DUAL OF THE SUN SLAYERS - A Warriors of the Dark Star series game
Galaxy-Foundation Games - copyright 1977
This is a tactical space combat war game.
It is connected to the Warriors of the Dark Star: The Age of the Neutron Wars series.
The amazing thing about WD boards is that the four boards in this game can be connected to the mapboards of other WD games, and ALL WD GAMES have their boards so made that they can be interconnected with all the other WD versions. Counters are on 8 1/2 x 11-inch large sheets showing the weapons systems in detail that the silhouettes on the BFA counters only implied.
Contents of this game:
This game includes two rulebooks. One is the Warriors of the Dark Star rulebook, which was used for all the games in the tactical series. It is not the same as the rulebook actually in the copy of Warriors of the Dark Star that I am selling, nor does it look the same, so they clearly revised it at some point. The specific game rulebook gives the scenarios, describes the units used (at great length), and explains the maps.
The rest of the components are:
Three double-sided orange mapsheets (they are the same on each side but the grid color is different). (#2, #3, and #4)
One single-sided yellow mapsheet (#1). The maps are combined in various ways for different scenarios.
Eighteen ship record sheets (3 each of 6 types)
Twelve die-cut counters (6 red, 5 blue, and 1 white).
The plastic bag which might be original, has some wear and dirt but is intact.
Note that the catalog description refers to mounted maps, but those inclosed are unmounted. The description also clearly implies that the game was supposed to include laminated ship record sheets (the 8.5x11" "counters"), like the parent game, but instead it includes paper sheets and a small number of cardboard counters.
The game in this series apparently shared maps, so some of the maps appear in other games. It is fairly certain that the maps listed above are correct since they are the only ones required for the scenarios in the game rulebook. Note that the numbers do not appear on the maps. The counters listed are also likely to be correct, as no scenario requires additional counters (in fact, there appears to be one more than necessary).