Why did you get into SST game?

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Why do you play?

I like Starship Troopers
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I like the miniatures
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Postby Scenv » Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:43 am



I think people are WAY to reliant on the models rather than their skills as a painter/modeller.


true, but still a good sculp goes for a good model.

btw, was the original cover him holding a gun?
favorite chapter? mine was about the suit...man that was awesome.
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Postby Lieutenant Rasczak » Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:53 am

Scenv wrote:

I think people are WAY to reliant on the models rather than their skills as a painter/modeller.


true, but still a good sculp goes for a good model.

btw, was the original cover him holding a gun?


Thats the only 'artwork' Edition I ever owned, as I said the other Edition I have is the one with Casper on the cover.
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Du mean this one -

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That was the 1979 Cover.

Or this one -

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Which was the 1987 Imprint?
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Postby ScipioAmericanus » Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:00 am

Lieutenant Rasczak wrote:
ScipioAmericanus wrote:THAT'S IT!!!!! THAT'S THE COVER OF THE BOOK I GOT IN SCOTLAND!!!!!

Bless you, LT!!!

Thanks so much for posting that!

Superb! It was my prized possession (I loved my Uncle Joe), its not the same as having the original - but close.
That book was also my prized posession! It got dog-eared and pretty worn, but it was right there next to my prized hamster, Harold (named after the PM, Harold Wilson) in my BOAC flight bag on the trip back to the US.

Don't tell Taco, but Harold and I were great friends. My dad got a USAF Veterinarian to do a health certificate so I could carry Harold with me on the plane. I can even remember buying that BOAC bag at a shop before we left.

OMG! You've opened up the floodgates of memory! Things I haven't thought of in years.

Thank you!
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Postby Lieutenant Rasczak » Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:01 am

I still miss my Dog Tigger, he was the best friend I've ever had.

Gone for just over three years now, it still hurts.
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Postby ScipioAmericanus » Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:03 am

*group hug*
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Postby 2.0 » Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:22 am

I need a 3rd option, not much into the SST universe, the models are so-so, but I love the Skinnies and thats what got me in
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Postby ScipioAmericanus » Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:29 am

2.0 wrote:I need a 3rd option, not much into the SST universe, the models are so-so, but I love the Skinnies and thats what got me in
Then go with the Skinnies! Stay with the plastic Raiders for now (and ignore my previous rant).
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Postby CudaHP » Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:30 am

As I remember Starship Trooper, I first read it in 1961 or 1962 as a Freshman in Highschool or that summer. I have read virtually everything in the way of novels that Robert Heinlein ever wrote, with one or two exceptions. The list of his work that I like a lot or love includes everything of his I have read.

I am currently rereading Starship Trooper for the at least 20th time along with The Forever War by Joe Haldeman The Author's Preferred Edition printed by EOS including material not present in any previous edition.

I am curious to see how exposure to the two movies, the CGI series and now the game has or will alter my perceptions of the Book.

I am glad to hear that the novel has meant as much to many others as it has to me. :D :D
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Postby Lieutenant Rasczak » Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:31 am

CudaHP wrote:As I remember Starship Trooper, I first read it in 1961 or 1962 as a Freshman in Highschool or that summer. I have read virtually everything in the way of novels that Robert Heinlein ever wrote, with one or two exceptions. The list of his work that I like a lot or love includes everything of his I have read.

I am currently rereading Starship Trooper for the at least 20th time along with The Forever War by Joe Haldeman The Author's Preferred Edition printed by EOS including material not present in any previous edition.

I am curious to see how exposure to the two movies, the CGI series and now the game has or will alter my perceptions of the Book.

I am glad to hear that the novel has meant as much to many others as it has to me. :D :D
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Postby ScipioAmericanus » Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:40 am

@CudaHP

Read "Forever Free."

There were some things I didn't care for in "Forever War" but overall, the book stays on my "Re-Read" shelf. And no, it wasn't about homosexuality...it was the "F*ck You, Sir" thing that tainted it.
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Postby Scenv » Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:54 am

hey 11:1, i wasnt to far off... :D

wow... 1961... :shock:
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Postby Lieutenant Rasczak » Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:10 pm

I love Sci Fi/Fantasy Literature, it blows most other Genres out of the water for ideas and entertainment.

Moorcock, Niven, Heinlein, Howard, and Lovecraft (even though his books lean towards the Horror side of things) have been favourite companions of mine for years!
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Postby Makoto » Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:25 pm

Enjoyed the book, like LAMIs in both movies ^^

But should the option be available would vote "both", minis are excellent too <thumbs-up>
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Postby Mage » Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:00 pm

Has anyone seen the cover of the mexican one on the net?

It looks like an equal mix between a grey alien, a mexican wrestler and tinfoil. Very groovey.
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Postby Lieutenant Rasczak » Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:10 pm

Mage wrote:Has anyone seen the cover of the mexican one on the net?

It looks like an equal mix between a grey alien, a mexican wrestler and tinfoil. Very groovey.
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Postby brook » Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:29 pm

I played the SST game from Avalon Hill, we wore out two copies of the game. It was great. I loved the book and the movie.
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Postby anton970 » Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:13 pm

I first watched the CGI on sky one at 0700 in the morning? years ago and found out that Mongoose was doing a SST game I was also looking to step away from 40K as I'd got a bit bored with it and needed something else to flick my switch!

and as they say the rest is history!!
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Postby MI-jarhead » Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:52 pm

I got introduced to SST back when the CGI came on every morning at like seven or eight. Thought it was awesome. Five or six years later and I'm searchin' the web for some models to use as Kasrkin and I see the CAP Troopers. That got me involved real fast. Plus, a friend of mine had recommended I read the book 'cause he thought it was friggin' amazing. And I agreed.
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Postby roughneck GIR » Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:02 am

Ive loved starship troopers back when I saw it in '97, I was young then(in fact in a couple of months I'll be 15), then saw the cgi every day of my life at 3pm untill it was off-air, then saw sst2(broke my heart and it threw the halves in a paper shredder :cry: )was looking for pics of rico and roughnecks to use as recruitment posters for my cityfight terrain and saw the cap troopers back in early '05 and thought (oh my god, a cap trooper, YYEEEESSS!! and was hooked to mgp since)
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Postby pa11ad1n » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:40 am

Read the book back about the time the movie was released. Loved that book. Still got it somewhere (moved a couple of months ago)...really needs replacing...dog eared doesn't cover the state that book is in.

BTW it was still available to buy this time last year...still the 87 cover. We had 1 new copy in store (we also had a load of the movie cover ones we wanted rid of...blasphemies that they are.) when we closed.

I liked the book...I liked the film...never should the book have been printed with that cover though...they should not be mixed in that way.

I like what Mongoose has done with it.

Also I like miniature games.
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