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Chris Talbot
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Howdy.

Someone today mentioned a miniatures ruleset to me called Limeys & Slimeys, but I can't seem to find any such thing in the BGG database. Does anyone know if this game is known by another name, or if it's simply not yet in the database?

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These were the guys that used to make it, but I don't see it on their site anymore:

http://www.outlandgames.net/index.htm
 
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Michael R
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http://www.trumpeterclub.com/media/LIMEYS_&_SLIMEYS.doc

Is this it?
 
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Barry Kendall
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Michael, that's the updated L&S.

L&S was originally an 8 1/2" x 11" booklet of four pages, if I remember correctly, which came shrink-wrapped to the cardboard backing for "Limeys & Slimeys" 15mm hard-foam ships marketed by Minifigs. The booklet was professionally printed with dark blue or black ink and featured a small picture or two at the top of the first page along with the title. The "Limeys & Slimeys" packages included the ship hull in one piece, an unpainted crew of pirates or sailors in 15mm lead, along with ship's guns and, in later versions, cast-metal attachments for yardarms.

The mast parts were wooden dowels of various sizes with wood or metal fighting tops (mast platforms). The purchaser had to provide sails, and since boarding actions and removing crew and guns as casualties played a big role, most gamers either ignored sails or furled them to the yardarms (kleenex or scrap bedsheet bits were commonly used).

Ships ranged from small one-masted cutters up to a 32-gun frigate, which could be expanded into a 44 by an enterprising gamer with an X-acto razor saw and some modeling confidence using one hull cut in two with a midship section from a second hull (the scrap bow and stern were good for sinking ship markers).

The game was very popular in the early '90s at HMGS cons where it was not unusual to see 15 or 20 ships in action at once. It was very much a convention-fun, beer & pretzels system.

My understanding is that at least some of these are available again as indicated in the version of the rules you referred to. Good fun! I started accumulating the ships to use with a scaled-up "Broadsides & Boarding Parties" system (with extra card decks) but never quite got the project finished when they became hard to find around the year 2000.

I hope they make a comeback.
 
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Barry has it right, though I'm not sure how long/short the rules were. I used to have the rules and two ships, but only played at conventions with other people's much fancier ships/men, so sold them long ago.
 
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Thanks for all the information. It's handy.

My question wasn't really answered, though, but I'm getting the feeling that it's simply not yet in the BGG database.

Thanks.

Chris
 
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