The miniatures board game Sedition Wars: The Battle for Alabaster Station from McVey Studios did have a lot of nice miniatures even though it had a lot of problems.

The Strain, a kind of plague (or alien virus whatever) that reanimates dead tissue shaping a series of horrifying stages of adversaries from zombie to full blown demon mecha…also have some interesting variations. Like these Bonecrabs.

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Imagine these scuttling towards you en masse at a rapid clip down a dark, claustrophobic corridor!



The Strain faction

Sedition Wars: The Battle for Alabaster (KS wave 2)

McVey Studios / Cool Mini or Not


25mm base.


Painted so far this month: 7

Painted so far this year: 266

Ye Olde Dwarf Tower

Back to the interesting bits rediscovered when moving – here is a Dwarf Tower by Grendel Productions I bought  sometime in the 90s. They made lots of cool scenery items and warbeasts in resin in a time where everything was metal or plastic. They also made the Fantasy game Leviathan. I believe most of their line is still available under the name “Scotia Grendel”.


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This one I have had to do some repairs to make it stand even, as the top was listing quite a bit. Still not perfect, but much better.

I also have a suspicion that there is supposed to be a smallish piece that is missing here, to connect it to other castle-like bits in the same range. I might have it, but I need to look through the box. And that box is at the bottom of the stack after moving.

Dwarf Tower
Grendel Productions


Painted so far this month: 1

Painted so far this year: 260