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Cacique Caribe17 Oct 2011 8:40 p.m. PST

Got pictures of your 15mm alien invasion game(s?)

And what terrain have you made/bought to play your alien invasion game? Have you fortified a regular-looking facility, like a high school?

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And are you painting your survivalists like regular people, like the people in "Falling Skies"?

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And what figures are you using for the invaders?

Dan
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Cacique Caribe17 Oct 2011 9:14 p.m. PST

By the way, I'm thinking of turning this Tyco HO scale 7up plant into the core of some sort of school complex:

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Dan

Cacique Caribe17 Oct 2011 10:07 p.m. PST

This is interesting:

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Dan

Thomas Nissvik18 Oct 2011 1:07 a.m. PST

Dan, have you looked at the graphic novel The Walking Dead, the one that HBO did for TV? In the books, they have several compounds/fortified positions. Those are for defence against zombies, but still lots of good inspiration.

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2011 4:53 a.m. PST

The 7-UP plant for a school complex is a great idea. The bars on the windows are appropriate to where I live. It gets the kids in my area accustomed to their life outside of school: convicted felons.

But seriously, I like the idea of Sci Fi happening in a contemporary setting. An alien invasion melds into post apocalyptic and horror. We can tip our hats to H.G. Wells for this one.

Katzbalger18 Oct 2011 6:17 a.m. PST

I assume the outhouse would be for when there is no power (and therefore the waterpump isn't working--at least for the second flush).

Rob

haywire18 Oct 2011 7:05 a.m. PST

Or they want to conserve water. No water needed to go in a hole. And if they do it the military way, they pull out the tub and burn it.

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Oct 2011 4:04 p.m. PST

While I like Falling Skies, nobody looks quite gritty enough, and--is eBay still working so they can get their Maybelline?

Just finished the first chapter on Travis Taylor's book on alien invasions (put your head between your legs and . . .). Tomorrow's War here I come!

Legion 419 Oct 2011 8:12 p.m. PST

Neat compound … I'd have hung out there … evil grin

Cacique Caribe19 Oct 2011 8:45 p.m. PST

It is neat, isn't it.

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I wonder what other cool maps/diagrams are out there, of compounds small enough to be recreated on a gaming table.

Dan

Cacique Caribe21 Oct 2011 9:15 p.m. PST

And if you don't want to buy an entire plant, just put together a few unrelated structures and make something like this:

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Cacique Caribe07 Nov 2011 10:10 p.m. PST

Guys,

Check out these green fellas here. Do they look somewhat familiar?

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Dan

Hayden08 Nov 2011 1:44 p.m. PST

some older of our Friend weekend Tommorow war game Liberation Modern US vs GW Tau Battlesuits

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Cacique Caribe11 Dec 2011 3:41 a.m. PST

Would this "Uzochi Compound" be too hard to build for 15mm?

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I think a school like the one depicted in the series might be a bit bigger than I'm ready for:

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Dan
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Cacique Caribe17 Jan 2012 8:44 p.m. PST

HELP!

I would love to find an actual floor plan map of this Etobicoke High School (the Alderwood Collegiate Institute):

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It says here that it is the Kennedy Hight School location of the show:

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Any ideas?

Thanks,

Dan

Cacique Caribe18 Jan 2012 9:09 p.m. PST

No classroom and hall maps or blueprints, but lots of pics here:

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Other pics and info here:

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And an address for Alderwood Collegiate Institute: 300 Valermo, Toronto

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EDIT: Guys, I may have finally found an actual map of the school! Check out pages numbered 82-83 (19-20) of this pdf document:

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Dan

Geoff B22 Jan 2012 10:15 a.m. PST

Beautiful survivalist camp CC.

Geoff B22 Jan 2012 10:18 a.m. PST

What about the series "Dark Skies" from the 90s?I think theres a game in there somewhere.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Skies

Cacique Caribe22 Jan 2012 1:02 p.m. PST

Geoff B,

"Beautiful survivalist camp"

Are you referring to the Toronto school grounds used in the Falling Skies series (the one they call "Kennedy High School")?

Or are you talking about the "Uzochi Compound" drawing I found by accident?

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Dan

Wolfprophet22 Jan 2012 11:26 p.m. PST

"While I like Falling Skies, nobody looks quite gritty enough, and--is eBay still working so they can get their Maybelline?"


^This…. Yeah, this bothered me too. Hmm.

Cacique Caribe22 Jan 2012 11:33 p.m. PST

Guys, guys . . .

You know very well that every house they encounter and harvest goods from will have lots and lots of makeup that women left behind in the rush to leave.

There will be mountains and mountains of that stuff, enough to last a couple of generations.

Dan

Cacique Caribe26 Jan 2012 5:16 p.m. PST

QUESTION:

Does anyone else plan to watch or record the 2-part National Geographic Channel show "Doomsday Preppers" on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012?

It aired once before a while back, but I missed it.

Dan
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Cacique Caribe21 Feb 2012 6:59 p.m. PST

Anyone see the film "The Day"?

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Regardless who the enemy was in the film, I wonder if a good game could be made out of just a dozen of survivors defending a farm from . . . aliens?

Dan

Golan207222 Feb 2012 2:08 a.m. PST

My 15mm invasion:
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Cacique Caribe24 Feb 2012 2:34 p.m. PST

Very, very cool!!!

What sort of ruined terrain pieces have you made or bought for your human survivors to hide in?

Dan

Eli Arndt24 Feb 2012 6:08 p.m. PST

Check out these green fellas here. Do they look somewhat familiar?

HA! The minute I looked at that picture I thought, "Tekumel".

Then I noticed the link and sure enough.

-Eli

Golan207225 Feb 2012 2:20 a.m. PST

@Cacique Caribe – I've bought several ruined buildings and Gothic buildings from Proxie Models:
proxiemodels.com/terrain.aspx

Cheap and nice!

Cacique Caribe25 Feb 2012 11:34 a.m. PST

Golan2072,

Are the bricks in those buildings compatible with 15mm figures?

Thanks,

Dan

Golan207225 Feb 2012 12:15 p.m. PST

@Cacique Caribe – They are made specifically for 15mm figures. I'll post a photo of them with some minis tomorrow.

Cacique Caribe25 Feb 2012 1:32 p.m. PST

Excellent! Can't wait to see them.

Thanks,

Dan

Cacique Caribe06 Mar 2012 9:32 p.m. PST

Hi Golan2072,

Did you get a chance to take those pics?

Thanks,

Dan

Cacique Caribe12 Mar 2012 1:52 a.m. PST

Here's another Canadian facility turned into a SF resistance holdout (in this case, for Caprica resistance fighters on BSG):

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Golan207212 Mar 2012 3:34 a.m. PST

@ Cacique Caribe

Unfortunately, my RL was very busy as of late. I'll try to unbox the terrain and take pictures soon.

Cacique Caribe20 Mar 2012 8:06 a.m. PST

Golan,

I understand completely. Real life definitely comes first.

In the meantime, for your viewing pleasure, check out what Brother Joseph has done here:

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I don't have the motel, but I think I have that HO gas station in a box somewhere. I'm definitely going to have to put it together and paint it now.

Here was another game he ran:

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Is that Post Apocalyptic set up cool or what? I can almost imagine alien invaders lurking among the buildings.

Dan

Cacique Caribe20 Mar 2012 8:35 a.m. PST

Hey,

Here's that Bachman gas station again, this time on Daddy's Little Men:

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And someone's gotta warn the masses about the danger:

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More pics of his here:

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Stunning stuff, don't you think? And I can see it being used for fighting all sorts of aliens too.

Or for your I Am Legend survivors to attack:

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Dan
PS. This is what I hope I can do in 15mm with my two-story structures:
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Cacique Caribe29 Mar 2012 8:50 p.m. PST

Guys,

National Geographic Channel is airing tonight their 2-hour 2011 special "When Aliens Attack".

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One interesting suggestion given in the show is to use a photo of Earth at night to determine the areas you need to run to (the areas not lit):

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Or, go underground, literally (sewers, subways, cave networks, etc.).

So gaming scenarios with survivors in thick forests/jungles or subterranean environments would seem the most realistic scenarios.

The show seems to mention this book a lot, "Alien Invasion: How To Defend Earth":

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I wonder if anything useful (for gaming) can be gleaned from that book.

Dan

Cacique Caribe19 Nov 2012 7:04 p.m. PST

Here are some ideas on what young resistance fighters could look like, if someone was thinking of making them in 15mm:

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Cacique Caribe03 Apr 2015 10:07 a.m. PST

fallingskies.com

Check out the show's website. Can we really expect the show to start up again?

Dan

Brother Jim04 Apr 2015 8:10 a.m. PST

The last season starts up on 28 June at 10PM.

The Last Ship returns the Sunday before (21 June).

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