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John Treadaway23 Apr 2015 8:03 a.m. PST


As promised elsewhere, TMP link I said I would publish the rules.

I've uploaded a full set here as a zip file. It's not a small file as it contains all of the cards as PDFs at print quality but it does contain the basic rules for the game as a two sided sheet plus all of the cards – movement and damage for three different Stingrays plus the Terror Fish, plus Sting Missiles for all vessels – with the relevant card backs to print out onto the backs.


The backs can be printed onto the rear (they should line up) but – if you don't have a double sided printer – you can print them out separately and 'spray mount' them together.

We then laminate our cards.

I will warn you now that the file is about 220mb

The only thing I have forgotten to include is the "which of the Stingrays goes first, second and last" cards so here is a separate pdf file for those as well

PDF link

I have no current plans to charge for any of this so: enjoy!

I'll see some of you on Saturday:


Stand by for Action!

John Treadaway


Legbiter23 Apr 2015 9:14 a.m. PST

O. Golly. That's BEAUTIFUL!!! Where does one obtain the Terror Fish models, Comrade?

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2015 10:08 a.m. PST

Ta for that. Another coincidence, my second Stingray has also been renamed "Tigershark"

Alas some pretty horrendous personal circumstances have curtailed my ability to get my game sorted, its all looking a bit touch and go now unless things improve :(

TheBeast23 Apr 2015 10:14 a.m. PST

Yepper, hit the 'download' link, and could hear the connection groan. ;->=



Vespasian2823 Apr 2015 10:56 a.m. PST

Thank you John, most generous.

John Treadaway23 Apr 2015 11:09 a.m. PST

@ legbiter

The Terror Fish were resin castings we bought on ebay. For the life of me I cannot remember the manufacturer but they were garage kits and required some fiddling with. They are about 7.5 inches long

The Stingrays are about nine inches long and by Product Enterprise auction When We bought them they were rather less than that… (ie a third of that price!). We had the decals made (well, I designed them and then we had them printed) by a model railway decal specialist.

Our recommendation is everyone sensible does it at a smaller scale!

PS Sorry abut the size Doug (if you'll pardon the phrase): it just seemed the quickest way to get them out to people rather than mucking about making them all up again but smaller. Also, it means you get a better product (but at the cost of some band width kicking!)

@ David – really sorry tohear that your having difficulties and the thought o there being twoStingray games at Salute was leaving me with a huge smile but – hopefully – that time may come: we do hope to take it to other shows.

John T

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Apr 2015 12:26 p.m. PST

Little known fact: John playtested all this out while in the bath tub. ;D

I like it John, looks a hoot!

John Treadaway24 Apr 2015 1:35 a.m. PST

I'm not allowed to play submarines in the bath…. :)

John T

commanderroj24 Apr 2015 2:53 a.m. PST

Wow! Thanks John. I am going to have to make some additional rock terrain and Titanica some time after Salute.

45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2015 5:27 a.m. PST

Really looking forward to how it plays out. It looks great.


TheBeast24 Apr 2015 6:05 a.m. PST

PS Sorry abut the size Doug…

As long as you understand I wasn't complaining! Did have a bit of a start at the first download estimate. 'What do you mean, nine hours?!?' And, yes, I do now better than to even repeat that kneejerk reaction. ;->=

Little known fact:

Gentlemen, please! Haven't you received the guidelines on 'too much information?' And, no, I'm not suggesting in the least that I'm getting the cards laminated so I can try them in the bath…


jpattern224 Apr 2015 6:15 a.m. PST


General Jumbo24 Apr 2015 8:02 a.m. PST

Stingray has been on our play list at Leuchars in Scotland for approx 10 years now, using the home grown rules and models of one of our members!
Marineville, about 10 Terrorfish, 4 Stingrays, WASP missiles, tethered minefields, etc etc.
He also has quite a collection of giant squid, crabs, a whale, and other denizens of the deep, all of which are capable of causing unexpected mayhem during a game
I will pass on your link to our entrepreneur however, so that he may enjoy a new experience with his old toys!
Thanks for showing us yours (I cannot get our own pictures to work on here).

BlackWidowPilot Fezian24 Apr 2015 8:26 a.m. PST

I'm not allowed to play submarines in the bath…. :)

But that never stops you from playing Terror Fish in the bath, now does it?evil grin

Sheer mad genius you've executed once again, Sir John. Color me bright green envious stuck over here in the wilds of Northern California unable to attend… <sigh> Maybe some day I'll figure out how to restart the Pampanito and make the journey to play in one of your eye-popping events…evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

John Treadaway24 Apr 2015 12:09 p.m. PST


Thanks! 9 hours? Jeesh: it only took three to upload at my end (and in a world where most people only seem to use the web for 'downloading' films and music and so downloading is always much faster than uploading, I'd guessed an hour or so… I guess it depends on your broadband speed. Sorry again :(

@ General Jumbo I have seen your site, believe me! I have found several both in the UK and outside playing games in this particular niche and I love it, I have to say!

Your rules are far more detailed than these fast-play show jobs.

Leland, jpattern and others: thanks again for the appreciation.

Games's all set up at the show as of this afternoon including a 1 metre high tubular 'fake fish tank'.

Looking forward to the madness tomorrow:)

John T

capncarp25 Apr 2015 4:39 p.m. PST

color me Green for jealous. Hope your assault on Titanica is successful!

MacrossMartin25 Apr 2015 6:25 p.m. PST

Great stuff, John, and thanks from me also for the pdf.

I just found this on eBay whilst looking for Stingray diecasts & kits:


About $150 USD, so a little out of my price range for a plastic kit from the 70's. But I like the overall look, a kind of 'Stingray mkII'.

John Treadaway26 Apr 2015 1:12 a.m. PST

Gosh – that certainly does look like a Stinray that's been to the jym!

Ta: never seen it before.

I'll try and post some Salute game pictures ASAP.

John T

MacrossMartin26 Apr 2015 1:50 a.m. PST

Here's the link to that kit on eBay, John. Seller says it's about 9" long, which seems in scale with your game.


I'm tempted to go through my SBC Yamato kits and see which will convert nicely to an undersea setting… (oh dear, here I go again…)

capncarp22 May 2015 8:28 a.m. PST

John Treadaway spake thusly:
"@ General Jumbo I have seen your site, believe me! I have found several both in the UK and outside playing games in this particular niche and I love it, I have to say!"

General Jumbo, a link to said site, if you'd be so kind? Inquiring minds want to know! <please excuse the theft, err, borrowing of an American trashy tabloid paper's advertising phrase.>

BTW are there any others here on _this_, the left, side of the pond that have an interest in Stingray/Terrorfish gaming?

John Treadaway23 May 2015 1:30 p.m. PST

Aye aye Cap'n!





Those were three I found plus my own original page with the stuff we did a quarter of a century ago.

Plus the latest one…. which I've already posted!

John T

capncarp24 May 2015 11:13 a.m. PST

Quarter-century ago, huh?
So now, after another quarter-century, when the stars are right, from the unspeakable depths it surfaces again!

Ia!!!! Iaaaa!!!! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Gerry Anderson Supermarionation wgah'nagl fthagn! (Oh, no. Not _another_ outrageous scenario idea! Make them stop!! They're eating my mind!!!! OK, light snack, I know.)

I, and my new-found UK accomplice, Timmo, have been Muttering Suspiciously (pat.pend.) in corners and casting Meaningful Glances (tm) at Jumble/yard Sales and 2nd-hand shops for suitable undersea terrain pieces. No cheap plastic plants for aquaria are safe when within our grasp! And wait and see what Fisher-Price bits and chunks can be repurposed into!!!

capncarp14 Dec 2019 12:09 a.m. PST

I am having troubles with the "Stingray, Stingray" sensor rules--what is "max sensor range" and how are sensors worked as per the rules?

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