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on: May 10, 2019, 04:21:56 PM
What's your favorite pre-gunpowder-era wargame?  What is it you like so much about it?

What's your least favorite that you've played, and what is it you can't stand about it?

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Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 10:45:26 AM
Well C&C ancients is a lot of fun (still hate the damned dice GMT decided to use).



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Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 11:40:32 AM
Got to be Rome Total War. Loved the slower pace, the many factions with their very different units and buildings, the battles were great and the siege battles were superb. The Barbarian Invasion add-on was just as good.  :bigthumb:

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Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 11:54:14 AM
There are pre-gunpowder-era games?!

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Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 12:20:05 PM
There are pre-gunpowder-era games?!

They mostly involve meeples.

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Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 12:21:53 PM
There are pre-gunpowder-era games?!

They mostly involve meeples.

And Zombies no doubt

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Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 12:23:32 PM

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Reply #7 on: May 13, 2019, 12:29:03 PM
 :ROFL:

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Reply #8 on: May 13, 2019, 07:35:42 PM
Do Lasers count as, 'pre gunpowder'?

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Reply #9 on: May 13, 2019, 07:49:04 PM
Do Lasers count as, 'pre gunpowder'?

In the Planet of the Apes timeline they do.

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Reply #10 on: May 13, 2019, 08:13:16 PM
Weren't there 'flintlock lasers' (no gunpowder) in some old fantasy comic, way back?

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Reply #11 on: May 13, 2019, 08:15:15 PM
You're thinking of that Star Trek episode

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Reply #12 on: May 13, 2019, 08:18:14 PM
No, this was some kind of vaguely Conan/Barsoom/Cryptozoic thing from the 70's or maybe 80's.

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Reply #13 on: May 13, 2019, 08:43:03 PM
This thread suddenly got interesting

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Reply #14 on: May 13, 2019, 09:01:31 PM
I'm going on a very vague recollection.  :(

Hopefully someone else's memory will be jogged. I tried googling 'flintlock laser' but all I get is a crap load of Fortnite hits.

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