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Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2015 12:37 p.m. PST

More tanks, more robots, more war!

LaserStorm is 6mm science fiction on a massive scale.

Each troop stand is one vehicle or a 4-6 person fireteam. Units are platoons and the game can scale up to an entire battalion on the board, if you have the table space.

The game features:

*Card driven turn sequence, using a very small card deck.

*Not a single counter, marker or indicator placed on the table, ever.

*No record keeping or tracking for any units, ever.

*Combat rules are quick and straight forward.

*Units are distinctive in play: Tanks are durable but vulnerable to close assault, super heavy tanks are mobile bunkers and massive behemoths can stride right through a defensive line, crushing and terrifying enemy troops as they go.

*Morale system sees units driven off the table and brought back to resume the battle again. You can actually reorganize and redeploy during a game, to open up new fronts or outflank the enemy.

*Army commanders provide special deployment and combat options to their troops.

*Choose from 25 ready-to-play units, put your own together using a fast "Assembly Line" where you simply match up vehicle hulls and guns or use the points system to build your own troops from scratch.

*Unit types that can be built include infantry, tanks, grav vehicles, cavalry, field artillery, giant robots, heroes and many more.

*A standard objective-oriented scenario to get to grips with.

*Unit traits included to customize and build unique troops, such as scouts.

*Fully featured map-driven campaign rules, with troop upgrades.

*A small quick-play scenario that should be playable with almost any scifi figures on your shelf.

* * * * *

LaserStorm is intended for use with 3mm, 6mm and 10mm figures.

All dice used are plain, six-sided dice. No markers or counters are required but a deck of cards is recommended.

Available on the Vault as always, for the grand sum of 10 bucks for 92 pages of content.

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Kraken Skulls Consortium Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Sep 2015 12:59 p.m. PST

Sounds very interesting. Will check it out.

Legion 421 Sep 2015 1:05 p.m. PST

Interesting indeed ! thumbs up

sean68333 Inactive Member21 Sep 2015 1:05 p.m. PST

Woot! Woot!

I can't wait to give these a try. Finally a game that will allow me to use all of my Epic 40K models.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2015 1:15 p.m. PST

Sean – If all goes well, I'd like to do some "not-epic" army lists but the info included should get you up and started pretty easily.

RetroBoom Inactive Member21 Sep 2015 1:35 p.m. PST

Purchased.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2015 1:45 p.m. PST

Thanks!

Hope it's everything you guys want :) I always get super-nervous and self-conscious whenever I hit that "make public" button.

cloudcaptain21 Sep 2015 1:48 p.m. PST

Woohoo! Buying in about five mins

Alan Lauder21 Sep 2015 3:00 p.m. PST

Great news, I really like the look of these – interesting scale and figure ratio. Will be picking up a copy soon.

John Leahy21 Sep 2015 3:25 p.m. PST

Excellent timing Ivan. I have been reading through Iron Cow, DS2 and 5150 Battalion Commander. I was curious for something card based and able to fight larger battles.

Just bought a copy.

Any battle reports available?

Thanks,

John

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2015 3:41 p.m. PST

Less gear-focused than Dirtside but also less "hard scifi". I haven't played Iron Cow unfortunately,so can't compare there.

There's a few test AAR's of smaller games:

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Those were from the playtest period, so a few things changed and I think he used a house-rule for morale but you'll get an impression.

Thanks for buying!

Calico Bill21 Sep 2015 4:29 p.m. PST

I just purchased LaserStorm and have had a quick look at the rules. Very well done. The Campaign rules look very good, and the detailed point system should allow me to put my Renegade Legion Grav tanks and Ogres back on the table.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2015 9:33 p.m. PST

Thanks, glad you like!

If you get weirdness with the points system, let me know and they can be adjusted along the way.

Markconz22 Sep 2015 1:13 a.m. PST

Cheers Mr Weasel, also just bought a copy. Some interesting ideas, would be super-keen to see some "not-epic" army lists.

For reference, I also started a thread on Tac-com here:
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John Leahy22 Sep 2015 11:04 a.m. PST

Thanks Ivan. Need to get it printed off and start reading through it.

I have been buying some of the 6mm vehicles released with the Star War's Command sets. The one set Assault on the Arena has Republic AT-TE walkers and Clone Gunships. I have 4 of each. Should look pretty cool painted up.

I agree about Epic. Easy to put your figs on the table and get playing.

Capt Flash22 Sep 2015 11:50 a.m. PST

Bought! These are looking good!

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2015 11:56 a.m. PST

Thanks guys!

Don't forget to leave a review once you've read through or had a game :) (Don't jazz it up or nuffin', be honest with the ups and downs.)

I didn't know the star wars stuff was 6mm scale. Do you get any infantry?
I suppose 6mm "not storm troopers" wouldn't be super hard to source.

John Leahy22 Sep 2015 3:42 p.m. PST

There was some Micromachine stuff released recently that are also 6mm. Their infantry is about 20mm. I have a large Clone and Droid army. I have lots of figs from the Imperial era too. I just like gaming the Clone Wars more. I think it's more of a war rather than a guerrilla action. There are loads of vehicles and aircraft that fit the scale too. titanium and WOTC stuff.

Risk has Clones and Super battledroids that are the same scale.

Aside from Epic my immediate 6mm actions would involve Starship troopers. I have a couple of hundred warrior bugs painted. 6 Tankers a few others and a Brain.

I have MI and Light Mobile infantry. All the walkers,several Chaz and a few other things. I wanted the Star Wars Gunships and big tanks for these guys. Better options facing Tanker bugs. Need to make some bug flyers. Most of this stuff is painted or almost painted.

charles popp22 Sep 2015 6:10 p.m. PST

I am going to get it. I am in the hunt looking for some thing to do large scale action in the Traveller Universe.

Tim White Inactive Member23 Sep 2015 9:50 a.m. PST

I picked it up too. Looks great so far! Lots of options for doing up your own stats and base game mechanics are uncomplicated (a good thing).

-Tim

Markconz23 Sep 2015 12:45 p.m. PST

Hi Ivan a few questions about commanders in the conclusion section of this report, thanks:
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Also do you check unit strength before or after casualties for deciding if you need a morale check? Couldn't see it in the rules yesterday.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2015 1:42 p.m. PST

Hey Markconz –

Right now, any unit counts for objectives.

Pretty strong arguments could be made to exclude commanders but for now, kept it simple.

Commanders are supposed to only be targeted if they are nearest of that size. That actually needs to be clarified, it got left out :(

If all commanders die, the battle group has to rely on desperation rallies to get troops back on the board. Bad times usually.

Unit strength is at the beginning of the card activation.

Markconz23 Sep 2015 2:09 p.m. PST

Ok great thanks for the answers Ivan.

Kealios Inactive Member23 Sep 2015 7:25 p.m. PST

Purchased!

yorkie o1 Inactive Member26 Sep 2015 12:58 p.m. PST

Purchased!

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2015 8:22 p.m. PST

Thanks guys :-)

Reception has been pretty strong, so you guys will definitely get some more toys in hte near future, once I suss out the best way of doing them.

Centrino30 Sep 2015 5:38 a.m. PST

I'd suggest purchasers to add a review/rating on Wargamevault, also.

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