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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 5:59 a.m. PST

Just imagine your carefully-painted tanks, drones, spaceships playing laser tag against each other, and moving around the terrain you've placed on your gaming table.

Perhaps even with your preferred wargame rules parameters already uploaded to them, just to make sure your commands don't exceed what is allowed in the rules. :)

Thoughts?

Dan

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Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 6:14 a.m. PST

I think that will be a different hobby altogether and not the wargaming hobby. Similar to the distinction between computer games such as the Total War franchise and tabletop miniature gaming.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

Look out for the Cat!!!!

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 6:58 a.m. PST

That might not work for American Revolution, unless Mister Franklin gets a huge appropriation from the Continental Congreff.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member29 Jun 2017 7:14 a.m. PST

"…Continental Congreff."

Winston, LOL – that's ffunny.

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 7:16 a.m. PST

There is a tank museum in southern Virginia that has a large indoor 1/16 RC Tank battlefield where they do a variant of this. More akin to a video game, but very cool.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

I'm sure this could be fun and attract a lot people but it wouldn't scratch that "playing with toy soldiers" itch for me. I like the look and feel of serried ranks of painted metal figures or unpainted plastic figures. old fart

olicana29 Jun 2017 7:53 a.m. PST

Popping baloons………………

UshCha Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

This is a different branch definitely a not a replacement. Now 3D Holograms instead of figures, YES, THE ULTIMATE, unbreakable figures, on a full 3D holo projected board, maybe. These have been around a while. No simple way to make them work like a company, even less a battalion.

Dynaman878929 Jun 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

All I see is a bunch of blind stupid people.

Korvessa29 Jun 2017 10:24 a.m. PST

Almost 30 years ago I met some guys that did ACW naval – firing ballbearins at each other and sinking their ships in a lake

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 11:18 a.m. PST

Dynaman8789: "All I see is a bunch of blind stupid people."

And that differs from today how? :)

Dan

Dynaman878929 Jun 2017 11:46 a.m. PST

No robot lasers yet. Right now they have to console themselves with having their Fiance (Wife?) shoot them through a book, sadly he managed to procreate before being shot.

Norman D Landings Inactive Member29 Jun 2017 11:51 a.m. PST

I was under the impression that I was the wargaming Norm…

ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 12:22 p.m. PST

I don't know? How long before folks are runnign around looking for imaginary chibi creatures that their phone tells them to search for…

Zephyr129 Jun 2017 1:42 p.m. PST

You know, at some point some joker will amp up the power of the lasers his minis use enough to ignite/melt his opponent's minis… ;-)

(Of course, those fearing that outcome should start investing in laser reflective/high temperature resistant paints… ;-)

Legion 429 Jun 2017 2:57 p.m. PST

Pretty cool !

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member29 Jun 2017 3:42 p.m. PST

Well it sure beats setting up my opposing forces of MARX 6" soldiers in the backyard and alternating turns throwing dirt clods at them.

tkdguy29 Jun 2017 5:02 p.m. PST

I'd use that to zap any bugs infesting my home.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 6:46 p.m. PST

Well it sure beats…

Actually, I don't think it does. ;->=

And, we used bottle rockets.

I've played with tanks that basically used Laser Tag, and there are drones that do that.

I'm good with moving my toy soldiers on the table myself.

tkdguy: Hell, no more mice!

Doug

Dave056408 Aug 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

Back in the day, there was a comic in the UK which had as one of running stories a boy who had a remote control on his wrist.

Using this, he controlled an army of tanks (Centurions, if I recall) and Brit infantry, somewhat reminiscent of the old Airfix Infantry Combat but bigger (250mm?) to beat the "bad guys". Evreything seemed to fire something like a Sekiden pellet. Think "Home Alone" with miniatures.

So the idea has, like everything on Tomorrow's World, been around a long time.

I have also shown my age.

badger2213 Aug 2017 1:15 p.m. PST

"it went zap when it fired , and cursed when it missed and whir when it took aim…"


Owen

Personal logo Frank Wang Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 4:55 p.m. PST

Gundam Fighter?

Tgunner Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2017 6:24 a.m. PST

For more details on this terrifying invention…

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