Up for today’s blog is a bit of a cheat for me as I won’t be writing too much. What I’ve done for the reader is put a bunch of links to certain sites where you can order specific terrain pieces for your Walking Dead: All Out War gaming table. Though I’ve been knee deep in creating terrain myself, one of the things that I’ve noticed is the lack of time for people to actually build their own stuff. Perhaps the most important piece of equipment for any table is the mat itself. Though I created mine using the paper mats that come with the game, I am very close to purchasing one of these.
A Walking Dead City Mat that is 4 feet by 6 feet.
What I love so much about this is that it isn’t set on a field per se, but in the midst of a city or town where the survivors can run many scenarios where runners like Glenn attempt to make supply runs.
A Walking Dead Beach Mat that is 4 feet by 6 feet.
This mat particularly excites me because I currently reside in a beach town, and dreaming of the apocalypse and finding my way to Catalina island has often been discussed as the first course of action in case the zombies hit the fan.
A Walking Dead Plains Mat that is 4 feet by 6 feet.
To me, this is a no brainer as I have already begun building Hershel’s farm as this is one of my favorite scenes both in the comic book series as well as in the television series. Having a mat set in the deep countryside with rows of corn coupled with stacked hay bails along with any other crop could be a lot of fun to play on.
A Walking Dead “Dead Town” Mat that is 4 feet by 6 feet.
Rounding out the list of incredible gaming mats that could cover a table easily is this beauty. I think of small settlements outside of Alexandria or while the survivors are hunkering down in the famous jail. This mat has some great potential with very little work being done to create the feel you are looking for.
Up next I’m going to list a few buildings that I have found that give the table a three dimensional feel. And believe it or not, some of these can be really cheap if you find them on eBay or Amazon.
4 Ground Twin Peaks Shopping Mall:
This is insane. Only in my wildest dreams could I play in something like this. It’s huge, amazing, and incredibly detailed even though it is made out of laser cut wood. Check it out and try not to covet; I dare you.
Todd McFarlane Prison set:
At only $27, this gives the gaming table an amazing dynamic and really begins to bring out the life of the game. I have a set and built it with my son; and he wants to play with it every time we play the miniatures game. Though the scale is a bit off, the prison tower and fence are immensely detailed and having a tower that huge on the field is so nice. You can even create your own rules about it.
Knights of dice put out great products for a fairly cheap cost, and this is no exception. Put this bad boy together, along with one of the mats I mentioned, and Glenn has a place to forage for supplies. To make it that much better, you can start the game off inside the actual gas station as the roof is removable, and have your survivors fight their way out to win the game.
Highway Concrete Barriers:
How incredible are these? Imagine a situation where your survivors have to cross these barriers and “get to the other side” of the city to make it. There are endless possibilities with these barriers and since they are on eBay, they are a great price too!
This may seem a little pricey at $100 but you will have plenty of coverage from walkers as well as plenty of places to hide. As I watch the show and as I read the comics, one thing I know is the damage done to cities to eradicate the zombie plague. Having this incredible range of scenery to choose from is really limitless in application, and I can’t wait to get a copy of my own!
Finally, here are some quick videos Beasts of War who have created some truly epic scenery and terrain for the Walking Dead Miniatures game: