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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-21-08, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Default Worthy Non-GW Systems?

For those of you who have invested a 'ton' of time, effort, and resources into our hobby and have been pushed a bit too far from our comfort zone by GW's antics regarding their core systems, what are our alternatives? I personally have been in the hobby for over a decade and still greatly enjoy gaming and modeling, but I am no longer enamored of GW and their tendency to focus on sales over the complete hobby as a whole. What are my alternatives? And what makes these alternative gaming systems worthy?


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Classic Battletech
Warmachine
Flames of War
Robogear
AT-43

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My friends and i went out the other day ato a local hobby shop and dropped 20 bucks on Mechwarrior clix.... It turns out to be really fun and really cheap if u know the owner of the store and they are way overstocked : ) good quick to learn play systems and fun collecting
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My son and I have 10-12 pewter Mechs for Mechwarrior/Battletech, and a few artillery pieces as well. I still have the 2nd edition rule book/compendium, but I still don't know that much about the game. My son is more into the computer games than the tabletop variant. It is an option I've thought about. Thanks.

I'll list it in my original post and we can see just how many worthy options await us!
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While I've personally never played either, Warmachine and Flames of War are big in my area.


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Do either look very interesting to you? Do you have any idea what they are like? I've heard of both, but have never seen them in action, or even in person.
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Flames of War is all about WWII combat, and I've just never really been interested in historical wargames per se. Add to that the fact that I don't relish the idea of painting in 15mm.

As far as Warmachine goes, it does slightly pique my interest. It seems much smaller than GW games as far as model count, while still maintaining the Sci-Fi Fantasy hybrid genre that makes 40K appealing. If I had to choose, I'd try Warmachine. Unfortunately, I can only afford one wargame at a time.


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Ha! I can afford practically NO wargames at the moment, which is why I'm glad I've already splurged on about 5K bucks worth of nonsense over the last several years, lol.

Thanks mate. These are added to my list.
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I play robogear as well. Easy to learn, easy to play, easy to model and easy to paint. It's a great starter hobby. In france, it's bigger than 40k!!!


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Wow...Robogear... never even heard of it...
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Mechwarrior by WizKids is different than Battletech But Mechwarrior is the only one ive played i heard Battletech is alot of fun though
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