Unboxing – The Walking Dead All Out War
The Walking Dead All Out War starter set has some very nice box art. It’s a game based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book world, and the artwork reflects this. It even has a nice clear window so you can see some of the miniatures. Though once opened this could become just a hole for stuff to fall out of if you misplace the clear plastic insert!
Once the lid comes off we can see all the lovely miniatures, in their individual molded spaces, which at first seems really cool, but soon your realise that it’s gonna take forever to figure out which zombie fits nicely into which spot. Plus, if you’re going to paint your figures – YOU ARE GOING TO PAINT THEM AREN’T YOU! – then you’ll going to want something a bit more protective to keep them in. But nice presentation none the less.
The figures themselves look really really nice. Though the molding was a bit nasty in places and the not-quite-wargaming-quality plastic was a little resistant to my attempts at cleaning up some of the figures.
Interestingly compared to Warlord Game’s Project Z, Matic’s Walking Dead figures look more heroic in size. Though Project Z seems to have crisper detail (they are “proper” multi-part wargaming figures) I think I prefer the Walking Dead characters better.
I’m pretty excited to get everything painted and take All Out War for a test drive, but one thing does let the whole thing down: the play mat. Printed on glossy paper and folded twice, this is a nice inclusion and essential for the non-wargamer or casual players, but the quality of having a folded up piece of paper is a little shitty.