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Re: (TFT) Re: Nostalgia
Speaking as one who would have FOUGHT in that war, had it happened, putting
my head in the sand and ignoring it never seemed like much of an alternati
ve. Sometimes, we don't get to choose our fights. I was stationed in
Berlin, Germany from 1985 through 1988.
Helltank and Helltank Destroye
r were interesting from two different aspects -- the first being that it pr
ovided a slightly different take on future war from Ogre/GEV, and, in some
ways, was more balanced and realistic. The second being that once again
H.T. was doing his best to undermine a Steve Jackson product. Had Hellta
nk and HD been better playtested and had a little bit more money spent for
improved graphics, they might have even succeeded. As it was, while they
were interesting to play, they lacked some of the excitement of Ogre/GEV.
From: Peter von Kleinsmid <pvk
Sent: Thursday, August 7, 2014 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: (TFT) Re: Nostalgia
I tells me that some of them h
ad different tastes from me. I liked
OGRE, and kind of liked Ice War, bu
t Helltank Destroyer had a little
too much of a flavor of what seems to
me like enthusiasm for future
war with the then Eastern Bloc. Growing up
during the Cold War, I
ended up with an aversion to that fight, as it l
ooked like a likely
way to end all life on Earth. Interesting to the gam
discussion, I have little problem playing wargames with or
and Soviets (as long as it has nothing to do with death camps o
At 06:23 AM 8/7/2014, gem6868 wrot
>and what does it tell us about our primitive gaming ancestors?? :)
>-----Original Message----- From: Peter von Kleinsmid Sent: Thursday
>August 07, 2014 3:14 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: (TFT) Re: N
>I've got a complete Helltank Destroyer, almost usused. Just kee
>it because it's an artifact.
>At 09:34 AM 8/6/2014, gem6868
>>I think I still have my copy of Helltank I and II in a box
somewhere. Uber-cheap graphics, but fun game.
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