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Old 05-18-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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Gears of War: The Board Game Announced


Fantasy Flight Games has announced Gears of War: The Board Game, a cooperative game for 1-4 players designed by Corey Konieczka. You can find the full game description and several images on the Fantasy Flight Games news page.

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Build your team from any of four COG soldiers and face an intelligent game system in one of seven randomly constructed scenarios. In Gears of War: The Board Game, you’ll relive classic moments from Gears of War™ and Gears of War 2™. Roadie Run into cover, spray your enemy with blind fire, or rip him in half with your Lancer’s chainsaw!

Stand together against the Locust horde

Teamwork is essential in Gears of War: The Board Game, as you and your fellow COGs will secure areas in an ever-expanding and randomized map, lay down suppressing fire to support each other’s movements, and rush to the aid of fallen allies – all in an effort to complete your mission objective.

Also essential is the careful use of the tools at your disposal: a range of tactical options and devastating weapons. Your hand of Order cards represents your COG’s spectacular battle prowess, and on each turn you’ll discard one to either use its listed ability, move across the map, or attack.

You can even hold on to these versatile Orders, discarding them to dodge or guard against incoming attacks, or to follow closely behind a teammate. Communication is key, and the most successful COGs recognize that together, they form a deadly machine.

A variety of missions offer vast replayability

The seven included missions deliver a range of objectives, from placing a sonic resonator deep in the Locust-infested earth to escaping the attack of a raging Berserker. What’s more, each mission is randomly constructed every time you play, using an ingenious map creation system to ensure that no two games are ever exactly alike.

Adding to this element of unpredictability is a terrifyingly intelligent game system that keeps the pressure constant, while lending each type of foe an individual style of play. As Drones cautiously fire on you from cover and Boomers lob grenades from elevated positions, you’ll swear that there’s a deliberate and sinister tactical purpose behind every move the Locusts make.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:51 PM   #2
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:17 PM   #3
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It was listed on the FFG site almost 2 months ago, it was just changed to "At The Printer" status yesterday; seems cool, FFG rules.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:14 PM   #4
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Agreed, FFG pretty much rocks the boardgame/cardgame/RPG world. They seem to crank out truckloads of cool stuff, very few duds amongst their offerings and I've got a small collection of FFG stuff growing.

Unfortunately the reception of the Horus Heresy boardgame was lukewarm despite all expectations so I haven't picked that up yet despite how rabidly I was waiting for it at the time. Ah well, 6 jillion games of Death Angel and Chaos in the Old World have filled the hole nicely so I'll survive.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:02 PM   #5
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Agreed, FFG pretty much rocks the boardgame/cardgame/RPG world. They seem to crank out truckloads of cool stuff, very few duds amongst their offerings and I've got a small collection of FFG stuff growing.
You do realize I'll be buying this and then begging you to paint the figures, right?
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:22 PM   #6
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Pretty damn cool. I'm am official board game playtester. Got paid with pizza, mugs, and shirts.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:42 PM   #7
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I've got and it's a blast but takes longer than average MOO2 games lol
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:50 PM   #8
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Agreed, FFG pretty much rocks the boardgame/cardgame/RPG world.
They put out excellent games. I have a group of friends where we regularly play the Battlestar: Galactica and Game of Thrones boardgames with all their expansions. Their headquarters is actually a few miles from my home.
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My gamer friends don't really like cooperative games, so I probably won't ever play this. I'll probably keep an eye out for it anyway.
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You do realize I'll be buying this and then begging you to paint the figures, right?
Make sure you take pictures of the Pancake Rabbit's fine work so I can copy it.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:48 AM   #11
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You do realize I'll be buying this and then begging you to paint the figures, right?
Looking forward to it!
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:03 AM   #12
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Make sure you take pictures of the Pancake Rabbit's fine work so I can copy it.
Something recent... he was about 90-95% done when I took this pic.

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My son is going to go nuts over this.

Awesome pic Steve. I will wait till I can get a good picture of my grey knights to put them up here.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:31 AM   #14
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Thanks man. Can't wait to see your GK! I picked up their new Codex when it came out a few weeks ago but I haven't really read it yet (I have a codex addiction, LOL even though I don't play all the races/factions, I just gotta have all the codices).
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Awesome work Steve!
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Looking forward to it!
I think we have a Zombie themed idea in the works next. I've got to get back to work on the novella.

Have you ever tried repainting something larger like an action figure?
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I think we have a Zombie themed idea in the works next. I've got to get back to work on the novella.

Have you ever tried repainting something larger like an action figure?
did you get that PM I sent you with the zombie figs collected into one page to check out?

As for ever doing a repaint on an action figure, no, but I'm preeeetty sure it would be an easier endeavor than 25mm figures, as long as the sculpt is good. I imagine, for example, a McFarlane figure would be awesome, but something like the G.I. Joe figs from the 80s, not so much.
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If you enjoy Civilization III the board game, you might want to pick up the Remake. It is a MUCH better game. Additionally you should also check out Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization. It is actually a fantastic civilization board game. The only negative is that the cards and bits are sized for a freakin' leprechaun which can be a pain in the posterior.

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If you are even the least bit interested in Horus Heresy get it now. FFG will be discontinuing it the same way they dropped Doom:The Board Game and Starcraft:The Board Game. Although to be honest I think Earth Reborn is a better game than Horus Heresy.

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I think we have a Zombie themed idea in the works next...
Zombies hit the Bargain Bin!

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Doh! I forgot to mention Corey Konieczka makes great games (unlike his dad....). Corey's most recent box-o-fun is Mansions of Madness. If you want a great horror themed game for up to 5 players, Mansions is a blast!
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