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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 12:59 p.m. PST

As 2013 arrives so do some updates on the SWA Lone Warrior Blog. A mixed bag this time :

Rob Morgan is reusing Boardgame pieces for SF space gaming : link

Graham Empson has a complete ACW scouting solo game devised in this classic LW article from Issue 167 : PDF link

Whilst Jonathan Aird is running to the batcave for this Batmobile review : PDF link

Enjoy !

laager50 Inactive Member04 Jan 2013 3:17 p.m. PST

Hi just read rob's piece, does he know anything about 'Thunderbirds' and that it was a tv series. Of the two pictures shown the top one is Thunderbird one and the second is Thunderbird 3. He describes the other 2 pieces and they must be Thunderbirds 2 & 4.
How can he say the game comes with sixteen spaceships.
The one he describes as a single seat fighter would be thunderbird 4 a underwater craft.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 3:40 p.m. PST

I think the point of the piece was that Rob' was re-using the pieces of a cheap game to make a SF space battlegame of his own design (i.e. he isn't playing Thunderbirds – so Thunderbird 4 could be – a shuttle craft or a cargo carrier perhaps !).

The sixteen ships are presumably multiple copies of the same Thunderbirds for each player in the original game (which, I have to admit I'm unfamiliar with I'd guess that it's a "family race game" spin-off from Thunderbirds).

laager50 Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 10:01 a.m. PST

Maybe, but why call T2 a beetle like craft when most people would know what T2 looks like.

Last Hussar05 Jan 2013 10:33 a.m. PST

He didn't recognise Thunderbirds? I despair of today's youth. (Yeah I know- 'since the late 70's' shows he must be in his 40s at least, but still!)

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