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Offline Codsticker

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Re: China Station -- Pulp Alley
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2019, 02:44:10 AM »
BTW, I was sniffing around Bob's site and I can't find any background to the China Station setting. Did he have a blog or some such where he published his material or was it just a range of figures he produced?

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Re: China Station -- Pulp Alley
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2019, 05:21:45 AM »
Codsticker, have you ever played in one of Bob Murch's games? ...perhaps at a local convention in Vancouver, BC?  I notice you are in his area.

I played in one of his China Station games using Rugged Adventures in Olympia, Washington a few years ago. Don't remember the setting being very detailed in terms of the explanation for what we were doing. But Bob's terrain was fantastic, and his figure painting is really excellent.
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Re: China Station -- Pulp Alley
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2019, 07:34:59 PM »
warrenpeace is spot on about Bob's game.
I was lucky to play in a game at Enfilade in 2009.
Excellent terrain and figures.
Lots of fun had by all.
I know Bob has a Facebook page.
I don't do F-book so can't tell you what is on it.
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Offline Codsticker

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Re: China Station -- Pulp Alley
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2019, 08:27:04 AM »
No, never had a chance to play in one of his games. I went to the Vancouver convention for the first time last year and he wasn't there. Maybe this year... :)

Offline lethallee61

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Re: China Station -- Pulp Alley
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2019, 08:39:08 AM »
Given that I’ve just put in an order today for some appropriately “China Station” themed miniatures from both Pulp Figures and Copplestone, it looks I’ll definitely be picking up this series after all, regardless of my earlier comments.

Just as well my birthday is coming up next month - I can put all the purchases down to that (“Just give me money everyone, then I can get what I really want...).  :D
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Offline Arundel

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Re: China Station -- Pulp Alley
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2019, 02:34:20 PM »
I've never had the pleasure of playing in one of Mr Murch's games (you lucky devils), but I've spent a good deal of time looking at photos of them. I remember quite a few seem to features the players wearing silly headgear, which is certainly a good sign.

Not to deflect this from Pulp Alley, but what did you think of the Rugged Adventure rules? I remember they used to be available on his website but not sure I ever took a look at them...

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Re: China Station -- Pulp Alley
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2019, 03:11:42 AM »
7 packs of Chinese, OLD sculpts but NEW molds(!!!), are now available again @ Pulp Figures!!!

Rugged Adventures seemed a bit vague and unfocused, per the copy I downloaded years ago. The game Bob ran was the same. A lot of us milling about with some objectives, some fighting, and some creative moves. But overall not the tight thoroughly playtested experience that is Pulp Alley. (Back then .45 Adventures was the most popular set of Pulp rules here on LAF.)

Offline nandrin

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Re: China Station -- Pulp Alley
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2019, 09:24:09 AM »
I agree to warrenpeace, Rugged Adventures has some good ideas, but all in all it does not run so smooth compared to PA. I played A LOT of skirmish rules in my hobby experience and for me PA just is it. Well balanced, versatile, fast and fun, endless options for leagues and scenarios.

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Re: China Station -- Pulp Alley
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2019, 02:39:05 PM »
Yes, doesn't surprise me, really. Pulp Alley is a tough one to beat in this category!  :)

Offline Chris Abbey

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Re: China Station -- Pulp Alley
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2019, 12:16:14 PM »
Here at Sally 4th, we are very much looking forward to playing China Station scenarios, through out the year.



We have the first set of China Station cards available for pre order in our Pulp Alley Section: http://wargamesbuildings.co.uk/Pulp-Alley-Gaming-Accessories

We also have the Pulp Figures China Station range in stock http://wargamesbuildings.co.uk/Pulp-Figures/Pulp-Figures-China-Station



We also stock the complete range of Copplestone and Artizan Pulp miniatures including 'Back of Beyond' that has many miniatures suitable for this sort of campaign. http://wargamesbuildings.co.uk/Copplestone-Castings/Back-of-Beyond


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Re: China Station -- Pulp Alley
« Reply #25 on: Today at 07:54:35 PM »
THANKS so much for all the encouraging comments. There's a very selfish reason why we try so hard to make sure Pulp Alley is fun to play. It is because we actually play Pulp Alley.   ;)  :D


If you subscribed to the CHINA STATION SUPER COMBO, then your Scenario Packs for episode #1 and #2 will be delivered together. Also, you can download the files for Episode #1 now, but we'll email Episode #2 directly to you in February.


HAVE FUN


Dave
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