SAGA: Age of Magic | Fortified Niche playtest!

The beauty of running your own podcast is that you can choose to break the rules at any time. For example, we said that we’d only review games at their most basic – no expansions. But this time, we’re reviewing SAGA: Age of Magic, the fantasy supplement for the French medieval skirmish standout SAGA (second edition).

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The Drowned Earth | Fortified Niche playtest!

One of the most persistent images of humanity past its fall involves flooded cities that have been reclaimed by the jungle. So if the only thing that that formula was missing was dinosaurs, then The Drowned Earth has you covered. It’s a dynamic skirmish miniature wargame where your hero might just be riding a dino.

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BelloLudi | Fortified Niche playtest!

Hey, what if you played a multiplayer game where each side had one guy as the overall commander, and the rest were trying to fulfill his orders as best they could? What if you played a game like that on a team building exercise at work? These two unlikely allies mingle together in BelloLudi!

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Black Powder Red Earth 28MM | Fortified Niche Playtest!

The podcast crew takes on Black Powder Red Earth 28MM, probably the most lavishly designed and illustrated modern military skirmish wargame. There are no survivors, only loitering munition wreckage.

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Rumbleslam | Fortified Niche Playtest!

This week, the podcast krew breaks kayfabe as they talk about about a violent fantasy sport game that isn’t Bloodbowl. That’s right, Fortified Niche is covering Rumbleslam. Turns out, literally everything wrong with the game is Vince McMahon’s fault!

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Dracula’s America: Shadows of the West | Fortified Niche Playtest!

Who could have known that indie miniature wargames is niche that’s like 50% published by Osprey ? With this happy coincidence explained, here’s the companion piece for our Dracula’s America: Shadows of the West podcast episode.

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Delta One Zero | Fortified Niche Playtest!

You just voted for Rise of the Reds in Moddb 2021 Mod of the Year Awards. Turning off your computer, you still feel the need for tactical action in a (not very) plausible near future setting. Time to break out those metal miniatures and play Delta One Zero, the Antipodean high-speed low-barbie tabletop wargame.

This is companion piece for the Fortified Niche podcast episode

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The Silver Bayonet | Test plays for Fortified Niche podcast

Fortified Niche is my (and one other good dude’s) podcast about miniature wargames you may have not heard of.  Seeing how the general populace agrees that it’s good to play the game before you cast a pod about it, here are some Tabletop Simulator screenshots of us doing just that. This time, it’s the Napoleonic gothic horror of The Silver Bayonet.

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