If you’ve got a hankering for post-apocalyptic miniatures action you might want to take a peek at Nuclear Renaissance from Ramshackle Games. Assemble your gang and take to the irradiated wasteland to do battle with other groups just as hell bent on mayhem as your goons in this skirmish level system.
Collecting your gang, playing the game
Nuclear Renaissance is a tabletop skirmish game. The rules are for skirmish campaigns in a post apocalyptic wasteland. Players collect a gang of hardened fighters and souped up vehicles from the customisable range of parts and characters. Its a multiplayer game, so 3 or 4 player games work well in the system as well as the standard 2 player setup. Each player then pits their wits against friend and foe alike in a bid to win the coveted prize, to be the last gang standing.
Why play Nuclear Renaissance?
You have a lot of freedom when making characters. You can start out with anything from one super, uber hero tooled to the nines, or a swarm of maybe 50 stupid goons! Chuck in the transport, bikes, rail cannons and hundreds of skills and abilities and its mayhem all round!
A great deal of research has gone into trying to make the system as realistic as possible without bogging down in mechanics. In the end, it plays quite rapidly and gives players plenty of scope for awesome clashes.
The game stresses combat and vehicles over fire power. Guns in the future wasteland are difficult to maintain and costly. Better to clart a goon on the noggin or run him over with your giant armored truck!