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Imperial Guard Miniatures Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 10:20 a.m. PST

Being a huge fan of Godzilla, I was thinking….there is no set of gaming rules for the "serious" Godzilla fan or collector. Using 1/285 (6mm) tanks, fighters, bombers, artillery, etc. and some of your favorite 6" Godzilla monsters, a large gaming table and some scratch-built buildings, sounds like a game with tons of potential. I have a huge collection of modern GHQ miniatures, so now i need to pick out some monsters. Dosent sound like work to me, but loads of fun. I also have experience in game design. How about some opinions? Would anyone else be up for a project like this? Any Ideas?

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Jan 2013 10:30 a.m. PST

a good place to start:

Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 10:34 a.m. PST

….there is no set of gaming rules for the "serious" Godzilla fan or collector

Uh, what about Giant Monster Rampage (which advertises here on TMP pretty regularly) or the older Monster Island rules from Firefly Games? Those are just a couple of examples – there have been several other kaiju minis games over the years, including Monsters! from StarChylde, multiple freeware pdfs of varying popularity and longevity, and even Privateer's rather stylized Monsterpocalypse – which at least provides a great array of piece to use with gashapon-sized movie kaiju.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 10:38 a.m. PST

You want a serious game that is "loads of fun".

Holy Oxymoron, Batman!

Dynaman878906 Jan 2013 11:28 a.m. PST

> You want a serious game that is "loads of fun".

That is NOT what he said.

("serious" Godzilla fan or collector) is the quote.

Me, I would pull out "The Creature that Ate New York" (or is it Sheboygun?)

Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 11:34 a.m. PST

Sheboygan. Old SPI boardgame by Greg Costikyan with area movement, not especially suitable to minis use. Apparently available only as a (probably illegal) pdf.

Imperial Guard Miniatures Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 11:47 a.m. PST

I was thinking of my own homebrew rules for fast play with moderate details. I will check into those others for some ideas.

miniMo Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 11:53 a.m. PST

I find both Monster Island and Giant Monster Rampage are very good games that fit fast play with moderate detail and lots of serious movie flavour.

Around these parts, Godzilla routinely does some serious stomping on Boston…

miniMo Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 11:56 a.m. PST

Oh, and you'll find lots of kaiju gaming threads on the Toy Gaming board here as well as SF. Since we still don't have a Giant Monsters board to unite the topics, they get scattered between these two and occaisionally in other random boards since there isn't a natural home for them yet.

Imperial Guard Miniatures Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 12:00 p.m. PST

@miniMo, I love that pic….lol. Maybe he can take out the whole Red Sox team while he's at it. Im still Bleeped texted over the 2004 World Series (huge St. Louis Cardinals fan). You have any more pictures of your set-up?

Imperial Guard Miniatures Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 12:08 p.m. PST

Looking at some of those other Godzilla batreps, everything looks outta scale. I think 6mm inf. and tanks would go way better with 6.5" monsters. If your going to do it, do it right…lol

ming31 Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 12:18 p.m. PST

An old pocket game by SPI " The Creature that ate Shabogian" was fun . an Ogre varient style you bought police national guard ,fire department based on the points of the monster . Map was sos os but the game was pretty fun

Sergeant Paper06 Jan 2013 1:30 p.m. PST

1/300-ish (includes 1/285 and 6mm) for 6-inch monsters, and 3mm (plus 1/600 and 1/700) for gashapon and Monsterpocalypse.

And I use Monster Island and GMR (I and II) and Mighty Monsters and my own 'Destroy a Lot of Monsters' rules, among others, depending.

miniMo Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 1:43 p.m. PST

Here's a publicity still:

Tentacle battle royale over the Ho-Chi-Minh gas tank in Dorchester:

And the whole table comprises the Route 128 loop around the city (that's the Beverly airport near the front right corner of the picture):

Imperial Guard Miniatures Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 5:48 p.m. PST

Very nice game board. Puts most i've seen to shame. Where did you get the idea for such a huge model of Boston? What is your favorite movie monster? King Gidorha for me and of coarse Godzilla is a close second. Space Godzilla is on my top 5 list along with Gigan and Megalon.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 8:31 a.m. PST

Ganesha Games also has a giant monster game – Mighty Monsters.


Imperial Guard Miniatures Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 11:25 a.m. PST

I bought me some 1994 Trendmasters 10" Godzilla monsters from a local flea market. All 3 are NEW in the boxes and never used. What a great find! Im looking to buy more if anyone has some to sell.

miniMo Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 1:07 p.m. PST

I'm a native Bostonian who suffers from occaissional bursts of insanity, and I had a bunch of friends willing to support this burst with major construction help <,^ Each time I bring it out for a convention, I get a crew of helpers together for a month or so of work each time adding more detail work.

Mothra is definitely my favorite. And the Rebirth of Mothra series, I, II, an III are well worth the import cost -- stunningly beautiful and great stories (even though they were made for the kids' market).

irishman Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 1:12 p.m. PST

The 1995 Gamera series "Gamera: Guardian of the Universe, Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion, and Gamera 3: Awakinening of Irys" are all great movies. As is th e2006 Gamera the Brave.

irishman Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 1:20 p.m. PST

also, go with Monsterpocalypse. One of the best miniatures games ever created. Smooth, elegant, plays fast, and is on a grid so no cheating.

GiantMonster08 Jan 2013 8:28 a.m. PST

I am a fan of Godzilla, Gamera, Ultraman, Gundam, Power Rangers, (insert giant monster or robot show/movie/book here). That is why I created Atomic Super Humans and Giant Monster Rampage as well as special scenarios (like Mechanized and Monstrous) to help focus the games for a specific battle type.

I have found that a simple battlefield works best for monster battles. It allows for ease of destruction and reconstruction for multiple battles. link

Radioactive Press

Imperial Guard Miniatures Inactive Member11 Jan 2013 6:45 p.m. PST

Godzilla, monsters, tanks, planes, buildings…..ummm cool stuff. Anybody got pictures they wanna share of giant monster gaming? Their Godzilla collection? Or anything related to Godzilla?

Whitwort Stormbringer12 Jan 2013 3:14 a.m. PST

There's also Kaiju Kaos, which I've never played (or even read) but have the pdf of. I think you can get it from Wargames Vault, pretty sure I nabbed it for free during the Trick or Treat promo.

Monsterpocalypse is a fun game in my opinion, although even if you don't really like the rules the miniatures are great for giant monster games.

Imperial Guard Miniatures Inactive Member14 Jan 2013 3:48 p.m. PST

I heard there is a new Godzilla movie in the works. To be released in 2014. Has anyone else heard about this or maybe has some details about it?

Legendmaker Inactive Member18 Aug 2014 2:31 p.m. PST

I'm planning on using the new Wizkids miniatures for a game using "Fire and Maneuver" rules but I need help scaling it down. As the miniature is 2" in height.

Legendmaker Inactive Member18 Aug 2014 2:33 p.m. PST

Also how do we insert pictures into the topic?

Captain Gideon18 Aug 2014 3:26 p.m. PST

For my part I have a large number of Godzilla Capsule/Candy toys which are painted and some minor assembly is required.

I also have a large number of Ultraman monsters as well as some Gamera and some other assorted monsters.

All of these monsters are around 3 inches or so in height.

My main problem is the buildings which I have none so if anyone can suggest any buildings please let me know.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2014 1:16 p.m. PST

Captain Gideon – I'm also using the 3" monsters, and have gone with 3mm as the scale for figures/vehicles/buildings, and have a few plans for building:

- Gamecraft Miniatures has gotten into 3mm for their matteboard city buildings: link
- Germy has 2/3mm paper buildings available for download:
- His 6mm stuff (same link) can also be scaled down 50%, as can other 6mm paper stuff – GHQ has some free downloads, and there are others around the net.
- Then I'm using wood blocks, paper-mache boxes from Michaels, and other odds and ends to scratchbuild things.

Lots of vehicles are available in 3mm too to round things out; Oddzial Osmy for military stuff and some civilian vehicles came out a couple months ago from him, and architectural model companies have more.

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