The plague came to me via a friend… Sounds worse than it is… No, not that kind of plague…
This kind of plague… This is a very nice model by Mantic Games who have launched their board / tabletop game of future war: Deadzone. As I understand it a plague has come to the universe that is spreading through the galaxy and affecting the mega corporations cash flow. As all good capitalists would, they decided to treat this plague with a systemic quarantine and annihilation of the populations of the affected planets. All so that the story never gets out. As such bad press could seriously affect their share prices…
They have been less than effective in their quarantines, and their annihilations, as rebel factions of unhappy inhabitants and resource hungry mercenaries have been fighting back. Not to mention the initial victims of the plague who have been warped into vicious beasties and mutant zombies, all set to ravage the unprotected civilians…
This arrived by Kickstarter and was bought into by a friend in no small way… He then managed to sell me a faction and eBay supplied the remainder of my needs, enabling me to be ready for a game.
The Rebs was the faction to follow for me, as they were the plucky defenders of their worlds against both plague and those pesky corporations. A rag tag band of mismatched aliens and humans with one goal binding them together.
The one fault I see with this game is the mould quality and planning that mantic have put into the figures. Soft resin / plastic materials and heavy mould lines in faces and hair leave me wondering why this still happens. I have read posts bemoaning these problems for the last few years… Is no one listening to the customers? And don’t get me started on the ill fitting and often missing Mantic bases!
My faction pleases me on the whole though and can often be found at the old White Horse Public House when not out saving their world.
Not the easiest faction to play in the game in my opinion (but that may just be an excuse for my current losing streak).
This force is also going to be the mainstay for my larger No Limits force (No Limits being the brainchild of friend and fellow blogger Coronasan). This larger force will be featured later as it is a current work in progress and contains models from a range of manufacturers collected over the last 20 years… The joy for me of No Limits is the freeform army building allowing any miniatures to be used in any army.
The other joy that Mantic supplied me with their Deadzone game, was a fine set of modular sci-fi scenery (as always a passion of mine). Again you can wait for pictures of that project to come up later, as it will be the focus of a couple of posts in the near future.