Saturday, 21 July 2018

Walking Dead All Out War WIP and Here's Negan news.


Mantic Announced a new game up for pre order this week. Called 'Here's Negan' LINK. Its a standalone game which has the same scale figures in it as its Walking Dead All out War game. But uses different rules and is more of a board game/dungeon crawler than a skirmish game like AoW.

However f you Pre Order it before November's release date you get stat cards for the normal Walking Dead All out War game for the 5 Lieutenant's the new game contains.



The game itself is quite a cool concept really. Basically it is set before all the fighting in the comics Between Rick's group, The Kingdom etc and has Negan and his other Saviours clearing out the Sanctuary to inhabit it and take over. Essentially a sort of dungeon crawler. It has randomly selected tiles and the event deck shakes things up so no game will ever be the same. You can't play as Negan however he still is active in the game as he is controlled by his own deck. You need play as one of his lieutenants and it is your job to impress the main man and earn his favour. It seems fun and uses the same zombie sculpts as the main game so I'm off to a head start for painting figures to play it.

I am still way behind with all painting all my stuff I got last year  in October only having finished a dozen or so figures. I also vowed not to buy any more sets for it which I have stuck to though I realise I need to pull my finger out and get to a show and pick up this years event booster set before it changes at the end of the Year!


Oops had removed a row to start work but as you can see I only got the top and bottom rows painted. There is another tray underneath this one with the barricades, cars and supply markers as well as another 8 walkers which I need to paint.



So in order to catch up on both painting and collecting the figures I have cracked on this week. Firstly cleaning up and scraping up all the mold lines off the figures that game in the kickstarter edition of the game.I took a box to work with my scalpel and glasses and whilst in between jobs during the day sat in the car and cleaned a few figures at a time finishing them Thursday afternoon.

I then spent Friday night and this morning and putty and texturing the bases on them all and finally got them spray primed tonight.




I plan to split them into there booster sets that you would get individually so I can paint them hopefully without burning myself out to much.

Not sure which to set to start off with. I may do the Walker booster first as it gives me more zombies to start playing the game with over the six weeks holidays with the kids.

36 comments:

  1. Cracking start Simon! Glad to hear the Negan board game figures will be the same as the AOW figures, I'd seen some photos and they looked the same but chuffed to have confirmation. Scraping mold lines in the car in between jobs!!?? You're mad, but I love it lol!

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    1. LOL cheers dude. Mad but this week has seens some hour and half gaps between jobs and it just wasn't worth it to drive home for half hour to leave again.

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  2. I'm a big fan of TWD and this new board-game certainly looks interesting.

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    1. Yeah me to. I wished i'd backed the KS but that would only mean I'd of been swamped with even more figures to paint lol! I like the sound of the game. Low model count as well so easy to paint and get playing.

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  3. Great update Simon, with plenty to enjoy and a new TWD expansion to boot, eh? What a corking wallet-threatening website this has become LOL :-)

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    1. Not sure tbh mate. It could be done that way I suppose with you controlling more than one character. As i understand it the Zombies have blip like counters from space hulk so you can't predict whats coming up when you enter a room.

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    2. I just can’t quite decide whether to commit £60 to it....

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    3. I quite like the dungeon crawl element to I think. With Zombies of course :)

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  5. I must admit I was interested in this too, but I haven't even looked at my core box for so long that I shall have to resist the temptation.

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    1. Just grab it and add it to the pile then for retirement :)

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  6. Another one for the list.

    I need to start my Wave 2 stuff first though.

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  7. I admire your resolve Simon, not to buy more figures until you've got the set painted, it does mean you've got a lot to catch up with. I think your approach of painting them in batches should work well

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    1. Yes indeed a concerted effort is required. I have to watch how much I add to the lead pile I can find it off putting for some reason

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  8. Nice one Simon. Who doesn't love TWD!

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    1. Ta Ray Hoping to bang some of them out over the holidays and catch up a bit

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  9. Excellent post for us Walking Dead fans Simon, not so good for our wallets though ;-)

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    1. Cheers dude. Nearly got the first two base painted. :) Its always good to treat yourself and right before Christmas to!

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  10. Nice WIP update, Simon. I am also in a bit of a production mood - just ordered several boxes of figure to work on.

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    1. Cheers Dean. Yeh it need doing I kept looking at it on the shelf and thinking i'll do something about it. Start another row but never getting around to it.

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  11. That's quite a bit of painting you got ahead of you.
    Good start though!

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    1. Thanks. Hoping to break it all down in to manageable chunks.

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  12. Not a Neagan fan. For me it is where I lost interest in the series. But I do wish you well in this endeavour and hope it gives you much joy!

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    1. I've not got that far yet. We just dealt with the Hunters where I got to in the comics. Though I am upto date with the TV Series so now who Negan is.

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  13. Nice production line set-up.

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    1. Cheers. Will pick some out in groups and work my way through them is the next plan.

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  14. Sitting on the fence for this one currently Simon, as I too have so many Kickstarters with miniatures needing paint...interesting concept however & maybe worth it just to add to the pile!

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    1. Yeah I can totally understand that. Its the main reason why I chose not to buy any more until I had painted the main boxed set I picked up.

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