Sunday, 6 November 2016

The Walking Dead: All Out War 'Unboxing'.


I decided to back the Mantic Games Walking Dead: All Out War Kickstarter. This is a very pic heavy 'unboxing' of what is contained within the 'Kickstarter Edition' boxed set.

The game is based in the world of the Walking Dead comic series as opposed to the TV series.

From the publishers website -

"All Out War is a game of fast-paced, head-to-head skirmishes in the world of the Walking Dead. Assemble a group of your favorite characters from best-selling comic series, kit them out with a variety of weapons, items and abilities, and battle to achieve dominance in the Walker-strewn Atlanta cityscape. Experience first-hand the desperate struggle for survival faced by Rick and his companions as you negotiate constant threats from both the living and the dead. This is gaming as it should be – fast, furious and fun!"

So, what do you get...

Top level of the set - the majority of the figures.


Second level - more figures, dice, cards etc plus some very nice terrain bits and pieces such as cars, loot piles and barricades.


The entire set laid out - at the bottom of the box are two large 'gaming mats' and the rules / scenario booklets. A handy dice bag is also included! On the flipside of one of the maps is a 'collectors guide' with photos of the 'wave 1' and 'wave 2' miniatures.



The Collectors Guide sheet in all its glory.


Some gratuitous shots of the fabulous miniatures...nuff said.







 One of my favourites in the set - Shane!


 And the obligatory (spoiler) 'zombie Shane'.


 A nice touch is the 'Bag of Guns' and the Rick Grimes Sheriffs badge initiative token.


The cars, cards, dice etc.



All in all this is a lovely looking game...I still have several bits to come but so far really impressed by the overall quality of the whole thing. The miniatures are particularly nice and to be honest the main reason I invested in the game. There is a nice scenario booklet but unfortunately I have not recieved all the figures for them yet! There is a gamut of rules on the market at the moment but I will try these out. Ultimately though I still think ATZ will remain the best rules for the genre.

Now I need to paint the bloomin' things...

Monday, 17 October 2016

7TV - The Cast (pt.2)



Some more pictures of my growing 7TV cast.

First up, some 'Doctor Who'...











Armed civilians...


Cultists...


Tong...


"JB" and the local law enforcement...


Acolytes and sifu of "The Glowing Fist"...


Legendary Heroes...


Yakuza...


Chinese Demons...


Bolo...


Meifeng...


Daughters of Shiva...


Modern witches...



"Slade" the Cyborg and Doctor Smith...


Jane...


Lucas...


The Soul Section...


Doctor Jonas...


Junior Doctor Hunt...


"Who ya gonna call?"


The Gatekeeper. The Key. The Slimer.


The Mystery Machine...


The King...


The Pauper...


The Doc and Marty...


Madame Zazora...


The Vampire, the Slayer and the Witch...


She thought he was dead...


Multipass...


Time to cook...


Number 6...


He only has 14 hours to save the Earth...


Nanoo, nanoo...


Harley Babb and her cameraman...


WKKM News Network crew...


Hard working citizens...


The Student Body...


Roving reporter Aaron Goff of the Norfolk Beacon...


The First Contact Rapid Response Team...


Albion Rocket Consortium crewmembers...


Blakey...


Ulysses Argo...


The Sinister Dr. Fang Cheng...


Atticus Finn...


Alex and his Droogs...


The Avenger...


D.I. Skully...


The Big Boss...


The assassin "Lazyeye"...


Friends of the Cabinet Minister...


Randolph, Nell and Peter...


The Secret Agent Man...



In excess of another 170 figures! Crikey. Maybe its time to consider another project?




Figures are from various companies including Crooked Dice, Hasslefree, Copplestone, Artizan, Black Cat Bases, Lucid Eye, Statuesque, Khurasan, Reaper, Heresy, Black Tree, Foundry, Miniature Mojo, Pulp, Moonraker, Bombshell, Nexus, Northstar, "What The?" and Magister Militum. (phew!)

Figures painted by Matt Slade, Robafett and myself.