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Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 8:03 a.m. PST

A two-part question:

1. Which team sports miniatures game would you be interested in playing if given an opportunity?

2. Which team sports figures and/or game system would you be interested in purchasing based on your level of interest in that particular sport?

A. American football
B. Baseball
C. Basketball
D. Hockey
E. Soccer (association football)
F. Other (rugby, cricket, lacrosse, team tennis, Australian Rules Football, Olympics, etc.)
G. No interest

I'd probably play just about any of them, as I've always been a fan of team sports. I know that soccer is presently covered in 28mm by Eureka, and that there was an extensive tabletop "flick-to-kick" version by Subbuteo. Hockey is/was covered by Impact! Miniatures, but I don't know what their business status is at the moment. There was once a 25mm American football game and miniatures by Tabletop Games (TTG) under the title "Gridiron Heroes", but those are pretty much long gone.

Alright, folks, let's "PLAY BALL!" thumbs up

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 8:08 a.m. PST

G no interest in sports games at all.

KSmyth11 Aug 2017 8:26 a.m. PST

B. I've played baseball using Reviresco's baseball miniatures. Sherco Grand Slam Baseball were my rules. Played on a gridded felt mat. Even made a modest reproduction of Sportsman's Park in St. Louis 1940. It was fun, and I should haul it out again.

Played Subuteo soccer a few times, thought it great fun.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 8:29 a.m. PST

Formula 1.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

G

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

E – Play Subbuteo – over time bought a bit
Racing always fun from Chariots and Sleds to Formula1

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 8:51 a.m. PST

Roller Derby.

nevals11 Aug 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

E. Spent half of my "studying" time in high school playing with a set of Airfix Footballers knock offs. They were from Greece , had tiny stickers with badges of Greek league's teams PAOK and AEK. Played at least 20 World Cups, including qualifications. Even had Wales winning it once. Plus tens of European Cups and other tournaments. Used my own primitive but fun rules.

dilettante Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 9:16 a.m. PST

Also Roller Derby.

Timmo uk11 Aug 2017 9:27 a.m. PST

G

dwight shrute11 Aug 2017 11:46 a.m. PST

crash tackle the rugby union game with figures is thoroughly enjoyable

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

I love playing team sports. Well … I used to back when I could (not that I was good, but I was there). Wargaming is a very different modality in most respects. Still there are a couple that I think work well …

Troll Ball, which is "dirt lot" association football with the option to take players out (though that is a very risky stratagem … you really need to be desperate).

Gladiator Wrecks a demolition derby game, which when you play on an oval becomes a chariot race.

Captain Dunsel Inactive Member11 Aug 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

1. Corner Kick! which is a set of rules published by the Virtual Armchair General for simulating soccer games with miniatures. I've read the rules and they look absolutely great.

2. Soccer

Sudwind11 Aug 2017 6:56 p.m. PST

Electric football is absolutely the most challenging gaming experience out there. I don't mean the toy you got as a kid though….players today create custom fields of more realistic size, with multiple motors. The faster players cover a 100 scale yards in less than 4 seconds. Custom figures, custom bases….tweaked so the players go where you want consistently. You get less than 2 seconds in our league to stop the board for a pass play….if you don't, you will probably be sacked. Players create offensive and defensive plays and schemes….clocks give you under 45 seconds between plays to shuttle players in and out and set up your offense/defense. You have to learn to pass and kick the little felt ball accurately. A game is a 3 hour strategy duel.

Look for videos for the LAEFL to see some of the action….it is a great gaming experience!

Jimmy da Purple12 Aug 2017 6:15 a.m. PST

I would love to have a hockey game

Personal logo Lost Wolf Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2017 7:12 p.m. PST

I'd be all over an American football miniatures game, especially college football. Also wouldn't walk away from a good, fast soccer game.

huron72521 Aug 2017 3:02 p.m. PST

Any. Being into sports board games and wargaming miniatures it only makes sense right!? Right!

Sportsclix came out with a baseball game years ago that married the two. But it never really took off. I enjoyed playing the game and still do very occasionally.

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