It has been a long while coming, but Fallout Wasteland Warfare is finally available for pre-order on the Modiphius Store Front. So head on over and see what tickles your fancy!
Crawl out through the fallout, baby!
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With pictures from Gen Con flooding the internet, there has never been more love for the upcoming Table Top War Game, Fallout Wasteland Warfare. With the exposure that Gen Con brought, and the huge collection of revealed Sculpts already available, it’s easy to see where love is coming from. So what news from the front?
Well, it has been quite some time since we’ve heard anything in regards to new Named Characters coming to the game, but it has been confirmed by way of the Official Modiphius Facebook Page that the one and only Paladin Danse of Squad Gladius is still coming to the game. In fact, he may be further along than you think. Paladin Danse has been submitted to Bethesda for approval, meaning he’s closer than ever to appearing on your table top. We haven’t heard Danse be mentioned since back in May, so this is good news for Brotherhood of Steel fans.
Regarding another character that we haven’t heard of since May, it was again confirmed that “yes we’re doing a Curie.”
For those of us that have an interest in things that came before Fallout 4, of which there are many, it was also confirmed on the Official Modiphius Facebook Page that work has begun on creating miniatures based on fallout 3. Not only that, they have already began to look at characters from Fallout 1 and 2. For readers that would like to know, the exact wording, here’s a quote “Already we’re sculpting from fallout 3 and looking at characters from 1 and 2.”
Regarding miniatures, again by way of Official Modiphius Facebook Page, it has been confirmed that miniatures will be available individually if purchased directly from the store page. However, no information was given regarding whether or not this would apply to every single miniature, or just figures of note. Here’s what they said, “There will be sets with unit, gear and AI cards and we will do solo minis direct from our store.”
Customisation options were mentioned on the Official Modiphius Facebook Page. To that end, it has again been confirmed that “There will be some sprues of heads, weapons and gear for modding.”
With the addition of weapons and gear, it will be easier to build your characters using the equipment you want.
It has now been revealed by Chris that the current price being given to people interested in the game is around £65-£70 / $80-$90. But according to Chris, the “goal is to get it as low as we can.”
That £65-£70 / $80-$90 includes a Female Vault Dweller (Nora), Dogmeat, One Brotherhood of Steel Aspirant in T60 Power Armour, Three Settlers, One Super Mutant Brute, Two Standard Super Mutants, Two Super Mutant Hounds and their scenic bases, all the dice required to play the game, all the required counters, a rule book, scenarios and unit cards as well as quests and gear cards. It also includes the highly interesting AI cards that control units in singe play. In other words, you’re getting everything you need to play the game!
It has also been confirmed that at launch The Survivors, Super Mutants and Brotherhood of Steel will be available. The factions that will be following them are the much sought after Raiders, Institute and The Enclave.
– One Armour D12 – One Skill D20 – Two Accuracy D12 – Two Armour Reduction D12 – Two Special D12 – Two Damage D12 – Rules
– Scenarios – Counters – Information Cards – One Female Vault Dweller (Nora) – One Dogmeat – One Brotherhood of Steel Aspirant in T60 Power Armour – Three Settlers – One Super Mutant Brute – Two Standard Super Mutants – Two Super Mutant Hounds
The PVC starter set which is expected to ship sometime next year will contain some different units and scenarios to help reflect this. The PVC set is expected, but not set in stone, to be a Brotherhood of Steel team of roughly 9 miniatures and a Super Mutant force of roughly 9 miniatures. This is to help players get a wider variety of units rather than buying duplicates.
A small expansion is planned for players to get their hands on The Male Sole Survivor (Nate) as well as Cogsworth and a variant version of Dogmeat.
Gen Con 2017 is going strong and the turn out has been, as expected, exceptional. One attendee, Brian Bosch from the unofficial Fallout Wasteland Warfare Group, was kind enough to relay some information to me regarding the game and the demo session he took part in.
To open, he clarified that the demo team stressed that the game is still in development and that this was brought up many times when questions were asked in regards to the games rules. As we cover character stats, you can cross reference them with the pictures attached so you an get a better understanding of how they work within the game.
When making a shooting attack, you first measure the distance between yourself and the target using the coloured range finders as dictated by your weapon card. As you can see in the image above, the Combat Shotgun uses Red and Blue range finders to determine Close Range and Long range.
Brian consults The Lone Wanderers Perception Skill and uses a White D20 to determine whether or not he hits the Super Mutant with his shooting attack. He successfully rolls a 7 or under, hitting the target Super Mutant!
Because the attack was being made from within Short Range, Brian adds two black dice to his roll which add Damage Modifiers, inflicting damage on the Super Mutant and bypassing its armour. Had the shot not been strong enough to bypass the Super Mutants armour, the controlling player would roll a Red D12 in an attempt to block some of the incoming damage by rolling equal to or lower than the specified amount on their stat card. [You might also notice the Critical Point icon which reads, “!4 SHORT ONLY”.
Had Brian previously successfully shot 4 times with his Combat Shotgun he would be able to activate the weapons Critical Effect which would let him add extra damage to the attack as well as roll the Purple “Special” D12.]
For example, our Lone Wanderer requires a 2 or lower to block the same amount of incoming damage. As has been previously mentioned numerous times throughout the games development, these stats can be change and improved by using pieces of gear, armour and equipment, but these were not used in this demo session.
It has been confirmed by Chris Birch that Power Armour works on a sliding scale. He said that, “you roll equal or under your armour and block that many points of damage. Power armour suits come as cards that upgrade your health, strength and armour value but once they take as much damage as the extra health they flip around to the damaged side.”
Unfortunately, Skills like lockpicking and searching weren’t used in the demo session.
The following stat cards are lifted from images that have come out of Gen Con 2017 and may be subject to change as the game develops. And if you aren’t interested in that, you can scroll down to the bottom of the page to see a lovely new high quality image of the Brotherhood of Steel and Super Mutant miniatures by way of the Board Game Replay Twitter.
The Sole Survivor. STRENGTH 5
Gen Con 2017 rolls ever forward and with that, so to does our coverage of Fallout Wasteland Warfare. In this article, we will cover the Quick Reference Sheet Rules [QRSR] for the game so you can get a taste of what to expect. For your convenience, I’ve attached a copy of the quick reference rule sheet which has been touched up with photoshop to make it more legible.
The following is verbatim minus reference points denoted by a * mark.
TURNS and TURN ORDER
Player with fewest remaining models chooses turn’s starting player. Turns oscillate between players. On your turn:
MUSTadd a Ready activation marker to 1 model without activation marker, THEN
MAY activate ALL their ready models.
ACTIONS DURING ACTIVATION A model may perform up to TWO actions:
Use an Expertise
AND models may spend AP* on Quick Actions.
Complete activating one model before the next.
Skill based on thrown icon*.
Weapons with this icon* scatter if miss.
[See QRSR at the top of the page*]
CLOSE COMBAT Target outnumbered: + GreenD12*
Knife Icon* No Penalty
Handgun & Grenade Icon* -2 Skill
Assault Rifle and Mini Nuke (?) Icon* -2 Skill AND -1 base damage
[See QRSR at the top of the page*]
DAMAGE For each physical/energy damage:
Add one Regular Damage marker.
For each radiation Damage:
Flip one regular damage or radiation damage or,
if no regular damage, add one radiation damage.
ACTION POINTS Models whose cards show
Action Points Use icons can
spend APs to perform Quick
Cost: 1 AP per Quick Action
Each icon can be used once per activation.
Prepare Icon* [See QRSR at the top of the page*]
TRIGGERS Except attacks, require LoS, [Line of sight*] One length Any activity /*Friendly attacked
TWO lengths Movement /*Attacks
As Fallout Wasteland Warfare gets closer and closer to release, more and more information comes to the fore regarding the game. This time, that information comes in the form of a deluge of character renders for the upcoming miniatures. Here they are, for your viewing pleasure, sorted categorically. Should more be released, the relevant faction will be updated.
Speaking in an interview with the good people at Skirmish Supremacy, you can find an archive of their podcasts here, Chris Birch has reiterated much of what we’ve heard before. But he also confirmed a few new things.
First of all, Fallout New Vegas is not currently being considered for the game. For the sake of full disclosure, I need to tell you that I actually already knew this but rather than make it public knowledge, I asked if I should hold back on that bit of information. And so I did. But now that it’s out there, it is what it is.
Second, the Mole Rats have been confirmed as a creature that will appear in the game. Hurrah! Now we just need to know if Moira Brown can get us a Mole Rat Repellent Stick when the Fallout 3 content starts to roll around.
Third, the previously mentioned Liberty Prime figure has been viewed by Chris in its draft form. At the minute, Liberty Prime is posed as though he is in the middle of throwing a bomb. Fingers crossed, it’s a mini-nuke. He is expected to be 25cm tall, which is about 10 inches. 9.84252 inches if you want to be specific!
While there’s no miniature to show, Chris has also confirmed that a Raider will be coming to the raider faction and he will be wearing Power Armour. This will likely be Boomer, a character that was previously confirmed to be coming to the game.
He also inadvertently revealed that the game will likely be using Custom D12 and D20 that, “the dice also already has some other symbols on it that trigger a different reaction and the, uh, ability to go on overwatch basically.”
In not so important news, but interesting news, Chris re-confirms the existence of Tournament kit for ranked tournament play.
Chris Birch took to the Unofficial Facebook Page for Fallout Wasteland Warfare today (June 20th 2017) to drop a bit of information into the group.
Chris will be taking a trip to the Bethesda Offices to give them a demonstration of the game, which is now in its 13th build.
He has said that, “Once we get feedback from the team there we will start sharing a lot more.”
The reason that we haven’t heard too much about the games rules or gameplay mechanics through him or via official channels is that he doesn’t want to give out information about something that is subject to change as the game develops. Which is completely understandable.
You can read the full comment from Chris below.
I’m off to demo the game to the team at Bethesda on Tuesday next week and we’re now on version 13 of the rules. Once we get feedback from the team there we will start sharing a lot more. I’ve been conscious about saying too much when things could change. I know rules are key to this as you can only go so far with pretty figures but be patient. I wanted to be sure Bethesda were happy before unveiling things properly. We have plans for a detailed battle report discussing the rules
Searching certain scenery pieces is mentioned. For example, “interacting with a Nuka-Cola machine and seeing what you can find inside” or “you can search the terrain, maybe there’s a buried robot, you know? A buried Synth that you need to recover. And you searched around it, but be careful of what you might find.”