Last night was my first attempt at Gaslands, yet another Osprey rulebook in their ever expanding range.
The initial impression is good, once you get over the number of counters and dice required to record a vehicles Gear, Damage and Hazard status, it plays quite quickly.
The start is pretty chaotic with all the vehicles bunched together, in fact in this game, most of the action seemed to take place around the first Gate which is not very far from the starting line.
I used two buggy’s and a heavily armoured and armed truck, the idea was for the buggy’s to race ahead and the truck to cause carnage behind. So obviously the buggy’s never got in front of the truck and the cunning pre-race strategy went straight out the window.
I like the game, this could well be one we come back to on a regular basis, we will have a rematch in a few weeks and should get to try out the Sponsor rules.
These vehicles are from Aberrant Games and are unmodified, my next Gaslands task will be to convert some Hot Wheels cars with some 40K Epic and Flames Of War accessories
Before I allow myself the time to put together any of the new West Wind models received this week, I must clear some of the painting back log.
There are four extra British Navy Marines from Black Scorpion, these should give me enough to make two full squads and plenty to crew the British Navy Man O’War.
There are also five boxy robots from Meridian Miniatures, these should not take long to finish off, I am thinking green…
I have started moving away from the standard German Grey for my Dust infantry, it was a bit dull. For these Laser Grenadiers (I prefer the original name to the newer Death Masks) I have gone with a Olive base coat and then added camouflage splodges.
These guys have quite short range weapons so have to make a dash forward to get into a decent position.
Can anything be more terrifying?
Zombies with guns!
The camouflage did not turn out too bad on these, just a Field Drab base coat with some green and browns for the detail.
In their first game, these terrors performed very well.
I have been speed painting some Axis units for the next game of Dust Battlefield.
An entire Zombie platoon seemed like a good idea. I already have plenty of standard zombies, so adding some zombies with guns seemed like an insane thing to do, zombies with guns?
The first batch are The Cursed with plenty of anti-tank capability.
The second unit are Braineaters, which does not sound very pleasant, but these guys are a bit more shooty.
The first of the 24″ square boards is finished, plenty of dry brushing has completed it to a suitable standard.
I reckon when all four are done, I may have to touch areas up when they are all laid out together.