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Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Aug 2018 4:56 p.m. PST

Get it here for free.

Trivia questions/contest.

In what year was it originally released?

What was it's original name?

Why was it changed to Chain Reaction?

First one to answer all three questions correctly receives a free PDF of the rules set of their choice.

Personal logo DuckanCover Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2018 7:18 p.m. PST

It's because of your help some years ago completing my historical collection of THW games, that I'll recuse myself from this. Tally ho gents! thumbs up


Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2018 8:01 p.m. PST

The first copy I own is dated 2002 and refers to "Guns and Girls" as being the overseas title. The designer notes refer to the "Chopper Chicks" (aka "Choppa Chix") as an early scenario involving zombies. So my SWAG is Chapper Chicks in 2001. Presumably the title was changed to Chain Reaction due to the base reaction system.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2018 8:21 p.m. PST

I think Girls and Guns was the first THW that I owned. Warrior Heroes or Warrior Legends (I think) was another early set that I still have. They are a small stapled booklet.

Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Aug 2018 8:35 a.m. PST

gamertom has the first two questions correct.

Stryderg13 Aug 2018 12:12 p.m. PST

Name was changed due to the brouhaha caused on TMP by the cover art.

Brouhaha, aka: rukus, dust up, fracas, or row.

Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Aug 2018 3:04 p.m. PST

Winner! Yep, the cover caused quite a stir. LOL.

Two lovely ladies tastefully posing in bikinis with assault rifles.

Email me for your PDF.

Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Aug 2018 12:41 p.m. PST

Gamertom – Check your Private Messages.

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2018 4:13 p.m. PST

A big thank you to Stryderg!!

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2018 5:57 p.m. PST

I've downloaded my copy as well as a copy of Adventures in Lost Lands. I wonder if I can add dinosaurs to my ATZ games? Zombieland meets Jurassic Park

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART14 Aug 2018 7:07 p.m. PST

A few days ago I downloaded and read Chain Reaction 2015 and began to study and experiment with It. It was a joy to play, especially because I finally was able to wrap my tiny brain around the THW system with some degree of confidence.

I saw this thread and thought, 'hold my beer, I've got this'. I just downloaded 2018 and skimmed through it a few times. It looks like back to school time because the changes seem pretty significant. I'm suffering from rules collision but it should be temporary. I'm sure it will be just as fun to play. just faster.

Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 8:27 a.m. PST

Captain – I'd use them both depending upon what yo want to play. They are pretty similar but one is tabletop with measuring (2015) the other (2018) is play on a small 12" area without table movement.

Want to give people options. In fact, I'll repost 2015 as another option. Both are compatible with each other, just a matter of how you want to play it.

Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 9:32 a.m. PST

Click the link to get Chain Reaction 2015 for
Chain Reaction 2015

Chain Reaction 2018 is played on an 8" by 10" Battle Board.

Chain Reaction 2015 is played on a 3' x 3' Tabletop.

Chain Reaction 2018 has all the action in one spot the Battle Board.

Chain Reaction 2015 let's you move your troops over the table, in and out of terrain, shooting from table edge to table edge.

Play either way or play both, as they are totally compatible.
Just play the game!

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART15 Aug 2018 2:23 p.m. PST

Just the impression I got after a more thorough reading of the rules. It looks like both could be used interchangeably in a campaign, depending on mood or available gaming space. Thank you for offering it to us and thank you for your reply.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2018 9:12 p.m. PST

You mean girls in bikinis with guns is controversial?

Apparently Youtube hasn't received the message…….

Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Aug 2018 1:33 p.m. PST

Thresher01 – That was back in 2005 and I was pretty surpised bakc then myself.

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