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Fallout Wasteland Warfare
« on: April 21, 2019, 05:59:45 PM »
I've stumbled across a cross between a role-playing, board, and war game in the form of Fallout Wasteland Warfare.  It has been around for a couple of years now, so I'm somewhat behind the times, but I am definitely going to get into this.  While the starting set models are not particularly impressive in terms of the material used to make them, according to the reviews, watching game play on You Tube, combined with the fact that this game can be played solo, as well as others, makes it very attractive to me.

There are already a significant number of boxed sets of figures from all the factions and a variety of different terrain features available.  According to the developers' blog there is plenty more to come as well, including an expansion of the role-playing element.  This, combined with the fact that they're working on adding more free online scenarios, all looks very promising to me.

Are there any Fallout players around here who are interested in this?
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Re: Fallout Wasteland Warfare
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 10:37:46 PM »
The miniatures are really cool, but I don't know anyone who plays. I've seen some video of gameplay when it came out, but doesn't appeal to me too much, personally.

Playing boardgames solitaire doesn't appeal to me at all. I'd rather just paint, or play video games.
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Re: Fallout Wasteland Warfare
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 06:24:46 PM »
I've watched three complete let's plays and I am hooked.  I've ordered the starter box and the settlement expansion.

One of my colleagues plays, but even if he didn't, the whole way in which the AI works makes playing by yourself viable.  There was a complete let's play just on that and it was very exciting.
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Re: Fallout Wasteland Warfare
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 07:41:33 AM »
I played it once, it's not my thing to be honest. To me a "board game" should be fairly straight forward in the rule set. Risk is a good example, where the rules are simple, but complexity comes from the scenario.

For me, it's like they couldn't make up their mind if they wanted a boardgames or skirmish game.



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Re: Fallout Wasteland Warfare
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 08:07:41 AM »
It's really not a board game though.  I recognise that there are some board game elements to it, but in terms of how movement and combat works, it is most definitely a wargame.  I note that the Getting Acclimated document that comes with the starter box, it makes it clear in the opening paragraph that this is a tabletop game/wargame.  I think that the issue that you describe arises because there is a perception among some people that it is, or should have been, a board game.  Watching any of the let's plays, however, highlights that it's definitely not a board game, so I can only assume that people who thought that it would be a board game didn't research it in advance of buying it.
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