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Johnny Lauck has teamed with Miles Holmes the creator behind Road Kill car combat, to finally bring the N scale miniatures to life.
Johnny Lauck has teamed with Miles Holmes the creator behind Road Kill car combat, to finally bring the N scale miniatures to life.
244 backers pledged $22,844 to help bring this project to life.

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New table top car combat components are rare these days.  Your much appreciated support of the basic $35 pledge will net you one each of the twelve unique vehicle components above (six chassis, and six bodies for Viking, Spartan, Centurions, and their variants.)  10 weapon and accessory sprues as depicted below, plus the seven stretch goals that have been achieved Pop,up turret, Comm Tower, Three Wreck obstacles, and two highway dividers for a total of 30 parts!  See Update #3 for a picture of all the cast items pictured together.  

The 10 weapon/accessory sprues contain the following.  Machine Guns x 4, Machine Gun Turret x 1, Mine Layers x 2, Oilers x 2, Smokers x 2, Flamers x 4, Flamer Turret x 1, Grenade Launcher x 4, Grenade Launcher Turret x 1, Shotgun x 4, Shotgun Turret x 1, Cannons x 2, Lasers x 2, Rail Gun x 2, and Missile Rack x 1, Rams x 2, and Tombstones x 2.

Road/Kill is the tabletop strategy game where horsepower meets firepower! A blend of tactics, anticipation and chaos, Road/Kill can be played by up to six players in under an hour. Design and build your own custom death machine, then take it out on a futuristic highway known as the Steelback in glorious battle. But be warned, your adventures on Helen IV are just beginning…

  • Road Kill Core Rules PDF 98 pages 14 megs zip format click here
  • Road Kill Templates PDF 6 megs zip format click here
  • Road Kill Playtest Mob Rules PDF V1.1 zip format click here
  • Road Kill Scenario Blockade Runner PDF pdf format click here

 A softcover version of the core rules book can be purchased through Lulu and can be found at this link.

When total pledges received meet or go over the dollar amounts shown in the stretch goals below, the free stretch goal merchandise depicted is then included with your pledge at no charge. 

  •  If you pledge $35, then you could receive up to the 7 stretch goal items depicted in level one but no stretch goals in the $65 level two. 
  • If you pledge $65,  then you could receive up to the 28 stretch goal items depicted in both the $35 and $65 levels.
  • If you pledge $100, then you receive up to the 28 stretch goal items depicted in both the $35 and $65 levels and 8 additional items, the Goliath with weapon sprues, Pop-up turret, 2 x Ninjas with weapons sprues, 4 x highway dividers and your order shipped in the first waves.  
  • Add-on merchandise does not increase your pledge into other levels but does count toward the eligibility to be shipped sooner because orders will be boxed and sent from highest dollar amount pledged to the lowest pledged.

The Ninjas come with Machine guns x2, Rocket pod x2, and Cannon x2. 

The Goliath comes with Heavy mortar weapon, Heavy mortar base, Large weapon turret, Large weapon turret base, Grenade launcher turret, Mine layer, Smoker, Flamer turret, Shotgun turret x2, Rail gun x2, Laser, Cannon x3, and Machine gun x6.

Streamlined Action :  Road/Kill blends flow with tactical depth. The rules accommodate a variety of combat situations while using innovative components like the Command Box, Maneuver Template and Road tiles. Road/Kill also elegantly minimizes clutter and keeps a small minimum playing space possible.

Anticipation Tactics:   Road/Kill is about anticipation. Predict your opponent’s tactics and counter them with your own. Player’s simultaneously set detailed orders at the start of every turn, then all watch their plan come together, or blow up in their face!

Build’n’Battle: Vehicles are easily designed step by step on paper, then constructed with a “what you see is what you get” level of detail. Modular components, plug-in weapons and “under the hood” options let you create your car, your way from hundreds of possible combinations. With a car designed, you can be ready to play in minutes or paint your creation to perfection.

Check out various computer rendering angles of the Viking, Spartan, Centurion, Ninja, and Goliath.  1 meg 8 pages PDF format click here

      Here are the first two of several upcoming YouTube videos showing Road Kill game play.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3DfrBWuK0U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhU7rDYYz7M

  These vehicles are produced at "N" scale as seen in front of a five cent USA Nickle and a five cent EURO.   During our weekly UPDATES above, we will show additional scale comparisons.

 The length of the vehicles above are as follows.  Viking 30mm, Spartan 35mm, and Centurion 40mm in length. Viking 1 inch and one eigth, Spartan 1 and three eighths, and Centurion 1 and a half inches.

Adding on additional products to your pledge is easy.  You simply increase your pledge by the value of products below and when this kickstarter ends mid October, I will send you an e-mail asking for the add-on item part numbers you wanted along with your shipping address information.  There is free shipping for all orders in the USA at or over $35, and a flat $15 shipping charge for world wide orders outside of the USA.

 The following Tavern Dungeon Decor 28mm accessories are sold in multiples.

All pledge members who spend $100 or more will be shipped in the first waves.

Shipping of these products will begin on November 17th 2015 at the rate of approximately 50 parcels per week until all orders are fulfilled. 

Customers will receive e-mail confirmation and tracking numbers when their parcel ships from USPS (United States Postal Service) user Discount Hobby, Inc.

All figures in this KS are cast in a white tin metal alloy and are shipped unpainted. I shipped 71,000 metal parts to 590 supporters in three months on my previous KS just to give you an idea of pace. 

When this Kickstarter ends, I will send out an e-mail specific to gathering both your current shipping address information and any add-on pledged part numbers you would like.

These products are not toys.  Choking hazard warning due to small parts.  Assembly required.  Intended for use by skilled game and model enthusiasts age 18 and older.     

My next KS will launch in the spring of 2016, a science fiction security drones series with interchangeable weapon attachments  at both 28mm and 15mm. You will see both a mix of sci-fi and fantasy releases from me in the coming years.

Risks and challenges

There are no risks or challenges with this project because everything, with the exception of some new molds, is in place and ready to go. Because I cast all the pieces and make all the molds, there are no other persons involved in production. Therefore, no fingers to point if something goes wrong. Expect weekly updates from me and for those of you who do not know me, I used to own and operate Mega Miniatures (2001-2013) and maintained an inventory of over 1,700 different products that I produced. I still own my casting and mold making equipment and will be creating new projects once or twice a year. My time is limited these days, so I am keeping the new projects small and manageable.

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    6 Cars. Six different chassis and six different bodies for the Viking, Spartan, Centurion and 10 weapon/accessory sprues. This pledge includes any free stretch goals achieved in the $35 stretch goal level.

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    12 Cars. Two each of 6 different chassis and two each of 6 different bodies for the Viking, Spartan, Centurion and 20 weapon/accessory sprues (2 x 10 different). This pledge includes any free stretch goals achieved in the $35 and $65 stretch goal levels.

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    18 Cars. Three each of 6 different chassis and three each of 6 different bodies for the Viking, Spartan, Centurion, and 30 weapon/accessory sprues (3 x 10 different). We'll also throw in four highway dividers, one pop-up turret, two Ninja, and one Goliath. This pledge includes any free stretch goals achieved in the $35 and $65 stretch goal levels. Pledge members in this level are shipped in the first waves.

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