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Shawnzeppi Inactive Member24 Sep 2011 4:51 p.m. PST

My gaming group got together to play test another classic hex and counter game I converted for play with 25 mm miniatures. This time, Howard Barasch's Goblin! We got through the first 5 turns and the game flowed nicely. Random events, double blind scouting reports, improbable battles against all odds all made for a fun evening (along with Andy's impeccable microbrew).


The Beast Rampant24 Sep 2011 6:32 p.m. PST

Very interesting take on this!

I had never come across any of the Heritage microgames back in the day, but when I discovered this one a year or so back, I really wanted to try it out. I am really in a microgame revival these days, and glad to see some being made available again (and thanks, BoardGameGeek & Ebay!).

And great AAR! I will be sure to tune in for the next installment.

NickNorthStar Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Sep 2011 8:02 a.m. PST


I had a few of the Dwarfstar games back in the day, but they were off the shelves before I could buy Goblin!, which I regretted at the time.

I always thought their Outpost Gamma was a game that could be given the miniatures on table-top treatment, it was a Zulu in Space kind of game. Can't see me doing it though, too many games, too little time.

PygmaelionAgain Inactive Member26 Sep 2011 6:45 a.m. PST

Fantastic game you played there.

I followed the link, and now visions of hexmaps and teensy green monsters are dancing in my head. I can get a hex-shaped punch, pull out some of my old mouldering magic cards and punch out goblin counters from those… Commandeer the color printer and laminator, get some magnetic sheet…….

~froths at mouth~

Oh, this will be amazing.

Shawnzeppi Inactive Member26 Sep 2011 5:31 p.m. PST

Thanks for all the kind comments, gents. I will have to check out Outpost Gamma and dust off those old 40K figures. Free is good, and using homebrew rules, with some help from an old classic board game, is a great way to maximize your gaming fun without spending too much time developing rules and play testing. I also like the idea of using 25 mm figures to simulate larger scale conflicts and not always a tactical battle.

Spudeus27 Sep 2011 8:23 a.m. PST

I still have my old copies of Demonlord and Dragonrage and they will always have a soft spot in my heart. The thought of converting them to miniature-style has certainly crossed my mind – thanks for the inspiration!

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