Post Apocalypse


Witness Weekend

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

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Gaslands Refuelled

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?

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Start Of The Week - The Weird Wild West

When I started blogging I was all about 15mm miniatures. Most of what I had done over the years has been 28mm but I was finding that I liked 15mm minis better. Then I started painting 28mm again for some games I was playing in or running myself. Which I how I got into painting stuff for the Wild West, specifically for Deadlands: Reloaded.Back then I painted about a dozen of the figures I had before the game fell through. Since then they have mostly been sat around. Now I have the urge to paint some more oddball stuff again so why not cowboys and zombies. Oh and Mexicans and Indians and eventually everything else. Maybe at some point they could be a project in the future.So now for a painting plan. On top of the twenty wild west figures I have already done I have another twenty to do.They are a mixture of Artisan Designs and Wargames Foundry I think. I am going to look at doing them in batches of ten with the Indians and the few remaining western types to do. Then the next batch in some Mexicans and some harro

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Supply Markers

The Walking Dead: The Walking Dead by Mantic Games is my favourite apocalypse game at the moment but nuclear war (especially Fallout) and other forms of zombies are pretty close. Does that sound a little insane? Maybe I am a little insane. I am comfortable with that :)Anyway, I like the idea of skirmish gaming and post apocalypse skirmish gaming is particularly appealing. TWD:AOW is still drawing me in although I have only played a few games of it. I keep looking at it and want to buy more of it.What has been on the list of things to do for a while is the supply counters.Supply counters, or something like it, seem to be a facet of a lot of skirmish games. I was looking at doing something like this for Scavenge, Skirmish, Survive. This made me think I should put some effort into these thinking I might use them in other games as well. If nothing else they will do as scatter terrain. The bases are either basically painted green or sand. Over time I have developed a box of basically green and basically sandy terr

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Really Yesterday's Post

Having spent much of the day shivering and sleeping I thought it was time I posted what I did yesterday. Things planned for the week are now getting close to completion. So all in all I am feeling quite happy. Despite the shivering.I am even getting close to finishing off the terrain. There are loads of bits to do, enough to do three linear feet, which has kind of put me off so far. Still it's there and and I want to get it done for a couple of game I have planned.Now I thinking about next week. I have found eight figures that I think I purchased in 1992. This would be a nice thing to get out of the Lead Mountain. Not the oldest thing I own but probably the oldest thing I can find at the moment. They turned up a few years ago but there is one missing. I was hoping to find the missing one before I started but what the hell. If I do get round to painting them I have no idea what I will use them for. At the moment I just want to.

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Modernish Barricades

The post apocalypse is never far from my mind, at least in a gaming sense. Despite Bethesda recently ruining my gaming experience, I do not feel that the world is about to end. I think my interest goes back to reading The Postman by David Brin after reading a review in White Dwarf of all places. A quick reading and rereading of Day of the Triffids and I am kind of a fan of the genre. Zombies and nuclear war seem to be my preferred way to end the world. The Walking Dead and Fallout out gave been my most recent influences in tabletop gaming but I have a lot of love for ideas from the old RPG Aftermath and almost anything done George Romero and a number of other books and computer games.Finding players has been hard in the past so I haven't pushed it. In there here and now things are not so bad on that score.  So I am looking at this as a possibility again so I figured it might be time to do something about it. I don't have many figures left to paint and those that I do have I can't find. What I can find is

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Happy New Year Or 2019 - The Plan

So the end of a another year. Time for the usual renewal and looking forward to the future kind of post. Right now it does feel like a time of renewal. The new year appears to be a time when my life is about to change. Significantly so. In previous years this has been an upbeat post. It is odd that it was this day last year that everything started to change. Today things seem very precarious still. My predictions for the year to come seem to be more vague ideas than they have been in years gone by.This year has seen me me lose my auntie, my home, my relationship, my beloved car and about seventy five percent of my income. I have recently quit my job and now have to find one. Where I am living may be untenable soon. Many of these problems may sort themselves out and I have a feeling they will. Sadly it looks like nothing is going to sort out Fallout 76.This year has been a bit of a let down on the gaming front at least so I am at a bit of a loss of what to write this year. After splitting up at the beginning o

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