I have been suckered into ordering the new expanded edition of Gaslands, aptly titled Gaslands: Refuelled, partly due to some positive online reviews but mostly because I fancy some toy car kit bashing. I have the original rules and all the various templates but never played more than a couple of games, so I'm hoping this expanded version will fire me up to try some more. I've actually got a credit as a first edition play tester somewhere but it's hardly deserved!One of my old Hot Wheels conversionsI ordered my copy from Northstar as it includes a bonus sprue of weapons, stowage and armour for conversions, which looks like it will be very useful. The plan will be to hi-jack a rainy weekend in the next couple of months to bash together some new post-apocalyptic, Mad Max style battlewagons, using a stockpile of Hot Wheels that I've salvaged from the kid's old toy box. Who knows, maybe it will get them unglued from the X-Box once they've realised what happened to the old toy cars?
So my buddy took the riggers and me the gangers. He has a war rig (the drakkar of the wasteland!) and 60 cans and has to exit the rig on the opposite side whereas I have 120 cans of gangers to try to stop him.I built three teams with two Miyazaki, two Mishkin and two Warden of 40 cans each, armed with big guns to destroy the war rig easily, like arc lighting projectors (6D6) and rockets (6D6) as well miniguns (4D6).In the first picture you can see the end of turn 1. The war rig turned to its right to avoid the obstacles I was allowed to deploy before the game started. The green and yellow cars at the bottom are both Mishkin armed with arc lightning projectors; the white ones are Miyazaki with miniguns and the black ones Warden with rams and a pickup with rockets.As the rig turned to its right I had to turn left to catch up with it. Look the Warden pickup at the bottom left making a hard turn... ... and now look how a rigger monster truck with ram and nitro fully rammed it on its flank! The pickup was nea
Getting ready for a War Rig Campaign.
It’s time for another GMG Review! Today we take a look at Gaslands: Refueled, the recompiled hard-cover re-release of Osprey’s hit game Gaslands. Now in full colour Hardback the car-combat game is here with a new layout and stuffed full of all the Perks, Teams and Campaign Scenarios from the various ‘Time Extended’ publications available from Gaslands.com Available for Pre-Order from OSPREY: https://ospreypublishing.com/gaslands-refuelled
Welcome gentle reader to another post from "It's 500 Miles to the German border". I started modifying die-cast and cheap dollar store plastic toys as stand ins for my own Twilight: 2000 campaign. We use 1/72 (20mm) models, terrain and figures sometimes to resolve combats in the rpg as a sort of rpg/table top hybrid.Some 1/72 is either difficult to get or next to impossible or if available cost prohibitive. Die-cast is very cheap. I found out about a game called "Gaslands" that uses die-cast cars modified to look post Apocalypse in a sort of death race game versus other vehicles. I won't get into that game in this article but I do recommend that readers look into it to see if it offers anything that might be of use to your own campaigns or war-games.I learned from a local hobby shop in discussion about using diecast is that they call it "box scale" in comparison to other model scales. Meaning being that it is whatever fits into the box. Most peg die-cast (hotwheels, maisto, etc) as being 1/64 ish scale. S
Between televised events, Team Slime and Team Warden hit the wasteland to attempt to earn some extra Cans to spend on their lost equipment and weapons! Check out Time Extended 4 HERE: https://gaslands.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Gaslands_TX4.pdf
Such surprises as this title come easily out of playing Gaslands. It's a racing game allowing for players to have their own spin on the speed which makes this fun. Then how does X fit in? It has to do with a Grand Prix. So the last word means prize and that's how the people in Monaco would say the word used in that very famous international race. Why did I use this race? Well it has teams. Just like Gaslands. But individual approaches show up when playing this game because these rules allow such things. Why not? Now consider...continue reading
Time Extended 4 has hit the internet and it’s time for our first Gaslands Campaign! 6 Episodes starting and ending with a Death Race will crown a Race Champ. Check out Time Extended 4 HERE: https://gaslands.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Gaslands_TX4.pdf Season 1 kicks off with Team Slime and Warden going head to head around the track.
Once cars changed tires, several times, on a regular good drive. But problems would spoil it! They could get stuck. Worse, there were times they fell over. Even much worse was when a head on collision smacked into both cars caught in the same rut and they couldn't avoid it. Still something was needed. It was speed. Yes. A dealer from Indiana realized how excitement was waiting to begin. So he created the Indy 500. His idea was to stage a great race where speed could happen. It was the fun cars were meant to have. It sold cars! But...continue reading
For our 2017 Christmas game the members of THAGG (that's the The Honourable Arbroath Gamers Guild) decided to play Gaslands which had not long been released by Osprey as part of their Blue Book Wargames series. Children's toy boxes were duly looted and spare bits boxes raided to create a selection of wacky and weird over the top vehicles.The kingsleypark meat wagonThe ArenaMuch mayhem ensued, if I remember rightly I don't think I made it past the first corner and if memory serves me right, I think Gary the Shark won, although Roo seems to remember that everyone's cars ended up wrecked. Anyway we all agreed it would be good fun and that we would have to play again soon.Best laid plans and all that.......So dawns 2019, and with the THAGG long running D & D campaign finally finishing and Kev and Paul more inclined to spend their Wednesday nights playing some online game rather than taking part in the pure art of tabletop gaming, the committed THAGGers decided it was time to dust down the motors and so i
A friend hosted a Gaslands game for us locals, this time the scenario was for a War Rig to make it off the table edge supported by buggies with rockets mounted on them. The opposing force is made up of raiders with 30 cans each to spend on cars.My ride, the Crimson CrushA loaner for a friend, Slam JobThe Captain’s buildA shot of the highway and table.Dave’s performance car build, Purple RainThe Slime Rig, Cradle of FilthThe Divine Wind Rocket BuggiesUs raiders are deployed at the opposing edgeAnother shot of the Rocket BuggiesThe game moves quickly with the rig and I shifting up to 3rd gear. Shots are exchanged and I take some minor damage, but my mounted 125mm gun hits home on the rig.The screen of buggies advance unloading rockets as they go.The game of chicken ends with the rig and ride colliding, damaging me slightly, but the rig more. I’m thrown off course by the impact.Rockets rain down from the buggies onto Purple Rain and Slam Job.My ride gets buggy blasted!And then detonates with my ammo cookin
Terrain – 3D printing is all the rage these days. There are some amazing designers selling stuff on Shapeways, super creative generous people that upload designs to thingiverse and a plethora of etsy shops that specialize in table top accessories. In fact there’s so much cool stuff out there it’s sometimes hard to cut through the clutter and find the best stuff.I’ll often have people contact me through my site to do reviews or their products. If something is a de
Time Extended: Issue Three adds new vehicles, scenarios and the dreaded TRUCKASAURUS! Check it out HERE: https://gaslands.com/tx/
HOBBY GOALS - Every year in late December/early January bloggers everywhere post about their goals for the new year. Not one to be left out I figure I’d follow suit. In 2018 I painted (to completion) a grand total of: 901 models. Most of those were obviously commissions and I have another 50-60 models that were started but not completed as well as several terrain projects. I’m pretty happy with those results.I’m less happy with the fact that I’ve failed to completely finish any of my own projects. But I was able to make some progress with the escalation league earlier in 2018 I put a good size dent in my Night Lords force and I got many of my other projects to at least a tabletop standard. Hobby-wise I’m super happy with how the year turned out. I didn’t play many games other than Warhammer 40k and Gaslands but that is mostly because the rules for 40K have been good and I haven’t felt the need (or been able to convince my group) to branch out to other games. You may have notice the Goodreads sidebar at the bo