Post Apocalyptic Setting for Tomorrow’s War

Posted: August 18, 2011 in Ambush Alley, Miniature Games, Terrain
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My son Will has been working on a portable set up for post-apocalyptic miniatures in 15mm. It needs to be portable and pack up easily into a small space (he is heading off to college this weekend), so he chose to build everything on 6 inch by 6 inch tiles or multiples thereof. His game uses Tomorrow’s War as its core rules as he is viewing more organized conflict after the holocaust than some settings. He liked some of the Fallout style and artwork…below are some of his results. Everyone who has seen the buildings and layout in person are blown away. I’m still having a proud dad moment 🙂

Will’s background assumes a catastrophe in 1964 shortly after the election of Barry Goldwater as president. Barry’s promise of using tactical nukes in Vietnam escalated into a nuclear exchange with China, bringing about a post-nuclear apocalypse. It’s now 100 or so years later. Will wanted to set his game in a time period that allowed for the use of Vietnam era vehicles and equipment for some of the combatants, but still make use of the huge number of 50s era HO scale kits.

I love his sidewalks…the broken windows…the dingy coloration of the buildings and streets. What’s nice about the layout is that it could be used for zombie games or even Cold War urban street combat. He has plans to continue expanding the board and the figure ranges, so more to come (assuming studies and girls at Indiana University don’t get to him first).

  1. Tom Reed says:

    Wow! Really beautiful work. I really like painting figures. Where I fall down is terrain. This stuff is just awesome. Interesting background Will is working on. Good luck to him in college.

  2. Jerm says:

    Thanks for posting – really great pics.

    Really great terrain and a great eye for detail – the sidewalks, broken glass, etc.. Where have you gotten some of your buildings from/or how have you scratch built them? All are great – but particularly the brick building featured in the first picture (the red brick one)

    have fun at college and if girls/parties take up all your time for awhile,that’s ok – just don’t throw away or sell your gaming stuff – within a few short years you’ll regret it and want it back!

    • beastmeister says:

      My son is the one who did the work, but I’ll pass your comments along to him. The buildings are mostly Walthers model RR buildings, with a few DPH and Model Power thrown in. I think the building you are referring to is a Walthers.

  3. Those are absolutely gorgeous. Like something out of “The Ultimate Warrior” with Yul Brynner or those Twilight Zone episodes set after a nuclear war. The windows are especially impressive.

  4. Looks damn good too!
    Be proud.

  5. That is one great setup, your buildings look fantastic…nice work

  6. Art Braune says:

    What minis did he use for the setting?

  7. […] really loved this modular terrain, so I decided I’ll be doing my 15mm terrain in a similar style. As soon as I get my hands on […]

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