The Walking Dead: All Out War – First Game Details

Last week on the blog Ronnie shared his story on how we acquired the license for The Walking Dead – this week we explore the game. Stay tuned for more information on the rules and miniatures, starting with how Walkers work tomorrow.

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The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game is the tactical head-to-head game set in the walker-strewn Georgia countryside where everyone and everything is trying to kill you.

In The Walking Dead: All Out War, each player controls their own group of survivors made up of popular characters from The Walking Dead storyline, such as Rick, Shane, Michonne and many more.

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Each of these survivors is represented by a finely detailed plastic miniature that can be painted in your colour scheme of choice. It also comes with a character card highlighting their game stats and unique abilities, which can be upgraded with a selection of weapons and equipment.

The game is played in and around Atlanta and the surrounding American suburbs, and contains a gaming mat and a selection of barricades, abandoned cars and supplies to give it that authentic The Walking Dead atmosphere.

Your survivors move across the board using the measuring stick included with the game, and you’ll use the terrain to block Walker routes and sneak up on opposing survivors, or raid enemy camps for supplies.

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During the game, you will fight a bitter battle for resources against a rival group of survivors – but be careful not to make too much noise, as you’ll draw the attention of the Walkers who roam the streets and fields.

The Walkers are controlled by an AI system developed specifically for this game, and also means that you can play the game solo.

Enemies are all around you, and danger lurks around every corner.

In this game, YOU are the Walking Dead.

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Do you have a burning The Walking Dead: All Out War miniatures game question? Leave it in the comments in a blog this week and we’ll answer it in a Question and Answer session on Friday. Check in tomorrow to learn more about how Walkers work.

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22 Comments

  1. Soooo…no co op?

    • Coop should be easy if you can play solo. Just divide your team in half.

    • You mention ‘The game is played in and around Atlanta and the surrounding American suburbs, and contains a gaming mat and a selection of barricades, abandoned cars and supplies to give it that authentic The Walking Dead atmosphere.’. Will these be models (plastic or resin) or cardstock as depicted above? If so, do you have any plans on releasing actual scenery pieces to use in the game? And what about buildings? Do you have any plans for actual kits? Kind regards.

  2. I am not up to speed on the Comic series, but “All Out War” had 4 factions? Survivors, Hilltop, Kingdom and Saviors? Are those the ones we should expect to see in the game?

  3. Will there be a campaign system with scenarios within the game, where the characters will gain XP, new skills and loot, after each battle?

  4. So will you always play as a band of survivors from the show or will these Characters only add to your own “generic” warband? In other words will you mostly build a group of characters starring in the show or will these be akin to special characters and add to your self made warband of “regular people”?

  5. International man of mystery. January 12, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Who is the author of this rule set?

  6. Why does Dale’s face look so different to his comic counterpart – he looks black?

    • Ronnie said in a video on beast of war that the minis come unpainted. Someone painted Dale that way, but we’ll be able to paint our minis any way we want.

  7. Hello. A question about translations. ¿Have any plan for a spanish translation of the game? If the answers is “yes”, the translated game will be avalaible for backers or only when released to stores? Thank you for your time.

  8. Great working by mantic. But you want to arrives for all público. Can you think to translate for more públic un the kickstarter? Spanish, French? If mantic translate it for the cwf Will be great and more and more spanish People come to baking the proyect.

  9. Is the “board” necessary to gameplay, like in Deadzone, or just for decoration? Also, what are the recommended dimensions of the playing area (e.g, Deadzone is 2′ x 2′; KOW is 6′ x 4′; TWD is ? x ?)?

  10. Nice overview, but several key areas were overlooked.

    1) Will Lori actually be useful, or will she just be there to cause problems for everyone else?
    2) Will Rick have the ability to tell dad jokes to Carl at inappropriate times?
    3) Will Daryl be as OP in the game as he is on the show?

    THE PEOPLE MUST KNOW!

    • Considering that is is based on the book and not the TV show, I wouldn’t expect Daryl to be much of a factor at all.

  11. So pretty much a more expensive Last Night on Earth?

    • LNoE is a semi co-op Zombie board game. This is a tactical miniatures skirmish game (Deadzone, Necromunda, Mordheim, Age of Sigmar) set in the present day with Zombies as one of the main dangers. 2 (or more i suppose) players fight each other – Zombies are trying to get you too.

  12. can’t wait for this game to come out, I know it’s based on the comic version, but with such great characters like Daryl being a TV character only, will he feature, will you be able to create your own character(s)?
    When is it coming to kickstarter?

  13. I am really looking forward to this but there are a few questions that I am sure that everyone wants to know.
    1.What materials will the figures be? Will they be hard plastic multi part kits or will they be the bendy plastic currently being used in Dungeon Saga?
    2.How big does the game scale up to?
    3.what is the projected model count per player and the amount of zombies needed?
    4.You have said that this is going to be available by the end of the year, how much of the game and figures have been completed ready for production?
    5.How many people have you got proof reading the rules?
    6. Is the game similar in play mechanics as Deadzone and Mars Attacks or is it a completely different system?
    Thanks

  14. This game looks pretty cool,just backed battle systems shanty town kickstarter this could have been made for twd awesome

  15. WoW!! Great Project!! And another question about translation to Spanish language. If I participate in the crowfunding, can I get a copy of the manual and cards in Spanish? Any Spanish company interested in the project or Traslation? Thanks for all and sorry for my poor english.

    • Hello Jokerlan. They have said that the game will be translated to spanish, but when the game arrives at retail. During KS will only be avalaible in english.

      Haloa Koer, en la entrevista que dieron comentando cosillas sobre el KS dijeron que el material de Ks solo saldría en inglés. Estará en castellano, si, pero en tienda. A finales de año, no durante el KS.

    • Thanks David!! Si la edición retail va a ser la misma que la del KS pues prefiero esperarme a la edición en Español, pero como supongo que en el KS darán más cosas que luego costará más conseguir, pues esa diferéncia ya no me gusta tanto. Pero bueno, esperaremos acontecimientos.

      Sorry for writing in Spanish.

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