252km Gravity: 0.97g Distance from sun: 0.92 au Year: 0.88 Earth years (322 Earth days) Rotation period: 19.7 hours Atmosphere: Mostly carbon dioxide with some nitrogen and sulphur dioxide Hydrosphere: There is a layer of water vapor in the planet’s atmosphere. Due to the extremely high temperatures, there is no water on the planet’s surface. Climate: The temperatures on the planet are extremely high all year round across the entire planet. The planet does experience a summer and a winter, but these only result in the oceans of magma growing larger or shrinking slightly. Population: None   Calignis’ surface is incredibly hot and is covered in a huge number of active volcanos. There is no water on the surface, instead there are rivers and oceans of magma. The planet is very tectonically active resulting

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Second Playtest of Star Schlock!

Star Schlock is designed to simulate the low budget, forgotten sci fi films and tv shows produced between 1968 and 1988 on the tabletop. I’ve got a soft spot for such gems as Starcrash, Battle Beyond the Stars, and Robot Jox, but Star Schlock should work for getting high brow fare like Battlestar Galactica, Planet of the Apes, Dune and Star Trek on the table as well. – John Sears, designer, on his blog “The 1000 foot General” John Sears ran the monthly Scrum Palace game this month. It was a replay of the playtest of his Science Fiction Skirmish game, STAR SCHLOCK. He had made some changes since the last game a couple months ago. Instead of playing the hapless planetary militia, I was on the side of the evil empire this time. I had two squads of expendables, pictured above, Captain Vrock, also above, and Murderbot, not pictured. Same cast of characters as last time.. the Baron, the Baroness, the Militia, the Doc, the Space Cadet.. etc. There were some new compon

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Korea, Tanks and even more Boats

I am currently preparing the Cruel Seas review, along with the Flotillas and larger ships. I mentioned the resin ships in my last short update, Civilans, Romans and Boats, and I find it very appealing to build something completely different to the very dominant 28mm kits that I usually cover. Assembly goes fast, as does […]

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Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Me and Noshi sat down to watch the final instalment of the series, and while I liked the first one, the second one was to much Hunger Games to my liking.So let's see what this one brings though...The movie starts with a train robbery, in which the cargo are the last "Gladers", people immune to the Flare virus that ravages the world.  As their friend is not on the train, they head to The Last City, headquarters of the WCKD (those responsible for operating the Maze etc) to free him.Spurring the seeds of rebellion, they manage to break in while the city wall is destroyed, and the populace from outside the walls storms in, besieging and looting the city as they go.  As Thomas gets captured and tested, it is discovered that his blood contains the antigen for the deathly disease (and hence the movies name).  As he and Teresa escape from Janson, the city collapses and Teresa looses her life in the process.The Right Arm resitance then manages to get their ship out to sea, and Thomas awakes on an island

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Civilians, Romans and Boats

Since Wednesday the Colony 87 Kickstarter is online. The range moved from Jon Boyce to Crooked Dice and has its third wave crowdfunded. And the campaign was funded within 15 minutes (with myself among the first backers!) and now already has unlocked the initial four stretch goals. Might be even more as there is a […]

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Future War Commander YMS-15 Gyan

The first of the Gundam models for my Cav Open Market list has been rolled off the painting desk today.I went for the "bottlecap" scale of the figures, which are around the 1/400 scale, so technically a little smaller then 6mm (at 1/300 up and about) but perfectly in size for FWC gaming, as every model stands about as big as a 32mm Heroic figure from Age of Sigmar and the likes.The models come in soft plastic, attached to a plastic bottle cap, so step 1 war removing the cap of course, and then the model was undercoated over it's pre-painted layer.  My beloved 'two layer cell shading' style works perfectly for these sorts of models (heck, it's due to them I started painting like that years ago) and the first walker for the walker filled army list was ready.Ruleswise, being not a Gundam but a "not so mass-produced' Mobile Suit, it's going to use the rules for the "Assassin" class, which is in theme with it being a close combat suit, with a secondary missile launcher system (mounted in the shield), at 260 p

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