Liked The New Fallout Show? Check Out Modiphius’ Tabletop Games!

April 20, 2024 by brennon

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With the Fallout show from Amazon doing exceptionally well and getting people excited to go and explore the wasteland once again, it should be noted that there are some good options for those wanting to ditch the digital and play some games on the tabletop with their friends. Modiphius, as it turns out, has some pretty great games that will be awesome for new Vault Dwellers.


Modiphius has been doing some great games in the depths of the Fallout wasteland for years and here, we're going to be looking at the different games that you can play and how they vary from each other. The first of these is the best match for the video game experience, Fallout: Wasteland Warfare.

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare

Wasteland Warfare is a great game for those wanting to replay the experience in the video game on the tabletop.

Fallout Wasteland Warfare Two Player Starter Set - Modiphius

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare - Two Player Starter Set // Modiphius

When you dive in and start playing, you can either approach the game by yourself, cooperatively with friends or in a competitive setting. I think Wasteland Warfare really shines in that solo and/or cooperative setting where you take on the role of "heroes" of the wasteland who find themselves getting into all sorts of sticky situations.

Fallout Wasteland Warfare Two Player Starter Set Contents - Modiphius

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare - Miniatures // Modiphius

When you dive into playing Wasteland Warfare, you'll find yourself blending together a lot of elements of roleplaying games with your traditional miniature wargame. You'll often end up creating a character or a group of characters, interacting with NPCs and battling against all manner of interesting enemies. What's nice about the Wasteland Warfare range is that because it has been around for a while, it is now absolutely packed with 32mm resin miniatures that cater to Fallout 3, Fallout 4 and even New Vegas. There are plenty of special nods here and there to the deep lore of Fallout so if you're a fan, you might find some tasty morsels in there.

Deathclaw - Fallout Wasteland Warfare

Deathclaw // Fallout: Wasteland Warfare

If you're someone who prefers to get stuck into a more competitive clash on the tabletop then you can also get yourself full warbands or crews of miniatures. This means you could have a go at some of the bigger clashes from the video games or take your stories in different directions and make your own tales in the wasteland.

Survivors Core Box - Fallout Wasteland Warfare

Survivors Core Box // Fallout: Wasteland Warfare

Brotherhood Of Steel Core Box - Fallout Wasteland Warfare

Brotherhood Of Steel Core Box // Fallout: Wasteland Warfare

I think that Wasteland Warfare shines in the solo and cooperative sphere as I mentioned above. If this has got you excited about the game, there is a Two Player Starter Set which you can pick up with everything that you need to start playing. Don't forget about the wealth of options available as part of the larger range though, all available on the Modiphius Webstore.

Fallout: Factions

If the competitive side of things caught your attention and you like the idea of playing a pesky Raider then I would perhaps instead suggest the upcoming 32mm wargame, Fallout: Factions. Battle over Nuka World!

Fallout Factions Battle For Nuka World Starter Set Contents - Modiphius

Fallout: Factions - Battle For Nuka World Starter Set // Modiphius

Fallout: Factions is set in Nuka World and is more similar to games like Necromunda if you're familiar with the Games Workshop game. You can play as the likes of The Operators of The Pack who are warring over territory in Nuka World, stamping their claim and looting for all your worth. There is a bumper Starter Set for you to snap up which can get you started in no time.

Fallout Factions The Operators - Modiphius

Fallout: Factions - The Operators // Modiphius

Fallout Factions The Pack - Modiphius

Fallout: Factions - The Pack // Modiphius

Whilst the miniatures for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare are resin, the miniatures for Factions are hard plastic and you've got lots of different ways for you to customise your Raiders. There is plenty of freedom in Fallout: Factions to take things in a crazier direction thanks to the playground that you get when playing games in Nuka World.

If you're interested in Fallout: Factions, we had a chat with James M. Hewitt about the game in a recent interview...

Why You Need To Dive Into Fallout: Factions! | Designer Interview

If this sounds like it could be up your street, there are some Free PDF Rules that you can scoop up. What's nice with Factions is that because it uses the same scale of miniatures as Wasteland Warfare, you could crack out some of those miniatures from your collection and have a pop at the rules before you dive in. The game is looking to land around July 2024 so you've still got some time to give Factions a shot and then get your pre-orders in.

Fallout: The Roleplaying Game

If you're someone who prefers to sit around with their friends and dive into a bit of roleplaying, there is also one of those that you can try out for the Fallout universe complete with it's own Starter Set.

Fallout The Roleplaying Game Starter Set - Modiphius

Fallout: The Roleplaying Game - Starter Set // Modiphius

Fallout: The Roleplaying Game uses the 2d20 system that is famous amongst the Modiphius roleplaying game range.  Inside the Starter Set which sets the scene, you'll be exploring the nuclear-ravaged wasteland outside Boston using the quest book, Once Upon A Time In The Wasteland.

To get you started, you'll also have six pre-generated characters and a fifty-six-page rulebook which has all of the core rules you need. Considering that Fallout's video game background is a roleplaying one, it seems like a good idea to add this to your collection if you're wasteland curious. If you'd like to annoy Gerry, you could also use all of the miniatures that we've shown off above to showcase your various encounters on the tabletop.

Play Out The Fallout Show's Adventures

All of these games have entered our thoughts right now because of that rather good Amazon show. So, it seems apt that you should be able to pick up the characters from that show and throw them into your games!

Hollywood Heroes - Fallout Wasteland Warfare

Hollywood Heroes // Fallout

This set contains characters from the show so you can play out their adventures from episode to episode as they happen. You get a miniature for the Vault Dweller Lucy to start things off, a clear winner when it comes to who is going to be the main character of your next crew.

Lucy - Fallout Wasteland Warfare

Lucy // Fallout

As well as Lucy, you also get The Ghoul as your ruthless bounty hunter, heading out into the Post-Apocalyptic wasteland in search of his next prize. It should be noted that all of the miniatures are resin and come in the 32mm scale for both Wasteland Warfare and Factions.

The Ghoul - Fallout Wasteland Warfare

The Ghoul // Fallout

If you're looking to bring a bit more muscle to the fighting then how about Maximus in his power armour? I really like the attention to detail in these sculpts and how even elements like the wood grain have been worked into the gun.

Maximus - Fallout Wasteland Warfare

Maximus // Fallout

Last but not least, the bestest boy CX404 also joins the fray and might be a handy ally to have by your side.

CX404 - Fallout Wasteland Warfare

CX404 // Fallout

A bonus is the addition of the scenic base elements to the various miniatures. I really like that they help to set the scene. I don't often like sculpted bases but I am making exceptions in this case as they look great.

As well as the miniatures, you'll also get the full rules for using these miniatures in the aforementioned games. You will be able to drop them into the gang fighting of Fallout: Factions or the myriad different adventures you can undertake in Wasteland Warfare.

Fallout Board Games

If you're not been entirely overwhelmed by Fallout by now, there are also some non-wargaming and roleplaying game options for you to consider. Fantasy Flight Games released two Fallout games in the past. There is Fallout: The Board Game for one.

Fallout The Board Game Fantasy Flight Games

Fallout: The Board Game // Fantasy Flight Games

Fallout: The Board Game can be played by one-to-four-players where you'll dive into a scenario inspired by the video game. You will move around the map trying to complete your objectives whilst battling deadly enemies and gaining experience as you go. You'll have to do all this whilst balancing the power struggle between different factions.

If you'd prefer a shorter experience, there is also Fallout Shelter: The Board Game.

Fallout Shelter - Fantasy Flight Games

Fallout Shelter // Fantasy Flight Games

Take on the role of a Vault Officer who has to try and make sure that your Vault Dwellers don't perish. You'll have to work out the best ways to keep them happy whilst getting your hands on enough resources to feed them. All this whilst holding off invasions and infestations from the creatures out in the wild. It's a neat little game based on the mobile game that some of you might remember.

Ok, that is a whole lot of Fallout and I'm sure there are also some games and such that I've completely missed. Make sure to tell me what you think in the comments down below, especially if you've played some of these games and have your own hints and tips for how people can get involved with them.

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