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Did Anyone Ever Play Lego Wars With Rules?
Reading some posts, I remembered back to jr high in the late 80s/early 90s when myself and neighbor kids or kids from school would get together and have lego wars, constructed a little bit like part DnD and part Stratego. Also kind of similar to Advance Wars for the GBA thatd come out years later. Basically youd build a base, vehicles with weapons, planes, minifig soldiers and other war toys out of Legos. Then we had very specific rules. Youd role the dice, and whatever was on a six sided dice represented inches on a ruler. So if you rolled a 5, you could take a ruler and go 5 inches. The second roll of the dice, if I can recall, was your strong value. So the second person would roll and theyd take damage according to their counter roll. Or something like that. We kept binders of rules, score count, etc. We allowed for spring based weapon firing, sneak attacks, suicide bombings, etc. Often the "battlefield" was quite big. From a living room to sometimes a field. 1 on 1 or 2 on 2. Unlike a game of marbles tho, the winner didnt take the loser's legos, tho some kids would play those games.
For some reason after 1995 we all kind of stopped doing that, but I really wish I had remembered the rules.