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Personal logo Vis Bellica Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 9:41 a.m. PST

First game of the new year: a Quadrant 13 game involving an invasion earth scenario.

Lots of pictures, so best to see it at:


Toy Soldier Green06 Jan 2013 10:49 a.m. PST


Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 11:07 a.m. PST

I love it! Never really occurred to me to do this with my Army Men figures. What a hoot!

I convinced a member of our gaming group to put together a similar game, several years ago, with 6mm toys. The group is die-hard historical, with occasional forays into fantasy battles. Only the organizer, and myself, knew there were aliens on the table! The battle was a what-if battle between German, and American forces, within a town. I controlled the Alien forces, and I started the game with all of my figures invisible. I uncorked several artillery volleys, decimating tanks on both sides. That triggered some head-scratching on both sides, as the destruction was beyond what the weapons on either side could do. Eventually, some of my forces became visible, and both Human forces turned all of their guns on my forces, grinding my uber-weapons into metallic dust. I did, however, manage to slaughter several infantry units, sneaking along a factory wall, below my Alien infantry, looking down upon them, from second story windows. After dropping stun grenades out of the windows, my infantry ran out and made short work of the stunned, enemy Humans with their light sabers. My Aliens were quickly decimated, and then the Humans resumed their battle against one another.

It was fun, but your more direct take on the Alien forces, without a third faction who might 'switch sides', so to speak, makes it more of a purely SF battle.

This is a classic venue for gaming with Army Men figures. There are plenty of toys out their to use as Bug Aliens, for opposing forces. There are also Transformer figures, in the 4" range, to use as fodder for a game. I will have to go take a 'research trip' to Wal-Mart to check out the possibilities! Cheers!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 12:25 p.m. PST

That'll learn 'em to try to take on Uncle Sam!

Great looking game – I have been thinking about having the Little Prince's Goblin and Orc horde take on my SYW Prussians

John Leahy06 Jan 2013 10:58 p.m. PST

Loved the game! It's funny how things can turn out. You'd have thought the Bugs would have destroyed the Americans.

Decades ago I ran a battle using mismatched historical forces. An ACW command had been transported back in time and was trying to march through Roman and Barbarian territory. It was nasty for all. Good time. I still have some polaroids of it.



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