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Scrap

By Gerard Thomas
Ral Partha Battletech locust

Reading Time: 4 minutes The seat had a little lump in the lower left that became uncomfortable after too many hours at the stick and while he’d asked them to fix it, or better still, replace the whole bloody thing, here it was.

Salt n Pepper

By Gerard Thomas
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Reading Time: 2 minutes The Urbies of twins Romulus and Remus, commonly known as Salt and Pepper, were more often than not found where they were not not invited.

How fast is too fast? Speed mod rules for Battletech

By Gerard Thomas
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Reading Time: 4 minutes As I see it, Battlemechs walk, hence would be unstable weapons platforms (unlike, say, tanks). Make them walk fast, or worse still, run, and pure physics tells us that the ride is not going to be a smooth one, so speed will impact a mech’s ability to land a shot, or conversely, be hit;

GKR – Giant Killer Robots

By Gerard Thomas
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Reading Time: 6 minutes Game flow is nice and simple, broken into 5 phases with the last one, ‘tagging’, being the crux of the game. The first player to tag a building with four ‘holotags’ gets to demolish it – demolish four, and you win. Simple, eh?

Rez, a true modern classic

By Gerard Thomas
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Reading Time: 5 minutes If you never have, try and check Rez out. You might not click with it right away but when you do, and you will, it will all make sense.

Warhammer 40,000 – Lost Patrol

By Gerard Thomas
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Reading Time: 6 minutes Don’t let that fool you though, this is an incredibly difficult game to win (where the Space Marines are the ones that win or loose), and very quickly the Space Marines player will start experimenting with ways to actually survive more than 10 minutes!

Battletech redux – almost

By Gerard Thomas
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Reading Time: 5 minutes Big walking tanks whomping the bejeezus out of one another. That’s the basic premise of Battletech, a game with its roots dating back to the mid 80’s.

Ogre

By Gerard Thomas
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Reading Time: 6 minutes Ogre was pretty simple in its basic premise – on an atomic wasteland in the 21st Century, the AI controlled mega tank, the ‘Ogre’, has a simple mission of destroying the enemy, or command post, or both!