Some time back you may remember me mentioning a Kickstarter that was running at the time. Wasteman is the brainchild of Jason F, the man behind Thunderchild miniatures. The campaign was for Jason to fund the printing and publishing of the rulebook, to get a load of miniatures cast up and to get extras such as cards and tokens made. As you can see from the pictures Jason has come through fine style and earlier this month a embarrassingly big box of toys arrived on my doorstep. So lets have a shufty at what we've got.
The mechanics are straight forward and use a D10. Each player rolls for initiative and gets to activate 5 individuals or units (3 or more similar figures with identical upgrades) before it's the next players turn. The usual move shoot and fight goes on in the turns with various weapons listed in the book. You the roll on an injury chart to see whats happened. Easy.
This is a the Bandit posse. As you can see the figures are all gorgeously cast in metal (Previous Thunderchild releases were in resin) and come with integral metal bases. The pack contains round plastic bases to glue them to, giving you a nice stable stand to play with.
As well as the figures, the bases and the activation tokens, each Posse comes with full colour stat cards for each of the figures letting you get straight into the game with no hassle.
And thats the point. Jason has run a brilliant Kickstarter campaign. He's got the models out the backers, kept everybody informed at all times, produced a quality product exactly as he'd promised and used the campaign to get his product into his online shop and available to the public which, in the end, is the whole point of a Kickstarter.
Go check it out http://www.tcminiatures.co.uk
And while you are at it check out the Wasteman page on FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/760530247399094/
Well done Jason. Round of applause.