The Actual Board Game

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Re: The Actual Board Game

Postby Philip Darlim » 15 Jan 2018, 04:52

ccloughley wrote:Mine is clearly the coolest.

I made my own by burning everything using a soldering-iron like tool into a 4 by 3 foot piece of 3mm plywood.

Pieces are 3D printed.

What happens when you have too much time on your hands.

https://imgur.com/a/YtTgU

That is a pic from the ongoing game.

I love it. Especially how the armies are Mark IV tanks.

I love Italy makes a good point about the cost. But couldn't Avalon Hill/Hasbro make a high priced edition with better pieces?
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Re: The Actual Board Game

Postby BlueBorjigin » 15 Jan 2018, 05:21

I got the 1974 House of Games edition, with wooden pieces and the all-important topographical map, on Ebay. Haven't used it for FtF yet, but it sure is handy for puzzling out a tactical situation and planning years into the future.

ccloughley wrote:Mine is clearly the coolest.

I made my own by burning everything using a soldering-iron like tool into a 4 by 3 foot piece of 3mm plywood.

https://imgur.com/a/YtTgU

This is absolutely magnificent, I love the SC ownership markers.
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Re: The Actual Board Game

Postby Don Juan of Austria » 15 Jan 2018, 07:14

I've got the 5th edition. Love the map and colors... Wooden pieces would be nice. ;)

Ccloughley! Awesome work there!
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Re: The Actual Board Game

Postby edmgrim » 15 Jan 2018, 08:02

I currently have the 1999 edition with the metal pieces. I used to have the edition in the blue bookshelf box with wooden pieces. Last year, a friend of mine, when he could not afford to bid on Calhamer’s original game, tracked down one of the initial 500 copies produced in 1959. That is the version we use for our periodic f2f games at our local gaming pub.
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Re: The Actual Board Game

Postby RichardListens » 15 Jan 2018, 08:51

I'm not sure what the edition is but I picked my copy up last year in a charity shop for £3.50. Buying it prompted me to look online for a Diplomacy game and I ended up joining Play Dip. I haven't played face to face since the 70's but use the board from time to time for a little deeper thought and contemplation on games I play here.
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Re: The Actual Board Game

Postby super_dipsy » 15 Jan 2018, 09:35

Noone else made a garden set with giant-sized heavy plastic pieces like those outdoor chess sets? Just me then ... :oops: The real bugger is keeping the lawn mowed and coloured to map out the territories, but being able to look out of your bedroom window to view the game .... 8-)
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Re: The Actual Board Game

Postby Custer » 15 Jan 2018, 15:04

LoL......good one!
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Re: The Actual Board Game

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 16 Jan 2018, 05:48

I have the 5th edition, but I procured some Lego bricks to be the playing pieces. Long bricks are fleets, while small ones are armies, and I ended up using bluish-grey for France (since getting light blue bricks was far more expensive).
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Re: The Actual Board Game

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 16 Jan 2018, 05:49

super_dipsy wrote:Noone else made a garden set with giant-sized heavy plastic pieces like those outdoor chess sets? Just me then ... :oops: The real bugger is keeping the lawn mowed and coloured to map out the territories, but being able to look out of your bedroom window to view the game .... 8-)


Did you draw the borders with gasoline to keep the grass from growing there? :D
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Re: The Actual Board Game

Postby Philip Darlim » 16 Jan 2018, 16:32

super_dipsy wrote:Noone else made a garden set with giant-sized heavy plastic pieces like those outdoor chess sets? Just me then ... :oops: The real bugger is keeping the lawn mowed and coloured to map out the territories, but being able to look out of your bedroom window to view the game .... 8-)

You would need one of those forest watch towers. Because that board would probably be a few acres. :D
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