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08 Oct 2021 11:59 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Large Scale Dunes Game? Yes!" to "Large-Scale Dune Game? Yes!"

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Oct 2021 11:58 a.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

Would you play a large scale, land-based mass-combat miniature-based wargame set in the planets of the Dune universe?

52% said "yes, I would play"
36% said "no, I would not play"

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2021 4:47 p.m. PST

I've been toying for a couple years with the idea of creating a package of STLs that would enable players to print 6mm scale Spice Wars vehicles and infantry for this, including a large sandworm. Might be time I dusted off that concept.

Chimpy Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2021 5:26 p.m. PST

Fine as long as it wasn't produced by GW or FFG.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2021 6:24 p.m. PST

You did notice how often the reply was "well, yes, maybe, if a friend asked, as long as I didn't have to do any of the work?"

I'm trying to imagine the game period to which my reply would be "no, no matter who asks and no matter how little I'd have to do." That 36% is actually pretty impressive.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2021 8:50 p.m. PST

You did notice how often the reply was "well, yes, maybe, if a friend asked, as long as I didn't have to do any of the work?"

Well, yeah. That also applies to Ironclads, Wooden Ships, Napoleonics, Franco Prussian War, Spanish Civil War, Mexican American War, GorkaMorka…..
That's how our group works. Nobody is helping me out with Yorktown, Setauket, Spencer's Ordinary, Majabigwaduce, Alamance…
Why should they? I hope they like what I contribute. If they don't …

Augustus09 Oct 2021 12:26 p.m. PST

MJ figures had a line of 20mm Dune, but they have recently disappeared.

Zephyr109 Oct 2021 2:40 p.m. PST

It would have to be better than the Dune computer game that I played the Bleeped text out of many, many years ago…

(It was always a tense moment wondering if the sandworm was going to get your spice harvester before it could get picked up… ;-)

Covert Walrus09 Oct 2021 6:58 p.m. PST

@Javelin, oh hell yes!

TBH, with the cost of getting something printed begin relatively cheap for 6mm stuff, I have been tempted by several such packages offered for games I don't play or haven't got a particular faction for . . . and if its a one-off, reasonably low-res models in recyclable materials like filament printer plaster are ideal.

And yours will naturally be of high quality as well :)

HMS Exeter10 Oct 2021 8:58 a.m. PST

It is an attractive concept in principle, but it all comes apart when you have to try and reconcile lazguns and shields. One oopsie and it's time to order pizza.

So you assume no one risks lazguns and it's all now swords and shields and saves and dart guns. OK as a skirmish game, but big battles, not so much.

But, as I sit here, I am beginning to warm to the idea of a TSATF variant. Hmm. Now that's got possibilities.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2021 3:40 p.m. PST

Get an old dusty Shop Vac hose, and you have the sand worms.
That's what they reminded me of in the 1st movie. The sandworm surfing was rather silly.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2021 3:42 p.m. PST

MJ figures had a line of 20mm Dune, but they have recently disappeared.

Could that have been due to trademark concerns? A few "not LOTR" ranges disappeared for that reason.

Earl of the North11 Oct 2021 4:54 a.m. PST

On lasguns and shields, standard protocol was apparently to drop shields if some one fires a lasgun. Setting things on Dune removes a lot of that since your limited with shields to urban and rocky areas. For 6mm I'd probably base it more on the computer games series than the books.

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