17 October 2013

Chainsaw Warrior

Fire up your chainsaw: Darkness is back and you only have 60 minutes to save New York!

I never got to play this standalone, solitaire GW boardgame first time round because I was too young, although I did always choose the Chainsaw Warrior character in later years when playing Talisman using the Timescape expansion. I had no idea he came from another game, I just thought he looked cool.

The original set looked like this:

The idea was that, as the eponymous chainsaw wielding chappy, you had to fight your way through an endless tide of zombie-like creatures and destroy Darkness who was trying to suck New York through some kind of interdimensional gateway to hell. Yup, chainsaws versus zombies. Oh, and the miniatures you could buy to go with it are brimfull of the individuality one would expect of the Citadel studio of the time (1987):

If I were ever to heed the siren call of Rogue Trader-esque gaming, I'd have to include all three of these guys!

Anyway, aside from an excuse to show some golden oldies from before Grandma Wendy became a mere shadow of her former creative self, I posted this because I spotted that Auroch Games have released a fully sanctioned digital version for just about every platform you can think of. Screenshots, you say? Feast your eyes on the unfolding horror you must defeat....

Gentlemen, start your chainsaws!



  1. I actually fell across that game while roaming on Grandma Wendy's page. I have the warrior with missile launcher who acts as a rogue trader pirate and I believe he's the perfect lad for survival. Shooting zobies and mutants from far away with explosives seems the good way to me, isn't it?

  2. Yup, the smart money is definitely not on the chap who wades in amongst them and deliberately makes them all bloody!

  3. Great game - I picked a copy of the board version a while back and have had a few forays against the Darkness.

    Might have to check out the online game - as if I needed any more distractions from painting! ;)

  4. I think you should play it, Thants, that way I'd have the merest glimmer of a chance of catching up with your prodigious output!

  5. Got the board game from way back and the minis. Now downloading the digital version. Damn you Rab! I have work to do!!!

  6. Ha. Ha-ha-ha! Hahahahahaha! Aaah, and breathe ;)

    Sorry dude.

  7. Could you link the online version? Can i get it on gog or steam? I llove early GW stuff.

  8. No problemo! Try here: http://chainsawwarrior.net/