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19th Jun '17 8:02:28 AM ChronoLegion
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* In [[Creator/JohnHemry Jack Campbell]]'s ''Vanguard'', the nascent colony world Glenlyon is threatened by a ''Buccaneer''-class cutter, sent from the nearby world of Catha, which insists that the government Glenlyon pay Catha a "protection fee". With no help to be expected from either Old Earth or the old colonies, the Glenlyon Council enlists the help of Robert Geary, a former lieutenant with the SpaceNavy of one of the old colonies. The only spacecraft available to the colony is an unarmed freighter they have rented out for the purposes of supply delivery. Fortunately, several other colonists manage to figure out how to hack the "bucket"'s (nickname for that type of cutter) systems. Meanwhile, Geary get a group of 20 volunteers and trains them in "space jumping" - leaping from one spacecraft to another across the void of space. The hacker spoofs the "bucket"'s sensors and then cuts its engines, leaving it very close to the freighter. Geary and his "marines" jump from the freighter and manage to get aboard the cutter, taking control of it without problems. Glenlyon now has a ship (newly dubbed ''Squall'') in its SpaceNavy, even if it is a rusty bucket of bolts that's a prayer away from core malfunction, with Lieutenant Geary as its commander. It's too bad Catha has two more ships, either of which is more powerful than the ''Squall''.
11th Apr '17 6:31:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SidMeiersPirates'', you can board enemy ships and defeat their captains in order to capture them and their valuable cargoes.

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* In ''SidMeiersPirates'', ''VideoGame/SidMeiersPirates'', you can board enemy ships and defeat their captains in order to capture them and their valuable cargoes.
11th Jan '17 4:07:02 AM Willbyr
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* ''Film/RogueOne'' ''ends'' with [[spoiler:the Rebel flagship at the Battle of Scarif being boarded by Imperial Stormtroopers and Darth Vader while the Rebels frantically try to get the Death Star plans off the ship and onto the ''Tantive IV''. They ''barely'' succeed, and one of the last scenes in the movie is Darth Vader watching as the ''Tantive IV'' escapes into hyperspace.]]

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* ''Film/RogueOne'' ''ends'' with [[spoiler:the Rebel flagship at the Battle of Scarif being boarded by Imperial Stormtroopers and Darth Vader while the Rebels frantically try to get the Death Star plans off the ship and onto the ''Tantive IV''. They ''barely'' succeed, and one of the last scenes in the movie is Darth Vader watching as the ''Tantive IV'' escapes into hyperspace.]]hyperspace]].



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* Flying Buffalo's ''Berserker'' game (based on Creator/FredSaberhagen's stories) had boarding parties of both robots and humans.
* Task Force Games:
** ''Star Fleet Battles'' had rules for boarding parties, which could damage specific sections of or even capture enemy ships.
** The game ''Boarding Party'' had a team of humans blasting their way into an automated alien starship and fighting a crew of robots.
* Many ships in ''TabletopGame/BattlefleetGothic'' are equipped with special [[BoardingPod boarding capsules]], akin to escape pods, but wire-guided and able to bore into the enemy ship's armor which are typically launched broadside. In practice, boarding actions are relatively rare, however, due to the ranges involved in space combat. One does feature prominently in 40k's forgettable attempt to break into the FirstPersonShooter market, ''VideoGame/FireWarrior'', however. There is also a second kind of boarding action, using so called "Assault Pods". They are launched like a squadron of fighters, and can make an attack. Of course, since these ships are crewed by thousands and thousands of people, in general, it's about causing damage rather than actually taking over the ships.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' has boarding parties as well. It is sometimes done to secure crippled ships.
* In the ''Lux Aeternum'' setting, boarding parties are the normal way to settle starship combat. Justified in that the control core of an [=FTL=]-capable starship is priceless, and a BeamSpam would probably destroy it.
* ''TabletopGame/DystopianWars'' uses (too small to model at this scale) rocket-launched infantry to perform boarding actions, and they can launch from ships, landships or airships.
* ''TabletopGame/SpaceHulk'' and its VideoGame derivatives (including ''Space Marine'') are all about this trope.
* The lesser known but more mainstream Milton Bradley & Games Workshop boardgame ''Space Crusade'' (and its successor) has this as well.
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* Flying Buffalo's ''Berserker'' game (based on Creator/FredSaberhagen's stories) had boarding parties of both robots and humans.
* Task Force Games:
** ''Star Fleet Battles'' had rules for boarding parties, which could damage specific sections of or even capture enemy ships.
** The game ''Boarding Party'' had a team of humans blasting their way into an automated alien starship and fighting a crew of robots.
* Many ships in ''TabletopGame/BattlefleetGothic'' are equipped with special [[BoardingPod boarding capsules]], akin to escape pods, but wire-guided and able to bore into the enemy ship's armor which are typically launched broadside. In practice, boarding actions are relatively rare, however, due to the ranges involved in space combat. One does feature prominently in 40k's forgettable attempt to break into the FirstPersonShooter market, ''VideoGame/FireWarrior'', however. There is also a second kind of boarding action, using so called "Assault Pods". They are launched like a squadron of fighters, and can make an attack. Of course, since these ships are crewed by thousands and thousands of people, in general, it's about causing damage rather than actually taking over the ships.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' has boarding parties as well. It is sometimes done to secure crippled ships.
* In the ''Lux Aeternum'' setting, boarding parties are the normal way to settle starship combat. Justified in that the control core of an [=FTL=]-capable starship is priceless, and a BeamSpam would probably destroy it.
* ''TabletopGame/DystopianWars'' uses (too small to model at this scale) rocket-launched infantry to perform boarding actions, and they can launch from ships, landships or airships.
* ''TabletopGame/SpaceHulk'' and its VideoGame derivatives (including ''Space Marine'') are all about this trope.
* The lesser known but more mainstream Milton Bradley & Games Workshop boardgame "Space Crusade" (and it's successor) has this as well.
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11th Jan '17 12:24:16 AM anza_sb
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1st Jan '17 9:57:39 PM ChosenChaos
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* ''Film/RogueOne'' ''ends'' with [[spoiler:the Rebel flagship at the Battle of Scarif being boarded by Imperial Stormtroopers and Darth Vader while the Rebels frantically try to get the Death Star plans off the ship and onto the ''Tantive IV''. They ''barely'' succeed, and one of the last scenes in the movie is Darth Vader watching as the ''Tantive IV'' escapes into hyperspace.]]
11th Dec '16 1:37:59 PM GreatMarauder
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15th Nov '16 1:29:38 AM DatGuy
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* ''VideoGame/AirshipsConquerTheSkies'': You can install barrack modules in your airship or landship. A squad of air marines, [[FragileSpeedster arachnids]], or [[EliteMooks air grenadiers]] will be assigned to your ship depending on the type of the barrack. Arachnid and air grenadier in particular are equipped with grappling hooks, which allows them to board enemy ships from a greater distance.
30th Oct '16 3:32:08 PM fdsa1234567890
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* The Franchise/StarWars [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars The Clone Wars]] series has done this on several occasions. Notably, the Confederacy has dedicated boarding craft that pierce the hull of an enemy ship and dispense battle droids, and one one occasion, Anakin has to improvise and use walkers as a substitute, as his ship had failed to bring any.
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12th Oct '16 7:39:18 PM erforce
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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' has a classic maritime boarding by swinging rope, and a rather less conventional boarding: walking out to the ship in question. Also less conventional is Davy Jones and crew's ability to teleport between ships, which apparently has a fairly narrow minimum and maximum range.

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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' has a classic maritime boarding by swinging rope, and a rather less conventional boarding: walking out to the ship in question. Also less conventional is Davy Jones and crew's ability to teleport between ships, which apparently has a fairly narrow minimum and maximum range.
5th Oct '16 12:43:22 PM Macharius
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->''"Ain't no party like a boarding party 'cause a boarding party don't stop! ...'til the other side surrenders."''

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->''"Ain't no party like a boarding party 'cause a boarding party don't stop! ...stop! 'til we take the other side surrenders."''
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