Gaslands: Refuelled, a post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem tabletop game

Osprey Games released game designer Mike Hutchinson’s new, updated version to Gaslands called Gaslands: Refueled. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world were people equip cars and trucks with armor and guns. It’s like the Steve Jackson tabletop game Car Wars only more suited to play with miniatures.

Here is the synopsis of the game:

Shoot, ram, skid, and loot your way through the ruins of civilization with Gaslands: Refuelled, the tabletop miniature wargame of post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem. With all new material including expanded and enhanced perks, sponsors, vehicle types, and weapons. Gaslands: Refuelled contains everything a budding wasteland warrior needs to build and customize their fleet of vehicles in this harsh post-apocalyptic future. Featuring a host of options for scenarios, environmental effects, and campaigns, allowing players to create their anarchic future.

I have always been a fan of the post-apocalyptic

I first heard about Gaslands when I saw pics of Hot Wheels that were modified to look like the type of vehicles seen in any of the Mad Max movies. Needless to say, they looked awesome.

Toy car modified to play with Gaslands. (Photo: Jay Adan)

I’m no stranger to collecting Hot Wheels and other diecast vehicles. I’ve been a collector of toy cars off and on for over 20 years. I’ve even tried my hand at customizing. What people are doing for Gaslands is a lot different than the normal customizing seen in the collector’s community. Instead of taking a toy car and making it look like a street-legal vehicle with better tires or a new paint job, they’re using modeling techniques normally used by military model builders. Specifically, shading and weathering.

I bought Gaslands on Amazon with the intent of customizing some Hot Wheels vehicles for the game. I flipped through the book, thought it looked pretty awesome, and then promptly forgot about it.

That was a mistake.

How to buy Gaslands: Refueled

Amazon has Gaslands: Refueled for $21.00. It was released yesterday, September 17, 2019. Chances are it still has that new game smell.

I hope Wil Wheaton doesn’t feature this game and teach people the wrong way to play it on his Internet-based show TableTop. Is that show still a thing? That fake geek Wheaton would rob this game of a lot of its awesomeness.

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