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Indra
31-03-2006, 02:48 AM
I do! It was the game of four boards and walls that got me into the hobby in the first place! I loved the 3 small teams of Spacemarines each with a trait, entering a massive board and taking on hordes of nasties. It was great.

Any one else remember that little nugget, that came out in combination with MB games?

DavicusPrime
31-03-2006, 04:05 AM
Very vague memories...

Wasn\'t space crusade like space hulk but on board a tyranid bio-ship?

I believe I might have been too into Bloodbowl at the time to notice much.

I never did play space hulk, space crusade, or WHFB... I was into epic 40K, 40K and bloodbowl back then.

I really liked the idea of bringing back Space Hulk in the form of Kill team. That\'s something I could get into.

-DavicusPrime

Indra
31-03-2006, 04:18 AM
Space Hulk was awesome. But Space crusade was the idea that a space ship was boarded and it was controlled by the evil player who had hordes of nasties to wipe out the space marines as they tried to do thier missions. It was like spacehulk with orks, necrons (Androids then...) CSM, gretchin and a dreadnought.

Truly cool.

Corvus
31-03-2006, 02:08 PM
*sighs and his eyes cloud over*

Space crusade, space hulk..... I miss them.

Both were FANTASTIC games, I couldn\'t play them enough! :D





Sure I still have \'Space Marine\' in the attic too..

Indra
04-04-2006, 10:32 PM
The thing I loved about Space Crusade was the board. 4 Quarter boards that could be rotated to change the layout and four central walls, all held in place by 5 measly plastic clips. That had to be my fave thing about Space Crusade.

I\'m also thinking about making some 3D board sections for Space Hulk these days too.

*Feels the nostalgia washing over...*

:pinch:

*Something hard in the nostalgia just hit me in the head...*

torn
07-04-2006, 04:05 AM
never placed space crusade - it was hero quest that started me off. I was in love with orcs back then, being only 8 or 9, i went on to blood bowl and space hulk (blood bowl with polystyrene pitch was amazing) and then finally 40k and fantasy.

the seperate games they made lately i dont feel are as good, epic 40k was a remake, battlefleet gothic was a remake but i cant remember the original name. But lately the things GW produce seem to have lots of nice pictures but be lacking the depth and intensity that it used to have with lots of dark short stories and black and white pictures, whereas now all the pictures are clearcut and there are barely any stories just descriptions.

Heh i modelled my new plastic space marine scouts on the space crusade ones, most of them have mohawks!

kharn the betrayer
07-04-2006, 06:57 PM
The game your talking about on a Tyranid ship was called Advanced Space Crusade and consisted of marine scouts infiltrating a hive ship for various missions.

The rules were a bit complicated even for me, liked the models though, 6 nid warriors and I think 15 scouts. All plastic and the scouts had 3 heavy bolters.

Sphinter doors wrer cool.

adders
07-04-2006, 07:04 PM
Space Hulk and Heroquest were both great (not really sure if I ever played Space Crusade).

Talking about great boards (Indra), Space Hulk was brilliant you could have a different layout every time.

For those that don\'t know the game, the board was a giant jigsaw of corridors and rooms that you could put together in anyway you liked.

Cheers

The Spacemonkey
19-06-2008, 10:58 PM
Indra.

How you coming along with your space crusade board?

I mentioned what you were planning and now I've run the first eleven missions with a mate and my wife!

So thanks, I think...

kharn the betrayer
22-06-2008, 09:54 AM
On a related note remember the games from GW where you dropped dice in the lid to see if you hit anything.

On of them was a forerunner to Battlefleet Gothic and there was an eldar attack and an Ultramarine scout game.

I did so like advanced space crusade and the scout models were good, Tryanind warriors were very similar to todays ones.

Ah those were the days.......

JohnLawley
14-10-2008, 06:08 AM
Advanced space crusade got re-released after MB dropped it as tyranid attack :)

Battle fleet gothic used to be called Space Fleet.

Necromunda used to be called confrontation.

good short story made in mid-late 90's when GW where flogging everyone for all they where worth:-


The Greatest Battle Ever, Mark II
by Peter Andrew Siekierski (pas4189@tam2000.tamu.edu)

Things were normal on Earth that day. The Emperor sat in his Golden
Throne, pleased with the news of the liberation of Ichar IV by legions of
Mk VII Space Marines and new improved Imperial Guardsmen. But high above
the Earth, a sinister storm was gathering...

They had travelled far to Earth. From a million worlds they came, united
under a common purpose: to take back what was once rightfully theirs. Leman
Russ petted his twin wolves as he spoke:

"My brothers, the time has come. With the new improved Tyranid hordes
draining his once mighty resources, the Emperor is now at his weakest."

Lord MacCragge, seated on his long discontinued throne, spoke next:

"My forces stand ready, my brother. Legions of Mark VI Space Marines
await my bidding. There will be much blood shed today."

The Lieutenant Commanders whispered amongst themselves. They had not been
heard from since the days before the boxed set, but it was known that some
had defected to the Emperor's cause and been recast in pewter and demoted
to heroes.

"What of the Titan Legions, m'lord?" asked a Space Marine Lieutenant.

"The Council of Disctontinued Princeps assures me that our Warlords out
number them six to one," said the Great Wolflord. "Made of plastic as
they are, they are much cheaper and easier to construct than the new
pewter titans of the loyalists."

The leader of the assembled Pirates spoke next.

"What of the Imperators, m'lord? Surely we can not match their firepower."

"Ah, but we can, my friend. Do not forget that we have the might of many
Spacefleets with us. They have not forgotten the Emperor's betrayal," said
Lord MacCragge.

The attack began at dawn. Without warning, thunderous blasts of fire
rained from the sky as the long forgotten Spacefleets of the Eldar and
the Imperium rained destruction of the Imperial Palace and its Imperator
guardians.

Loyal Warlord titans rose to their feet, only to be met with six
times their number in rebel titans.Legions of Imperial Guardsmen armed
with boltguns marched toward the unbreachable walls of the Imperial palace
as M14 Bullock Jet-Cycles raced overhead. Ork Tinboyz and Imperial Robots
blasted the palace's defenders with autocannons and lascannons, while
detachments of Sentinels stode ahead, clearing out stragglers with their
deadly multi-lasers.

Meanwhile, from the rear of the palace, a huge flotilla of wooden and
ironclad sailing ships disgorged their deadly cargoes. From the Black Ark
of Naggaroth came crazed dark elves, angered at the Emperor's decision to
cancel their ships' production. Bretonian Corsairs and Norse Longships poured
forth sailors and bondsmen eager for a bloody revenge. Ship after ship
arrived, every crewman intent on destroying those who would cancel Man o' War.

Russ consorted with the other leaders. Soon, it was rumored, the mighty
armies of the fantasy battle world would join their cause after the last elf
book was written. "We can not wait for them, my brothers," sighed Russ. He
too was no longer available in pewter, and knew the pain that they would face.
With the roar of its mighty engines and the creaking of its tracks, the Capitol
Imperialis rolled forward, lobbing huge shells at the defenders. Unsupported
by Land Raiders (they were no longer manufactured here), the badly
outnumbered and overpriced defenders fell back. Swarms of Imperial Guard
Landspeeders flew into the courtyard as the last of the defending titans fell.
The inner sanctum's ground broke as scores of Hellbore Moles, ancient
digging machines no longer available to the loyalists, unloaded their cargoes.

The Adeptus Custodes, once the sworn guardians of the Emperor, peacefully
opened the gates for their attackers. "Did you know we were once cast in lead, too?"
they chanted in Latin. Swarms of Imperial Beastmen Platoons tore at the loyalists
in savage close combat. The Blood Bowl teams of a thousand forgotten lands
charged in, tackling and beating their way into the throne room, where
they were joined by scavs and bounty hunters from countless discontinued
blister packs.

The Emperor looked down in shame. So finely crafted they were, the
lot of them. Blood Bowlers, Chaos Squats, even his own Adeptus Mechanicus
were among the rabble. Cheaply and widely available Ork Battlewagons from
days past carried allied mobs of Imperial Guard Assault Troops, Hive
Gangs, and alien Zoats. He looked with disgust upon the foul Blood
Slaughterers, Chaos Robots of Khorne, and felt relieved that he would never
have to deal with them again. Perhaps they might be worth saving he thought.
His mind wandered back to the days when not all Rough Riders were from Attila,
and Sentinel War Walkers were still available. He remembered the loyal
beastmen platoons, and the human bombs who died so thoughtlessly in his
name, and a tear streaked down his withered face.

"NO!" he cried, sending psychic shockwaves through the Mark VI Librarians
assembled before him. "Begone from my presence, men of lead. Your time is
past."

With a broad wave of his wizened hand, the defenders were changed.
Ancient plastic Titans, who had once fought for him crumbled, replaced by
smaller but more expensive pewter Knight Households. Imperial uniforms
and photochrome visors gave way, becoming instead the sharp dress of Mordia
or the jungle greens of Catachan. Gone were the robots and support weapons
of days past, and in their place stood expensive new tanks and heavy
weapons teams. Chaos squats were no more, now there would be ridiculous hats
and big teeth. The hive gangers and scavvies found themselves in a new game,
no longer called Confrontation. But surely, it was better this way...

...and high above the Earth, Lord Maccragge found himself a new pair
of gloves.

The End.


:lol:

Arctophylax Faren
14-10-2008, 06:27 AM
What the heck was that about?? It seems ridiculous! Who is this.. Peter Andrew?

kharn the betrayer
14-10-2008, 07:47 AM
Ah I get it very subtle....

Rep for that one Mr Lawley....

Arctophylax Faren
14-10-2008, 08:31 AM
No no, I understand that it's a jab at the 'evolution' of GW's mini range, but I just don't understand why he chose this scenario. It's all a bit... unfunny really, until you read the very last paragraph.
Oh well :) Still a good find!

The Commodore
17-10-2008, 01:03 PM
I liked it. I thought it was really well done.

I certainly know where he is coming from, given the large hiatus I had in the Hobby.

Marticus
17-10-2008, 02:28 PM
Ah the good old days, i loved space crusade, and heroquest... ahhhh the memories :)

Jasfmpgh
17-10-2008, 03:22 PM
My favorite part was the way the monsters where represented by "radar blip" chips until the space marines had actual line of sight. At which point you put in the real deal... I can remember being very neverous about turning a corner.

Hephesto
17-10-2008, 03:37 PM
Loved that game, Space Crusade (as it was called on the mainland) really got me into the whole scifi gaming thing. Recently dusted out my mom's attic and found my old box, with all expansions. I have such good memories of this great game, not in the least from the excellent artwork which could be found in the manual. Especially this one has had a huge impact on me:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/hephesto555666/sc.jpg

Same goes for this Ork art from advanced space crusade:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/hephesto555666/orker.jpg

In fact there were even some rules in WD years ago to use a lott of other models in space crusade. Including playing with scoutsm terminator squads, ork pirates (been collecting old orks for the last 4 months now ;)) as well as using tyranid and genestealer cultists for the alien player.

There was this site where you could download all the box content in pdf form, but for some reason the thing has been down for quite a while. However, should anybody be interested or missing anything from their old gaming collection drop me a PM and I'll gladly mail the pdf files to you ;)

Indra
18-10-2008, 06:10 AM
I think some kind of link to uploaded files in PDF are the way to go there Heph... everyone would want to be able to access this all the time!

Gt it up there matey!

I still plan to make the boards in full 3D! The question is obtaining all the marines necessary to make the 3 squads plus variables, as well as all the alien parts.... what the hell am I going to do with the Dreadnought?!? Anyway, all that aside, I loved this game, really did, still do. When funds release themselves to me... oh yeah, gonna love making this!

Indra

The Commodore
18-10-2008, 07:00 AM
I think some kind of link to uploaded files in PDF are the way to go there Heph... everyone would want to be able to access this all the time!

Gt it up there matey!

I still plan to make the boards in full 3D! The question is obtaining all the marines necessary to make the 3 squads plus variables, as well as all the alien parts.... what the hell am I going to do with the Dreadnought?!? Anyway, all that aside, I loved this game, really did, still do. When funds release themselves to me... oh yeah, gonna love making this!

Indra

I've got about 10 of the necron warrior like robot things from the original box you can have if you want them. They are painted, but i'm sure you get round that. PM me and let me know.

Arctophylax Faren
18-10-2008, 08:56 AM
There was this site where you could download all the box content in pdf form, but for some reason the thing has been down for quite a while. However, should anybody be interested or missing anything from their old gaming collection drop me a PM and I'll gladly mail the pdf files to you ;)

I have absolutely no idea what this thing is all about, but would love to see the PDF files. Bit of history is always great :)

Hephesto
18-10-2008, 01:53 PM
Emailed you the zip files, I have all the other stuff as well. But those are in jpegs and my internetconnection is a tad sluggish. So if you want those as well I can send them your way at a later time ;)

kharn the betrayer
21-10-2008, 09:45 PM
Here you go but dont blame me when you claw your own eyes out with a bacon slicer....

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uozIWK51x58

Indra
22-10-2008, 07:44 AM
Oh man I love the special effects...

i still love that game tho.

Indra

kharn the betrayer
22-10-2008, 07:50 AM
Special effect I thought that was a real marine when I first saw the advert, of course I was a bit younger and had not found the Custard religion, or should that be founded.

I think I will apply for tax excempt status, I only need a hundred followers to call myself a religion. You all worship the Custard don't you....Think carefully now as I have many many vats....

Mmmmmm fear the wrath of the Custard God bwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhaaaaaaaa. Dim time for my pills again I think.

LAZtheinfamous
06-11-2008, 01:40 AM
Hero Quest was my gate-way drug...I mean game. Then we played Necromunda, where I got crushed. Ahh the days when the humble lasgun was the king of weapons. Then I moved into 40K, lost my way for a few years, came back, and left again. Now I am a dedicated modeler. However Hero Quest got me started not just with GW stuff, but also D&D and its ilk.

Now the gateway seems to be "Hero Scape". Also by Milton Bradley, it uses alot of the game play mechanics of Hero Quest, but is a squad based military game....in time. So you have Mechs fighting samuri. Got my kids interested in miniatures. So while I went; Heroscape, D&D, Necromunda, 40K, Star Wars, Mechwarrior, Alternity, World of Darkness, Call of Cthuthlu, Tales from the Floating Vagabond, Marvel Super Heroes RPG, Mordheim, Warhammer FB, Hero Scape, and finally to Hero Clix. My kids on the other hand went, Hero Scape, D&D, Hero Clix, 40K.

So we play a couple of different games, but 40K is the destination game. I enjoyed the fic since I still have a Greater Deamon of Tzentch that I bought for 5 bucks...in metal. He's now been downgraded to a Deamon Prince.