The Walking Dead: All Out War: Initial Game Details

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Mantic is spilling the beans on exactly how The Walking Dead: All Out War will work.

Last week, we got some initial info from Mantic on The Walking Dead: All Out War, and even heard from Ronnie himself!  Let’s pick up the trail today with more details on the game itself:

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Take it away Mantic:

The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game is the tactical head-to-head game set in the walker-strewn Georgia countryside where everyone and everything is trying to kill you.

In The Walking Dead: All Out War, each player controls their own group of survivors made up of popular characters from The Walking Dead storyline, such as Rick, Shane, Michonne and many more.

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Each of these survivors is represented by a finely detailed plastic miniature that can be painted in your colour scheme of choice. It also comes with a character card highlighting their game stats and unique abilities, which can be upgraded with a selection of weapons and equipment.

The game is played in and around Atlanta and the surrounding American suburbs, and contains a gaming mat and a selection of barricades, abandoned cars and supplies to give it that authentic The Walking Dead atmosphere.

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Your survivors move across the board using the measuring stick included with the game, and you’ll use the terrain to block Walker routes and sneak up on opposing survivors, or raid enemy camps for supplies.

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During the game, you will fight a bitter battle for resources against a rival group of survivors – but be careful not to make too much noise, as you’ll draw the attention of the Walkers who roam the streets and fields.

The Walkers are controlled by an AI system developed specifically for this game, and also means that you can play the game solo.

Enemies are all around you, and danger lurks around every corner.

In this game, YOU are the Walking Dead.

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So, gang-based skirmish play – CHECK

Walkers – CHECK

NICE looking minis – CHECK

Sound and noise affect walker behavior – CHECK!

I’m in!

  • daggermaw

    I’m hopeful for this. I think for it to be successful among gamers it needs to be a campaign based skirmish game similar to necromunda or mordheim. There’s a number of skirimsh games that have come out recently but not many that have had a campaign system attached to them, and the ones that have had a campaign, the campaign system hasn’t been great. Looking at you Frostgrave.

    • JPMcMillen

      It already sets it self apart by having the players both playing human groups while the zombies are a moving hazard that can both hurt or help your side.

      And while I’d certainly hope for a good set of campaign rules, only having campaign rules is bad. There are lots of people out there that can’t commit to regular league type games. There have been many Necromunda (or similar game) leagues that fall apart after 2-3 rounds of play because peoples lives get in the way and suddenly half (or more) of the players stop playing. I’ve tried to play in a few game leagues in the past and every one collapsed because too many people stopped playing long before we finished.

  • I will definitely be keeping my eye on this one.

  • SacTownBrian

    Interesting opportunity to play with the property. But I’m not interested, too much zombie overload in an already crowded miniature market filled with existing great zombie games. But I do wish Mantic best of luck with the property since this could lead into to other similar deals in the future.

  • Simon

    Wait, sound AND noise affect walker behavior?!?!? In Zombicide only noise affected zombie behavior; Sound was nowhere to be seen in those rules.

  • euansmith

    From what I’ve heard, this might be the shortest kickstarter on record as Mantic are apparently only allowing a limited number of pledges. There won’t be any add-ons or stretch goals and only one level of pledge. When the pledges are gone, the campaign will end.

    They’ve said they have decided how much money they need up front to produce a given number of games to allow them to feed a hoped for retail demand; this campaign is to raise that money.

    If they stick to their guns and don’t start throwing in more pledges, add-ons, etc, I will be very impressed with Mantic.

    This does mean, of course, that the opening hour of the campaign might be an even bigger feeding frenzy than usual.

    That mini of Dale looks nice. I hope they have scaled the minis to match up with cheap toy cars, so players can replace the cardboard tokens.

    • Bad Meat

      I think I have heard old people talk about those. They called it a ‘pre-order’ or something like that.

      • euansmith

        I guess the advantage is that, if you don’t hit your target on kickstarter, no one gets the money deducted from their bank accounts and you aren’t left trying to fulfil an underfunded project.

  • DeadlyYellow

    So will this be a single set game or will everything be sold separately? Seems like it would be silly for both groups to be composed of the exact same characters. Would have preferred named characters as a leader role and the rest be generics, but the article doesn’t give that impression.

    • euansmith

      The comic does give them a rather large pool of named characters to draw on.

  • MarcoT

    Fighting a bitter war for resources among zombies and hostile survivors? Sounds like suicide to me. Or should I say… zombicide? har har!

    Hey wait a second!

  • Certs

    If I get into this game. Definitely gonna mod it so that instead of zombies, there’s runners, stalkers, and clickers from Last of Us. Will have to see how the named character thing goes, but seems easy enough to just proxy a similar generic using the named profile.

  • Richard Mitchell

    Star Wars? Walking Dead? I love seeing products like this and I hope Walking Dead can be distributed at the Walmarts and Targets, though I will still purchase from my LGS. They have some real potential to expand the audience and market for the hobby we love.