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WWI Goes Steampunk
« on: April 19, 2012, 08:14:18 AM »
Yes, the First World War...

Lock'n'Load has posted the draft of their rules for Steam & Steel

Download the draft here
http://www.locknloadgame.com/UserFiles/rules%20revised%20large%20hex.apr.17.pdf

Pretty nifty looking game
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 08:19:08 AM »
Yes, the First World War...

Lock'n'Load has posted the draft of their rules for Steam & Steel

Download the draft here
http://www.locknloadgame.com/UserFiles/rules%20revised%20large%20hex.apr.17.pdf

Pretty nifty looking game

I've been following the game with interest since it was announced.

However, can't spend any time looking at the rules right now - I'm scheduled for some Conflict of Heroes this afternoon and can't afford to confuse my brain with two sets of rules at the same time.

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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 08:31:14 AM »
I've had the opportunity to play test the game me a couple of times with Mark. It is a good time driving the land battleships over the map.  8)
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 08:41:12 AM »
I've had the opportunity to play test the game me a couple of times with Mark. It is a good time driving the land battleships over the map.  8)

I'd like to see it done as a minis game.

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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 08:49:58 AM »
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012, 08:54:09 AM »
^ uh, methinks we have Gus available as a reviewer :D
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2012, 08:56:40 AM »
OH...MY...GAWD

Gus, you've got to try Dystopian Wars if you're that serious about a steampunk minis game.

Here, I've posted some works in progress of some of my land minis:









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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012, 08:57:21 AM »
^ uh, methinks we have Gus available as a reviewer :D

I don't think he's ever held a boardgame in his hands.

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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 09:02:08 AM »
^Au contraire. One of my very first reviews for the Wargamer was GMT's Prussia's Glory, assigned by...you LB. Take that!

However that was also the last board game I reviewed and that was 2002.

The above images are like porn to me. I see that Steam & Steel requires two to play...crap. Can Dystopian Wars be played solo?
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2012, 09:26:50 AM »
^Au contraire. One of my very first reviews for the Wargamer was GMT's Prussia's Glory, assigned by...you LB. Take that!

However that was also the last board game I reviewed and that was 2002.

The above images are like porn to me. I see that Steam & Steel requires two to play...crap. Can Dystopian Wars be played solo?

Hmmm. I had forgotten that.

Can DW be played solo? Well, yes, as much as any game can be played solo. It would be like playing Chess with yourself, but there is nothing inherent in the rules that prohibits you from doing so. There is a card system in the game, but I usually play without it. That would be the only mechanic that is "secret" from the other player.

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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2012, 09:30:38 AM »
Sounds kinda creepy. Better to play with at least one other person I am guessing. I guess I'm out...:(
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2012, 09:33:08 AM »
Sounds kinda creepy. Better to play with at least one other person I am guessing. I guess I'm out...:(

Wanna know a secret about minis?

They look good on a shelf. ;)

Seriously, if you're at all interested, buy some, paint them, and leave them scattered around your desk at work and your shelves at home. DW minis aren't that expensive and they look *awesome*.

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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2012, 09:35:44 AM »
yeah, yeah, yeah, DW minis are awesome... yadda yadda yadda...

who wants to check out Steam & Steel and give us some thoughts?
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2012, 09:43:19 AM »
^I definitely do but I have no one to play with.

LB got a site I can get some DW minis at?
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Re: WWI Goes Steampunk
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2012, 01:18:59 PM »
You could, theoretically, play a forum or vassal-driven game.
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