Well here we all looking at 2012 and I’ve been going through some of my older figures thinking of what I can do with them.
I’ve now been gaming for just over 2o years with miniatures and playing RPG games for even longer. With that being said we always go through different phases with our gaming and I have been looking at all the models I have for Warzone which was bases in the Mutant Chronicles world.
The game takes place in a distant future where the Earth has long since been depleted of natural resources and abandoned. Humanity has spread to the worlds of Venus, Mars, Mercury, Luna (the first settlement following the exodus from Earth), and the Asteroid Belt.
Since the exodus from Earth the traditional nation-states of the world have merged into five huge megacorporations: Bauhaus, styled after the culture of continental Europe, the American-influenced Capitol, the Japanese-themed Mishima, the British-inspired Imperial, and the ultra-secretive ambiguous Cybertronic, all of whom use private military forces to fight for resources. Luna (the Moon) itself is considered to be neutral ground and is home to the massive city-state known as Luna City. The other major power of this universe is the Brotherhood, a fanatical religious organization formed to meet the threat of the Dark Legion, an ancient evil comprising five “Dark Apostles” and their horde of hideous mutants.
The reign of the Dark Legion began as mankind set foot on Nero, a fictional tenth planetbeyond the orbit of Pluto, where they discovered a citadel. As they entered, the Imperial Conquistadors – a group of interplanetary explorers – accidentally broke the First Seal Of Repulsion, a thin ring of salt spread around the citadel. Inside, a mysterious iron plate was found, and as it was touched, the Dark Legion was brought to our dimension, and along with it, the Dark Symmetry.
The Dark Symmetry prevents computers and other electronic devices from functioning reliably, if at all, and initially caused complete chaos, and then a forced adaptation of the technology used by mankind. The Dark Legion is capable of faster than light-travel, utilizing certain points in space, much like wormholes.
The Dark Legion is the enemy of all mankind and commands the most powerful armies of the solar system, including Legionnaires, resurrected corpses of fallen Megacorp heroes; Necromutants, hideously modified humanoids; Centurions, the lethal lieutenants of the Dark Legion; and Nepharites, fearsome, towering behemoths of unimaginable power.
The game came out from Target Games and due to their poor business planning they put themselves out of business which left everyone sitting there wondering what they were going to do. We had a strong presence in my local gaming area to play it and we would even have some major tournaments as well for the game. But now what do we do with it? I have boxes upon boxes of figures sitting there which now has me wondering what I should do with them.
The game was a stark difference from 40K (which at the time was in 2nd/3rd edition) and it was a refreshing break for all of us. Instead of an “I move my army then you move yours” it would be a “Your Squad, My Squad” much like Malifaux has it’s “my figure your figure” structure.
This made the game a lot more tactical since you could counter the opponents moves and we didn’t have the Alpha strike kind of movement. This changed the way we played all of our games… We brought the idea of Squad by Squad into 40K which brought back our love of the game… you should try it some time!
To be honest I still love the game. I have 3 forces for it with The Brotherhood who were my first force after playing Cawdor in Necromunda, Cybertronic and who can resist a Cyber modified army, and lastly I, like everyone else, had a Dark Legion Force which was comprised of Algeroth the Apostle of War, Ilian the Mistress of the Void, Demnogonis the Lord of Disease, Muawijhe is the Lord of Nightmares and the Lord of Insanity and Semai, the Corrupter and the Master of Lies.
So what do I do from now? No one plays it anymore that I know of so the figures that I have are just sitting there taking up space!
I have three large pewter armies stored in boxed not knowing if there is a demand for them or if I should hang onto them in case Paradox Press decides to bring the game back…
Suggestions? Keep them, Sell them throw them away?
See if somewhere like Blue Table Painting would take them for their scrap yard?
I have found out that the Molds themselves were destroyed and that there is a company in Ireland who are still selling the rules and army books that was left in stock.
Also I don’t have any photos of my figures for the game mainly because I wasn’t the painter I am now (not that I’m that good now) so I’m sure people would hate the job I did on them!