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surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Sep 2011 1:32 a.m. PST

We played a GASLIGHT dogsled race game yesterday, and we had a great time. See some pictures and a short account at

In addition, take a look at the at the next article down, that describes our Wizard Battle game we're developing.


Vespillo Inactive Member18 Sep 2011 10:27 a.m. PST

Very unusual idea and looks great fun. They look like the Copplestone figures? Always fancied buying the polar explorers but never thought I'd use them. Now I have an excuse!

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2011 10:43 a.m. PST

I have 10 of the copplestone sleds and have run races at HMGS cons for about 5 years. Lots of random fun – I like warming up to a con with a lightweight game.

Pijlie Inactive Member20 Sep 2011 12:11 p.m. PST

Looks like a great game! And a very creative idea.

crusher100 Inactive Member01 Nov 2011 10:08 a.m. PST

wow nice idea. could you share more information about the rules used and cards. I,ve read your blog and it is greatbut no info about the cards.

DonLeg Inactive Member02 Nov 2011 7:05 a.m. PST

That is great. GASLIGHT Adventure Racing.

I'd also like to see a detailed scenario write up.

I think my son & his friends would get a kick out of playing this.

28mmMan02 Nov 2011 11:14 a.m. PST


Good stuff looks like fun!

28mmMan02 Nov 2011 11:15 a.m. PST

The above image makes me think of Monty Python…hand of god!

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Nov 2011 2:16 p.m. PST

In that photo, you see one sled that appears to be heading into a cliff wall. One of the other racers played a dastardly deed card on the sled that made the dogs chase after a rabbit in a random direction. It took this guy several turns to get back into the race. The good news is that by the time he caught up, half the racers had been shot! These games were as fun to watch as they were to play, I think.


Chris Palmer Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2011 5:03 p.m. PST

The rules used were mostly straight GASLIGHT. For movement we allowed 2 inches per dog plus 2d6. You could choose to roll one, both, or none of the d6. Sleds had to move at least half their movment in a straight line, oriented from how they ended their turn last time, before turning.
If sleds end up moving into each other or obstacles, the driver must make a Save to avoid. If they are hitting another sled, the target sled's driver gats a chance to roll less than his Save to avoid being hit. If an impact occurs there is a chance the sleds will tkae damamge.
We used a modified 'Bump Table' from Jamie Davis' "Future Race" rules to deterimen the damage.
Players also had dirty trick cards to play on each other, with such occurances as "Crew member falls off sled, lose a turn to climb back on", and "Crew member drops weapon in snow and permamnetly loses it." for example.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2011 4:49 a.m. PST

"The good news is that by the time he caught up, half the racers had been shot!"

Now that's a comment worthy of being taken out of context, no? ;->=

Of course, same basic idea as the carpet races, but with runners firmly on the ground, until someone goes off the cliff. Love it.

Maybe a 'nef race next as a way to introduce the airship game? Okay, those ARE called 'Fleet Battles'.


Chris Palmer Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2011 5:00 a.m. PST

You must have missed our reports and photos on the HAWKs 1000 Great Race. One of the legs was a zepplein race.

My report here:


and Buck's here:

Here are the zeppelins nearing the finsih arch:


TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2011 6:16 a.m. PST

Interestingly, just WAS looking at same from his link on LAF, and raced back here to see if I was in time to 'edit' my post. No joy.

Of course, you know I'll be keenly watching after Xmas sales for those ornaments! Not that the ornate globes and Lego dig in the basement project pile need company.

Will say one comment was a bit heartbreaking. "There were many good games to play that got no players and had to be taken down, because there weren't enough players."

Good Sir Randall has only recently been able to turn G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. GM'ing over to other local stalwarts. The idea of lost opportunities…


crusher100 Inactive Member03 Nov 2011 11:14 a.m. PST

Would you share those trick cards with us? I would like to play the same with my kids.
thanks in advanced.

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Nov 2011 2:12 p.m. PST

I can post them to the files section of the GASLIGHTrules yahoo group tonight if you like. Are you a member?

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Nov 2011 3:27 p.m. PST

I posted them in a folder, called HAWKs 1000.


crusher100 Inactive Member03 Nov 2011 10:45 p.m. PST

many thanks!

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2011 7:34 a.m. PST

Wish I had noticed that on the thirteen hour shift over the weekend; would have been printed out and plotting to spring on fellow player…

Thanks, Buck!


crusher100 Inactive Member07 Nov 2011 10:01 a.m. PST

After reviewing the excellent material from Buck, which I recommend a lot I realized I gonna need in 15mm:

DogSled with Dogs.
Racers Driver/Gunner.
Wild Inuits.
Animals: Penguins, Walrus, Seals, Wolves.

And of course some snowed trees… ;)

After searching in internet for 15mm manufacturers I found:

Dogsleds and Inuits in 15mm from MY miniatures. I am waiting for pictures from Mick to confirm that they are the right ones for this game. Anyway check the only picture I found in @ for


Otherwise I will have to scratchbuild the dogsled… It should not be difficult!.

For Drivers and Gunners I will use Inuits with Flintlock from MY. I was toying with the idea of using GZG Scandinavian but they look too much futuristic.

On the dogsled I plan to add some WW2 Tank Stowage stuff from Khurassan:



As for animals, MY miniatures have Polar Bears, Wolves and Yetis. I cannot comment yet on them but definetely will buy them if Inuits and Dogsled are the right ones.

Anyone knows who does in 15mm: Penguins, Seals or Walruses?

I wish there is a manufacturer in 15mm who produces Polar hunters and Perils range or similar… ;)

Buck, by the way I sent to you some questions by email about the peril cards. Please I would appreciate if you could answer them. ;)



surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Nov 2011 1:45 a.m. PST

I haven't received any Emails, Crusher. Did you send them to

crusher100 Inactive Member08 Nov 2011 10:50 p.m. PST

thnaks Buck, email sent.

Watchtower78 Inactive Member10 Nov 2011 2:22 p.m. PST

Buck are those Christmas tree ornaments that have been converted to baloons? Very cool!

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Nov 2011 2:40 p.m. PST

Yes. Every year they sell them at WalMart. I have round ones I've made into traditional balloons and the ones pictured that are passable zeppelins.


Andrew Beasley Inactive Member13 Nov 2011 2:52 a.m. PST

15mm Penguins – TMP link

More pictures of the sled now up on TMP link

Main site:

crusher100 Inactive Member03 Dec 2011 3:47 p.m. PST

Finally I could finnish the project in 15mm for Dogsled Racing….

TMP link

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Dec 2011 2:22 a.m. PST

The game looks excellent.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2011 6:28 a.m. PST

Yes. Every year they sell them at WalMart. I have round ones I've made into traditional balloons and the ones pictured that are passable zeppelins.

Alas, not this year in OUR WallyWorld. The only large I can find are at Shopko, and no 'passable zeppelins'.

Curse you, Buck Surdu, for firing my imagination to such frustration! ;->=


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