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willthepiper14 May 2018 12:31 p.m. PST

Hi, all,

I'm looking for recommendations for a good post-apocalyptic car combat game, la Mad Max movies or similar. There's a lot out there, from the venerable SJ Games Car Wars, through Gorkamorka and up to Mad Maximillion and beyond! I'm looking for:
- fast, easy play
- rules or guidelines for building your own cars (taking a car, pickup or motorbike and adding weapons)

What do you like, what don't you like, what is worth me giving up my hard earned $$$ for?

Thanks in advance!

gbowen14 May 2018 1:07 p.m. PST

All the cool kids are playing Gaslands this season

Celtofkernow14 May 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

My club has just started Gaslands and it has been going down very well. A fun little game, once you get your head round is rather simple.

Has all the vehicle building your after too, including weapons for crew as well.

So might be ideal if you wanna race around shouting "Witness me!"


Daithi the Black14 May 2018 2:09 p.m. PST

We do Gaslands! using 1:32 and 1:35 model cars… had to make few rules adjustments, but great fun. I wholly recommend Gaslands! as a game. You can write your own background if you like, we did :)

Dynaman878914 May 2018 2:10 p.m. PST

Pocket Box Car Wars – stay away from all the advanced stuff and it goes well.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 3:26 p.m. PST

axles and alloy is also good.

the trojan bunny14 May 2018 3:31 p.m. PST

Another vote for Gaslands. I recently started playing and it's a really great system.

Bryan at 50 Paces Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 4:04 p.m. PST

I'm not a big fan of the idea of templates for movement.
How are you Gaslands players liking them?

willthepiper14 May 2018 4:25 p.m. PST

Looks like lots of fondness for Gaslands, and as an Osprey Game, it's pretty affordable. Does it include motorbikes?

Don Hogge14 May 2018 7:31 p.m. PST

Gaslands has everything from motorbikes to buses to tractor trailer rigs to tracked vehicles.

Great fun.

Vigilant15 May 2018 3:26 a.m. PST

I'll give a shout for Maximilian over Gaslands. Simpler system, plays well and allows building of your own vehicles. The only problem from your request is that it is designed for 1930's era vehicles, but allowing for poor condition and scarcity of weapons in a post-apoc setting this is not much of an issue. Maximilian is designed for larger sized vehicles – 28mm, so using smaller vehicles would need adjustments to movement and ranges.

willthepiper15 May 2018 6:25 a.m. PST

I'm looking to play with 28mm vehicles, and scarcity of weapons would be a plus, so Maximillian is definitely worth considering if it plays better than Gaslands.

Terry3715 May 2018 9:47 a.m. PST

I too am looking for a fats fun post apoc type car game. I know Gaslands is popular, but the video on YouTube showing how it plays gave the impression of slow action and lots of die rolling????


MKGipson15 May 2018 10:40 a.m. PST

This one might work for you. Looks like people have had fun with it.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member16 May 2018 4:39 a.m. PST
Terry3711 Jun 2018 6:12 p.m. PST

HELP! My PC won't let me download the PDF file for Axles and Alloys. Can anyone send it to me since it's free anyway?



FincasKhalmoril13 Jun 2018 10:58 a.m. PST

Gaslands and Devils Run! I can recommend both.

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