Phat J talks about his current obsession, Warzone Resurrection, from Prodos Games.
Since I was 12 years old and spied someone meticulously cleaning their metal models at a Boy Scout summer camp and was told they were from a game called Warzone, I have been in love with that game and universe. The whole WWI aesthetic with futuristic weaponry and Megacorporations and mutants and Daemons with quasi magical powers really sparked my imagination as a young teenager and you can imagine my excitement when several years ago I learned that a company named Prodos was revamping the game. Recently Prodos released the second edition of the game, so I decided to write up a quick list on why you should be playing this amazing tabletop miniature game.
- The Universe is Amazing!
One of the main things that fascinated me with Warzone Mutant Chronicles was the universe that was built around the RPG and then the miniatures game. In the distant future, as our planet’s resources began to dwindle the human population began to rally around key magacorporations that became more powerful than the countries they originated from and would eventually replace. When these megacorporations then realized they would completely exhaust Earth’s resources in a matter of years they then decided to built giant ships to transport their most valuable employees (i.e. population) to the planets in our solar system which they then used advanced technology to terraform to suit human life. Of course the British corporation (Imperial) had to go and screw everything up by uncovering an ancient tablet on Pluto and unleashing the Dark Symmetry which corrupted mankind’s advanced technology and unleashed daemons and mutations throughout the human population. How cool does that sound!
- Gameplay is Smooth and Action is Constant!
Warzone Resurrection, like the original Warzone Mutant Chronicles uses the alternating unit activation sequencing so both players interact with each other throughout the turn. Individual models in units each have actions that can be used and models can be put on overwatch that can be given actions during an opponent’s turn. I find this type of gameplay much more interactive and satisfying than the traditional full turn activation that we are used to with 40k and other games like it.
- All Factions are Fully Fleshed Out
At this time all 7 factions in Warzone Rusurrection (Bauhaus, Mishima, Imperial, Capitol, Cybertonic, Brotherhood, and Dark Legion) are fully complete and ready for action! Unlike a lot of new games that come to the market, Prodos brought the revamped Warzone to us with full product ranges. Like most traditional wargames, each faction comes with different unit types and each faction has several options for each unit type available. You want to run a Hussar heavy Bauhaus force with Artillery? You can do that? How about their Vorreiters with heavy tanks support? You can do that to! Capitol, the American faction, has tons of different options for players. I personally run an Imperial army that focuses heavily on their numerous special forces options but I could easily run an Imperial army with foot slogging Trenchers and artillery tanks. There are so many options within all 7 factions! It’s the perfect game for a small game group to jump right into!
- It’s Inexpensive to Start
Unlike Warhammer 40k, Warzone Resurrection can be started for around $100. All you need is a starter box and a couple of auxillery units any you are ready to get started! The rulebooks are free pdf downloads from their website and if you want to scale up to large battles we are talking about maybe another $100-$150 for a couple more key units to add to your force.
- Prodos Continues to Release New Products
Not only did Prodos just release Warzone V2.0 with a tighter ruleset but they continue to release classic models such as the recent Vince Diamond for Cybertronic as well as brand new models for the game such as the Mule transport that all factions can use. It’s promising to see the company continuing to support the game for their existing customers and fans but also for new prospective fans that might be on the fence for starting a new game in a flooded market.
Bonus Point! The Models Look Amazing!
Prodos is known in the industry for producing amazing looking models, so much in fact that they have a patented a resin casting process called Unicast that companies all over the world employ them to produce their miniatures in. The details on the resin are crisp and the material is solid. Honestly, I have rarely seen such quality from a company that isn’t Games Workshop. Did I mention how affordable these models are? Did you know you can get Mitch Hunter AND Max Steiner to make the original Doom Troopers? HUH? AHHH!
So why not give the game a shot? At the very least you can download the pdf rulebook from their site, here, and read the fluff which is AMAZING. If you are interested we have damn near the entire product line in our second hand shop which is also AMAZING if you want the already affordable Warzone product at an additional AMAZING discount. So come on! There’s room for one more!