Monday, January 9, 2012

The Art Of The Space Crusade Rulebook Part 1

The year was 1990. A great, but oft overlooked game called Space Crusade came out. It was a sort of a mix of the very popular Hero Quest, and the more grim and complex Space Hulk. In a very short rulebook which sought to not only instruct the players but tell them a little background into the Warhammer 40k universe in which the game was set, the bulk of the internal artwork took the form of a charming and very simplistic comic book.

As I have been playing this quite a lot with my kids, and flipping through the old, old, rules. I have come to appreciate just how cool the little story included in the rules was.


Kenzie said...

i have that ship miniature, i used it as an inquisitor ship for battlefleet gothic with the ship design rules.

CounterFett said...

That's great, I never even knew they made a mini of that!

Gotthammer said...

Yep, it's the Space Fleet era ('91) Gothic Battleship.
They're pretty rare as Space Fleet was a pretty obscure game, even then. They did make plastic version for a starter game who's name escapes me at the moment (it was a companion to Ultra Marines).