Tabletop Spotlight: German Starter Box – Konflikt ’47

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Looking to get started with the German’s for Conflict ’47? The come take a look inside the Starter Box!

Drake from Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy was super excited to get into this starter box. Konflikt ’47 is picking up steam so get ready Bolt Action players – the Germans are coming and this time they have undead reinforcements inbound:

Konflikt ’47 is basically Bolt Action but it takes the “Weird World War II” approach up an extra notch or two. I won’t get into all the intricacies of Konflikt ’47 – but if you liked Bolt Action you can think of it as optional “expansion” to the game. If you’re really looking to learn more about the game I’d highly recommend checking out their website to get the full background. That said, let’s talk about the stuff in this starter box!

451510202-german-starter-set-fZOMBIES! – You gotta have Zombies, right?

This box has a ton of miniatures inside – plus it has a rulebook, dice, markers, a “tape measure” – pretty much everything you need to start playing right out of the box! And because this box is geared for Konflikt ’47 instead of just straight Bolt Action, you also get a couple of new, unique extras like Zombies, a “Grav-Tank” and a German “Walker” as well. It’s really a great package deal.

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It’s Science! It’s Weird! It’s…Weird Science!

If you’re familiar with Warlord’s models at all then you already know what to expect when it comes to quality. The sculpts are pretty well done and the “generic” infantry are multipose plastics. The vehicles are also made from a combination of Resin, Plastic and Metal. And if you’ve seen any of the previous tank kits then you know exactly what to expect as well. Warlord’s kits are made from a slightly harder plastic than other kits. It’s still easy to work with and holds detail pretty well – just be careful when snipping it!

451510202-german-starter-set-d_grandeIt’s kind of cute…and a little creepy in a “spider-ish” way.

This set is a perfect launching point into Konflikt ’47 for the Germans. If you already have a German Army then this is a great way to get some of the new units in your collection. Plus the soft back rulebook is perfect to carry with you when you got the game store. It’s lightweight and condensed, but it’s still got pretty much all the same info (meaning all the army info you need to create lists and the relevant rules).

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Dice and Orders. Rules and Markers. Let’s Do This!

Overall, I’m not sure what else you need besides an opponent! This kit has everything for one player to jump in and start playing Konflikt ’47. I’d also like to encourage Bolt Action players to give it a shot – the units in Konflikt ’47 aren’t innately “better” than your standard options, they are just different. The walkers, for example, aren’t replacements for your tanks but they may be “better” in different situations than tanks. So if you’re a Bolt Action Player and someone pulls out some Konflikt ’47 units – don’t panic! Give it a go and see what you think, you might just enjoy a new challenge.

German Starter Set – Konflikt ’47 – $112

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As World War II continues beyond 1945, the battling countries have become even more desperate to develop new super weapons to give them a winning advantage. Exploiting new technologies revealed from the first nuclear explosions, the Axis and Allied forces quickly develop new tanks and strange armoured walkers to become the vanguard of their armies, supported by new highly equipped or terribly twisted troops. With the Soviet Union seceding from the Allies the war now becomes a three-way conflict!

Konflikt ’47 is a standalone game inspired by the hugely successful Bolt Action, designed by Clockwork Goblin Miniatures and produced by Warlord Games and Osprey Publishing. Adding to the core rules that many gamers are familiar with from Bolt Action, Konflikt ’47 allows the addition of completely new types of units and models to existing 28mm Bolt Action armies and the creation of completely new forces set in the alternate future of 1947.

Konflikt ’47 introduces ‘Weird War’ weaponry – including the stunning range of walkers and other mechanical monstrosities!

 

Zombies?! What’s next Werewolves? Yes actually.

  • Hawt Dawg

    This game seems so awesome.

    Thanks Adam Harry and Macaulay Culkin for the review.

    • ZeeLobby

      I just can’t get my friends into anything that’s not sci-fi or fantasy. I mean I know this is like pseudo-alternate-history-sci-fi, but it’s hard to sign off on.

      • Richard Mitchell

        That is true, what is harder is getting people into hard sci-fi. If there is no space magic, no one wants to hear about it. There is potential for a whole cultural criticism there but its early.

        • ZeeLobby

          Haha. Yeah.

      • Satyan Patel

        For me to get anyone into anything I have to usually buy both sides. After a few skirmish games they are off to purchase their own army. Though I start with small warband / skirmish / mini armies. Key is give them an amazing taste and off they go. Only to return with their own.

        • ZeeLobby

          Yeah. That is how I’m going to attempt to bring up infinity, even though I know some players dont like the anime aesthetic. One of the interesting hurtles with konflikt is the Nazi faction. We have several Jewish players, some of whom had direct relations involved in the hardships of WW2. While it’s easy for some to detach from that period, I can definitely understand some emotional hesitations with playing such a game.

          • Satyan Patel

            The hardship with the Germans is tough for many. Even if they choose to go with Italy, or Japanese it still poses a lingering problem. Maybe Infinity or 40kvis what you need. You can however if really interested in combat tactics of the rel wars from the past, use the Bolt Action rules and use Modern Combat armies and vehicles. Like current Allies vs ISIS / Taliban / Insurgents / etc. You can bring in the technicals, vs Abrams and see what progresses. Though Google Modern Combat with Bolt Action see the images and se what you think. It’s played in 1/48 scale. Hope that helps.

  • OldHat

    So much awesome here… except that walker. That thing is just awful. Truly awful.

  • Satyan Patel

    I’m sure Warlord Games will support this well. I just wish we had more Dust (Palo Parente) looking WW2 models.