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Mini Gangs!
Topic Started: Sep 29 2017, 01:34 PM (496 Views)
Ramshackle_Curtis
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Mini Gangs is the latest release from Ramshackle Games, and Im doing a Kickstarter project for it:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/179741323/mini-gangs-skirmish-game

I have been mulling this game over for many years now. Its a game for people who want a simple system to play what they want. Its got three ways to play.

The first is called Gateway, and is for kids or beginners to model gaming.

The second, Casual, is for people who want to have a few quick games to pass an evening. Its a great club game, its multi player and each person only needs four figures to play. Its also simple so its easier to get other gamers playing! Gangs get randomly dealt cards which represent equipment, skills etc, which makes it fast to play with no paperwork.

The third is called Hardcore, and is a full points system for designing whatever force you want to use. Its still simple and straight forward, but open to do what you like with it.

The KS also has 3 gangs of figures to go with it. The figures are cast in high quality polyurethane resin, so a departure from the usual polyester resin I use. You can see this has let me be alot more dynamic with my poses and I think these are the best figures I have made so far.

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tinker
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The paint work on these minis are amazing Curtis, and I do hope the Kickstarter is successful!
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Crazy Joe
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That guy with the chop saw is great!
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mattblackgod
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They look cool.
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mr wasteland
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Looks good. Hope the kickstarter succeds
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Ramshackle_Curtis
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Mini Gangs has three ways to play, Gateway, Casual and Hardcore. The first, Gateway, is just that, a way into our hobby. I originally designed it to play as a kids game, but have since found that it is a good way to introduce new players to model gaming. You only need four figures each, a tabletop, one dice, a ruler and some scenery.

I know alot of parents who game and want a way to get their kids to play. I myself have been playing this with my 6 year old. He loves it and endlessly hassles me to play, although Im finding it hard to get him to make or paint a gang (his little brother is the creative one).

So, if you fancy some easy gaming with your kids, or want to get your non-gaming significant other to play, then please give Mini Gangs a try out. Its free.

ITS FREE! I have put up a pdf on Scribd and SaberCat, plus both pages as .jpgs on Imigur(pdfs have text based type, the jpg flattens the text into pixels). The images are designed to be printed onto two sides of an A3 sheet. I will be getting these printed up as part of the Kicksaterter to, so come and back that if you want a hard copy ;).

Here are the links:
Scribd
https://www.scribd.com/document/359598497/Mini-Gangs-Casual-Quickstart-Guide#

SaberCat
https://sabercathost.com/9dkP/MiniGangs_Quickstart.pdf

Imigur
https://imgur.com/TpEXTIE
https://imgur.com/8Onqccu


KickStarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/179741323/mini-gangs-skirmish-game

Playing tabletop strategy games is really good for children! Its full of mathematics, from numbers and estimating to planning and probability. I wrote an article about the benefits og our type of gaming on the Mini Gangs facebook page, If you would like to read it please follow this link :

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1737562069881500&id=1564113387226370
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tinker
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WOOT! Thanks for making the rules free Curtis!!
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Bobscene
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Yeah, and special thanks for making them as simple a 6 year old can understand them, so I can also !

Each Friday we, try to, come together with a small group to play games (we started out with 'Magic The Gathering'. Now we play all kinds of games: Zombicide, Mars attacks, X-wing, Texas hold 'm,... or more recently, also a wargame not to difficult and functioning well, Memoire 45, etc...

Only once played Mordheim and once Necromunda, but these where to difficult/annoying for my gusto (especially the fiddly time consuming checks). I'm more into making scenery then into wargames, I thought.

But...this easy ruleset could be, indeed, 'a gateway' for me too.
I will surely introduce this game to the guy's next Friday.
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Ramshackle_Curtis
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Bobscene, the cards or the rule book make it into the sort of game ideal for you. Its just basically a few extra rules add a load of fun. The basic Gateway version of the game can get a bit repetitive if you dont add in extra stuff.

But any feedback you have on how the game plays would be great ;)

Im going to be adding a fairly cheap digital version of the extended rules book to the kickstarter over the next week, I will post up the link once it is live.
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Also by popular demand I have added the Grenade Marker tokens to the project. Mini Gangs casual and Hardcore add grenades to the game. When a model throws a grenade, one of the grenade markers is placed. Each grenade type has a radius of effect, which is measured from the grenade in the middle of the token.

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A set of 4 grenade tokens can be added to your chosen reward by increasing your pledge amount by £3.

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tinker
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I would definitely support your campaign had my job not fell through due to my health issues. I wish you much success!!
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mattblackgod
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The look great.
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Ramshackle_Curtis
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I added a new gang to the Mini Gangs Kickstarter. They are called the Scarecrows and are made from the usual Ramshackle polyester resin. Please come and back the project!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/179741323/mini-gangs-skirmish-game

This gang will be added free of charge to every pledge (except the digital reward).


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mattblackgod
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Whoo hoo! Nice figures.
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tinker
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Very impressive Curtis!
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mr wasteland
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Nice. I like them a lot
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Bobscene
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Hey Curtis,

I would like to order the Mini Gangs rulebook and cards but can 't find any information on the Ramshackle site.
Is it still available ?

Sorry for the inconvenience, I'm an old man so not used to buy stuff online.

Greetings,
Bobscene .
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