Philip Reed(PhilReed)United States
After years of work, we're now closing in on the launch date for the newest edition of Car Wars. In the new edition, we've stripped the game down and brought forward only two key elements of the original: Cars and Guns.
The new game includes 1/64 scale plastic miniatures, some of which you can see in these photos. We do not yet have the 100% final plastic bases that are used during gameplay, so these pics are not exact when it comes to representing the game's look on the tabletop. Additionally, the playmats shown are still in editing, so the surface may change between now and final release of the game.
The new edition of Car Wars includes vehicle design, and most players can sit down and create a new car in about five minutes. To build a new car, everyone sets a Build Point limit for the game and then spends their points -- 6, 12, 18, or more -- to select weapons and accessories. Each player also has a set number of Crew Points; these are used to select and outfit your driver and gunner.
Here at the Steve Jackson Games office, we've been devoting the last few months to finalizing the look of the game. From the miniatures to the card design to the rulebook and packaging artwork, we've invested a lot of our energy into making everything look as amazing as possible.
The miniatures shown in these photos are just some of what we have in the works for Car Wars Sixth Edition. CAD work continues on more miniatures; our goal is to offer a wide range of styles so that there are minis that are sleek and streamlined as well as brutish and bulky. Something for everyone!
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