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07 Jan 2009 10:49 #16185 by Stephen Avery
AT-43 was created by Stephen Avery
So I was one of the people who bought a bunch of AT-43 stuff duringthe FF sale.
The minis looks outstanding.

I've looked over the rules and run through the basic examples and so far it seems a bit dry.Really long ranges+ minor cover bonus+ slow movement= static gameplay.

I am missing something?
I did not pick up the armies books and am wondering if they make a big difference.
Is there anyone out there that really loves this game? What do they love about it?
I'm sure I am missing something.

Steve"At-er"Avery

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07 Jan 2009 13:08 #16207 by Michael Barnes
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I've looked over the rules and run through the basic examples and so far it seems a bit dry.Really long ranges+ minor cover bonus+ slow movement= static gameplay.

Surprise! You bought a tabletop miniatures game!

Rackham makes the best minis...CONFRONTATION was actually a pretty cool game, but it had all the usual woes associated with miniatures games. AT-43 looked promising, but then I remembered why I lost interest in tabletop minis.

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07 Jan 2009 13:40 #16210 by Spinrad
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I also ordered a slew of AT-43 and Confrontation minis during the sale, and had the exact same thoughts.

The figures are beautiful though, and I'm sure I can use them for Trinity Battleground, 5150 and a bunch of other scifi minis games I have sitting around, so I don't really regret my purchases.

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07 Jan 2009 14:59 - 07 Jan 2009 14:59 #16223 by Gary Sax
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Michael Barnes wrote:
Surprise! You bought a tabletop miniatures game!


ROFLMAO
Last edit: 07 Jan 2009 14:59 by Gary Sax.

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07 Jan 2009 16:31 #16242 by Mr Skeletor
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I quite like the rules. Unfortunatly I just don't have the time to commit to a minis game - not if i want to play boardgames anyway.
MikeZ seems to be a pretty big fan of it.

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07 Jan 2009 16:40 #16244 by jur
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the AT43 minis are quite good, as is the standard of painting.
So I don't see while Mr S. could start with this game. All you need to do is buy and play

As a miniature gamer I am used to pick my own sets and miniatures rather than buying a package. So I'd say: ditch the rules and find better ones. I'm not familiar with commercial sci-fi sets, so I can't recommend anything. Some friends of mine like Stargrunt, but you could also check

www.freewargamesrules.co.uk/index.php?page=SciFi

at least you won't be wasting money

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07 Jan 2009 16:42 #16245 by jur
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Barnes is right though, few minis sets are fast and entertaining. The whole revolution in mechanics that has shaken up board gaming has mostly passed by miniature games.

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07 Jan 2009 18:12 #16260 by Doc Savage
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I also bought a bunch at the FFG sale.

I'm looking for different rules as well so that I can include my Aliens, Predators, 40K and other figures. Maybe I'll have to make some...

The figures are outstanding. I hope Rackham survives.

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07 Jan 2009 20:11 #16266 by Spinrad
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Doc Savage wrote:

I also bought a bunch at the FFG sale.

I'm looking for different rules as well so that I can include my Aliens, Predators, 40K and other figures. Maybe I'll have to make some...

The figures are outstanding. I hope Rackham survives.


Check out 5150 from Two Hour Wargames. It seems to have a lot of variety in aliens and forces, and allows you to homebrew your own. I have the game, but have yet to get around to reading it and getting it on the table. I have played some of their other games; All Things Zombie, Nuts!, Red Sand Blue Sky; and have been pleased with them.

As a bonus their games are all designed to play pretty well solo, which is cool if you are an antisocial hermit like myself. Plus, they have a solid Yahoo group where the game designer/publisher posts/answers questions multiple times a day usually.

The website is www.twohourwargames.com and they have some freebies to download so you can get a taste of the system before you buy.

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