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Terry37 Inactive Member19 May 2017 8:45 a.m. PST

This is just kind of a heads up to a new project I am undertaking – that of creating 4 post apocalyptic armies based mainly from various movies/TV for basic ideas, but also some books I've read on the subject. I won't be starting until I finish up the last few elements for my Weird WWI German army and get it based, which should also allow for some additional bits I have coming form Pendraken for the vehicles I'll be doing.

The 4 armies are:

Road Warriors – think of the bad guys in all the Mad Max movies, as far as the figures having a very punk rock appearance, and of course some fun vehicle conversions. And of course a Gyro-Copter made from a motorcycle figure.

The Law – taking as much as possible from Mad Max, but also from just how I envision the Law might still be in a post apocalyptic state that still retained some semblance of civilization. Planning a patrol car, a SWAT van and a motorcycle here.

The Survivors – Think of the guys in the "gazoline" compound in the second Mad Max movie, but also some bits from the movie The Postman. No vehicles for them, but plenty of horses.

The Creepers – Think of the bad guys in I am Legend, and the look of the War Boys in mad max Fury Road – bald heads, whitish skin, simple hand weapons, teeth and claws. City dwellers from the ruins of once great cities or towns!

All of my vehicles will be from Pendraken, and all will be very altered, to reflect a post apocalyptic wasteland. The figures (15 MM ) will be primarily from Rebel with the creepers coming from Splintered Light. And yes, I will have both a figure of Max and "Dog" (an Australian Cattle Dog) from the second film, and Michonne from TWD. I may also add Darryl with his crossbow, also from TWD. Max will be in the Law army, and Michonne and Darryl will be in the Survivor army.

Very much looking forward to these armies, and the opportunity to create some very unique and awesome car beasts!!! Hopefully soon!

Terry

Carlo Fantom19 May 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

I strongly encourage you to give it a go, but only if you post plenty pics and a battle report or two.

I was playing round with a similar idea, playing a post-apoc dbx style game of my own design with more or less the same factions as you. Though I was also considering an old world scientific remnant faction like Wings Over the World from 'Things to Come' or the Brotherhood of Steel/The Enclave from the Fallout series of games.

Nevertheless, good luck to you.

boggler19 May 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

Nice idea. It has me thinking of a post-apocalypse version of AK47…for some inexpliable reason.

Terry37 Inactive Member19 May 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

Carlo, I have a couple of armies (yet to paint) for Things to Come. 1940 and the Boss. Again, both are HOTT and if worse comes to worse I'll pit them against each other.

I have actually gathered most of the figures I need for the post-apoc armies, except the Creepers, and am looking at Splintered Light's ghouls, etc. as they could do nicely.

I have been doing rough sketches on how to modify the vehicles, and that in itself is proving a lot of fun. I am limited on the cars that I've been able to find, so for the Road warriors and the Law patrol car I am working from two different Land Rover models. But they can be made to look very Mad Maxish!!!!

Carlo, I am not familiar with AK47, but can't see why any good set of rules couldn't be made to work.

Oh, and if I really need some mutants I can always do The Walking Dead!!!!

Terry

Wretched Peasant Scum19 May 2017 1:59 p.m. PST

Why horses? All that food and maintenance.

Bicycles are much easier.

Terry37 Inactive Member19 May 2017 2:59 p.m. PST

Jericho,

The horses are there for 3 reasons. First because Rebel makes some really great post apoc figures with horses, and second because I like the movie The Postman. And third would be because I want each of the 4 armies to uniquely different.

Terry

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