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cloudcaptain05 Apr 2017 11:12 a.m. PST

Saw this up for pre-order. Release date says October. Promises campaign rules too.


Vigilant05 Apr 2017 11:52 a.m. PST

Fingers crossed that this will be a good set.

Puddinhead Johnson05 Apr 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

The rules will be based on Knight Rampant by Daniel Mersey. Like every other set of rules published by Osprey. 😉

Dynaman878905 Apr 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

Evil Stevie already has a new Car Wars in the works.

boy wundyr x Inactive Member05 Apr 2017 2:38 p.m. PST

Be interesting to see if miniatures come out to support this, and in what scale.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 3:44 p.m. PST

Car Wars is better in memory than in reality. A new version – or similarly-themed game – can really improve on 1/10th of a second turns that take several minutes to resolve. You could spend a couple of hours resolving a combat that lasts less than a second in "real time".

Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 4:36 p.m. PST

darthfozzywig – Totally understand what you're talking about. Try Machinas, the author, Carmen, really did a good job in keeping everyone involved all the time. Here are some Bat Reps.



ordinarybass05 Apr 2017 5:12 p.m. PST

I'm pretty well set for post apoc and I like Nuclear Renaissance's vehicle rules. Still, I'll probably buy it. I like these Osprey rulesets.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 5:48 p.m. PST

Thanks, Ed, I'll check it out.

Grimmnar05 Apr 2017 9:16 p.m. PST

There are a crapton of auto combat games out there right now, new and old.
Got a list around here some where.


Ney Ney06 Apr 2017 2:13 a.m. PST


Let us wait and see if this falls into the Good Osprey camp or the Bad Osprey camp!

Anyone know about the author's work? Has he done other rules?

Whitestreak Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 10:25 a.m. PST

Steve Jackson Games is working on an updated version of Car Wars.

They're going for fast and fun as their design criteria.

The original version, which I loved when it came out, became bloated to a Star Fleet Battles level, though. When one minute of game time takes two hours to play, something is wrong.

Dynaman878906 Apr 2017 4:16 p.m. PST

> When one minute of game time takes two hours to play, something is wrong.

Each turn was one second. I was never in a game that lasted for a whole minute of game time.

IronMike10 Apr 2017 1:08 p.m. PST

I have yet to be disappointed with any game I've bought from Osprey, so I'm looking forward to this one…

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