23 March 2016

Mars Attacks Ruins

A little while ago, I was able to get an online deal on Mantics' Mars Attacks game - the game itself and the Scenery Upgrade pack for less than the cost of what the game alone usual retails for.

Whilst having no real interest in the game itself, the fact that it came with a large amount of usable terrain, as well as some extra miniatures meant I was happy enough to pick it up with the view of using the contents within our own games.

As well as offering a large amount of ruins, it also provided a fair amount of street debris - benches, bins, postboxes, fences and barricades which offer a nice, realistic touch to the tabletop, and allows us to really have a 'lived in' feel to our tabletop. 

The ruins set up on the paper mat that comes with the game

Anyways, the ruins themselves are painted, and I've gone for painting them a slightly 'over the top' red colour in order to make them stand out. 

They are nice and simple to paint, and I've really enjoyed getting them to this point. Currently they are not based, and that is something that I want to do, with rubble and debris piled up to add that last piece of character to them but they are certainly usable as they currently are. 

 Examples of the street debris - these aren't quite finished as of yet.

Take a walk down Crease Street...

Obligatory Fallout poster. 

What I like about them is that they are generic enough in design to use in a variety of different style games - from Zombie games, 40K, WW2 games through to post apocalyptic Fallout type games.

Whilst these ruins don't really offer enough to count as full buildings, they do a good job providing cover and blocking line of sight, and there is enough to fill a 2x2 foot table here quite comfortably. Add some intact buildings, and they definitely add a little something to the battlefield.

Hope you like them.


  1. I have Mars Attacks myself and like you I bought it mainly for the scenery, survivors and soldiers. Your board with all the ruins and street furniture on it looks very impressive.

  2. That looks pretty sweet dude! Like the colour scheme too.
    Should make a very nice zedpoc board.

  3. Dude, stick a followers tab on here and I'll add you to the blogs I follow, I'm liking what I see so far!

  4. Thanks guys.

    Vamp: I don't know about you but I was a bit disappointed about the scale of the Mars Attacks miniatures - they seem to be in a smaller scale which I found noticeable compared to the Zombicide, Reaper and Hasslefree miniatures I have. I really like the Army sculpts so was disappointed that the scale is out.

    Glad you like it - there is more stuff coming. Thanks for looking.

  5. Whilst I was smitten by the ruins, the rest of the street clutter is a good addition to any game.
    And welcome to the world of zombie blogging btw.