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The Warriors of Batak

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By Walter O'Hara

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This game is one of a series of weird, surrealistic science fiction battle games in the Pocket Line from Task Force Games.  Initially, I thought it was a tad too simplistic and the map art is pretty dreadful.  However, a second glance has convinced me that this game has the potential to be a great deal of fun (once you redo the map-- which looks like it was painted with watercolors).   The counters are retouched and I did the map by hand.  It wouldn't have scanned anyway.  In any event, the situation is interesting: A small contingent of Confederation forces hold off an alien invasion by the Bataki strike forces.  Victory is achieved by holding strategic points on the map.  There is a nice mix of forces in the game.

NOTICE: This Gamebox is created using Dale Larson's excellent Play By Email utility, Cyberboard (the poor man's Aide De Camp!)

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THE WARRIORS OF BATAK is copyright, Task Force Games, 1982.



The Action

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This screen shot demonstrates a major dustup between the Batak assaulting force (in yellow) and the Orion battlegroup (in pink).  All unit types are demonstrated here.

Turn Record & Terrain Chart

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There really isn't a Warriors of Batak turn track in the published game.  I created this for PBeM play.

terrain.jpg (22671 bytes) This is a Terrain Chart, something the original game badly needs.  The terrain on the map is fairly poorly depicted and not described well in the rulebook (my opinion).

How to get the files

Download Gamebox:

Download Warriors of Batak for Cyberboard

Related Links/Resources:

The Sentry Box (a source for this game)

Task Force Games (publisher... not sure if they are in business any more)

This page content copyright, Walter O'Hara 1998