15/08/2015 at 19:25 #29283
Jon Tuffley, owner and proprietor of Ground Zero Games; author – of course – of many rules systems (Full Thrust, Dirtside, GCav etc) and the man behind the ever popular Star Grunt paid a visit at Slammers HQ and we played a couple of games, which was very nice!
We got out three detachments of the Solace Regular Army, (led by Colonel Priamedes) defending a town attacked by a detachment of the elite New Ukrainian Army. We played a game using The Crucible and then followed it with some actions using much of the same forces using elements of Star Grunt 3 which Jon is working on and we had a debrief (and some Pizza!) and discussed concepts and tossed about ideas. The first game, that we finished, was about equal on points: – about 2000 or so a side but the Solace were holed up in buildings and the Ukrainians had to advance and park outside the Police HQ to win.
To find out a little bit more and check out some pictures, have a look at the report on the Slammers site
15/08/2015 at 20:46 #29285Mr. AverageParticipant15/08/2015 at 22:16 #29290
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Thanks Mr Average, appreciate the appreciation!16/08/2015 at 09:57 #2931516/08/2015 at 11:58 #29316Rules Junkie JimParticipant
I agree, well tasty! Some really nice kit in there with great paint jobs.
And yes, Stargrunt III makes me want to weep with joy.16/08/2015 at 12:48 #29317Guy TaylorParticipant
As one of the Grognards still using G-Cav (30th anniversary edition) I look upon this with interest.20/08/2015 at 08:24 #29595ArmiesArmyParticipant
Two companies that got me back to gaming sci fi!24/08/2015 at 21:17 #29851Lagartija MikeSpectator
Not since Goya’s Black Paintings has stark terror of war been so fully realized. And yet, and yet questions remain.
Why is cotton candy coming out of the Ukrainian pancake tank? Is Drake, here clearly America’s Blake so mighty is his vision, saying that the future will be edible? Why does everything look so squashed, as if the modeler wished to suggest the outward truth of some profound inward flatulence?
As Michiko Kakutani presciently commented in her review of the Slammer oeuvre:
“Tits or GTFO!”25/08/2015 at 00:25 #29854MikeKeymaster26/08/2015 at 19:54 #29963Lagartija MikeSpectator
It was good enough for the NYT, Mike!04/02/2016 at 00:44 #37735NoelParticipant
It has been a while since I have checked out a Slammers aar. Always inspiring.28/01/2017 at 19:40 #56733
Forgive me, please, for dragging up an ancient thread and immediately going off topic, but I was searching for information on G-Cav and came across Guy’s comment above.
Is that a genuine reference to a 30th anniversary edition? Is somebody keeping the game alive?
Failing that, I’d be interested to hear if anybody has a copy of the rules they’d be willing to part with…
Ralph28/01/2017 at 22:21 #56739
The shortest answer is that Jon Tuffley and I are still trying to shedule more time to work on this between his casting and designing and my editing and writing…!
John T29/01/2017 at 12:08 #56764
It looks from that like the new Stargrunt is moving away from its focus on infantry and allowing more vehicular forces. Or is that just due to the figures you had following the slammers game?
To be honest, my previous question was directed towards G-Cav rather than Stargrunt, but I’m as excited for SG3 as the next man!29/01/2017 at 17:41 #56787Arthur BrauneParticipant
I would love to get a copy of GCAV/G-CAV to scan and send to Jon – much like I did with the first editions of Full Thrust, Dirtside, Stargrunt, and the Stargrunt Weapons Manual.
30/01/2017 at 16:55 #56856Darkest Star GamesParticipant
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I have never heard of G-Cav! Very interested…
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."30/01/2017 at 20:20 #56869Alexander WasbergParticipant
Thanks for sharing this, great fun it looks like!
http://lasersandbroadswords.blogspot.com My project blog30/01/2017 at 23:48 #56910
Our idea is just to offer more options, I guess. Still lots of infantry action!
John T31/01/2017 at 18:45 #56996
It’s all excellent news. You know where to come when you’re ready for playtesters!
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