Tuesday 3 April 2018


Continuing in their attempt to have a ruleset for every genre in the wargaming hobby Osprey have produced a set of rules for post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem... basically an up-to-date "Car Wars" style game.

Using a set of templates with a style very familiar to X-Wing players, but introducing a very, very clever "Skid Dice" system, the game system looks very interesting and tactical. The rules are intended for converted Hot Wheels and Matchbox scale die-cast cars, that are abundantly available for not very much in many high-street shops. So you can make your teams up fairly easily with loads of customisation options already in many a wargamer's bits-box.

I had to give it a go...

My first cars are from my son's old toy car box and have been converted with bits from old Warhammer 40K sprues. Once I saw them with their built-in transparent warning lights I had to make those lights flash.

So far we've only played a couple of test games, but it looks like a very good system indeed. A ton of fun! I've amassed a large collection of Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars that have been disassembled and stripped. I just need the accessories from Ramshackle Games to arrive and I can start customising the next few cars.

I'm also working on terrain...


  1. Welcome to the joy of Gaslands!
    I'm impressed you managed to get electronics inside those cars!

    1. Thanks! I had to give it a go. There was plenty of room in the truck. It was a bit of a squeeze in the car, especially with the crew in it as well.

  2. Brilliant work! The weathering of the cars is
    also excellent!