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Mad Doc Grotsnik
01-12-2007, 17:09
Whilst in the Tub (mmm... nice and clean, hope Maz is there tonight!) I was reading my old Man O War rulebook, and it got me thinking.

I never realised just how much I miss playing this game. Reading the book took me back some, and now I'm raring to go once again. Thankfully, my Empire fleet is big enough for two if I need to persuade other gamers of it's worth!

So which game do you miss most?

Count Sinister
01-12-2007, 17:26
I miss Space Hulk, although the fact that I can't miss Man O' War bothers me, as I'm sure I would have loved it if I had ever played it. There's something about war on the high seas that appeals to me...

Lucky
01-12-2007, 18:15
Necromunda was the first GW game I ever played, got to show my respect there. I picked up my first White Dwarf because it had a knight on the front (WD192) but my favourite pages were the 'Eavy Metal painted Van Saar and Delaque. Sod the knight I thought, I want some gangers! Oh nostalga...

I haven't played the reboot, it just doesn't appeal. The models just don't compare for a start.

My favourite game though was Gorkamorka. At it's core it was Necromunda with light vehicles but the dimentions opened up by the addition of trukks and traks were immense. With the new orks coming out I may dust off my old rule books...

Vic
01-12-2007, 18:26
Space Hulk, though now I play with my children from time to time. I own 1st edition, but also have 2nd ed rules.

f2k
01-12-2007, 18:28
I miss Man'o'War. I only had one game (at the local club), but that was the best game I've ever had...

ZuZ
01-12-2007, 18:34
Probably Mordheim. Sure I still play it, but when all the stuff was still fully supported it was great.

The Dark One
01-12-2007, 18:50
i miss warhammer quest the most
other than that Man o' War, Titan Legeons, Space Hulk, GorkaMorka, Dark Future and a few others

Count Sinister
01-12-2007, 19:38
Hey Vic! Yep, I have to agree with you on Space Hulk. GW's finest hour. I don't own it (a friend back in Ireland does) so I'm not sure how much I'll get to play here in the U.S. I have plans to build a 3d Space Hulk board. You know, build the floor tiles with walls, detail it with all sorts of stuff (tyranid bits, Imperial bits, the new Cities of Death building bits, and so on).
I must check if anyone in the local club has Man O War, though. I've been interested in it for years.
Necromunda has always appealed to me too, but I've never played (although I have the rules). I love the idea of Gorkamorka being a bit like Necromunda, but with vehicles. That sounds cool!

Agrip. Varenus Denter
01-12-2007, 19:44
Space Hulk... even though with Kill Teams it's been sorta made obsolete. Thankfully with the original rules available on the web, as well as the tiles - I'm able to play it as often as I like, though to be honest it'd be cooler to have a complete original boxed set.

Count Sinister
01-12-2007, 20:49
Me too, Varenus. Still, if that's not possible, plasticard, cities of death kits, and all sorts of odds and ends will be my friend. 3D space hulk here I come! (and, of course, it will be a board for kill team as well)

Etienne de Beaugard
01-12-2007, 20:56
I miss Mordheim. I had too much fun running through the burnt city.

Karnage
01-12-2007, 20:58
I remember playing Warhammer Quest in a store game back in 1997-1998 ish at the Swansea GW, me and a few of my friends played it and we absolutely loved it. We were actually going to end up buying the game and our own characters for it, but then it vanished from the store at about the same time we went to buy it. Ended up getting Epic 40,000 between us instead and it didn't really work out as well :(

So yeah, I'd love to see Warhammer Quest return, it is missed :D

silence
01-12-2007, 22:21
hmm, all great games. I've played the games mentioned on this thread and mourn the loss of them all, true classics each and everyone. However if I really had to I'd say the one I miss playing the most is spacehulk.

selfconstrukt
01-12-2007, 22:58
Warhammer Quest. One of the best games GW ever made, IMHO.

BTW, Man O War may be coming back in some form.

There was an in-house film made by GW that we got to watch in Memphis a while back, and some of the footage was from the studio. One of the sculptors had a serpentine dragon (?) that had no legs, about the size of his hand. It was completely flat on the bottom, like it would lay flat on the table, and had curved body parts, like a giant snake with parts of its body sticking up out of the water, and the tail also stuck up as well.

Maybe this is a "test model" for a new Man O War game, or a WFB supplement like the Mighty Empires one.

thelightbringer
01-12-2007, 23:00
space hulk!!no question!

kryptt
01-12-2007, 23:09
I have two copies of space hulk which I think makes one complete set. I also like to use the boards from space crusade another great game, and the boards from the Doom board game.

Cypher, the Emperor
01-12-2007, 23:22
All the old GW chit wargames (like Armageddon and Space Marine).

That and the old "Yellow book" version of Necromunda.

Count Sinister
01-12-2007, 23:29
Really, Selfknostruct - that sounds intriguing. And maybe it is a sign that Man O War might be coming back, in some form or other.

selfconstrukt
01-12-2007, 23:46
Really, Selfknostruct - that sounds intriguing. And maybe it is a sign that Man O War might be coming back, in some form or other.

Maybe, but it might have been for a WFB supplement, not a full Man O War release since it looked pretty big, about the length of the sculptors hand. Much too big for a Man O War model, I think.

The video itself is not on the Memphis server anymore (or I just can't find it!), but I'll try and get a screen shot of it and post it later if i can.

scarletsquig
01-12-2007, 23:57
Dungeonbowl.

Brewhouse bash also deserves a re-release in a stand-alone boxset format.

feelnopain666
02-12-2007, 02:57
I'm the only one to miss Titan Legions? I still play Space Hulk (tabletop game) so i can't say that I'm missing it much!

violenceha
02-12-2007, 04:00
Heroquest, just loved it.

Matt121
02-12-2007, 04:13
Necromunda did it for me, happy enough with the current rules but the lack of support is just disappointing, still remember using the polystyrene packing that came with our fridge years ago to act like different levels of a hive, worked well with space hulk too as i recall. I liked epic too when it first came out, not too pushed about the latest incarnation of it though.

snurl
02-12-2007, 05:29
Mordheim- they should have expanded it to other locations besides the city.
It is the true Warhammer skirmish game, and lottsa fun.

silence
02-12-2007, 07:30
but Snurl, they did kind of expand it beyond the city. Just not enough.

Titan legions, now there was a complex game, i liked the order counter idea.

snurl
02-12-2007, 08:10
but Snurl, they did kind of expand it beyond the city. Just not enough

Yes, but I meant to places like Karak Azgal or Castle Drakenhoff or Pragg.
With new scenarios and figures for each new version, would have been great.

Disco
02-12-2007, 08:39
Warhammer Quest, without doubt. It's fantastic.

Harry
02-12-2007, 10:28
@Self construct.
Shhhhhh. keep it secret, keep it safe. :D

@Snurl
They did start to take it out of the city with the excellent 'The Empire in Flames' and I think that expansion might have continued had Steve Hambrook not tragically died.

For me Heroquest and Space Crusade will always hold a special place. (Not strictly GW)

However, all of the games already mentioned deserve dusting off and getting played from time to time. Classics all.

Irisado
02-12-2007, 12:55
Great thread!

I miss Space Marine/Titan Legions. There will never be a game of its like again. I still have three armies for it (Eldar, Chaos, Orks), and in the family there are five armies in total. Sadly, they just sit around on the shelves these days, as none of my friends have ever wanted to play Space Marine.

I also miss Advanced Heroquest/Heroquest. I used to create campaigns using Heroquest adventures and board, but with Advanced Heroquest rules. It worked very well, and was great fun for all concerned. I still have all the bits and pieces.

I regret never having played Man O' War, because I feel like I've really missed out on something there.

crandall87
02-12-2007, 13:25
I have not played man o war or warhammer quest but both sound great. Surely GW could easily re-release warhammer quest. I think they should bring back more specialist games like these. All they need to WQ is a rulebook and a couple of boards. The models can easily be converted or purchased from the warhammer range.

Aaron
02-12-2007, 13:30
Warhammer Quest, definitely. £40 for everything you need, including a million models? Yes please!

Really wish I'd had the funds to buy it as a teenager.

Mad Doc Grotsnik
02-12-2007, 13:32
They could, if they had the PDF files.

Reputedly, the files were lost on the move to Lenton.....

At least, thats what they are claiming!

Lorcryst
02-12-2007, 13:33
I've played a lot of those old games, but my favourites were (and still are) Warhammer Quest and Man'O'War, in that order.

I've heard a rumour about a fire in the GW office, where the only copy left in their possesion of WQ was burned to ashes ...

Lord Damocles
02-12-2007, 13:42
I miss Necromunda:(

Nevera actually played it mind... but I do have three good sized gangs:angel:

sigur
02-12-2007, 13:46
@Self construct.
Shhhhhh. keep it secret, keep it safe. :D


Let me be the first to say "zomg!!!:eek:" and flip out in excitement. IF GW were to release Man'o'War again, it is the "in some form or another"-part I dread the most. I mean, have a look at Mighty Empires.

A year ago or so, a guy at my local indy retailer explained the Man'o'War rules to me and they seemed solid and fun. They even sold Man'o'War, Sea of Blood and Plague Fleet as a bundle back then but at an obscene price.

Mad Doc Grotsnik
02-12-2007, 14:13
Man O War was a great game, and I remain undefeated!

I can highly reccommend getting together with some friends to procure a copy. I had Seas of Blood, which added Flying units and big gribbly Sea Monsters, and that was pretty cool, but according to a lot of players, Plague Fleet, well, Plague Fleet jumped the Shark somewhat....

mav1971
02-12-2007, 15:26
Warhammer Quest. One of the best games GW ever made,

I have to agree. One of my favorite games.

Templar Ben
02-12-2007, 15:57
Man O War was a great game, and I remain undefeated!

I can highly reccommend getting together with some friends to procure a copy. I had Seas of Blood, which added Flying units and big gribbly Sea Monsters, and that was pretty cool, but according to a lot of players, Plague Fleet, well, Plague Fleet jumped the Shark somewhat....

Excellent pun.

Is it a violation to list MoW online? I know video games can be declared abandoned (like XCom) but I didn't know if that was true of board games.

lanrak
02-12-2007, 15:57
Hi all.
I would say Dark Future..but I still play it on occasion, with Dead Mans Curve and White Line Fever expansions.:D (Cybernetic enhancments and 40mm genade launchers in turrets , oh sweet joy!!!)

Warhammer Quest was cool, so was Man O War,and Space Hulk.

(Its a shame GW stopped doing the variety of 'Game in a Box' they used to.Now GW seem intent on just pushing kiddies into playing 40k SMs ....:cries:)

TFN
Lanrak.

Zink
02-12-2007, 16:33
I never could understand the excuse of the files were lost. Surely a company the size of GW could find a copy of the game and redo it if they wanted. Lame excuse. Why not just say ,"we aren't interested in redoing the game", instead of searching for wierd excuses?

I still have Advanced heroquest and heroquest. The wife and oldest kid play heroquest with me sometimes. I have copies of the rules for Man o War but no ships and have never played. Wanted Dark Future when it came out but didn't have money back then and lost interest in finding it later. Mordheim though had to be our all time favourite. Even the younger kids in our group got into it. We ran a lot of multiplayer games. Still have everything to play but just don't.

Templar Ben
02-12-2007, 16:57
They are honestly saying they aren't doing it because they don't have a soft copy? I am sure a volunteer would be willing to type everything up in Word and email it to them if they were to give the greenlight to do so.

Depending on the fonts used, they could even scan it as text and typing except to correct scanning errors. Naturally this doesn't work for most games since they have unusual fonts to set the theme.

Crazy Harborc
02-12-2007, 17:51
I miss Epic, not the last version(s?). Great way to improve a game...."let's change the basing system soo the old style based up minies are not useble"....."Then we will lie and claim we will sell the new style bases seperately so players can convert their minies.

silence
02-12-2007, 21:40
Did anyone here play any one the card counter games? Armageddon, Horus's attack on Terra and the Tyranid invasion of Iyanden.... More importantly did anyone enjoy them?

flakjacket
02-12-2007, 21:57
I owned and enjoyed the card wargames, they were great, if a tad complex. God forbid if any of the newer generation of gamers would be exposed to them, then there would be some confused little children.
My fave was the Horus Heresy one, simply awesome game. Oh the memories come wafting back, i believe they're in me Mum's loft somewhere :)

Zink
03-12-2007, 04:02
I have the tyranid attack game. It was fun but after a few times it loses it's replayability. Whenever I have to clear out some of my old games I look at it and decide It's small enough and fun enough to stay a little longer.

Jedi152
03-12-2007, 08:43
For me it has to be Warhammer Quest and Necromunda.

I'm still a firm believer that Warhammer Quest (alongside Blood Bowl) is one of the best games they ever made. It needed few people - you could play it alone if you felt the need - and every game was different. There must have been literally millions of combinations of board pieces. No Space Hulk style premade maps did this game have. It was an amazing game, and one day i'm determined to shell out for an eBay copy.

But wait! "Jedi", you cry, "Necromunda is still available - what's more it's a free download!" Well yes, gentle reader, it is still out, but i sadly no longer hang around with the people i played with, and i've sold many of my gangs now (i kept my 20+ Escher gang - i'm just out of the game, i'm not stupid)! I'll have to try and find a gaming club that plays the game.

Writing this has made me miss them even more! :cries:

Darnok
03-12-2007, 10:15
Gorkamorka. I truly hope they bring a downloadable version as soon as the Orks come out in January.

ThousandPlateaus
03-12-2007, 10:51
I lovelovelove Warhammer Quest, what an excellent game that was. Some of the finest roleplaying we ever engaged in was within that game, such perfect simplicity in the system enabled us to really pile on the narrative.

I miss that immensely.

Patriarch
03-12-2007, 12:33
I miss Space Marine/Titan Legions. There will never be a game of its like again. I still have three armies for it (Eldar, Chaos, Orks), and in the family there are five armies in total. Sadly, they just sit around on the shelves these days, as none of my friends have ever wanted to play Space Marine.


Irisado, dust those old armies off and give Epic:Armageddon a go. I loved the old SM/TL, and I think E:A is even better. Certainly better than WH40K or that awful E40k.


I miss Epic, not the last version(s?). Great way to improve a game...."let's change the basing system soo the old style based up minies are not useble"....."Then we will lie and claim we will sell the new style bases seperately so players can convert their minies.
Yep, I took a holiday from epic when they brought that monstrosity out. Fortunately E:A lets me use the old square bases again.



Did anyone here play any one the card counter games? Armageddon, Horus's attack on Terra and the Tyranid invasion of Iyanden.... More importantly did anyone enjoy them?
Great games, still occasionally dust them off. Horus Heresy was a bit odd though, it always ended with the Emperor's teleport attack, making the rest of the game seem a bit superfluous.

Anyway, Space Hulk 1st Ed was GW's finest hour, and I'm still playing so don't miss it either.

FalcesImperatoris
03-12-2007, 12:41
Hi all.
I would say Dark Future..but I still play it on occasion, with Dead Mans Curve and White Line Fever expansions.:D (Cybernetic enhancments and 40mm genade launchers in turrets , oh sweet joy!!!)


GW has not completely forgotten Dark Future... keep your eyes on their site over the next few weeks...

Anyway - if you like Dark Future, then come play in my tournament running in Bristol next year!

For more info see:
http://www.bristolvanguard.co.uk/Events.html

:)

dancingmonkey
03-12-2007, 13:02
anything that now has specialist game attached!

Necro is great, even in its current form, but needs more love.
I never got to play space hulk, Man O War or WHQuest, but would happily sacrifice pretty much anything to play them!

I like Epic:A but did love Titan legions too... I feel the focus has been lost from the titan scale conflict. Imperators are the first GW model I have any recolection of, saw a poster in the window and was like "cool, a castle on legs!"

Gorka, for all its critics is a stonking game, so much fun and nice not to take things too seriously. Easy terrain building too.

Nice to see Talisman back, will we get the expansions (go on, you know you want timeslip!)

Scionscion
03-12-2007, 13:45
You want to play these games so badly you've rushed off to Ebay and have scoured and scoured the auction until copies appear and you snap them up immediately with little or no thought to the cost because that desire cannot be stilled nor put aside...or...you bitch about GW not putting them up for free download on their website. Secondhand copies of all of the things you mention are not that hard to get IF you do genuinely want them! Check out Ebay!

Brother Loki
03-12-2007, 14:06
Dungeonquest was my favourite old GW game, followed by Spacehulk.

baphomael
03-12-2007, 14:49
Anyone remember such cringingly awesome games like "Trolls in da Pantry" and "Oi! Dats my leg!" :D

Anyways, I miss them all! Although, Gorkamorka was ace. It was like Necromunda...but instead of gangs made up of the bastard children of Siouxsie Sioux and Conan the Barbarian, it was made up of gangs of Orks who watched Mad Max and thought "Oi, ladz, dat looks like a right laff!"

Irisado
03-12-2007, 17:43
Irisado, dust those old armies off and give Epic:Armageddon a go. I loved the old SM/TL, and I think E:A is even better. Certainly better than WH40K or that awful E40k.

Did Epic Armageddon replace Epic 40K then? I must have missed that somewhere along the line.

Incidently, if anyone is ever interested in playing Space Marine and/or Heroquest with Advanced Heroquest rules, feel free to send me a pm, and you never know, if you live somewhere near me, it may be possible to arrange. Just a thought.

Another old game that some people may remember is Advanced Space Crusade. I think it preceded Tyranid Attack. I never got round to playing it, but apparently the rules were so skewed in favour of the Tyranids, that it was impossible to beat them. Has anyone ever played it?

Jim
03-12-2007, 22:49
Space Marine (Epic) was the first GW game I bought - as opposed to collecting random handfuls of unconnected models from GW Hammersmith in the late 80's - and I had huge fun with it - I still have most of a Titan Legion, Knights, Super heavys and infantry kicking around somewhere...

Must give Epic Armageddon a proper go!

Jim

Supremearchmarshal
03-12-2007, 23:34
Space Hulk and Advanced Heroquest

Both had a brilliant atmosphere, were truly gritty and difficult for the good guys to win and had some truly unique game mechanics and features.

Patriarch
03-12-2007, 23:57
Did Epic Armageddon replace Epic 40K then? I must have missed that somewhere along the line.

Yep. Epic 40k is a dim and distant memory, and good riddance IMO. E:A has been out since the mid-noughties.


Another old game that some people may remember is Advanced Space Crusade. I think it preceded Tyranid Attack. I never got round to playing it, but apparently the rules were so skewed in favour of the Tyranids, that it was impossible to beat them. Has anyone ever played it?
Still got it. Impossible for the marines to win if all they had were the scout models that came with the game. There was a set "ambush" mission where one or two tyranid warriors would kill all the scouts before they even had a chance to shoot back. If the marine player took terminators etc things got a bit more balanced.

The last D12 game GW released...apparently Jervis' least favourite of his own games.

Count Sinister
03-12-2007, 23:59
I didn't include Blood Bowl or Mordheim when I posted to the thread, because (up until a few months ago at least) I was in a group that played both pretty regularly. They are both, of course, brilliant games. Mordheim managed, on GW's first attempt, to get everything just about perfect. Well balanced warbands, finely tuned experience rules, and, of course, the atmosphere.... All it needed was some support to match the 'core' games for interest and adapability. As for Blood Bowl - always, always fun! That's what's missing from the core games a bit, I feel, even though I enjoy WH fantasy. People are saying Apocalypse brings some of the fun back to 40K, but if you're older and beardier, it's useful for a game to be fun AND short.

Crazy Harborc
04-12-2007, 02:46
I have the tyranid attack game. It was fun but after a few times it loses it's replayability. Whenever I have to clear out some of my old games I look at it and decide It's small enough and fun enough to stay a little longer.

Well.....at least there are two of us!!:eek: I got that game as a free gift for renewing my WD subscription./....long, long ago when the world was young and my hair was not grey(er yet).;)

I think I played Hero Quest a couple of times. I bought the game years ago. The guy who "encouraged me" to buy it said to heck with playing after only a couple of hours of playing it. The minies came in handy. I am still looking for a use for all those darn archways.

Angelwing
04-12-2007, 03:27
Whilst in the Tub (mmm... nice and clean, hope Maz is there tonight!) I was reading my old Man O War rulebook, and it got me thinking.


emboldening mine.
Hope you weren't trying to float your models in there! :p

On topic, man o'war was good fun, but I'd really like to see space hulk and warhammer quest back.

2_heads_talking
04-12-2007, 03:42
Space Hulk, 1st Ed., as I;ve played 2nd Ed and love it but lways fancied the frenzied "time" element of its predecesor.

Also, Epic 40K ( in a greater supported sense); never got the chance to play it and so badly wanted to!

Cirrus the Blue
04-12-2007, 04:40
Necromunda was the first GW game I ever played, got to show my respect there. I picked up my first White Dwarf because it had a knight on the front (WD192) but my favourite pages were the 'Eavy Metal painted Van Saar and Delaque. Sod the knight I thought, I want some gangers! Oh nostalga...

I haven't played the reboot, it just doesn't appeal. The models just don't compare for a start.

My favourite game though was Gorkamorka. At it's core it was Necromunda with light vehicles but the dimentions opened up by the addition of trukks and traks were immense. With the new orks coming out I may dust off my old rule books...

Also, don't forget da Dok's Surgery! That was an adrenaline rush all by itself. I think I had half my mob of Boyz with either wheels or trakks for leg replacements at one point in time. (LUCKY ME!!!) And it's always fun to watch da Dok botch head surgery on your opponents, leaving their key Boyz with squigs for brains. *sigh* Great, great times. :p

Necromunda was gobs of fun, don't get me wrong, but it wasn't anything like GorkaMorka when it boils right down to it. And especially after the revamp of Necromunda not having any useful flame weaponry as nobody got set fire to anymore like they used to... Also the new revamp didn't even include freaking rules for the Outlanders book! :wtf: Glad I was able to find the old rulebooks plus Gang War Magazine on good ol' ebay!

I heard though that no matter how completely awesome GorkaMorka undoubtedly was, GW had no plans to ever bring that masterpiece of a skirmish game back from the vaults. And that pisses me off. :mad: Best vehicle rules ever in that game!! And I agree, the new Trukk box set for the Orks is ********* PERFECT to use for GorkaMorka 'cause it's already got all of the bitz for upgrades! Boarding Planks, Wrecking Balls, etc. All that's missing is the Big Grabba, but that's easy enough to chop up to make a new one in true Orkish Mekboy style, or if you're feeling lazy - bitz order! :D

I'm glad I still have all my books though. That game will always stay my very favorite. It's still a shame that finding Mutie Raiders or Diggaz, or even lads and the almighty (or rickety as crap) Wind Cutter for the Grot Rebellion is so difficult though anymore.. That game will be missed.

- Cirrus

Harry
04-12-2007, 06:20
I think I played Hero Quest a couple of times. I bought the game years ago. The guy who "encouraged me" to buy it said to heck with playing after only a couple of hours of playing it. The minies came in handy. I am still looking for a use for all those darn archways.
That was Warhammer Quest with the archways. hero quest was much earlier.

Obviously you use the archways as unit fillers for your undead units. :D

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1548.jpg


Hope you weren't trying to float your models in there!
You might be able to next time. :D


It's still a shame that finding Mutie Raiders or Diggaz, or even lads and the almighty (or rickety as crap) Wind Cutter for the Grot Rebellion is so difficult though anymore.. That game will be missed.
Drop me a PM and tell me what your after ... I might be able to help you out a bit.

Loving reading all you guys waxing lyrical about these great old games. Makes me want to get them out and play them again. Whatever were GW thinking?

Hellebore
04-12-2007, 07:05
SG will be putting Gorka Morka up on their website in the next few months according to a post made by Andy over on the SG forums.

vee-va da revohlooshun!

Hellebore

Irisado
04-12-2007, 18:58
Yep. Epic 40k is a dim and distant memory, and good riddance IMO. E:A has been out since the mid-noughties.

Thanks for the information. I agree with you about Epic 40K, that's why I stuck with playing Space Marine or Titan Legions. I still occasionally play it, but only against my dad. He got me into it when I was a teenager. None of my friends who have ever played it liked the order counters system, but I loved that element of it. Very tactical game, and very difficult to win, but above all great fun.

I'll have to look up Epic Armageddon. I take it it's a specialist game? I'll have a look and see what I can find out.



Still got it. Impossible for the marines to win if all they had were the scout models that came with the game. There was a set "ambush" mission where one or two tyranid warriors would kill all the scouts before they even had a chance to shoot back. If the marine player took terminators etc things got a bit more balanced.

The last D12 game GW released...apparently Jervis' least favourite of his own games.

Yes, that's what I'd heard, so thanks for backing up the rumour. I still have the game too, it's in a stack also comprising Advanced and ordinary Heroquest, Space Crusade, and a a non GW game called Silent Death.

Killgore
04-12-2007, 19:38
GorkaMorka

i still got the old White Drawf with the story about how the orks came to be on the planet, excelent stuff

Jinja Ninja
04-12-2007, 20:45
Good old Dark future that was ace converting up old match box cars!

Count Sinister
04-12-2007, 23:27
I've always been interested in finding out more about dark future - I love the idea of converting up matchbox cars to play a game where you drive around and blow other cars up! Reminds me of Battlecars... Was that GW as well, or some other company?

silence
04-12-2007, 23:43
In epic do you remember the cardboard buildings with the plastic roofs?

I never really got into Gorka Morka, at the time I was collecting my original IG army, and it was taking up all my spare money, I do regret not playing it much though, and think its a real shame its no longer supported. Did they ever do any expansions for it?

gamble
05-12-2007, 01:10
i miss Gorka MorKa the most.

Crazy Harborc
05-12-2007, 03:46
That was Warhammer Quest with the archways. hero quest was much earlier.

Obviously you use the archways as unit fillers for your undead units. :D

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1548.jpg


You might be able to next time. :D


Drop me a PM and tell me what your after ... I might be able to help you out a bit.

Loving reading all you guys waxing lyrical about these great old games. Makes me want to get them out and play them again. Whatever were GW thinking?

I do now.;) Great idea, I bow my head to you Harry. I likely would never have thought of the use. AND now I have to find that old game. Thanks again Harry.

Jinja Ninja
05-12-2007, 07:07
I've always been interested in finding out more about dark future - I love the idea of converting up matchbox cars to play a game where you drive around and blow other cars up! Reminds me of Battlecars... Was that GW as well, or some other company?

Was gw, great little game shame they dropped it :mad:

snurl
05-12-2007, 07:48
There was a game called "Car Wars" by Steve Jackson games that was a lot of fun back in the day. I heard that there were actually figures for it, but I've never actually seen them.

twisted_mentat
05-12-2007, 08:23
I've always been interested in finding out more about dark future - I love the idea of converting up matchbox cars to play a game where you drive around and blow other cars up! Reminds me of Battlecars... Was that GW as well, or some other company?

Best were the buildings that came with Titan Legions.

But Man O War is by far the one. I kept fiddling wtih Gothic rules to place MOW, but i couldn't figure it out without having like 5 charts (3 for the high, mid and low shots, a critical damage table and a catastrophic damage table).

Jedi152
05-12-2007, 08:28
Good old Dark future that was ace converting up old match box cars!


I've always been interested in finding out more about dark future - I love the idea of converting up matchbox cars to play a game where you drive around and blow other cars up! Reminds me of Battlecars... Was that GW as well, or some other company?


Was gw, great little game shame they dropped it :mad:
For all those who haven't seen, the Dark Future rulebook has been put up on the Specialist Games website.

It's a big download (26mb odd), but it's worth it!

Count Sinister
05-12-2007, 12:42
Thanks, Jedi152. I'll check it out after work. Cars, explosions - what's not to like?

FalcesImperatoris
05-12-2007, 12:49
Thanks, Jedi152. I'll check it out after work. Cars, explosions - what's not to like?

If you like the game, there is a small Tournament being held in Bristol on 5th and 6th April next year.

(It is running alongside a 40K event too, if you want to come along with friends who want to play that.)

See here for more info on both.

http://www.bristolvanguard.co.uk/Events.html

Mister Hat
05-12-2007, 15:39
There was a game called "Car Wars" by Steve Jackson games that was a lot of fun back in the day. I heard that there were actually figures for it, but I've never actually seen them.

Car Wars was great, as was GEV. Spent many hours imagining I was Mad Max. What about Block Wars, Chainsaw Warrior, Judge Dredd RPG? Or are you all too wet behind the ears to remember them? :)

Jinja Ninja
05-12-2007, 16:17
For all those who haven't seen, the Dark Future rulebook has been put up on the Specialist Games website.

It's a big download (26mb odd), but it's worth it!


OMG! :eek:

Downloading now I can see me raiding the old box of cars i have stashed in the attic for some mad max type fun!

Even managed to dig up a old DF bike form the bitz box

Patriarch
05-12-2007, 16:40
Car Wars was great, as was GEV. Spent many hours imagining I was Mad Max. What about Block Wars, Chainsaw Warrior, Judge Dredd RPG? Or are you all too wet behind the ears to remember them? :)

Imploding waistcoat!!!! :cool:

Meat machine :eek:

Count Sinister
05-12-2007, 17:52
Wow! Judge Dread Roleplaying Game. I remember it well, now you you reminded me. I remember our gaming group playing it for a long time. I also remember GW making nice minis for it too. The Lawmasters were really nicely sculpted, albeit a bit a small, and the judges were excellent too. Wow! It's great to remember that one!

Kor Phaeron
06-12-2007, 14:09
My favourite GW game of all time is Blood Bowl followed closely by Necromunda.

I also miss the earlier versions of Warhammer and 40k. People moan about the rules being easy to exploit but that was only if you set out to exploit them.

IMO GW has gone too clinical in it's game design in order to balance everything for damn tournaments.

Jomee
06-12-2007, 14:27
SpaceHulk for me. BB is nearly as good, but they still have some sort of support for that (though it's still barely alive imo).

Rekmar
06-12-2007, 16:09
The first two GW games that I played were (in order) Blood Bowl and Space Hulk. Still remember the first BB game I ever played with Undead verses High Elves. Man did I lose badly when both my Mummies got taken in the first 4 turns!

Space Hulk gave me enough figures to field a Genestealer Cult army that spent most of the time using psi-points to continually repeat the shooting phase...

Killus Maximus
06-12-2007, 17:31
Epic is the game I miss the most - the old Space Marine/Titan Legions version that Net Epic is based on. I'd love to get back into playing it but the lack of easy model availiblity really sucks =(

Ethlorien
06-12-2007, 17:36
I still play Mordheim often enough, but it's a shame that GW doesn't produce anything for it anymore.

Oh well, still lots of fan sites and ezines and such out there to keep me happy, I guess.

ChaosMaster
06-12-2007, 18:08
Man O' War. It was the most fun GW game ever. I finally sold my copy and all my ships this year at a Battle Bunker flea market because I hadn't played it in 10 years, but I have very fond memories of it. It was tons of fun and you only needed 10 to 12 models to play it and have a blast.

silence
06-12-2007, 22:43
I have a near mint copy of Judge Dredd the RPG... Wonder what would happen if I took it into my local GW.

Wolfblade670
03-01-2008, 11:35
Man O' War. It was the most fun GW game ever. I finally sold my copy and all my ships this year at a Battle Bunker flea market because I hadn't played it in 10 years, but I have very fond memories of it. It was tons of fun and you only needed 10 to 12 models to play it and have a blast.

I wish Man o War was still around, I'd love to learn to play it, Do you know anyplace I might have a chance at finding the rules?

Patriarch
03-01-2008, 12:18
I have a near mint copy of Judge Dredd the RPG... Wonder what would happen if I took it into my local GW.

"Role Playing Game? I don't get it, how do you load it into the PC?"

Whitesun
03-01-2008, 20:37
Blood Royale and Blood Bowl... though Dungeonquest wasn't that bad either

Getifa Ubazza
04-01-2008, 14:59
My favourite game is Blood Bowl, but as i can still get that, im going to agree with the OP and go with Man o war. That was one of the best games GW ever made.

darkprincewilson
04-01-2008, 15:27
I am going to take a different tact with this. I miss 40K. While I do not have a problem with the rules evolving over time (even though I am still upset about the new CSM codex), what I miss the most is the apparent loss of humor in the codices and models. Fantasy is starting to creep this way as well.

Misfratz
05-01-2008, 00:04
Awwww... I think we lost the Man O' War rulebook. :(

Other than that, I miss Blood Bowl most of all. Damn that is a fine game, but I'm not sure which house my teams are in, or whether my brother has looked after the board and the rules.

Serpent
05-01-2008, 05:44
Blood Bowl. I love that game.

I liked Necromunda, but it has its flaws and also a tendency to spawn a lot of unpainted or hacked-up models...

Binabik15
05-01-2008, 13:40
Blood Bowl has a lot of fan support, right?

I played either HeroQuest or Warhammer Quest with a qouple of friends way after we got into Warhammer, when a (non-gaming) classmate suddenly got a version of this lovely game from his older brother who didn“t know about GW for us Warhammer guys to play.
We had some very intense dungeon travelling back then!

GorkaMorka was dropped before I had a chance to get it, even though it was the cover art of the GW flyer my mom got me from the local comic store (kinda rare around here...). that damn thing caused me to spent so much money:cries:

The first WD I got was issue #27 (German WD) afaik, where the Thirster was introduced and the next one Necromunda was released. And after Necro was released GorkaMorka disappeared even though the expansion was released shortly before :wtf:

But being unique and all I had the idea nobody had before: Use the new Trukk and start blasting some Morkers! I“m special, right ;)

How rare is this game at ebay or has a fellow German speaker a copy of the rules he doesn“t want, because of course my brother is unable to read English rules even though he“s 14 *sigh* Kids today...

Stella Cadente
05-01-2008, 18:26
In this Order

1: Battlefleet gothic: Fantastic models, Fantastic rule system
2: Mordheim: god I loved that game, it actually made fantasy fun
3: Inquisitor: again Fantastic models and rules, but easily abused unfortunatly

dabiggrotsboss
06-01-2008, 02:37
I miss Warhammer 40,000 the most. You know, the game that was fun to play before Andy Chambers made it so that his 5 year niece could play it too. Teh roxxor!

SneakyChris
09-01-2008, 11:07
Space Hulk 1st ed for the win, ive got all the sets including the yellow senario book. Ive replaced the cardboard doors with resin ones, and the bases for the minatures. got the white dwarf supplements as well.

first game i bought was tyranid attack. Still got it. Loads of white dwarf supplements as well.

Second was man o war, dont have that anymore (makes me sad inside), had the WD supplements for it as well. Brill game.

I got into Gorka Morka at uni in 2001, when i wondered into cardiff GW when they were having a sale (yes a sale) and picked up a £20 grab bag with it in, digganob, diggas, rebel grot cutter and a mutie gang.

Advanced space crusade, I sometimes make a huge space hulk/hive ship cross over game.

Still play bloodbowl, necromunda (old school). Bring back the game in a box! And WD could then put some stuff about the games in it.