I’ve an upcoming Gaslands game and decided to do some conversion work and make up a 50 can Slime team.Let me introduce th Dank Trank and SideburnsThe Dank Trank is a Ford chassis on a treadsThe crew and turret are from Stan Johanson games in their Road Warrior section and scales perfect.In addition to a Ram and a turreted HMG, there are extra crew with a shotgun and MolotovsThe treads in game will give the truck better handling but reduce its max speed.Sideburns is a bike with side car also fromStan Johanson miniatures.I’ve added a flamethrower on a side mount for some drive by burnings!The flamer is from a Heavy Gear weapon pack.Although not as durable as a car, the bike is light on points and fast on speed.Battle report to follow.More to come,Doc
After my most recent blog post about Car Wars, I was reading my most recent copy of Wargames Illustrated when I noticed that in the Northstar Figures advert was this… It’s a plastic sprue of 20mm scale parts for toy cars for the game Gaslands Refueled. You get two sprues for £10 from Northstar Figures, which though expensive for a couple of plastic sprues, isn’t really that bad I guess. These days it seems really easy to design and sell plastic models, it hasn’t always been like that. Since thinking about converting some toy cars, I did wonder what I could use for weapons, well this makes things much easier. The post Add-on bits for toy cars for 20mm Car Wars appeared first on Felix's Gaming Pages.
I recently on Twitter mentioned how I was looking at converting some toy cars for Car Wars. Thinking about converting some toy cars for a 20mm version of Car Wars. Bringing in aspects of Gaslands, Battlecars and Dark Future. — iFelix (@ifelix) November 2, 2019 I have been inspired back into automobile combat after reading the Gaslands rules. Back in the 1980s I played a lot of Car Wars and has bought most of the rules back then, but I have no idea where they are now. I had most of the supplements and lots of the ADQ (AutoDuel Quarterly) magazine. I did subscribe to the magazine and it always use to confuse the Royal Mail as Steve Jackson Games sent the magazine from the USA, as is, no envelope, no plastic bag. At least one got damaged I think in the post, but most arrived okay. I like the fact, that though the rules are out of print Steve Jackson Games have made them into PDFs you can buy. I was also really pleased to see on an official Steve Jackson Games web site I have found a link to a free PDF o
The PreacherWait, this isn't an undead warrior? What gives?Last week I finally succumbed to the lure of Gaslands. Several friends are deep in the garage already, looting their children's toyboxes or vanishing into local toyshops for toy ca- I mean fine detail 1:72 scale vehicle models. You can see the results of Witness Weekend: Part 1 here. There is something deeply satisfying about taking a literal toy and modding it with model parts to make something entirely different. The hardest part for me was gluing the wheels. That's where it stops being a toy. No more vroom vroom neeeooowww! for you. Well, there will be, but not as originally intended.Of course, when I slipped off the precipice into this new rabbit hole, I discovered that several companies supply armour, weapons and most excitingly, crew and drivers. I have several packages of weapons, amour plates, dozer blades, turrets, drivers and crew en-route.Now, this particular car, The Preacher, is part of the Faithful Sons gang. A collection of m
Hi All,A bunch of us have been egging each other on to build cars for the re-released Gaslands:Refuelled. You've probably been seeing and hearing a lot about it. If you haven't, check it out here.I think there is even a line of Mark Copplestone of figures scaled for this soon to be released.Anyhow, I have been having trouble finding a specific box filled with cars I reserved for just such a thing when we were trying to play mad max style games awhile back. I either didn't tag that game Post apocalypse or didn't write a report.Anyway, I did find my box containing some resin cars from the Devil's Run game Kickstarter that I pledged but then didn't do anything with. So if all else fails I'll work on some of those.I put some random Hot Wheels and I think the Blue Porsche is a WELLY, whatever that means. Just wanted to show scale. Devil's Run - Route 666 can be found here. I think the real reason we never played it is I refuse to play with unpainted minis and, obviously, I never painted them. So perhaps we can get
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