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...


Zabadak said...

Looks like a great set, but maybe a bit thin on the number of zeds(?).
he survivor figures are really good sculpts though, I wished I'd beenable to get in on this kickstarter.

wardy-la said...

Approx 25 zeds and that was with a 'booster' pack so true, not a huge amount of them included, although they are very good! Not 100% sure but it doesn't look like you encounter massive hordes in the game and you only use a handful of the character figures.