Saturday, 12 March 2016

New Blog; Dead Wars!

I have been working on my own rule set for large scale zombie war gaming with my local gaming group. I will continue to work on this blog and the War of 1812 as well. 

Here is my intro to the new blog;

Dead Wars! A Tabletop Tactical Zombie Wargame

Dead Wars!

I have looked for a tactical zombie wargame where multiple survivors (or multiple groups of survivors) battle each other and zombies. I wanted dozens if not hundreds of zombies on the table. I purchased every set of zombie rules I could find; All Things Zombie, Skirmish Oubreak, Dead Meat, several others. ALL of them I could find. All of them did what they were supposed to do well enough, but did not do what I wanted. 

This is my squad based game system. My plan is to have rules for multiple Dead Wars! Subsets;
1. Regular Zombies; this is the main rule set 
2. Rage/ Rabid Zombies
3. Nazi Zombies
4. Musket Era Zombies
5. Medieval Zombies
6. Pulp Zombies; Gaming with Movie Characters

In my system each player will have 1 to 4 characters (usually 3 or 4) with 1 to 6 players. Players will be on the same side or opposite sides. Zombies are game controlled.  The main rules are done. I am just playtesting and tweeking. Characters have action points. Each player draws a card a turn which can bring in game controlled groups of characters, or have surprise groups of zombies come spilling out of unexplored buildings, or more often give a minor boost or penalty. Buildings have interiors when possible (though it's not necessary).

Recommended Zombie / Survivor Miniatures
1. Warlord Games / Wargames Factory
2. Studio Miniatures
3. Cold War Miniatures
4. Hasslefree Miniatures

Recommended Terrain
1. Stoelzel's Structures (Printable Terrain)
3. 1:55 scale vehicles, or 1:43 in a pinch