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rvandusen03 Mar 2018 2:22 p.m. PST

No, not the cartoon, but the made for TV movie from 1972.

Some nice person uploaded it to YouTube -

In the human force are Mercer and Diana Boley, Chief and his deputy, Reeger and 4 bikers, and an unnamed dog handler with 6 dogs. There are only 3 shotguns and two revolvers. If playing the scenario from the beginning, you can have Uncle Willie, Mrs Parks, and Buddy in addition.

The Gargoyle force is a male winged gargoyle, 1 to 2 female winged gargoyles, and 10 12 Sleestak gargoyles. Since the demons don't have guns or magic powers, it would be best to give them an advantage in hand-to-hand combat,though Mercer beats down one with a rock at one point.

A fun little movie at only an hour and fourteen minutes.

M C MonkeyDew03 Mar 2018 2:38 p.m. PST

Fun movie indeed but no. have not gamed it.


Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2018 4:20 p.m. PST

I pretty good movie but I think only a short skirmish game as presented. Like gaming gunfight at the OK Corral. It's all over in a couple turns.

Rather wait until there are 100 gargoyles and a platoon of National Guard show up. Now you are fighting.

I have gamed US Army vs Cave Monsters using Toobs cave creatures as the monsters.


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skinkmasterreturns04 Mar 2018 6:24 a.m. PST

Cornel Wilde vs the Natchinko! I actually did think about gaming it at one point but never quite got around to it.

Legion 404 Mar 2018 4:19 p.m. PST

I liked the cartoon show. Waaay back then …

Oberlindes Sol LIC04 Mar 2018 4:41 p.m. PST

I have never gamed that movie, which I think was a Movie of the Week, but I remember it from when I was a kid. It was really fun.

Cacique Caribe04 Mar 2018 5:57 p.m. PST

Just imagine swarms of them spreading across the land … breeding within every cave and abandoned mine … and attacking every isolated desert town.

That would be epic!

Check out this 15mm guy from Splintered Light Minis:


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rvandusen05 Mar 2018 4:00 a.m. PST

Cacique, that Splintered Light figure looks like a nice stand-in for Bernie Casey.

I think in 15mm it would make quite the epic game at budget prices.

Any ideas regarding what I call the "Sleestak" (after Land of the Lost) gargoyles? It looks like there were four types – the beaked version at the foot of the bed, another beaked type with bug eyes, one with more of a beast face with horns, and the last with a spiked crest.

Cacique Caribe05 Mar 2018 4:35 a.m. PST

Hmm. I'll have to look. Perhaps some unclothed goblins, harpies or demon "imps", if painted right?


skinkmasterreturns05 Mar 2018 7:16 a.m. PST

I doubt I'll ever game it,but I think I'll watch it again. I better be careful though, one of them Gar things might get me!

Cacique Caribe06 Mar 2018 4:55 p.m. PST

Lol. Watch it during the day then, with lots of friends around.


Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 4:51 p.m. PST

I forgot. Twilight Creations used to make Demons. Some of them look like gargoyles.



Mike Bunkermeister Creek

Cacique Caribe26 Apr 2018 8:27 p.m. PST


Feeling a little bit Silurian? :)

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LostPict Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 9:19 a.m. PST

I remember watching that movie as a kid and really liking it. It could be a fun game.

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