Thursday, 18 October 2012

A Blast From The Past: Dark Future

Like alot of gamers I first got into hobby games through Dungeons & Dragons before venturing out into the world of miniature gaming with Warhammer 40,000 but the game I have invested the most time, energy and hours into over my time in the hobby by a HUGE margin is Car Wars.

Car Wars was a game published by Steve Jackson Games and was played with cardstock counters on paper maps.  It drew on alot of different source material but the thing most people would probably associate with it is the Mad Max series of movies.

A few years ago I got it into my head that it would be cool to play Car Wars as a miniature game with three-dimensional scenery and so I started collecting vehicles and other bits and pieces.  Also in the long ago time Games Workshop published a vehicular combat game called Dark Future which was my first opportunity to actually paint some dedicated combat roadsters.

I'm currently casting about trying to decide which rules set I want to use for this genre (the contenders are; Car Wars by Steve Jackson Games, Wreckage by Fantasy Flight Games & Warlands by Aberrant Games) but in the meantime I thought I would dust off my Dark Future Sanctioned Ops and show them off.  Hopefully I'll be following this up in a day or two with some Warlands vehicles from Aberrant.


Pretty sure if you see this in your rearview mirror you're screwed.
Atleast when you approach them from behind you can tell who they work for.
A slightly better view of the overall vehicles.


  1. I vote you play Car Wars 5th Ed. It flows well and you can play it with a few drinks in hand. My only complaint is no vehical design rules. BUT! I have to admit I have not tried the other two games...

  2. Thanks D.

    So far I'm leaning heavily towards Car Wars. Warlands has been a great source of models but the rules feel sort of half-assed. Wreckage looks cool but I haven't really delved all that deeply into it yet.