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Skinflint Games20 Nov 2018 4:42 p.m. PST

Dan, the magnificent bastard that he is, fished this off eBay as a birthday present for me a couple of weeks back – one of the best skirmish games I ever played, an awful lot of my early 1990s was lost to this game!

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/forgotten-classics-game-review-firefight-alternative-armies

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2018 6:49 p.m. PST

Definitely a terrific game. Played it quite a lot.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian20 Nov 2018 8:40 p.m. PST

Seeing the figures in a hobby shop circa 1994 and buying the rules is what got me into Sci Fi. I can remember painting my first Crusaders with U2's Mysterious Ways blaring in the background. Now when I hear that it gives me a certain satisfactory feeling. Shame they did not expand on these. Ended up writing my own rules for vehicles, walkers, etc. Even now when I buy new stuff, like Warlord's Varai I conceive of them in terms of Firefight stats. The Firefight figures figures are some of my all-time favorites and are on the never-sell list.

The only other games that have affected me so profoundly are PigWars, Full Thrust and Wesencraft's Napoleonic rules.

Still play them occasionally.

Skinflint Games21 Nov 2018 4:09 p.m. PST

Thanks guys! Was a brilliant game and it never got the acclaim it deserved, hope i can redress the balance somewhat

GypsyComet22 Nov 2018 12:08 p.m. PST

Gavin is probably out of the printed books, but the minis are still around.
https://theionage.com

Gavin Syme GBS Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Nov 2018 3:25 a.m. PST

Thanks chaps. We have a some prints left and we have the miniatures. Email me for details info@theionage.com if you are keen.

GBS
theionage.com

GypsyComet24 Nov 2018 11:53 a.m. PST

I sit corrected.

Skinflint Games28 Nov 2018 3:33 p.m. PST

@Gavin Symes – I don't know whether to ask you for an autograph or invoice you for the first half of my 1990s ;-) We've been mucking around with a version that nixes the squares and just uses open battlegrounds, batreps to come – and thanks for such a brilliant game!

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