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03-05-2009, 12:32 AM
Was supposed to be playing Warhammer the other night but I found my old copy of Space Crusade in a cupboard and we ended up playing that instead. What a classic, I'll have to see if I can track down the add on packs. Did anyone else play this back in the day?

03-05-2009, 02:02 AM
Certainly did, one of my alltime favorite boards games. Got my first Genestealers from that boxed set, which I stil have in perfect condition. The expansionsets are ace as well, the Dreadnought factory adds a whole lott of challenging opponents while Eldar Attack adds a potential 6th player to the fun!

If you enjoyed and plan to play so more you should also check out these scans from White Dwarf 134 and 145 (link (http://spacecrusade.free.fr/regles_scans.htm)). Those issues provided rules for using Ork instead of Marines, using advanced Space Crusade minis in Space Crusade and even a new campaign with rules for a SM librarian. Sweet stuff all round, plan to eventually make some Orc team based on old style Space Orks....when I can find the time that is!

03-05-2009, 11:17 AM
There was an advanced space crusade?

03-05-2009, 02:21 PM
It was less fun than normal Star Quest/Space Crusade (in my opinion anyway) and featured teams of SM scouts boarding Tyranid ships filled with genestealers, warriors amd hybrids - link (http://talisman.mforos.com/581636/5037718-advanced-space-crusade-exploradores-y-tiranidos/)

Arctophylax Faren
03-05-2009, 02:40 PM
@ Ork in a pirate hat: *gape*

03-05-2009, 02:48 PM
There have been a few very nice pirate Orks over the years, in fact the original Freebooterz were all pirates. They were led by this guy:


And currently we have the wonderful Badrukk mini

03-05-2009, 02:53 PM
Here's something similar to what Heph found, but in English

Board Game Geek (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8630)

Though these people have it out for GW products, so they get savaged in reviews regardless of how good the game actually is.

Arctophylax Faren
03-05-2009, 02:53 PM
Things like that look criminal...
Old 40K really is distasteful to me - was like a running joke if I'm honest. Maybe I'm just too serious for this side of things...

Was Space Crusade much the same? More about having cheap laughs? I never played before, far before my time.

03-05-2009, 03:02 PM
Space Crusade was pretty serious, save for the odd gretchin throwing a fusion bomb that is. You played as a SM boarding party (or through a later expansion an Eldar aspect squad) and ventured deep into a space hulk filled to the brim with orks, chaos troops (called Kosmos in dutch), a full dreadnought factory while trying to destroy the thing from the inside through an objectives-driven campaign. I have great memories of this game and still recall my cries of dread when another genestealer popped up out of nowhere. I really enjoyed the blip system as well. The evil player got to place blips (small cardboard marker which had marks on the bottom), which the cool player could scan with either a special order or when they finally got into view. So those 3 blips around the corner could be 3 grots, but it could also be some chaos troops supporting a dread ;)

03-05-2009, 03:05 PM
While we're discussing old games, anybody remember Battle Masters?


03-05-2009, 03:11 PM
Oddly enough, I only played the game once. Never purchased it. Yet, I have the stone tower from it as part of my mobile terran box. Though, I know a bunch of people who swapped the bits from it out into WHFB.

03-05-2009, 03:14 PM
Loved that game and MB's many packaging errors. Got double the contents from one of the expansion packs :D

03-05-2009, 05:49 PM
Battle Masters was cool.

Space Crusade and Hero Quest accounted for a lot of "bring a game on the last day or term" days in the late 80s/early 90s. It was certainly more entertaining than Kerplunk.

Vulpus Rex
03-05-2009, 07:07 PM
I feel very left out... and very young all of a sudden :rolleyes: I sadly missed all of these great games

03-05-2009, 07:43 PM
We are alike then? No retro orks in our histories?

Vulpus Rex
03-05-2009, 07:58 PM
Not a one :(

03-05-2009, 08:16 PM
Well that's the fun thing about Space Crusade, you can download the scanned rules and build your own board while using modern minis!

I somebody wants the rules or can't find them online just drop me a pm and I'll mail them ;)

04-05-2009, 12:17 AM
There seems to be a fair few copies floating around ebay to.

Fear the Psyker
08-05-2009, 03:12 AM
*Sigh* I don't really remember playing the game very much, just vague memories about the game being confusing, but I was very young at the time.

Have a good laugh. These are the scouts from Advanced Space Crusade that I painted when I was a kid. Horrible models and a pretty horrible paint job, too.


08-05-2009, 04:00 AM
Those aren't bad. How old were you?

Fear the Psyker
08-05-2009, 01:15 PM
Well if Wikipedia is correct about when Advanced Space Crusdade came out (1990) then I was at least 10, but probably closer to 12. I don't remember the exact year we bought the game.

Inquisitor Hanson
18-05-2009, 02:47 AM
Space Crusade was totally awesome infact i think its what got me into 40k in the first place and me and my friends did use the old White Dwarf Ork rules in many of our games, with regards to the old games like Heroquest, Battle Master i have played the lot and i think they are wicked, if you ever want to buy a copy check out ebay because there is usually someone selling there old copy. Talking about Heroquest does anyone remember all the amazing expansions like the Wizards of Morkar and the Ogre expansions they were so much fun, infact these games used to be proudly displayed in Woolworths and kids used to always want them LOL getting Heroquest and Space Crusade for Christmas was like a dream come true for me at the time.

16-06-2009, 10:41 PM
Ignore me, I'm a tool! sorry guys

17-06-2009, 12:04 AM
I certainly remember heroquest as well, they even made tv ads for the stuff. Sheer awesomeness - link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY_YRatOInA). The Space Crusade one was fun as well - Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uozIWK51x58&feature=related).

17-06-2009, 12:18 AM
Nice find, Heph! I remember the old hero quest commericals. I forgot the strange little goblin thing. Verne Troyer maybe?

04-07-2009, 06:06 PM
i used to love heroquest and advanced
has any one still got the chaos sorcerer from the game i thought it was one of the best models about

kharn the betrayer
04-07-2009, 09:44 PM
I too loved Heroquest and advanced heroquest.

I also play and have Dark Future, Man O War and Adeptus Titanicus......

Hmmmm Mad Max style GW....

04-07-2009, 11:32 PM
I would love to play these specialist games, sadly, being in my remote area the only specialist games there are around here is Epic and BFG, neither of which I can afford along with my plastic (and metal in the form of GK) crack :(

05-07-2009, 01:27 AM
I would love to play BFG! I even got a fleet but no one plays it. :(
I love space Battles!

05-07-2009, 01:31 AM
I would love to as well, would give me a reason to play Eldar (probably my favourite fleet) but I just can't afford it.

12-07-2009, 12:22 AM
Ha, I'd love to play BFG but my shop doesn't carry any boxes. Guess I'll have to stay with only two cruisers.:(

07-09-2009, 12:48 PM
I remember Space Crusade and still have the original, although most of the bits are missing 20ish years and many children (siblings, nephews, own kids friends) later. I really miss it. I really used to enjoy the evenings myself and a few friends would get together with my Necromunda, Space Crusade (including Operation Dreadnought and Eldar Storm) and Space hulk, along with the Deathwing add on, boxed sets and Chris's 40,000 armies (Marines, Chaos and Orks...about the only choices...) and play for a few hours, or a few days. Many beers, pizzas, hamburgers, meat pies and bottles of port were consumed over those games and many, many hours of joy derived from them all, none of which I have anymore unfortunately. If you ever stumble on one in a garage sale or junk shop like a friend of mine did not so long ago, buy it.

07-09-2009, 02:07 PM
I fully agree, heck even nowadays many of those old minis still work just fine!

07-09-2009, 05:57 PM
My orkses now form a proud little group of veteran boys in one of the mobs.

07-09-2009, 10:40 PM
The ED-209 Chaos dread from Space Crusade is still far better looking than the 40k one.

27-09-2009, 01:11 AM
Im kinda sorry i painted my minis, Space crusade was the first GW game i played, i never did the expansions though my local toy store had them but sold them before i got my pocket money saved.....i did prefer it to hero quest, and made me popular at school during our last day at school bring a game along....

27-09-2009, 05:44 AM