Fallout: Institute Covert Operations

This character pack for the Institute adds three new named characters, including named versions of the Courser and a Gen 2 Synth.


A-2018 presents almost the worst of all possible colors; black and white. I used my standard Reaper Blue Liner for the black, mixing in some white and pale blue for the highlights.


Kellogg has a rad cyber arm, though the limits of casting (and my paint) render it somewhat less rad.


I wish Z2-47 was more distinct from the other courser sculpts. If you put him next to the courser in the faction core box you’d be hard pressed to tell which one was the named character.

Institute Covert Operations

Fallout: Institute Core Box

The Institute are the boogeyman of the wasteland in Fallout 4. Now they can do the same on the tabletop.

The Institute has an army of synths, humanoid robots with varying amounts of human appearance and personality. Gen 1 are the weakest, essentially acting like zombies.

Gen 2 are still unlikely to pass as human, but are closer. Both of these specimens have seen better days.


The Courser is a gen 3, a terminator sent out to take care of rogue elements. They have stealth and teleportation. What fun!

Institute Scientist

The Scientist is an actual human. At least probably. Protect them as they go about doing sciency things.

Institute Core Box

Fallout: Turrets

These turrets skirt the line between terrain and regular models.

Laser turret (brown)

The pack comes with a pair of laser and a pair of machine gun turrets. The laser turrets don’t do much for me, but the machine gun ones are just so cute.

Laser turret (green)

Unfortunately the pairs are identical, including the scenic base. The machine gun ones have a ton of shell casings. Although that’s appropriate, it makes it harder to swap them. Fortunately, the tripods are equilateral triangles, so you can easily rotate to add a bit of variety.

Machine gun turret (brown)

The tripods and bodies are separate pieces, with a peg. I drilled them out and put in magnets, so they can be rotated.

Machine gun turret (beige)
Fallout turrets

Terrain: Modern Scatter

As I slowly expand my terrain collection, more scatter is always useful. These modern / post-apoc pieces speak to general decay.


Who wouldn’t want to sleep on these lovely mattresses?


The tent belong might be a camper, a lonely survivor, or a down-on-their-luck urban outdoorsman.

Plastic bags

At cons I always see Flames of War tables with lots of little bits of flock or pebbles, sometimes literally swept up after the game. These plastic bags fit into the same idea.