Gaslands: Refueled | Fortified Niche!

I’ve been describing miniature wargaming as “toy soldiers with rules” foe year. So why not bring another perennial childhood joy into the fold? Gaslands: Refueled gives you THE reason to take our your old model cars, glue on some guns and skulls, and give it post-apocalyptic paintjob. That’s right, Death Race comes to your tabletop!

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Let bions be bygones preview | Buggy visual novels

This game title is capitalized weird, right? You’d expect initial caps. But this is a game from Eastern European indies. You can allow Let bions be bygones have some weirdness. But, weird provenance or not, you’ll be hard-pressed to find an excuse for bugs.

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Force of Virtue | Fortified Niche playtest!

Get in, loser, we’re going to Italy. The Borgias are on the rise and there’s money to be made while commanding small bands of mercenaries. So if you have the virtues necessary to lead men on the field of battle, take up Force of Virtue, a Renaissance skirmish miniature wargame.

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Lock ‘n Load Tactical Digital | Fortified Niche playtest!

As the pod continues to cover the best hex and chit wargames in the market, we finally pay tribute to one of the modern greats. Lock ‘n Load Tactical Digital is- well, the name’s self-explanatory. It’s tactical action on digital battlefields, baby!

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Wartales review | I’m a mercenary and so can you

Playing the Wartales demo during the Steam Next Fest did not endear me to the game. So how did I end up with 188 hours of game time (allegedly, by Xbox for PC measurements) and a very long review of it? For one, a friend I really highly respect recommended it to me. And that recommendation kept me playing long enough to appreciate what a labor of love Wartales is. 

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Global Conflagration demo | Review in 7 Screenshots!

There’s something in the soul of Command and Conquer: Generals modders that draws them to two patently absurd ideas: that Europe will ever have a unified military and that Russia will become a globally relevant military power again. Global Conflagration demo commits to the first one and goes cheeky with the second. Also, GLA is replaced by… Carpathia?

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Godsworn demo | Review in 7 Screenshots!

We Lithuanians adamantly refuse to capitalize on our history, culture or folk religion to make interesting video games. Developers from other countries are more enlightened than that. And that’s why the Godsworn demo invokes the pagan gods to lead the way in an RTS that fuses the coolest parts of Warcraft 3 and Age of Mythology.

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When Nightmares Come | Fortified Niche playtest!

Do you have a burning desire to pick up a baseball bat and face off against things that go bump into the night? Because this is the game about you. When Nightmares Come pits five Hunters against zombies, ghouls and other beasties fit to crawl out of a portal.

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The 9th Age | Fortified Niche playtest!

Hard to say if Warhammer ever had the good edition. If memory serves, the recommendation for Warhammer Fantasy Battles is playing 5th edition with 6th edition army books. Still, a lot of people agreed that changeover to Age of Sigmar was not it, chief. Some of those people made The 9th Age, a game of rank-and-flank fantasy battles!

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Arms Trade Tycoon: Tanks | Early Access in 7 Screenshots

This isn’t a game about being a tank-obsessed Basil Zaharoff, but it may be if you try really, really hard. Arms Trade Tycoon: Tanks is all about raising your company to prominence of the likes of Vickers or UVZ, just really focused on AFV production above all else. And if you know anything about me or my life goal of putting a laser on a T-55, you’ll understand that I pounced at the chance to preview it.

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