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Old 07-10-2018, 10:11 PM   #1
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So, I remember rules for limos in ADQ, and even a top down pic of one in that same issue, but were there ever any actual limo counters published for the old game?

Does anyone know?
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:03 PM   #2
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Rothschild Auto Works might have a few.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:26 PM   #3
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Rules for 25' limousines were published as a variant in ADQ 5/1. Limousine counters were not published in any Car Wars product.

In 2018, there are many different lengths of limousines, therefore as a variant custom construction rules for the vehicles would be recommended for campaigns.

If you can find top-down views of limousines on the Web, you might be able to create custom counters using graphics software.

I have seen several car counter sets for multiple tabletop games that have photographs of real-world cars. DriveThruRPG had some of those sets a few years ago. I do not believe they had limousines, however.

Over 10 years ago, I remember seeing photos on the Web of a limousine based on a Lamborghini Countach. There have also been limousines based on civilian Hummers.
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:24 PM   #4
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Interesting, I thought I saw a top down pic in that issue for a limo. Oh well. I guess I was mistaken.

The Lamborghini Limousine is called the Lambo Aventador. I saw a video just now called "cars for stars" with some really annoying music.

Curious stuff.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:24 PM   #5
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To be fair, when Car Wars came out, and through most of it's heyday, Limousines were well fitted out up scale four door cars, often with a stretched middle. In the U.S., Lincolns, of Cadillacs. In Western Europe Mercedes, BMWs, Bentleys or Rolls Royces. The widely available stretch Hummers, Lamborghinis etc. didn't really start until the late 1990s and early 2000s.

There was a huge Lincoln type black car in the small plastic box set that would have fit a 1980's style Limousine.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:05 PM   #6
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Interesting, I thought I saw a top down pic in that issue for a limo. Oh well. I guess I was mistaken.
Mailer cover perhaps?
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:39 PM   #7
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Maybe, I don't know. I had it in my head that I saw a top down view of a limo counter, but I guess that was just me inventing a memory or something . whatever. It's not that important, but I was curious.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:01 AM   #8
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The simplest method would be to use one of the CW Counter PDFs, make an image of the counters as a bitmap and then stretch it in one direction only by 50%. Thus you could get a decent variety.

The small distortions would be fairly unnoticeable.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:20 AM   #9
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To be fair, when Car Wars came out, and through most of it's heyday, Limousines were well fitted out up scale four door cars, often with a stretched middle. In the U.S., Lincolns, of Cadillacs. In Western Europe Mercedes, BMWs, Bentleys or Rolls Royces. The widely available stretch Hummers, Lamborghinis etc. didn't really start until the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Erich Honecker, the last leader of the late GDR, had a Volvo stretch limo in the1980ies.
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