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Author Topic: UFO Squad Board in action (new pics, page 2)  (Read 5511 times)

Offline fergal

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Re: UFO Squad Board in action
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2015, 04:20:04 PM »
majorsmith, I made them and should have them for sale in a week or two.  They are so stylized that I don't expect them to be great sellers, but there must be others out there that want the same bit of nostalgia  8)

Offline majorsmith

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Re: UFO Squad Board in action
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2015, 04:38:29 PM »
They look like the games buildings so that's grand!

Offline Corporal Chaos

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Re: UFO Squad Board in action
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2015, 05:53:20 PM »
This post may be premature as I have not read the whole thread but.... WOW! What rules are you using? So so cool!
I should be painting right now.

Offline fergal

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Re: UFO Squad Board in action
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2015, 06:04:10 PM »
Hi Corporal, they are the UFO Squad rules, based on the Song of.. system of rules.  Just ran the con game yesterday and had two people say that it was the most fun game they played all weekend.  I'll post some pics of it up soon.

Offline Corporal Chaos

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Re: UFO Squad Board in action
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2015, 07:19:17 PM »
I must admit that that was one of the most fun games I ever played. To be able to play on the table would just be the bees knees. I'll definetly check out the Song of rules sets. If looked at SoBH AARs and like what I've seen. Thanks and great job with the set up and minis.  8)

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Re: UFO Squad Board in action
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2015, 11:14:34 PM »
No Corporal Chaos, I've already done the hard work for you!  Check this out http://crossoverminiatures.com/product/ufo-squad-rules/, it's what we used this weekend to a really fun effect.

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Re: UFO Squad Board in action
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2015, 08:05:30 AM »
Did you run this table at Crisis then?  :o

If you did, I missed it completely and I will be kicking myself for a month!  :'(

UFO (the original) is up there as one of my favourite games of all time (together with Diablo and TIE-Fighter ;) ), and I've been toying with the idea of porting the game to the tabletop for the longest time. But here you are with a perfect rendition of the classic game.

It looks marvelous and everyone who ever played the game will be instantly taken back to their time sitting behind their 486, all tensed up when hearing those pesky Sectoids move, somewhere behind the farm house (and of course, in the corn field)!  8)

Awesome work; I think I might just try out your system as well...
Miniatures you say? Well I too, like to live dangerously...
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Offline fergal

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Re: UFO Squad Board in action
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2015, 03:43:50 PM »
Did you run this table at Crisis then?  :o

If you did, I missed it completely and I will be kicking myself for a month!  :'(

No, I wish.  My local con here in Vermont, USA. 

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UFO (the original) is up there as one of my favourite games of all time.

DITTO!

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But here you are with a perfect rendition of the classic game.

Some may say different :)  I wanted to take the aspects I loved, alien fog of war, suspense, big aliens that kill you and reproduce, all the fun stuff and add that to a tabletop game.  I didn't try and copy or reproduce it, but take out the essence of what we all loved and strapped that on to the super-fun Song of... game engine.

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It looks marvelous and everyone who ever played the game will be instantly taken back to their time sitting behind their 486, all tensed up when hearing those pesky Sectoids move, somewhere behind the farm house (and of course, in the corn field)!  8)

The general feeling from the con was that it was took you back :)  Lot's of folks stopped by and recognized the board instantly!

Thanks for the comments!  I'll post some pics of the final game here in a few hours.

Offline fergal

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Re: UFO Squad Board in action
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2015, 04:04:30 PM »
Here are the random pics from the con game.  We had two 6 man teams of UFO Squadies trying to get a piece of alien tech from the farmhouse to the Dropship.  Two identical teams of 5 greys, 1 Cryptozoid, and one Assault Disk tried to stop them.  It all came down to a shoot out in the middle of the board, but in the end, the UFO Squad managed to make a getaway.

Quite a bit of fun, the humans had a run of good luck in the end and one human remained locked in combat with a cryptozoid for 7 turn-overs!!  It was very close even though the humans had quite a few more able bodies on the board at the end.


















































Offline wellender

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Re: UFO Squad Board in action (new pics, page 2)
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2015, 04:54:09 PM »
I like the buildings.  Will be doing the room inserts and stairs as well?

Offline fergal

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Re: UFO Squad Board in action (new pics, page 2)
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2015, 04:58:07 PM »
You bet, it's all ready to go, I just need to make a few tweaks to my machine before I put them in the store.


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Re: UFO Squad Board in action (new pics, page 2)
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2015, 05:05:22 PM »
awesome.  They'll fit in nicely with buildings I already have.

Offline majorsmith

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Re: UFO Squad Board in action (new pics, page 2)
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2015, 05:44:52 PM »
I can almost here the clip clop of the troops feet leaving the skyranger

Offline Jeffmal

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Re: UFO Squad Board in action (new pics, page 2)
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2016, 10:27:23 PM »
I love it--big homage to the classic PC game here (but no blue armor? C'mon man! Haha)--excellent work!

Offline fergal

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Re: UFO Squad Board in action (new pics, page 2)
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2016, 12:19:09 AM »
Thanks for recognizing it :)  I've got some dudes that will go in there that should look familiar to you, we were just using proxies here as no one had them painted yet.


 

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