|Wastelands Essentials I cover|
Caravan Lost ScenarioTravel through the wasteland is already a deadly prospect, but to do it with a caravan of slow moving beasts of burden is near madness. In this scenario, such a caravan has met an untimely end with the exception of the caravan animals. The mission is simple, retrieve the caravan. The danger is high since whatever wiped out the caravan is still in the area and no valuables go without competition. So get at it, grab what you can, and get out before the getting's gone.
Wasteland Essentials I ContentsThis release is a 13 page pdf document that comes as full color. I printed out the entire package with 67 pound paper to provide the enclosed miniatures with enough support to hold up. The bonus is that the scenario is also very study now and with some sheet protectors will be good to go for a very long time.
A step-by-step set of instructions to cut and assemble the miniatures is included, as well as a list of materials necessary to be successful. Now, let's take a closer look at the process and build some miniatures. It's arts and crafts time, wasteland style.
Paper Miniature Building
|Stages of building|
I have assembled the miniatures with glue and with tape and both are suitable. The glue stick will give you a more solid miniature for play, but in a pinch go ahead. I do recommend that you have two glue sticks, there are a bunch of miniatures to assemble and you may want to snack on one. Glue the miniature front and back together and apply a little pressure to ensure the glue bonds. For the base assembly, I found that applying the glue to the bottom part of the base and the bottom of the miniature allow you to fold the base halves and add the miniature to the base all in one step.
|Complete set of miniatures|
With everything assembled, use your scissors to trip the edges from the base so you have a nice circular base. The miniatures (zombies and caravanners) go on 28mm bases and the beasts go on 40mm bases. With this assembly, you are all ready to start your savaging, happy hunting.
Paper Miniature Comparisons
Probably one of the most important aspects is how do these miniatures compare with actual miniatures. These are fine if you are going to play without any other miniatures, but if you are going to look at use as filler or with other miniatures you have than it is imperative that the scale and look fit with everything else.
In a recent game with Joey (Caravanner Raids), I spent a little time at the end to capture some images of paper miniatures with the figures we were using in the game. At the time of these photos I only had two Rad Zombies completed and all of the photos will be using those as the cooperators.
These Rad Zombies have been compared with Joey's Gas Mask Girl and a couple of members of the Rat Pack. The other set of comparisons are with some of the Reaper Bones NOVA Corp figures based on the Teconic Studios Base Crowns that I am using as peacekeepers and will be using in the future for the S.E.n.T.R.I protection force in an upcoming Marvel Superheros campaign.