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ONGOING SCAN PROJECT - In the wake of Action Force came Storm Force!
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Re: BFTB13

Postby Chopper » 23 Feb 2016 23:48

Same here, Paul. Then look what happened.

I moved to Aussie in 88 and stopped buying Battle as it was harder to find. Full circle my friend.
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Re: BFTB13

Postby The Baron » 24 Feb 2016 00:00

Indeed. It was scanning Battle comics that started this whole shebang, and here I am again.

Storm Force didn't end with the demise of Battle though, the strip was transferred to Eagle where it ran right up until the penultimate issue - there's tons I haven't read. I've managed to collect them all now so am really looking forward to sharing them.
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Re: BFTB13

Postby Chopper » 24 Feb 2016 04:28

Bloody awesome, The Baron is on a mission.
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Re: BFTB13

Postby The Baron » 24 Feb 2016 06:04

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Re: BFTB13

Postby paul463 » 24 Feb 2016 21:16

Chopper wrote:Same here, Paul. Then look what happened.

I moved to Aussie in 88 and stopped buying Battle as it was harder to find. Full circle my friend.


88? I was in 5th at secondary school and had qualified as a Glider pilot with the Air Cadets! AF had been away for a year or two by then.........
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Re: BFTB13

Postby Chopper » 25 Feb 2016 00:11

That would make me the same age as you, old feller. I was in 5th form in NZ. I couldn't shake reading AF. I am still haunted by throwing out my Battle comics. Sigh.
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Re: BFTB13

Postby Lethal Katana » 25 Feb 2016 20:20

The Baron wrote:Indeed. It was scanning Battle comics that started this whole shebang, and here I am again.

Storm Force didn't end with the demise of Battle though, the strip was transferred to Eagle where it ran right up until the penultimate issue - there's tons I haven't read. I've managed to collect them all now so am really looking forward to sharing them.


I used to love getting my latest copy of Battle Action Force on the way home from school. I would cut down on my dinner money that day so I could buy it, instead of having to wait for the weekend till I got my pocket money.
I still have every issue I bought now.
That comic changed my life.
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Re: BFTB13

Postby The Baron » 25 Feb 2016 20:59

Same here, it introduced me to Charley's War. Hidden among all the jingoistic bravado war stories, was one strip that captured the horror and folly of war.
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Re: BFTB13

Postby Chopper » 25 Feb 2016 23:17

100% agree, it turned me right off war. I find the human condition was the angle that intrigued me the most. Surviving in the shittiest of situations. Much like Kokoda for Australia or North Africa for New Zealand. It is bewildering.

I used to skive off school every Thursday lunch time to grab my copy of Battle. Sometimes I'd use lunch money and go hungry. Across the way from the book store was a toy shop and I'd go in there and buy Action Man or GI Joe figures. The shop owner and I seemed to have an understanding. :-)
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Re: BFTB13

Postby The Baron » 26 Feb 2016 04:51

It was my mate Roger who bought the comic, we both bought the toys and every week would get together with both our collections and have a super battle. I didn't start getting BAF until

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It was my mate Roger who loaned me his comics. We both collected Action Force and our dads were mates, so every Monday my dad used to carry ALL of my toys, carefully stacked into the Command Centre box, five streets over and Roger and I would play Action Force with out combined super armies :) So one day Roger loaned me a stack of Battle Action and my dad and I both devoured them. I read Desert Strike in one sitting.

Roger didn't have the first few issues, and there were lots of gaps too, but it didn't matter! Since then my dad starting buying us Battle and 2000AD, which he still buys it for me until this day! Over the years I have gone to numerous comic fairs and corner shops and finally thanks to eBay and have managed to find all of the missing back issues. Roger's mum threw his comics in the bin when he left home!

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