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John Treadaway20 Nov 2012 11:22 a.m. PST

Post Salute – and after a sucecssful outing to SELWG's show in October where we took heed of some critical comment when one game went on too long – we (The South London Warmords) ran the Scarlet Thunder game at Warfare at Reading.


The players take part


The Spectrum Convoy begins to move off


SPV close ups


SPV side swipe – damage markers showing on rear vehicle


The big 'Count Down' clock – an excellent purchase from eBay to set a time limit on games


Low shot of convoy showing modelled road surface


Umpires helping players


Dirty old trucks…

More (and different) pics here link

The game was previously mentioned in TMP postings regarding its manufacture and so forth so I won't go into that here. Surfice to say it's a four player game based on the 60's TV series and – system wise – somewhat on the board game Thunder Road.

John Treadaway

sneakgun20 Nov 2012 11:28 a.m. PST

Where did you buy the SPVs?

Nice pictures!!


Caesar Inactive Member20 Nov 2012 11:38 a.m. PST

I wonder if Gerry Anderson has seen the wonderful work you've done.

Cuchulainn Inactive Member20 Nov 2012 11:47 a.m. PST

Those roads are in better nick than what we have to drive on in Northern Ireland!

Solzhenitsyn Inactive Member20 Nov 2012 12:27 p.m. PST

Great looking game. I love the terrain board.

DeanMoto Inactive Member20 Nov 2012 1:37 p.m. PST

"This is the voice of the Mysterons" – great looking game!

Oddball20 Nov 2012 1:41 p.m. PST

Nice job on the roads and vehicles. Fantastic looking game.

I only have one question, who's Captain Scarlet?

Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2012 2:00 p.m. PST

He's indestructible.

DeanMoto Inactive Member20 Nov 2012 2:12 p.m. PST

only have one question, who's Captain Scarlet?

YouTube link

GeoffQRF Inactive Member20 Nov 2012 2:18 p.m. PST

It was a phenominal game!

John Treadaway20 Nov 2012 2:25 p.m. PST

Thanks all for the nice things said.

The SPVs are from Product Enterprises (out of production now – I've been planning this game for a few years – but still available on eBay – for example auction )

Corgi do SPVsbut they're too small (but work for 20mm games) – see here for info on the smaller vehicle

Patrol cars are modern Corgi and easier to find. The MSV is an original Dinky repaint with stickers from someone who specialises in material to refurbish old Dinky cars.

Thanks again for the comments and thanks to all those that played (or even just watched): we had a blast and the rolling road (built from pink foam and mountedon lego wheels) worked a treat.


jpattern220 Nov 2012 2:31 p.m. PST

Really, really nice board and vehicles. Good job!

Rassilon Inactive Member20 Nov 2012 9:00 p.m. PST


jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Nov 2012 3:21 a.m. PST

looks tremendous……….wish i had the time at Warfare to

have a go………..

top notch demo


and 28mm expanding ranges

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian21 Nov 2012 3:55 a.m. PST

Great photo report. It looks like a great deal of fun and I agree with you the large count-down clock was a fantastic purchase and adds to the game.


Legion 421 Nov 2012 6:53 a.m. PST

Very Cool !!! thumbs up

Shark Six Three Zero Inactive Member21 Nov 2012 6:47 p.m. PST

Boy does that bring back some wonderful memories.

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