The Doomed

Apocalyptic Horror Hunting: A Wargame

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The Doomed

Apocalyptic Horror Hunting: A Wargame

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Description

A quick-playing, rules-light skirmish wargame of Horror hunting set in a bleak sci-fi world on the brink of impending doom.

Hunger, Hatred, Domination, Oblivion, and Ruin. The world is dying, poised on the brink of falling to one of these great dooms. Factions pursue their own interests, as likely to be the heralds of the world's destruction as they are its saviours. Horrors – monstrous abominations that defy logic, science, and nature – roam the land. Bands of hunters follow bold leaders, seeking out and destroying Horrors, gaining fame as word of their deeds spreads amongst the desperate survivors. Rival bands compete for prestige, clash over ideology, and pose as much of a threat to each other as the Horrors they hunt.

The Doomed is a quick-playing, rules-light skirmish wargame in which small warbands of hunters compete to hunt unique Horrors in a bleak sci-fi world. Scenarios are defined by the Horror being hunted and by the Scene in which the hunt takes place. Each Horror has its own strengths, weaknesses, and tactics, often breaking the rules in unique ways, and must be approached carefully – stealth, cunning, and brute force will all have a role to play. Each Scene, meanwhile, provides a distinct set-up for the scenario and a secondary objective that pits the warbands against each other as well as against the Horror. Campaigns build towards a climax, with hunters gaining prestige and renown, offering access to new, unique options for their warband. In the background, the five dooms also grow in power, threatening to deliver their own climax to the campaign if the hunters are not successful enough.

Product details

Published May 23 2023
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 176
ISBN 9781472854261
Imprint Osprey Games
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Other Wargames
Short code OTH
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Chris McDowall

Chris McDowall is a game designer based in Manches…

Illustrator

Helge C. Balzer

Helge C. Balzer was born in northern Germany and,…

Illustrator

Ana Polanšcak

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