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Offline Arundel

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Samurai Skirmish Boardgame from 1980s
« on: August 22, 2019, 03:35:28 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, 03:40:38 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, 02:15:27 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, 02:31:54 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.

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Re: Samurai Skirmish Boardgame from 1980s
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2019, 11:32:29 AM »
I still have it, from memory I think it was the same as Cry Havoc the medieval version.
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Re: Samurai Skirmish Boardgame from 1980s
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2019, 01:44:50 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, 07:00:55 PM »
They also did Siege and Outremer I think.