Who hasn`t had nightmares about GW`s dreaded Orcs? Great Guitar Lessons: Shockforce

Sunday, August 20, 2006


Pictured: KevCon, one of our house cons in Kanagawa, Japan

A game that I would suggest is Shockforce. The rules are completely
generic but it does come with a post-apocalyptic setting that you can
use if you want. The trooper design system is the first gem here. You
can take any mini you have and give it whatever stats you want,
weapons, armor, etc. and cost out the points and there ya go. It does
not tie you down to any universe or line of figures. The second
highlight is the rules are easy, intuitive, and use opposed dice rolls
so both players are involved in combat. Each player takes a turn
activating-moving-shooting, a squad or character so again there is
more interaction. I can yammer on about this game as it is one of my
favorites. I can send you more info later. I think the kids would get
into it as well as it is so easy but rewards sensible tactics and
gives players some tough decisions about what to do with their troops.

Get on the Shockforce Yahoo Group and get the Space Marines and Orks
characteristics and weapons stats to give the rules a test run. Set up
5 Marines and 10 Orks and give it a whirl.

Nick Johnson


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