Re: OT: Avalon Hill Starship Troopers Game.
From: Greg Wong <gregwong@b...>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 21:17:14 -0700
Subject: Re: OT: Avalon Hill Starship Troopers Game.
>WHich one, the original or latest game? The original is highly
>Hidden plotting and movement for the bug forces. EXCellent hive
>rules. Three types of bugs, soldiers, workers and HW platforms. MI
>the standard types plus engineers, psychics and dogs. You get a platoon
Actually, Neodogs did not appear in the original game. They were
added along with a bunch of other optional units in the General
magazine. I believe it was Vol. 13, Number 6.
Also, the original game included the Skinnies. These were above-ground
forces that first fought against the MI in the early scenarios and then
alongside the MI in the later scenarios. They had warriors, workers, and
two types of HW platforms. One was a beam armed tank and the other was a
mobile missile launcher. The skinnies also had fortifications.
>organization pad where you mark down what guys are in your platoon and
>they're carrying. units are individual troopers (with counters for
>nerve gas etc etc), rules for drops and retrieval ships. There are
>casualties and an important part of the game is lugging your wounded
>trouble. There are subterranean rules. Uses an FP odds based combat
>Each turn is a few minutes each hex is a kilometer (or mile) You can
>game up in the bargain bin f lots of hobby stores. Coverts well to
>AGAIN, I AM TALKING ABOUT THE ORIGINAL GAME NOT THE ONE THAT CAME
>OUT LAST YEAR
>"Mark A. Siefert" wrote:
> > Hello All:
> > OK, without going it yet another debate over the movie, can
> > give me a quick rundown of Avalon Hill's ST game. I'm thinking of
> > picking it up. Does anyone reccomend it?
> > --
> > Later,
> > Mark A. Siefert
> > "Let joy be unconfined. Let there be dancing in the streets,
> > drinking in the saloons, and necking in the parlor."
> > --Groucho Marx (as Otis
> > "A Night At the Opera"
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