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Mad Maximillian, Gaslands, and Car Racing

The “Green Death” is from Eureka Miniatures.

Zeb Cook and I are planning to run a car race game on Sunday at Cold Wars in a couple of weeks.  Months ago I got my hands on the Pulp 1930’s race cars from Eureka Miniatures, and Zeb did as well.  So we thought that a short game on Sunday morning would be fun.

The +/- PI car is also from Eureka Miniatures.

I saw a video play through of Gaslands and ordered the rules.  They weren’t supposed to have arrived until a day or two prior to Cold Wars, but they arrived this week with all the plastic templates, skid dice, and markers.  This weekend, after our monthly Ghost Archipelago game, I put a couple of cars on the table to try to figure out how the rules worked.

This is the Number 9 car from Eureka Miniatures. I think this one is called Mad Maximillian in their catalog.

The game is pretty fun.  It’s not awesome, but it is a light game that will work great on a convention Sunday, like chariot races.

The Number 3 car was very painful to paint. Yellow is very hard.

This provided the impetus for me to finish these cards that have been base sprayed for a couple of months and have been sitting on my painting table taunting me.

The Number 12 car started as a $5 car from the grocery store checkout stand.

I have four of the Eureka cars (which is all they make, I think), but I felt like I needed more of them, so I tried to make one from the cheap cars often found at the supermarket checkout line.  They are slightly out of scale, but I think they look pretty good next to the Eureka ones.  I used some Dixson seated gangster to drive.  I have a few guns and plan to make one or two more before Cold Wars if I can, but I am running out of time.  Thankfully Zeb has four as well, so we have enough for the convention.


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