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Prince Rupert of the Rhine05 Sep 2021 9:55 p.m. PST

I recently came across a game called Sludge on the internet. In a nutshell Sludge is a post apocalyptic, black powder fantasy game (that covers a few bases). There is a web page here with a fuller explanation here

The background sounded interesting to me but what really appealed was the kit bashing of historical miniatures to make fantasy post apocalyptic miniatures. It looked like so much fun I thought I'd jump in and have a go. First problem was, despite having an extensive bits box, a lack of suitable base miniatures. I eventually found three Foundry Napoleonic infantry men, that had been sent as freebies with my orders over the years, and set about converting them to look more post apocalyptic. A couple of head swaps latter and with some suitably dirty paint jobs and I had these three guys.

These were a fun little distraction, that scratched an itch, and for now that's enough. I do think with all the plastic kits out there now you could have some real fun with kit bashing Sludge miniatures. So it's something that has found its way on to, the rather long, things I'd like to do in the future list.

Korvessa05 Sep 2021 10:18 p.m. PST

I really like that rust and wear on the helmet of the last guy

Prince Rupert of the Rhine05 Sep 2021 10:57 p.m. PST

Thanks my rusty metal painting technique has improved a lot ever since I discovered Tamiya weathering powders.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2021 11:46 p.m. PST

Some more about the game:

JimDuncanUK06 Sep 2021 2:52 a.m. PST

Great stuff, I have plans to get into SLUDGE but I have several other projects on the go at the moment.

I like the post apocalyptic theme and I am thinking of making mine an ash wasteland with volcanic features.

DyeHard06 Sep 2021 8:43 a.m. PST

Looks like will need to jump into the Sludge as well.

I am already in love with Quar,


There is something about the combination of the grim and the color that is very appealing. Like Napoleonics in the trenches. (Which I did as a kid with Arfix WWI and Napoleonics combined, before I knew about the Franco-Pussian war).

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2021 9:59 a.m. PST

I kinda like this!

Prince Rupert of the Rhine06 Sep 2021 10:30 p.m. PST

Thanks guys looks like I'm not the only one who finds the concept interesting.

JimDuncanUK07 Sep 2021 4:41 a.m. PST

I've received 40mm round bases so I can start to check whether the figures I hope to use fit OK.

I also have some 28mm heads on order.

I've scrounged some smaller round bases and hope to scratch build some gabions for my terrain features.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2021 8:19 a.m. PST

And you've got stuff like this from Wargames Atlantic:


Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2021 4:17 p.m. PST


Greylegion10 Sep 2021 3:34 a.m. PST

Man, this game has been swimming in my head, since this post. I really like this concept.

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