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Offline matthais-mouse

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #990 on: May 15, 2014, 01:54:07 PM »
I would have loved to play the space hulk games, both new and old versions, but they go for a pretty penny now of what I have seen  :(
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #991 on: May 15, 2014, 02:47:01 PM »
I would have loved to play the space hulk games, both new and old versions, but they go for a pretty penny now of what I have seen  :(
Incursion from Grindhouse Games is mechanically very similar; instead of Space Marine Terminators hunting down Genestealers on an abandoned spaceship however, the theme is a crack team of Allies in mechanically-powered armour hunting down a mad Nazi scientist and his creations in a secret base deep underground/water.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #992 on: May 15, 2014, 07:10:31 PM »
Incursion from Grindhouse Games is mechanically very similar; instead of Space Marine Terminators hunting down Genestealers on an abandoned spaceship however, the theme is a crack team of Allies in mechanically-powered armour hunting down a mad Nazi scientist and his creations in a secret base deep underground/water.

I've got both and if push came to shove I'd probably favour Incursion. Just seems to run a little smoother. Also like the fact that you build your force personally rather than, like Space Hulk, having set squads for each scenario.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #993 on: May 15, 2014, 07:28:08 PM »
Incursion from Grindhouse Games is mechanically very similar; instead of Space Marine Terminators hunting down Genestealers on an abandoned spaceship however, the theme is a crack team of Allies in mechanically-powered armour hunting down a mad Nazi scientist and his creations in a secret base deep underground/water.
I've got both and if push came to shove I'd probably favour Incursion. Just seems to run a little smoother. Also like the fact that you build your force personally rather than, like Space Hulk, having set squads for each scenario.

Thanks for the info for the other game guys, I shall have a further look into it and see about purchasing a copy of it for me and a few friends to play  :)

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #994 on: May 15, 2014, 08:15:53 PM »
Haha, very true. Lets see if they can ruin this edition in one year  lol

Im 'too young to remember these' but of what I have read and seen they were very fluff heavy. Which is great in my opinion.  :)

I'm 19, too young is no excuse. you should spend every second of your free time scraping the internt to gather obscure 40k knowledge. :)
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #995 on: May 15, 2014, 08:23:30 PM »
I'm 19, too young is no excuse. you should spend every second of your free time scraping the internt to gather obscure 40k knowledge. :)

My quest for knowledge on the xenos threats of humanity have been gathered on the T'au, a much closer threat to my homeworld  :D

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #996 on: May 15, 2014, 08:25:03 PM »
Thanks for the info for the other game guys, I shall have a further look into it and see about purchasing a copy of it for me and a few friends to play  :)

Worth pointing out though that there are no mini's in the Incursion box. Just card stand ins. Doesn't bother me too much but you should know. Also the line of miniatures is really nice if you go that road.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #997 on: May 15, 2014, 08:49:30 PM »
Worth pointing out though that there are no mini's in the Incursion box. Just card stand ins. Doesn't bother me too much but you should know. Also the line of miniatures is really nice if you go that road.

More minis for the expanding collection  lol I would buy the minis eventually but the card stand ins would be fine for learning the game.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #998 on: May 16, 2014, 05:30:16 AM »
I had the 2nd ed(?) tyranids army book. I poured over the genestealer cult list that was in that a lot. Ended up collecting the Tyranids though. Still have an old school tyranid army.


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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #999 on: May 17, 2014, 11:21:16 PM »
Thanks for the info for the other game guys, I shall have a further look into it and see about purchasing a copy of it for me and a few friends to play  :)

There's also Level 7: Omega Protocol from Privateer Press.  It's a complete boardgame with all the minis in soft plastic.  Game tiles are lovely, and each of the "marine" characters have a range of special abilities and equipment options, so there's a little more depth.

The core mechanic involves "Adrenaline" action points - any point spent by the marines is passed to the monster player, who can trigger special ations or reinforcements with them.  So it's a balance between moving in quietly and going in all guns blazing.  It's very, very good...

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1000 on: May 18, 2014, 12:05:52 AM »
There's also Level 7: Omega Protocol from Privateer Press.  It's a complete boardgame with all the minis in soft plastic.  Game tiles are lovely, and each of the "marine" characters have a range of special abilities and equipment options, so there's a little more depth.

The core mechanic involves "Adrenaline" action points - any point spent by the marines is passed to the monster player, who can trigger special ations or reinforcements with them.  So it's a balance between moving in quietly and going in all guns blazing.  It's very, very good...

Now this one caught my cousins attention so I believe he shall be purchasing a copy. Which means I get to play it too haha. Thanks for all the info again everyone  :)

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1001 on: May 18, 2014, 06:28:07 PM »
rulebook is up for preorder.
£50 for 3 books in a nice sleeve.one is art and hobby stuff, one is fluff, the other is rules.
designs are nice, light and modern, a pleasant departure from the skulls and hammers of the last couple of editions.

does anyone else think that £50, whilst expensive, is actually not too bad for a nice set of books ?

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1002 on: May 18, 2014, 07:02:24 PM »
does anyone else think that £50, whilst expensive, is actually not too bad for a nice set of books ?
Its not cheap, but honestly I buy a lot of books in that price/page range, both hobby related and otherwise.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1003 on: May 18, 2014, 07:08:52 PM »
does anyone else think that £50, whilst expensive, is actually not too bad for a nice set of books ?

Not really, I'll quite happily spend a fortune on a book if I think it's worth it (I got the Star Wars Chronicles for £100, bargin  :D )

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #1004 on: May 18, 2014, 08:12:25 PM »
does anyone else think that £50, whilst expensive, is actually not too bad for a nice set of books ?

Well, there's that old chestnut about a book and it's cover...

 

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