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Author Topic: Samurai Skirmish Boardgame from 1980s  (Read 913 times)

Offline Arundel

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Samurai Skirmish Boardgame from 1980s
« on: August 22, 2019, 02:35:28 AM »
Hi All,

I have fond memories of a samurai skirmish boardgame of the 1980s and am trying to track it down. It was beautifully illustrated with nice counters of various protagonists, and each piece when flipped over showed the character dead or wounded. I think it was set in the earlier Heike War. Do any of you know what game this might have been? Thank you for any help!

Daryl

Offline smirnoff

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Re: Samurai Skirmish Boardgame from 1980s
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 02:40:38 AM »
Samurai Blades, printable version here
https://www.cryhavocfan.org/eng/suite/samurai/sagame.htm

Offline Arundel

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Re: Samurai Skirmish Boardgame from 1980s
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2019, 01:15:27 PM »
Yep, that was it. Thank you very much!!!  :D

Offline has.been

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Re: Samurai Skirmish Boardgame from 1980s
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2019, 01:31:54 PM »
A good filler game of which I have fond memories. I lent it to a 'friend' & never
got it back. Never got around to replacing it.
played the ninja scenario & managed to kill every sleeping samurai quietly & leave the
board, my poor opponent could do nothing.

Offline Malamute

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Re: Samurai Skirmish Boardgame from 1980s
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2019, 10:32:29 AM »
I still have it, from memory I think it was the same as Cry Havoc the medieval version.
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Offline has.been

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Re: Samurai Skirmish Boardgame from 1980s
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2019, 12:44:50 PM »
Yes and also a series of (IMHO naff) fantasy figures which included a giant war Hedgehog!

Offline smirnoff

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Re: Samurai Skirmish Boardgame from 1980s
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2019, 06:00:55 PM »
They also did Siege and Outremer I think.

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Samurai Skirmish Boardgame from 1980s
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2019, 07:00:05 AM »
Fun idea, dreadful system. A peasant had a better chance of killing the knight who was attacking him than the knight of hurting him.
The laws of probability do not apply to my dice in wargames or to my finesses in bridge.