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Table Top Troopers

18 Dec

tttBringing a childhood institution into the realm of grown-up fun! Go and dig all those Little Green Army Men out of the back of the closet, dust them off, and begin the battles all over again. (Assuming you have any left that you didn’t burn with the magnifying glass, decapitate in a firecracker explosion, or send to their demise in the quicksands of the neighbour’s sandbox.)

Ages: 7+

Players: 2 or 3

Interesting features: a game of miniatures that even I can understand! The play is in the tactics, not measuring tapes, hundreds of pages of rules, and countless charts and tables. This game comes with several boards that can be mixed and matched BUT it can even be played out on a standard chess / checkers board!

Extras Needed: 1 Package of Little Green (or Tan) Army men for each player. If you can’t find them in two distinct colours, the bases will have to be painted different colours to keep them separate! 1 or 2 Six-sided dice.

DOWNLOAD: (Original) BOARD & SQUAD PDF

DOWNLOAD: (Original) RULES

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AN EYE FOR AN EYE!

New Scenarios, New Pieces, New Weapons, New Tactics
Special Thanks to Derek Hohls and Tim Andersen for their input!

DOWNLOAD: NEW RULES

DOWNLOAD: NEW SQUADS

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!!! SPECIAL GUEST FEATURE !!!

DEREK’S DOZEN (a TTT expansion by Derek Hohls)

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DOWNLOAD: DEREK’S DOZEN

Printing Suggestions: Enlarge the boards to 11×17. (Unless you are using 25mm figures … then 8.5X11 works perfectly) Trim them up and they are ready to become your own private killing fields! (see an example of Derek’s Home-Made Boards [above] for his 50mm figures … who said this has to be complicated?

Designer’s Notes: So there I am, walking through the Dollar Store (as I often do after pay day) and what do I spy upon the shelf but a package of those cheap little green army men. Instantly I was transported back to my misspent childhood and all the fun I used to have playing the neighbourhood martyr “My guy throws himself on the grenade … Kaboom!” I figured that if I could play games with them when I was little then it would be easy to come up with a game using them now that I was older and wiser. I bought a pack on faith. Several months later the game had not yet formed, but all my army men were dead and gone (blown to little bits). On the way back to the store to buy more the idea finally hit. Miniatures combat for dummies like me. Update that stinky old chess set for the age of modern militia! I showed the finished idea to my brother-in-law, Tim … the Captain and he pulled a few strings with the DND so after a full security screening here it is.