"When your recruits start to whine and bellyache, you tell them… that a hundred and eighty-five of their friends… neighbors… fellow Texicans, are hold up in a crumbling adobe church down on the Rio Bravo , buying them this precious time. I hope they remember. I hope Texas remembers…" - The Alamo, (film 1960)
With that kind of legend to live up to, a ruleset really needs to be something special....and "Bloody Dawn" is that special ruleset. I was able to play test this miniatures ruleset in 18mm at Cold Wars 2014 and I quite enjoyed it.
The trouble with gaming historical events such as the Alamo, Isandlwana, or other lopsided victories is that they tend to be formulaic: " I will stand here and shoot the crap out of you until you are overwhelmed.” "Bloody Dawn" BEGINS with the understanding that the Texans will lose the Alamo, but the questions is, how much damage can they do to Santa Anna's army? How much 'precious time' can they buy? This mechanic forces both sides to use th...
I build a lot of paper terrain, but these models are a step above. They take more time to build than the simple boxes I'm used to (and quite satisfied with) - but the extra work provides for an amazing piece of terrain.
You can see pix of my build of just the wicker fence here: http://cardboard-warriors.proboards.com/post/58555
A wonderful set of 'generic gribbly alien' rules to add to Future Combat games.
These rules do two important things in my mind;
1) They don't reinvent the wheel with new terms. If a Bio weapon functions in basically the same way as a weapon from the main rulebook then those rules are used. Terms like 'bio grenade' don't replace 'grenades'. Makes the expansion nice and consistent (and lean).
2) You can use these rules with pretty much any 'alien menace' miniatures in your collection. Instead of being too specific, the units are more like a 'template' for the size and type of monster you're adding to your force. Whatever models you want to use... these rules should let you get them in!
So if you're looking at adding some drooling, clicking, sneaking, murderous aliens to your games of Future Combat... this is well worth your cash....
A great model. Not for the fainthearted, as there are a number of interlocking pieces that need careful planning when assembling. But good instructions are provided, and a little bit of care and attention to detail will reward you with an excellent ruined house. Another winner from Lord Zsezse!
Publisher: Nemo Works
Date Added: 04/08/2014 10:42:56
That's really awesome. It's been a while I'm looking for a good quality dungeon floorplans/tiles... Nemo's stuff are really really great for the price! I'm pretty sure it is better than several tiles made by most famous brands...
Freebooter's Fate got me into tabletop wargaming a year ago. I absolutely LOVE the fluff and the miniatures are the best on the market IMHO. I'm so happy that they decided to bring digital versions of the rule books! :D
Great pack! I sure wish there was a Sci-Fi soldier pack when I bought this though. This pack is kinda small so I had to buy a couple others to supplement. This is a great way to keep track of combat encounters for hi tech games. No more questions about line of sight or if characters are in or out of the bast radius of grenades or missiles. It also gives players a more comprehensive tactical picture of the battle field when multiple combatants are involved.
These miniatures are a perfect translation for the game table of these characters.
The poses are perfect for action adventures, and exploring haunted manors full of undead, only this time they are loaded to better deal with the occupants!