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    Rhubarb633
    Rhubarb633
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    I guess the Board Games and Card Games Forum could do with a little love. No one has posted on here in over three months, so…

    Imagine it. Early morning, the crowd jostling the soldiers who cross spears to hold them back. The castle gates swing open and out march the men-at-arms, followed by a horse-drawn cart in which stand Big Tom and the Hangman. Behind walks the priest and – stern faced, his icy glare freezing the crowd into silence, rides the great Sir Richard, Lord of the Manor.

    Somewhere out there among the trees is a flicker of movement; an arrow is notched, a sword loosened in its sheath. The rescuers await.

    Cry Havoc by Standard Games Publications Ltd. One of my favourite board games from the 1980’s.  Visually appealing, narrative, fun. I haven’t played it for a long time. Far too long. I put that right recently and had a blast.

    Cry Havoc

    A Fine Day For a Hanging

    Phew!

    The full story on my blog: http://tworoundsrapid.blogspot.com/

    Any other Cry Havoc fans out there?

    Thanks for reading.

     

    #118252
    Mike
    Mike
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    That is a blast from the past, loving the Seven Samurai too!

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    jeffers
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    Brilliant game. Played the Outremer variant many times and had a blast.

    More nonsense on my blog: http://battle77.blogspot.com/

    #118270
    Patrice
    Patrice
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    Excellent, thanks. I’ve played this game a few times a long time ago.

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
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    #118297
    Mike Headden
    Mike Headden
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    Long time since I’ve played these. I preferred the Samurai version but they were all fun.

    Rules and counters are long since lost but the maps were staples for my three decade long tabletop RPG campaign(s) and are still dragged out from time to time. Lost track of how many adventuring parties camped beside the “pool and hillock” 🙂

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #118374
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
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    My friends dad had Cry Havoc back in the 80’s and would never let us play it as he was afraid we’d lose the counters, so I don’t have the nostalgia the rest of y’all get to enjoy.  Looks like I might finally get a crack at it though!  Thanks for posting!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

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    Rhubarb633
    Rhubarb633
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    Thanks guys.

    That is a blast from the past, loving the Seven Samurai too!

    Mike, glad you like them.

    Lost track of how many adventuring parties camped beside the “pool and hillock”

    Mike H,  Serious RPG dejavu. But then the Cry Havoc ‘world’ is pretty small!

    Darkest Star Games – hope you enjoy them.

     

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