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Mordheimer



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PostSubject: The game it started all...   Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:51 am

It was August 16, 2008. DaBank and I wanted to play Space Hulk... which had not been played in a decade. He had some paper tiles, and I had Genestealers and Terminators. We met, and before we set up he asked... "Do you mind if we use Guardsmen instead of Terminators? I want to do this like the movie Aliens!" My reply? "Sure! But I don't like the stating movement of the Action Points (AP)... do you mind if we just set some standard movement, like in Mordheim?" His reply? "Sure! We need some stats... " We laughed, "I got you covered!"

We played two games that night... making rules as we go. DaBank played 10 IGs and I played 20 Genestealers. The IG's on the table, bugs on blips. We also played 'Labyrinth' map, each putting a random tile on their turn. Each turn went as follow.

1) IG placed a random tile and move as normal. If a blip (represented by a yellow bead) was within direct (unobstructed) LoS, roll a D6. On a 4+ the bead was a Genestealer; if not, the blip removed.
2) Genestealers rolled a D6 blip counters per entrance point (we had 3). Player moved each bead as a 'normal' Genestealer. If IG became in direct (unobstructed) LoS, roll a D6. On a 4+ the bead was a Genestealer; if not, the blip removed.
3) Turns repeated until all models from one side were dead.

I had unlimited beads, so there was a point there was over 40 beads on the table, all moving rapidly toward the IGs... but NOBODY knew if they were 'real' or not. At the end, the bugs prevailed... com'on! It was 20 Genestealer vs. 10 IGs... they were doomed! HA!

Here are some historical pictures.



Random tile placement... 4 hallways (the far right is barely visible). Notice the blips piling up!


That last hallway... with a blip conga-line of doom.





























A Dragon?!? Nope... the first and only sight of a Tyranid Dominatrix. Too bad they all died before they could report it!


From there, we started. First, we wanted to make rules for our board game... which turned into a skirmish... which turned to an adaptation of Mordheim... which merged Necromunda and Gorkamorka... which turn on a game of its own, with original rules, balanced game mechanics and so on. Death Squads was born!

For more OLD Death Squads pictures visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29644515@N07/



Space Marine Dance!

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Da Bank



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PostSubject: Re: The game it started all...   Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:13 am

Wow! Pretty funny how it all worked out.
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pathfinder dubstyles



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PostSubject: Re: The game it started all...   Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:06 pm

I just got Space hulk, going to play as guard sometime, it looks fun!
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Mordheimer



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PostSubject: Re: The game it started all...   Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:31 am

Man... I just remember this.

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Since I ask "What do you think?" to all Staff, I have included it here to save time.

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PostSubject: Re: The game it started all...   Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:11 am

RANDOM! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: The game it started all...   Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:26 am

Missed this post at first, nice to read it! A small history lesson. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The game it started all...   Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:20 am

Pretty cool what came from this game.

I am very happy with how things have turned out.
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PostSubject: Re: The game it started all...   Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:43 pm

Just came across this thread linked from the thank you thread...I gotta say, I humbly request that the Close Quarters Combat section hinted at in TLRB come to fruition.
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