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29 Mar 2008 07:48 #4449 by Xerxes
Another superb game that produces nail biting finishes

www.warmacre.com/webpages/hourofglory/hogcontents.html

You play one or more allied agents who break into a German stronghold on the eve of D-day, 1-3 players control the agents who sneak around trying to avoid sentries & guards controlled by the German player & collect various items of intelligence.

You great thing is that you have only 60 minutes to complete your mission, each action you take uses up time (some actions a fixed time, some variable depending on skill) & only intelligence items which you get out of the stronghold count.

Out favourite finish was when Maj Harris, bleeding from several wounds, stabbed a guard, hurdled his falling corpse and dived out through doors only 1 minute before they slammed shut trapping his dead, wounded & unconscious fellow agents inside.

Cheers
Xerxes

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29 Mar 2008 14:23 #4452 by Lagduf
Game Contents:

"10 dice

5 red dice and 5 blue dice.
You roll them.
Things happen."

Ahahaha.

I've actually read about this game on BGG before but sort of forgot about it. Isn't there an expansion?

Thanks for the heads up.

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29 Mar 2008 15:41 #4453 by Schweig!
New to me. Thanks.

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29 Mar 2008 21:05 #4455 by metalface13
I come across this from time to time while browsing the geek. Looks pretty cool. Like a dungeon crawler without the dungeon. Also more sneaking than crawling.

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30 Mar 2008 08:22 #4459 by Xerxes
Yep, there's expansion called Bunkerstorm
www.warmacre.com/webpages/bunkerstorm/bs_intro.html
they also do a range of figures designed specially for the game which, while not at all necessary to play the game, really increase the flavour.

The components of the games of ok, the cards & figures are fairly thin card (they seem durable enough though), the room tiles are mounted on very thick card & will probably stop bullets. The genius part of the countdown timer, it really adds an air of mounting tension to the game.


Cheers

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07 Apr 2008 01:42 #4748 by Gav
Hi - I'm one of the creators of Hour of Glory and I thought I'd join up to see what else you are discussing on this forum...

If you would like to hear an independent review of Hour of Glory, here is a new podcast all about it: http://printandplay.mypodcast.com/

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07 Apr 2008 01:57 #4750 by moofrank
Well worth playing. It is the first minis game I've played that actually uses stealth as a mechanic. (The second is Rackham's ill fated and badly mangled RPG Cadwallon. )

It has a great old school Castle Wolfenstein thing with a whiff of Metal Gear Solid.

The game is more than just rolling dice---there is some thinking involved, lots of drama, and the game really nails its theme. I prefer it far and away over Tannhauser.

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07 Apr 2008 03:47 #4754 by Schweig!
Gav wrote:

Hi - I'm one of the creators of Hour of Glory and I thought I'd join up to see what else you are discussing on this forum...


Is it possible to buy a complete package of the game including the game itself and all miniatures for the characters, and how much would that cost?

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07 Apr 2008 07:26 #4757 by Gav
I need to re-do the shop pages to include such a deal - but it will be £50 (with £10 discount for the deal)- most minis are new ones!

We have lots of new minis coming out very soon - more news later...

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07 Apr 2008 08:55 #4758 by Schweig!
Gav wrote:

I need to re-do the shop pages to include such a deal - but it will be £50 (with £10 discount for the deal)- most minis are new ones!


That would be awesome. How many miniatures are required for the game? I guess one for every hero, a few guards, but else?

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07 Apr 2008 10:45 #4766 by Gav
That one comes with 25 minis - what you'll need for the basic game then you can get guard dogs, harder guards etc as extras!

We've got lots of extra advanced rules available as free pdfs (Killing Time) here if you're interested: http://www.wargamingonline.com/catalog/index.php/manufacturers_id/48

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11 Apr 2008 10:11 #4911 by Gav
The third issue of our free webzine Killing Time is out now ready to download:
http://www.wargamingonline.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/403

This includes new character Rachael Knight, new equipment & weapons and Mission
3: Sabotage!

Also, the 3D Bunker is now ready to download! This 'print and construct' Bunker
includes all the pieces to make your very own 3D stronghold for your games of
Hour of Glory and Bunkerstorm. Includes textured walls, floors and features and
fittings to furnish the rooms.

Download for $15.95 (£8 or 10 euros) now from here:
http://www.wargamingonline.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/402

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11 Apr 2008 12:57 #4920 by Spinrad
I've been eyeballing Hour of Glory for a few weeks now and I think I'm just about to the point where I can't resist ordering it any longer.

However, I was wondering what the average shipping times to the United States were like. I see on your online shop that it says to allow 28 days, but I am hoping that is the extreme end of the shipping spectrum.

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11 Apr 2008 15:18 #4926 by Gav
Thats just a cover all statement - it normally takes 5 working days but I always say a week to get to the States

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12 Apr 2008 09:19 #4936 by moofrank
I think is it 25 minis for the game.

2 minis per hero (3 heroes)
8-10 sentries
6-8 guards
Der Kommissar (Commander, anyway. I am a child of the 80's.)

We did play it just a couple of days ago. The only thing I wish for at the moment is stat reference cards for the Commander and Sentries. We have one for the guards.

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