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09-15-2005, 09:23 PM
Wilhelm, a while ago in another thread I mentioned that when I was a teenager I use to play a board game called "Submarine." You asked me about it but I never replied. I have some information on this game. It is still available if you do an internet search for Submarine, by Avalon Hill.

Here's one website offering the game. As it is out of print, I must assume that these are used or never-used old copies.

http://www.nobleknight.com/ViewProducts.asp_Q_ProductLi..._E__A_ItemsPage_E_2 0 (http://www.nobleknight.com/ViewProducts.asp_Q_ProductLineID_E_163_A_Manufactu rerID_E_28_A_CategoryID_E_13_A_GenreID_E__A_Page_E _6_A_hidepictures_E__A_ItemsPage_E_20)

09-16-2005, 12:57 PM
cool thanks

09-16-2005, 02:13 PM

That's cool. There are times I really miss the old board games of yester year. Played lots of them. You really had to use your imagination.

I actually programmed my old Apple IIe to be a "computer opponent" when I played Squad Leader. Very basic stuff (litterally, the language was BASIC) that just kind of choose an action based on a random generator. I then moved the pieces around the board based on what "move" the computer sellected. Wasn't much for AI but it sure kept you guessing. Believe it or not, my computer opponent actually put together some pretty tactical stuff the odd time. Completely fluke...but, hey. Jeez...that's got to be......20+ years ago now.

That "Submarine" game looks like it would have been fun.


09-16-2005, 02:39 PM
Heh,...I still have my version of Squad Leader sitting on my bookshelf at home...along with quite a few others...It's fun just to pull them out everynow and then to remember.

I used to play laying across my bed with the boards layed out on the side of the bed on the floor...What a headrush...Literally!

09-16-2005, 07:05 PM
I clobbered my brother one time really hard in a street fight battle, may have been Stalingrad. He moved six Russian squads across a road. I had an MG-42 lined up down the axis of the road. They never made it across. Then he does another attack, one of those Red horde, Urrah Pobyeda attacks against a house in which my guys were broken and running. Along comes Feldwebel Kelso, picks up the MG-32 and single-handed repels the Bolshevik assault.

Ah the glorious days of boardgaming. I've still got Panzer Leader in my library, along with a few other Avalon Hill classics... Luftwaffe, Midway, Russian Campaign... drool http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

09-16-2005, 08:01 PM
Those old Avalon hill games were alot of fun, Ive still got B-17 Queen of the skys, I liked it for its solotaire play. (I was the only wargamer I knew.)

09-16-2005, 08:12 PM
In the mid sixties there were few war games. The Bismarck game was one a friend and I used to make our own global naval version. We copied the ships from Jane‚‚ā¨ôs, played it for a few years. Near the end we developed the tables for real gunnery calculations verses armor with detailed layouts of the ships etc.
Making those required complex planning for them to work reasonably and is why I am the biggest mission builder in CFS3 and the only one that has no problem making them complex (Not to me, LOL) because of all that development work on the naval board games. Who knew it would come in handy one day?


09-16-2005, 10:15 PM
Does anyone remember "torpedo run"? Where you have the little spring loaded submarines that shoot disks (torpedoes) that you have to aim at the slots of the battleships to pop the turrets off and win. hehe It was simple but fun...for a while.

09-16-2005, 10:46 PM
Check this out: (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3083)

Also check this list: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listid=6651

09-16-2005, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by Gunnersman:
Does anyone remember "torpedo run"? Where you have the little spring loaded submarines that shoot disks (torpedoes) that you have to aim at the slots of the battleships to pop the turrets off and win. hehe It was simple but fun...for a while.

LOL - I bought that "for my kids" way back when - still have it up in the attic - great fun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My old AH favorites were Jutland, Panzerblitz, Midway, Afrika Korps, and 1914. A friend and I made to-scale turn/maneuvers and range markers to replace those little cardboard ones that came in the box, and we played Jutland on the Gymnasium floor after hours in high school - it was a huge blast with all the ships spread out at the real scale ranges and firing at each other from way across the floor - even had cotton balls strung together for the smoke screens - turns out it would have been possible for the High Seas Fleet to win http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif (at least with the hindsight of knowing the Grand Fleet was really out there somewhere)

09-17-2005, 11:03 AM

....we are all TRUE gamers, aren't we.

I salute us. *raises glass*