Votoms and Dougram: Board games

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Votoms and Dougram: Board games

Post by Norsehound » Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:30 pm

Hi all.

As an avid wargamer and finding interest in these military mecha dramas, I thought about seeking out the board games that I know exist for these series. Haven't found much yet, other than some links on the internet, but I was wondering if anyone else had any information/knowledge/interest in such a topic.

And no, these are not videogames, but board-and-paper wargames that came out before consoles invaded the home.

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Post by Nightmare of Solomon » Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:39 pm

I had the opportunity to play the Dougram board game many years ago- A freind of mine ran a comic shop and aquirred a copy- ( he also got the rules translated- very important)

The game came with a hex map- and several micro figures of the mecha- as well as figures for trees and other terrain.

It was pretty simple- rules wise- hex based- each unit could move a certain amount- If I remember correctly- it used dice to determine weapon strength vs- armour strength.

What really made it neat, however, was the reverse persicopes- to determine line of sight- you would place the periscope down in the hex your mech was in and look in through the top of the periscope-the bottom mirror reflected across the map from the mech's height- about a 1/2 in or so- if trees or other terrain obscured your view- you couldn't attack-

If you can aquire a copy- do it- ^_^

(sorry no knowledge of the other game- and no idea where to look for either at the present time)

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Post by Kuruni » Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:50 am

What really made it neat, however, was the reverse persicopes- to determine line of sight- you would place the periscope down in the hex your mech was in and look in through the top of the periscope-the bottom mirror reflected across the map from the mech's height- about a 1/2 in or so- if trees or other terrain obscured your view- you couldn't attack-
Wow! That so cool! Simple, yet very innovative and provide players with great feeling!
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Post by Knowlton » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:21 pm

I just wrote a freaking huge review and the *#%@^# forum ate it. Check out www.system17.com for the Battle of Stanrey. I'll have Kalnock up later this week. I used to have the Votoms game but I sold it. I'll re-write my review when I am in a better mood.
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Post by Knowlton » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:30 pm

OH MY GOD IT DID IT AGAIN. M@THERF%CKER.
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Post by Tachyon » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:34 pm

I hadn't heard of the message board doing that to people before now. I'd be happy to load up any material that you Email to me.
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Post by Knowlton » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:48 pm

No, I just hit Submit and it asked me for my log in information again. . . I couldn't go back.
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Post by Knowlton » Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:02 pm

Okay, I've updated both games on www.system17.com Enjoy.

OMG AND THE SITE ATE MY VOTOMS REVIEW AGAIN! ARRRGGGHHHHH!!!
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