The time has come to dust off your lock-picks and put on your scientists outfits, we’ve got an unboxing to handle! For your own convenience and the sake of brevity I’ll get right down to it and keep this concise, your here for information and not my opinion after all. But before we go on, here’s a copy/paste refresher of what’s listed on the Modiphius Store Page.
12 Pre-Assembled Multi-Part Hardened PVC Miniatures:
1x Aviator Head Super Mutant
1x Super Mutant Brute
1 x Standard Super
2 x Super Mutant Hounds
1x Nora (the Sole Survivor)
1x Enslaved Tech Survivor
2x Settlers (one male, one female)
1x Brotherhood of Steel Aspirant in T-60 Power Amour
12x scenic bases (will be affixed to models)
Check the scale reference image to see how big the Deathclaw, Super Mutants, T60 and humans are. The Behemoth is shown for reference only.
24x Large cards: Unit, AI, Reference, 100+ Small cards: Items (Weapon, Equipment, Mod, Chem, Power Armour), Boost, Heroic, Quest, Perk, Leader, Explore, Event, Wasteland (Danger, Creature, Stranger)
Large (poker) size cards are 63.5 mm X 88.9 mm
Small (mini) size cards are 67 mm X 44mm
10 custom dice including 1x White Skill dice d20, 1x Red Armour d12, 2x Black Damage d12, 2x Armour Reduction d12, 2x Green Accuracy d12, 2x Blue Special Effect d12
5 x Training missions following the Survivors and Super Mutants, 5 x Tournament Missions, 5 x AI Missions, 5 x Narrative Missions
The box itself is as sturdy as you could ever want it to be. None of that flimsy card you would find in the likes of a Battleforce or Monster Army Bundle. This thing is rock solid. It’s decorated front and back with artwork and informational images showing the contents.
Upon removing the box lid, you’re met with the grin of a Vault Dweller armed with a Super Sledge, wearing the re-designed Fallout 4 Vault Jumpsuit and Pipboy. This is your “Getting Acclimated” book which will give you a brief rundown of the games basic mechanics that will facilitate your wasteland wanderings. It’s brief, it’s high quality and it’s unmistakably Fallout.
Beneath that you’ll find two thick card sheets of the games various double-sided tokens that will serve as your objective markers, wound trackers, points of curiosity etc. What’s particularly nice is that there is more than enough for a two player game in the box and Modiphius have gone ahead and included two sets of range finders, meaning no more swapping back and forth of range finders.
Underneath the tokens you’ll find your full “Rules of Play” rulebook. No skimping on content here, this is the full rulebook. And as a playtester, I’ll let you know now that everything in the game is covered in that book. No need to scour the internet and forums to find the answer to a game query you might have. You will also find the full “Campaign Handbook” in the box. Fair warning, the Campaign Handbook goes hard on adding more life and a lot more depth to you Fallout Wasteland Warfare games. I would advise you don’t even touch it until you’ve played a number of Narrative Games and have a firm grasp on the basics.
Underneath that, you’ll find two pieces of fairly thick paper with a decently high quality printing of The Commonwealth from the Red Rocket area just shy of Sanctuary Hills. Unfolding these two prints and putting them side by side gives you an excellent looking playing space for the game if you haven’t got one available already. You can actually upgrade to a proper version of this here.
Under this, you’ll find all the cards you need to play the game nice and safely sealed inside plastic. And you’ll be pleased to know that the plastic isn’t tight enough to cause warping. This covers the Alien pre-order bonus if applicable, the Super Mutant Faction, the Survivors Faction, the Deathclaw and all your weapons, armours, equipment pieces, food, drink and more.
To go along with your cards and tokens, you will of course need the dice! In the box you’ll find two of each D12 and one of the D20 skill dice that will decide your fate in the Wastes. These things can be gifts from god or the worst possible thing to have ever happened to you in gaming depending on your rolls! So roll well, don’t be a dice dropper!
THE BOX IS A STORAGE SOLUTION! HALLELUJAH!!
The PVC miniatures are obviously not going to be as sharp as their Resin counterparts, that’s a given, but these guys really do look great. And the bright Green castings clearly mark them as being a separate faction from the Survivors who come in Grey. Which means if you aren’t a big fan of painting, you’ll be able to clearly distinguish your miniatures from your opponent. Not a crooked arm or bent barrel in sight!
The Survivors faction stills looks incredible too, especially with that hulking suit of T-60 Power Armour.
A bonus Filthy Xenos!
And that’s all there is to it, an incredibly content rich box for you to get started in the Wasteland! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Crawl out through the Fallout baby!