doctorow at September 27th, 2013 10:20 — #1
steeltoedfoot at September 27th, 2013 10:56 — #2
Anyone else remember the game this is ripped off from. "Crossbows and Catapults" I miss that game . . .a lot.
pljames at September 27th, 2013 11:23 — #3
Yep, I came here to say that very same thing. We used to put a ton of rubber bands on the catapults and wrap them around several times until you could throw a puck across the room (and dang near embed it into the wall). Good times
deredio at September 27th, 2013 12:01 — #4
I think this is a great idea. Crossbows and Catapults is still made under the name Battleground, but it's horrendously expensive. Vintage ones on ebay aren't much better. Now if you (or a friend) has a 3D printer you can make your own set for a few bucks.
squidfood at September 27th, 2013 14:50 — #5
Our game ended abruptly one day when the quadrupled rubber band strength shattered the crossbow frame and sent shrapnel flying through the ranks of both sides. Good times indeed.
dirtytiki at September 27th, 2013 15:09 — #6
40 bucks doesn't seem that expensive to me for an original version on ebay. Which would be the equivalent of what is shown above. Seems silly to get a 400 + dollar printer just to save 20 bucks.
gilbertwham at September 27th, 2013 19:38 — #7
Yes, but you have just added a massive amount of expensive, fiddly manufacturing to your military-industrial complex! Woo! Feel that trickledown, baby!
codinghorror at September 28th, 2013 06:27 — #8
Yeah, Crossbows and Catapults sounds awesome. I bought a used complete set for around $55 including shipping on eBay just now. Thanks for the tip(s).
gilbertwham at September 28th, 2013 09:21 — #9
This caused soooo many fights. I don't think I ever saw a C&C game that didn't end with someone getting punched in the nose. That one looks to be in good nick. Nice find.
doctorow at October 2nd, 2013 10:20 — #10
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