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[FWW] Settlement Unit Cost Sheet v3

One thing that takes time in FWW is calculating the caps cost for your settlers, or building an AI list with caps. This reference sheet includes the caps cost per unit, plus the caps costs for their AI items. This way you can quickly refer to a unit’s caps total, or remove items you won’t be using from its cost. I have not picked up the Wave 3 card pack yet (not in the US until January), but I did list all the models from the update Wave 3 points document. Will update with the totals once I have the new AI cards.

Head over to my Fallout Wasteland Warfare page for the reference sheet.


[FWW] Wasteland and Settlement Decks Updated to v3

Took me a bit of time, but all of the Fallout Wasteland Warfare deck randomizers have been updated to v3. I don’t have the Robot Mod information to add yet, but that will be included as soon as I have the cards in hand. I also changed the URLs slightly, so if you’re bookmarking them, you’ll want to update.

I also created a randomizer for the curated Wasteland Deck in Modiphius’ Beast of the Bottling Plant campaign, which you can download from their website.

Head over to my Fallout Wasteland Warfare page for the updated randomizer links.


Constructing Vault 10

I finally buckled down to start building and painting the amazing A.R.K. kit from Black Site Studios. They’ve created a modular kit that emulates the Fallout Vault system for tabletop gaming in MDF which I plan on using mainly for the very fun Fallout Wasteland Warfare miniatures (and soon to be RPG) game. The kit is modular with multiple rooms available to mix and match what you want your Vault to look like. The Atrium and Gateway pieces are particularly incredible. There’s also a get you started bundle that will leave you wanting more. Oh, and they were featured on Adam Savage’s Tested. I’ve been very much inspired by Adam Huenecke’s ARK/Vault as well. Just gorgeous. He also wrote an article on Black Site’s blog about his project. Anyway, enough gushing.

I’m still working on the Vault’s backstory, but it will be Vault 10. One intimidating part for me was deciding on the color schemes. There’s so many (too many) options out there and also finding direct parallels to the mid-century tones was tough. I’m not a big ‘mix it myself’ kind of painter so that wasn’t really an option. I’m pretty happy with most of my choices, but will need to see them in action to be sure. The Army Painter Ultramarine spray was perfect for the Vault Blue look I’m applying to the exterior of the Vault pieces, for example. I’m also experimenting with all sorts of weathering styles and techniques I haven’t before with Fallout Wasteland Warfare and am definitely loving it. One great thing about this kit is that it could be used for Fallout, or any other post-apocalyptic miniatures game such as This is Not a Test, or any sci-fi skirmish style games like Necromunda or Kill Team.

Here are a couple of pictures of the monster project’s components. I’m now realizing they’re not showing all the rooms I have to complete. I was also a kid on Christmas morning and tore into some of the packages to look at how the parts assemble before I started working on them, so it’s a bit of a jumble. But as you know that’s my process.

The four smaller chambers in the picture above are my test pieces. Trying out the generic wall colors and different ways to work with the MDF and staining/shades/washes/etc. It isn’t difficult to work with, but sometimes you need different tricks to make things work. There are several great videos out there on working with MDF if you’re new to the material. One thing to mention about Black Site’s pieces is that they all come prepainted if you’re not in the mood to paint things up yourself. You could easily assemble these off the frame and get to using them if you so chose.

But I’ve gotta go full Vault-Tech with mine. Here’s some weathering work I did to the Crossway piece. pretty content with the results so far.

I’ve also started the loyal_cogsworth Instagram account for my Fallout Wasteland Warfare gaming projects and plan on posting WIP pictures there as I go and longer articles here with the completed rooms and what went into them. Until next time, stay safe in the Wasteland!!

EDIT: Was already asked what pieces I have for the A.R.K. Here’s my inventory to date. Will adjust when I add to the monster.

  • Atrium
  • Gateway
  • 2 Large Rooms
  • 2 Small Rooms
  • Stairs
  • Long Corridor
  • Four Way Room
  • Crossway
  • Short Straight Corridor
  • Half Corridor
  • 4 Dead Ends
  • Corner
  • 2 Destroyed Corridor
  • 2 Door/Endcaps

Rub-a-Dub, More Fallout In The Tub

After months of waiting (im)patiently I finally received my bundles from Modiphius for their Fallout Wasteland Warfare game. They had an overwhelming response in the initial run and ran out of stock early on. Had ordered the Critters, Scenery, and Robots bundles. Loving everything I see so far. Some of the items in the Scenery bundle were what I was waiting on to really get my Vault project finished. Something I meant to have done over the holidays but wound up with other things to do. Have to get my Blackstone Fortress models finished as a commitment to myself to finish ONE project before moving on to another for a change. But after these arrived I gave them an overnight wash in Simple Green just in case (my standard first step now with any resins and metals and most plastic kits) and then a rinse and toothbrush scrub before basking in the kitchen lights to dry. Really looking forward to getting the Sentry Bot painted up.

That’s a lotta baggies!!

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Everyone’s squeaky clean!!

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Winter Break Hobby Projects…yeah, we’ll see

I’m off work for about 3 weeks. Some of that time will be a road trip with the kiddo up PCH to the Bay Area, but for the remainder I am looking forward to a couple hobby projects.

I’m in love with Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. The plan for the holidays is to complete painting of the models I have to date, as well as some general scatter terrain pieces. The big project, however, will be assembly and painting of Vault (number TBD). I’m using the amazing modular ARK kit from Black Site Studio. Love these guys. Great customer service, friendly, and quality pieces, give them a look. I already assembled the Ashton Supply Co. kit from them as well as the Cable Spools and working on their MDF shopping carts. They continue to create quality product, which makes my wallet cry. 🙂

I’ll post some reviews of the products as I go.