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    Man O' War- who else remembers it?

    Recently after rummaging in my loft i came across all my old man o war stuff and was just interested in seeing if there are any other former players among the LO faithful? for those of you who don't remember it Man O War was a naval combat game based in the Warhammer world that popped up in the mid-90s only to dissapear again a year or two later! it was great fun and personally i think it had one of the subtlest but easiest rules systems of all the games GW have done- had some great models too (although the scales tended to vary between ships and flyers etc.) it was kind of Warmaster-ish in scale and even featured some races which werent really touched upon in WHFB (Norse anyone?) although strangely they left off the Undead.
    Cynically i always felt GW did away with it because you didnt need many models to fight big battles, a typical fleet was maybe one capital ship, and a couple of squadrons of ships of the line and maybe a flyer or two (after the expansion seas of blood was released)
    Really would love to see it back, without the hordes of cards that games of that era tended to have- anyone else feel the same??

    Oh and i hope this is the right forum to put this in...

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    yes, i remember it fondly. it was one of the best games GW ever did, and the simplest.

    i wish they would bring it back, especially with how they can make the newer miniatures so much better looking.

    same old rules, but new figs
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    seeing from the lack of posts we are the only two who remember it! such a shame too! but i was checking on a certain online auction site and there are obviously a hard core of gamers still on the lookout for new ships etc. the price of Man o War models are proportionally higher than all others it seems!

    Got me to thinking about other OOP GW games that were great and should come back, in particular id like to see:
    Man O' War
    Space Hulk
    Heroquest (ok not strictly a pure GW game but great for the young uns- fantasticly fun board game for anyone who never got the chance to play it)
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    i totally agree. heroquest is what got me into all this stuff to begin with
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    I remember man o' war, never played it though but i think they made up some man o' war type rules in the generals compendium book that GW produced.
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    Cool i'll have to try and find that....

    If you have ever tried to buy any man o war minis from ebay then you know how popular they are! i think MoW as well as Space Hulk and HeroQuest are definatly due for an overhaul and a comeback!! Classic games!

    Advanced Heroquest was good too
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    There was a naval game based in Warhammer world at the last gamesday UK if I remember by the Golden Demon figure cases on sa side table, they were showcasing it and allowing people to play games.

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    I dug my old man-o-war out the attick last year as well as some of the metal ships. gave it to a wargame club for the kiddies, it was a laugh but it nver really got anywhere

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    hmmm thats insteresting karantalsis, maybe they will bring back a re-vamped one....

    i don't think it was a game for kids though, it was very subtle! there was no greater enjoyment than stealing a march on your opponent and swinging your wargalleys round to ram and sink his great ship he he
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    I remember it to, it was the reason i started collecting, if your still iterested look here

    http://dougram.battletechnology.org/...r/MainPage.htm

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