Category Archives: This is Not a Test

This is Not a Test: Caravan Cow

I demoed This is Not a Test at Adepticon in 2017 and picked up the book and a few models. I haven’t had a chance to play it since, but that didn’t stop me from buying one more model. Why the caravan cow? Well, it amuses me. Plus, at least on some level, it could be a pack animal in other games, too.

Caravan Cow
Caravan Cow

I used the Secret Weapon rust colors for the body, with orange tints on the skin and brown in the chitin. Now only do I like these colors for organics, it seems like rusty flesh would go along with the rest of the decrepit terrain.

Much like the Overladen Henchman, the baggage provides a fun opportunity to pick out a lot of details. Plus, who doesn’t want a scorpion tail to defend their loot?


2017 Hobby Year in Review

Once again it’s time for a reflection on a year of hobby.


I started the year with a deadline looming. A Team Yankee campaign was getting started. I had just acquired enough models to fill out an army and only had about five weeks to get it table ready. I also had Dropzone Commander and Arena Rex backburnered.

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This is Not a Test models (Bone Guy, Gas Mask Girl, Johnny Atomic, Road Marshal)

I keep wanting to play some kind of post-apoc game. I demoed This is Not a Test at Adepticon last year, and enjoyed it. It has a strong Fallout feel. I haven’t made the push to get other people to play, but I did pick up a handful of their models.

Both of the army guys came with a few head and arm options, which I appreciated. I decided to paint them up similarly to my Bolt Action winter US troops.

Gas Mask Girl and Johnny Atomic are more monopose, but have a ton of character.

I based these models like the other post-apoc game I haven’t actually played, Wreck Age. Maybe someday I’ll put it all together into something.