GinDragon wrote:Glenn wrote:A friend of mine said he played a large boardgame in the 90s that was humans vs orcs and it had a cannon and an ogre. Eventually I found the game he was talking about. That game was Battlemasters. MB worked out a deal with Games Workshop for them to make a very simple looking version of warhammer fantasy battles.
Its a fun little dice fest. This would have been the best thing ever when I was 10 years old. A game could easily take less than an hour if you got familiar with everything. It also has 5 scenarios you can combine for a campaign. I'm sure we'll be playing it more often. The only problem is finding a comfortable place to set it up.
A buddy of mine has that up on a shelf somewhere. I was always curious about it because of the art, but have never played it.
I had this game when I was younger. It was rad - in hindsight, very imbalanced, but rad.
It worked on an initiative system where each player drew a card and that unit got to act - so no matter how good your battle plan was, if you didn't draw relevant units, you got hosed. We had so many games decided by crucial units doing absolutely nothing, and then getting wiped out.
Of course, I was young when playing, and we might have been doing it wrong, but still.