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Title: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 January 2019, 08:19:59 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? -
2) What armies were confronted? -
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? -
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? -
5) How many players were in the game? -
6) What went well? -
7) What could have been improved? -


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 January 2019, 08:23:01 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - King of Tokyo
2) What armies were confronted? - Megazilla, Mekazilla, Cybercat
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - for Mrs Lemmey and Lemmey the smallest, yes.
5) How many players were in the game? - 3
6) What went well? - all of it.
7) What could have been improved? - a table cloth, the dice are LOUD! ;)

Rach, our 6 year-old, won! We only played to 10 Victory points, but it was fun.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 02 January 2019, 12:02:01 AM
Well done that man =D> =D> =D>

Was Lemmy the smallest Cybercat, or am I stereotyping :-\


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 02 January 2019, 12:10:38 AM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Flames of War V2 :-[
2) What armies were confronted? B Company, 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire v 5/125 Panzergrenadierregiment, June 1944
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - mainly, only play it when my son is in town, so quite rusty
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No :-[
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? -  not much it was a narrow win to the British commanded by the grandson of a member of the unit
7) What could have been improved? - using a better rule set  ;)y


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 02 January 2019, 10:53:14 AM
Off to a swift start there chaps. Get my first 2019 workout tomorrow with a 10mm Maurice SYW game.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 03 January 2019, 08:25:49 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Fast Play Fleets - Star Trek
2) What armies were confronted? - United Federation of Planets v Klingon Empire
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - no, but have not played them for a couple of years
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - the Klingon massed tactics
7) What could have been improved? - the range of Klingon weapons, ending up just out of your torpedo range while inside the enemies is not good

Another game I occasionally play with my son when he is in town
The author sums up the rules as Crash Bang Wallop ... Zoom


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Smoking gun on 03 January 2019, 06:17:18 PM
Game played on 1 January 2019.

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? Whipping Bobby Lee.
2) What armies were confronted? Federal & Confederate, Battle for Wilson's Creek.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? Bit rusty, not played for a few years.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? No.
5) How many players were in the game? 5 (large table 6 x 12 ft.)
6) What went well? Well designed scenario reflected the complicated nature of this battle.
7) What could have been improved? Nothing really game went well, the Union forces performed better than history.

Martin


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 January 2019, 11:16:25 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Black Powder
2) What armies were confronted? - Bavarians vs Saxony 1867/8
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - uttery
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - no
5) How many players were in the game? - three
6) What went well? - The Saxons fought the larger and more aggresive Bavarians to a halt.
7) What could have been improved? - all the generals!

Report to follow!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Dave Fielder on 03 January 2019, 11:55:59 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Warmaster Ancients
2) What armies were confronted? - Imperial Romans v Britons in 10mm Pendraken goodness (there may have been one or two miniatures from other wargames companies, but that is just between me and you)
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes, not played for a while but it all came flooding back
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, played many times including the Fantasy variant
5) How many players were in the game? - Two
6) What went well? - Two players happy to set up a simple pick up game, not worrying about the points system but simply playing with what was available, keeping the terrain simple. Not filling the table with figures and having room to move troops, elbows, dice and paraphernalia.
7) What could have been improved? - The humans of course! As usual inertia was caused by the Gods of dice hating us.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: ianrs54 on 04 January 2019, 06:59:17 AM
No games as yet !


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 04 January 2019, 08:39:44 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Maurice
2) What armies were confronted? - No frills Austrian v no frills Prussian
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - bit rusty after 3 years, but soon got back into it.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - two, with one observer
6) What went well? - once we got into the game we really started to motor. I had some terrific luck with my artillery, which removed a unit after only two bombardments. I had a slight hiatus when my left centre was harassed by charging grenadiers, but I managed to rout one and see the other one off. It looked like a proper C18th battle, with the cavalry going in on my left flank and seeing off the opposing cavalry, then falling back to regroup before going forward again about forty minutes later.
7) What could have been improved? - it was my opponents first go at these rules, so the only thing that could have been improved was the speed of play and a conclusion to the game. However we did manage to get through the card  deck and into the reshuffled pack in 2 1/2 hours, but it was looking like another couple of hours or so would be needed to finish, we were unable to leave the game up as I was committed to an ACW game this coming Monday, so we packed up.

My opponent loved the uncertainty generated by the card play (years of playing FoG had left him a little jaded). Similarly the observer, also a FoG aficionado, was impressed and would like to have a go, and was even more enthusiastic on discovering I have a Russian army waiting in the wings. Furthermore a fourth member of our group has a very large Pendraken AWI collection so we would also look at playing some games from that conflict using Maurice. The other guys are looking forward to adding in elements of the advanced rules, plus irregulars and then getting into a campaign. All in all a very positive start to 2019.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mmcv on 04 January 2019, 03:18:36 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - To The Strongest!
2) What armies were confronted? - Crusaders and Saracens
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - not overly, still a fair amount of book flipping
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Second time, though first time playing "properly" rather than just demoing through the book.
5) How many players were in the game? - Solo
6) What went well? - Saracen archery!
7) What could have been improved? - Layout of the rule book, it's very difficult to find the desired information quickly, with the need to read several paragraphs spread across different chapters in the book to work out what to do in a particular situation. Could really benefit from a rules summary or extended quick reference.

Battle report coming soon...


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 04 January 2019, 07:50:43 PM
No games as yet !

Play FASTER  ;D


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 04 January 2019, 08:58:07 PM
Re. TtS - that rulebook has a long way to go to be as full of fluff as both BP1 and BP2!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mmcv on 04 January 2019, 09:13:48 PM
Re. TtS - that rulebook has a long way to go to be as full of fluff as both BP1 and BP2!

Yeah, compared to the likes of BP and especially HC given they cover the same era, there's a fair difference in what you get. I don't mind less fluff if the core rules are tight, just felt they meandered a little. Enjoyable game, but think I'm going to need to do a bit of work to do my own quick reference material and unit info to extend what's provided.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mollinary on 04 January 2019, 09:37:27 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - To The Strongest!
2) What armies were confronted? - Crusaders and Saracens
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - not overly, still a fair amount of book flipping
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Second time, though first time playing "properly" rather than just demoing through the book.
5) How many players were in the game? - Solo
6) What went well? - Saracen archery!
7) What could have been improved? - Layout of the rule book, it's very difficult to find the desired information quickly, with the need to read several paragraphs spread across different chapters in the book to work out what to do in a particular situation. Could really benefit from a rules summary or extended quick reference.


Didn’t you find the index at the back of rhe rulebook useful? I found it helped me answer pretty well all my queries in seconds. There is also a Quick Reference sheet available to download free from the bigrdedbatshop website.
Battle report coming soon...


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mmcv on 04 January 2019, 10:50:33 PM

Didn’t you find the index at the back of rhe rulebook useful? I found it helped me answer pretty well all my queries in seconds. There is also a Quick Reference sheet available to download free from the bigrdedbatshop website.

Index was useful for general areas but I found I had to flip about a lot to get to the info I needed. For instance, the effects of generals and what happens when they get hit in combat I spent about ten minutes flipping about reading different sections and what I needed was buried in an unmarked paragraph.

Rally was another one I didn't really grasp until I read FK&P, which did clarify it more.

I did use the QRS provided and it's useful for the activation and modifiers info, though had to cross reference a lot for other stuff.

I know Simon is always updating and some of the stuff in the Even Stronger supplement added some interesting tweaks. I know version 2 is in the works too, which I imagine will tidy up a lot. I had a lot of fun with the game, just a minor frustration with finding some of what I need in the rules.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mollinary on 05 January 2019, 08:08:03 AM
Mmcv,

I share your pain regarding what happens to generals, it is the one thing I always have to look up!  Now, after many searches, I know off by heart it is on p51 under ‘Failing a Save’ which is how it is also marked in the index. I certainly think it would also be useful to index it under ‘Generals’ Saves’. I will suggest it to Simon.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mmcv on 05 January 2019, 10:21:36 AM
Yeah I agree a small addition to the index with its own sub heading for that would make it easier to find. I didn't twig that the general wounding behaviour would be under the failing a save, though can see why it is now, but was looking for something in and around other General rules or under its own sub heading.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 09 January 2019, 11:31:36 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Test of Honour - Warlord's Samurai skirmish game.

2) What armies were confronted? - Japanese against Japanese, around 15 - 18 each side.

3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - No, first play through and we were feeling our way inot it.

4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yep!

5) How many players were in the game? - Two.

6) What went well? - I think we had most of the rules figured out by the end. The token draw activation provides a method to suppress opposition by forcing them to dodge and waste their activation.

7) What could have been improved? -

It's a bit early to say, but the game seems a bit shallow, lots of die rolling to resolve combats very slowly.
Relatively few tactical decisions - just smite the oppo's before they smite you, and hope to roll big.
I think a better scenario and smaller forces would have provided a better introduction.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 09 January 2019, 07:07:07 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Longstreet
2) What armies were confronted? -Union v Confederate, eastern theatre 1861
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - no, but a bit rusty
5) How many players were in the game? - 4
6) What went well? - Game flowed quickly once we were into the flow of it. The three new players loved the unpredictability caused by interrupt cards.
7) What could have been improved? - It took two sessions, and in the second session we both forgot to use morale to reduce hits and we also forgot that red banner cards should be removed after use (which is why three swamps appeared during the game).

All three new players agreed that it had been great fun and want to play again.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 January 2019, 08:36:50 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Frostgrave (At last)
2) What armies were confronted? - Dwarves vs Goblin wizard bands
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - not yey
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - yes
5) How many players were in the game? - two
6) What went well? - my apprentice got off every spell he wanted! Poison dart slowing down opposing dwarves so he could get my knight off table with a chest.
7) What could have been improved? - my Witch, hopeless, and my dice, which rolled low, I only got 1 of Chris's warriors, he offer 3 of mine, in a turn, and KO'ed my Witch! Thankfully she recovered afterwards from being badly hurt, with a little help of 100 Gold Coins!
3 chests each, I just got away with it...


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 16 January 2019, 11:01:12 PM
A boardgame this time - not even a war themed one.

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Flamme Rouge - a bicycle racing boardgame
2) What armies were confronted? - Red team and Blue team (Each with a sprinter and endurance guy)
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes, very simple, no exceptional situations, very slick game engine, clever use of cards to manage cyclist energy.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes
5) How many players were in the game? - Just two, 3 or 4 would have added a bit more tension.
6) What went well? - Game played very quickly, rules were clear and required no checking during play. Racetrack constructin is also good - nice robust pieces.
7) What could have been improved? - The expansion set isn't available in the UK - I've ordered from Spellen Domein in Tilburg.



Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Ithoriel on 16 January 2019, 11:16:54 PM
I love Flamme Rouge! The more players, the better it is IMHO.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 18 January 2019, 02:44:08 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Post of Honour ( a work in progress set of simple SYW rules by Keith Flint).
2) What armies were confronted? - Austrians vs Prussians.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Sort of, given it was my first game.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes.
5) How many players were in the game? - Two, the author and myself.
6) What went well? - My Austrians managed to ge the jump on the Prussians and maintained it for most of the game.
7) What could have been improved? - As we were playtesting, not a lot really, mainly just clarifying and tweaking rules here and there. Oh and my shooting at times could have been better.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 January 2019, 06:45:46 PM

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Mortiem et Gloriam
2) What armies were confronted? - Early Scots vs Vikings (No photos due to massive amount of proxies)
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - indeed
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - this year, yes.
5) How many players were in the game? - two
6) What went well? - light horse shooting a unit of huscarl into submitting, average blokes taking on foaming at the mouth uber warriors.
7) What could have been improved? - my dice rolling, Nick broke me 15-8 In the end, at one point I was 10-0 down!

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Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: T13A on 19 January 2019, 03:43:33 PM
Hi

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Simon Miller's and Andrew Brentnall's (Mollinary) 'For King and Parliament' (ECW)

2) What armies were confronted? - Royalists v Parliamentarians

3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yep, and my third game.

4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - See above

5) How many players were in the game? - Two.

6) What went well? - used D10's and chits instead of playing cards and tried out some tags (covered in clear sticky backed plastic, so that they could be used again) attached to units where we marked off ammunition and 'dash'. Both worked well. A lot of fun, so much so in fact that we are repeating the same scenario on Tuesday (Battle of Soggy Bottom). 

7) What could have been improved? - Used 15cm grid which limits me to 12 x 8 boxes, looking forward to the warmer weather when I can start using the garage again and have a larger table.

Cheers Paul


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 19 January 2019, 04:45:19 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - From Shako to Coal-scuttle
2) What armies were confronted? - French Imperial v Prussian 1870
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes
5) How many players were in the game? - Solo, but a couple of people called round to try out the rules and have a turn or two.
6) What went well? - Apart from a bit of page flicking the game flowed smoothly and quickly. The initial dice rolls made for unpredictability and excitement, especially suitable for a solo game .                                 
7) What could have been improved? - a bit more info on the QRS, a problem I intend to address.

The early parts of the game are shown in the five photos I posted in Playtesting FSTC. As the game unfolded the Prussian artillery proved their worth, while the French eventually lost all their artillery, mainly to counter battery, but the last battery falling to close range needle gun fire. The Prussians stuck to advance formation, with which they were able to launch a number of devastating charges. Although the French countered in some places and used their chassepots to slow down the Prussian advance they were thrown out of the town in move 11. They attempted to retake it in move 12 (the final move) but their charge was halted and the Prussians remained in control. As night fell the French withdrew from the town whilst their right flank streamed away in disorder, covered by a unit of cuirassiers.

There are some very simple victory point tallies. Both armies had inflicted more than 30% losses, each gaining one point. However the Prussians had numerous units within the French half and two cavalry units within 8” of the French base line giving them a 3:1 victory - a major tactical win.

Below: The Prussians from the left wing and centre are driving the French away.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4861/45886731295_33e95277a7_z.jpg)

Below: The shattered French right removes itself from the field, covered by a brave unit of cuirassiers, whose charge has just been halted by the Prussians.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7805/32926104718_ed7692b1ca_z.jpg)

Final thoughts: it might be worth working in a gone to ground rule once I am more familiar with gameplay. I certainly find these faster than TDFG, similar to Neil Thomas, but with a bit more meat, and ideal for small-scale scenarios of the battalion level variety. I am hoping to devise some scenarios based on Leonce Patrie’s book, and will use these rules to fight them out, especially as there are some interesting additional rules that can be added in to give more nuanced play and period flavour, such as surprise attacks, weather, unpleasant going, elites and militias etc.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Womble67 on 19 January 2019, 06:27:39 PM
Lovely looking table, figures, building, etc

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 20 January 2019, 07:31:11 AM
From the man who needs a piece of straw tied to one shoe. The French LEFTflank collapsed and streamed away, almost entirely caused by continuous artillery bombardment.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 January 2019, 09:31:43 AM
Lovely stuff, good to see FPW out


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 20 January 2019, 01:08:36 PM
A boardgame this time - not even a war themed one.

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Flamme Rouge - a bicycle racing boardgame
2) What armies were confronted? - Red team and Blue team (Each with a sprinter and endurance guy)
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes, very simple, no exceptional situations, very slick game engine, clever use of cards to manage cyclist energy.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes
5) How many players were in the game? - Just two, 3 or 4 would have added a bit more tension.
6) What went well? - Game played very quickly, rules were clear and required no checking during play. Racetrack constructin is also good - nice robust pieces.
7) What could have been improved? - The expansion set isn't available in the UK - I've ordered from Spellen Domein in Tilburg.

The Expansion arrived yesterday.
3 games later, I'm pleased to announce it's a worthwhile addition which adds some interesting possibilities - more players, new terrain, dumy teams to bulk out a race or permit solo play.



Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: T13A on 23 January 2019, 08:26:25 PM
Hi

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Simon Miller's and Andrew Brentnall's (Mollinary) 'For King and Parliament' (ECW)

2) What armies were confronted? - Royalists v Parliamentarians Same game as last week, but changed sides and with a new player.

3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yep, and my fourth game.

4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - See above

5) How many players were in the game? - Three including introducing a friend to the delights of FK&P

6) What went well? - Just a jolly good game, King Charles only slightly wounded this time and Lord Goring killed again!

7) What could have been improved? - Went back to using small cards but on balance we decided afterwards that we definitely prefer D10's and chits. Royalist luck - second time they have lost this scenario in just 7 days!

Cheers Paul


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: d_Guy on 25 January 2019, 05:26:09 AM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? Sail and Steam Navies 1840 - 1880

2) What armies were confronted? Battle of Mobile Bay - the Federal Navy vs the seccesish

3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? As there was a game presenter things moved well, so fairly comfortable with the basics at the end.

4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? Yes

5) How many players were in the game? three (2 fed 1 rebel)

6) What went well? Once I got better at maneuver the heavy guns of the monitor squadron produced much satisfying damage on the enemy (the CSS Tennessee was a beast to bring down)

7) What could have been improved? The torpedo mines created a massive amount of damage and were essentially unavoidable - the general feeling was to tone them down a bit for the next game.

Opening move:
(https://leadenshipsandtinmen.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/20190121_231948955_ios.jpg?w=800)

The Tennessee rams and shoots its way through Farragut’s squadrons (assisted by the guns of Fort Morgan):
(https://leadenshipsandtinmen.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/20190122_001315677_ios.jpg?w=800)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 25 January 2019, 06:57:12 AM
Lovely looking game Bill 8)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 January 2019, 07:04:26 AM
Great looking game


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 25 January 2019, 07:06:13 AM
Fabulous looking game. I assume the scale is 1:600, my favourite for ACW naval. Is the fort from a commercial supplier or home made?


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 25 January 2019, 08:09:00 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd

So does this mean you will be 'staring' on LittleWarsTV ;)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: d_Guy on 25 January 2019, 02:48:10 PM
The ships are indeed 1/600, mostly Thoroughbred. The fort is scratchbuilt (by the owner of the ship models) although it’s guns are also from Throughbred.

Paul, I don’t know about “staring” as I am a bit slow-witted in real time, still one never knows. :)

Between visiting Terry and making the occasional run up to York, my horizons have been greatly expanded recently.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Nick the Lemming on 25 January 2019, 02:49:28 PM
:-bd =D> :-bd

So does this mean you will be 'staring' on LittleWarsTV ;)

Not sure if that should be starring or staring. I think I prefer the latter.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 25 January 2019, 03:38:25 PM
Far less likely to appear in a bloopers clip as you don’t need to learn as many lines if you are staring in video!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 25 January 2019, 03:39:20 PM
You might also land a role in a Blink 180 video.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: d_Guy on 25 January 2019, 06:17:09 PM
You might also land a role in a Blink 180 video.

Only if my physician changes my medication.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 25 January 2019, 06:23:31 PM
Not sure if that should be starring or staring. I think I prefer the latter.

starring #-o


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Last Hussar on 30 January 2019, 12:03:07 AM
Sellswords and SpellSlingers

Apologies to Sunjester if I've spelled Sotoyoma's name incorrectly.

SCENE: FOREST CLEARING IN A STORM AT NIGHT. MOST OF THE TIME ALL THAT CAN BE SEEN IS THE SILLOUETTE OF THE TREES AGAINST THE NIGHT SKY. OCCASSIONALLY A FLASH OF LIGHTNING WILL ILLUMINATE THE SCENE, SHOWING THE PARTY GATHERED AROUND, WITH SOTOYOMA TRYING TO LIGHT A FIRE. NIGHT TIME.

Sotoyoma (voice in darkness)
Bugger… Bugger… Bugger…

There is a brief spark that dies instantly

Sotoyoma
Bugger.

Christos
Aren’t you supposed to be a Ranger?

Sotoyoma
Bugger off you mad god-botherer.

Lightning flashes, revealing the party hunched in the rain, Sotoyoma trying to light the fire with flint and steel.

Sotoyoma
It’s not my fault. Everything is wet. The wood is wet, the tinder is wet

Gunnar
I’m wet.

Sotoyoma
Yes. We’re all bleeding wet. No one can light a fire in this weather.

The Wizard Eduardo
I can.

Robin
STOP HIM!

Eduardo
FIAT L- erch

Lightning flashes irregularly, showing the party wrestling Eduardo to the ground in a series of vignettes.

Eduardo
Geroff. Do you want this fire lit or what?

Gunnar
Two words. Pig. Roast.

Eduardo
It was cooked, wasn’t it?

Christos
It was charcoal on the outside, and still oinking in the middle.



SCENE: INTERIOR, TAVERN. THE PARTY ARE SAT AROUND A TABLE WITH MUGS OF ALE, AND THE REMAINS OF DINNER ON PLATES. EVENING.

Sotoyoma
Did you ask for a receipt for the armour repair?

Gunnar
Aye, laddie.

Sotoyoma
And?

Gunnar
The smith asked what a receipt was.

Sotoyoma
And?

Gunnar
He had to go and find someone who could read and write.  That cost an extra silver penny.

Sotoyoma
But did you get a receipt?

Gunnar
Aye.

Gunnar hands over a scrap of parchment.

Gunnar
I dinnae know why you want it.

Sotoyoma (distracted by checking parchment)
Taxes.

Bravely Bold Sir Robin
Taxes?

Sotoyoma
Yes, armour repairs are tax deductible – reasonable wear and tear.

Eldarando
When do we pay taxes?

Sotoyoma looks at them with exasperation

Sotoyoma
What do you think that I am saying to the gate guards when we enter a city? I’m paying our taxes. Why do you think I ask for money from you all?

Gunnar
Ach, I though that was just bribes. I dinnae know ye were doing anything immoral.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 30 January 2019, 01:23:14 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 January 2019, 06:51:27 AM
 =O =D> O:-) =O =O


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 30 January 2019, 08:15:32 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - FOB2
2) What armies were confronted? - Imperial France v Prussia 1870
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - very
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - no, but revisiting after a couple of years
5) How many players were in the game? -  solo
6) What went well? - after a shaky first couple of turns soon got back into the game
7) What could have been improved? - Not a lot really


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Last Hussar on 30 January 2019, 08:08:48 PM
I did spell the name wrong - its Sintamo. (lit. Elvish for Ranger Smith)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: fsn on 30 January 2019, 09:07:50 PM
Isn't that the Archbishop of York?


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mollinary on 30 January 2019, 09:26:00 PM

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - For King & Parliament
2) What armies were confronted? -Five Armies: Fairfax, Manchester, Covenant, Rupert, Newcastle
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - very
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - no, as I co-wrote it!
5) How many players were in the game? -  six, plus myself as umpire.only one experienced palyer
6) What went well? -it was fun, and fought to a conclusion in five hours including an hour for lunch
7) What could have been improved? - The players were brilliant, but I need to look again at scenario specific issues, in particular victory conditions and command and control issues.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 30 January 2019, 09:26:39 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - BKCII.
2) What armies were confronted? - AVBCW BUF vs Communists.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Not by a long way.
5) How many players were in the game? -  Solo.
6) What went well? - Most things to be honest.
7) What could have been improved? - Not a lot really.

AAR to follow in due course.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: d_Guy on 31 January 2019, 04:32:29 AM
Looking forward to Mollinary’s and Steve’s AARs and pics.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 31 January 2019, 06:16:38 AM
Seconded ;)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on 31 January 2019, 10:24:09 AM
Thirded


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 January 2019, 12:55:49 PM
Fourtheded


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 31 January 2019, 03:25:00 PM
Your wish is my command, as the AAR is now in the Batrep section :).


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: d_Guy on 31 January 2019, 08:14:38 PM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - For King and Parliament.
2) What armies were confronted? - Royalists v Roundheads at the Battle of Montgomery, 1644
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes, but it was the first time for all the players.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - Four
6) What went well? - The speed with which the players picked up the rules was impressive as was the game flow. The Forlorn Hopes were more stalwart then usual. The horse leaving in droves as they pursued the broken enemy caused much comment and excitement.
7) What could have been improved? - As the presenter/referee I made a substantial hash of the counter-charge rules but was forgiven (I think  :) )

A brief AAR and pics are here:
https://inredcoatragsattired.com/2019/01/31/the-circus-performs/


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 01 February 2019, 02:33:13 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd

Great to hear another group has rapidly picked up and enjoys the FK&P mechanisms :)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Westmarcher on 01 February 2019, 09:40:12 AM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - For King and Parliament..........

A brief AAR and pics are here:
https://inredcoatragsattired.com/2019/01/31/the-circus-performs/

Great missionary work, Bill (assume you are not only the first to introduce FK&P but also 10mm to what looks like a great bunch of wargamers)!  :)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 February 2019, 12:36:06 PM

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Last Days Apocalypse
2) What armies were confronted? - 2 sets of survivors vs zombies
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - not initially
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - yes, hence the answer above
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - One of my gang decided to deal with the opponents well...
7) What could have been improved? - One of my other characters, who despite being a combat monster, died in the first round of combat!!!

Full report later.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: pierre the shy on 02 February 2019, 06:54:32 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Target for Tonight
2) What armies were confronted? - RAF vs Luftwaffe
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - no
5) How many players were in the game? - 2 plus me as umpire
6) What went well? - All RAF aircraft carried out their attacks returned to base
7) What could have been improved? - the German defenders had a rough night, failing to damage any of the bombers and losing a Fw 190 Wilde Sau fighter shot down by one the bombers over Berlin and several others falling to supporting RAF Mosquito intruders during the raid. Further navigation training for some RAF crews may be necessary since 3 out of 6 Lancasters went off track during the evening. One of Roy's crews came dangerously close to running out of fuel since it took them no less than 5 attempts to find their base in early morning fog and they came within 1 pip of crashing into elevated terrain, though they finally managed to get home safely on the smell of an oily rag.     

As several of our regular group were not available I ran a "casual" game of TfT which proved quite successful, both players commenting afterwards that it was pretty good representation of a raid and that they would be happy to play again.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 02 February 2019, 07:35:16 PM
Definitely an interesting simulation/game :-\

The tension definitely builds as you steadily move toward the target even though there are no decisions to make as you move along in the stream :-w :-SS
Unless your navigator gets confused :-/

A couple of interesting mechanisms using playing cards and a small squared board are used if you run into night fighters and on the run into the target
Both are a mix of skill, tactical decisions and luck

Overall a very atmospheric game

Bacon and eggs for breakfast for me this morning :)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: T13A on 07 February 2019, 09:12:50 AM
Hi

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Impetus 2nd Edition
2) What armies were confronted? - Late Roman Republican v Gauls
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - It was a trial game and there is a lot different from original Impetus, I suggest treat them as a completely new rule set if you are familiar with Impetus.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - Most of the things that were ambiguous in the original ruleset are now clearer.
7) What could have been improved? - Bearing in mind that these have been about 3 years in gestation it was disappointing to see that there were mistakes in the movement table in the main rule book and the QRF at the back of the book. That said I appreciate that the author is a one man band. Javelin range seems much too long to me (twice the distance of a basic infantry move and javelin armed troops do not get any penalty for firing after their intial move). Roman artillery have the same basic move as light infantry (it used to be less than heavy infantry in the original).

Cheers Paul


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 08 February 2019, 04:29:56 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - The Portable Wargame by Bob Cordery.
2) What armies were confronted? - Mid 19thC Blue vs Red.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very much so, given this was my first game.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes.
5) How many players were in the game? - Solo.
6) What went well? - Despite only a brief read through of the rules, everything pretty much seemed intuitive, which is great.
7) What could have been improved? - Just some minor details I missed, but that was the reason for playing a trail game, to get to grips with the basic mechanics.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mmcv on 08 February 2019, 05:30:23 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Soldiers of God
2) What armies were confronted? - Crusaders vs Saracens
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Somewhat, bit of flipping about at the start but got to grips with things quickly enough.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes.
5) How many players were in the game? - Solo.
6) What went well? - Rules generally made good sense and easy to pick up. Quick reference gives most of what you need for the game once you have the core rules down.
7) What could have been improved? - I didn't initially start tracking the morale properly, just adding on paper at the end of the turn, though from turn three or four I started using counters to keep track during the turns which was easier.

I received the rule set as a birthday present from my partner and as I had the day off thought I'd use it as a distraction from the head cold I'm battling! After a quick read through the rules I put together a couple of evenly matched forces and got to it. The card driven system was an interesting change as it made you really have to think about what you could do each turn. The main downside of this was the relative lack of melee cards meant that by the last few turns it was just an attrition grind of endless rallying disorder. This was maybe due to the type of forces I deployed or just the nature of the battle plans, or possibly just something I've missed in the rules. Will be having another read through the rules now I've a better feel for how they play and will be sure to get another game in at some point in the future as it has a lot of potential for the period.

Also thanks to orcs (I think it was) for the recommendation when I first joined.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mmcv on 09 February 2019, 06:23:02 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Soldiers of God (again) - figured I'd give it another blast today while I had the space cleared and a free afternoon.
2) What armies were confronted? - Crusaders vs Saracens
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes, missed the distance limit on one of the rules until halfway through the game but otherwise was very comfortable.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Second.
5) How many players were in the game? - Solo.
6) What went well? - Much more dynamic game than last time with more drama and action and went back and forth between the two sides throughout.
7) What could have been improved? - As I mentioned I missed the distance limited on one rule, though it didn't make too much difference in the end.

Much more fun battle than last time. Playing solo you have to try and "Chinese wall" yourself and make decisions as if you didn't know what the other side was doing or what cards they held, but there's enough of a random element to things that it can work well. Can imagine it being a lot of fun with another player though so will have to try that sometime in future!

I've taken some pictures so will maybe put together a battle report as well.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 10 February 2019, 09:10:43 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - The Portable Wargame by Bob Cordery.
2) What armies were confronted? - Mid 19thC Blue vs Red.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very much so, even though this was my second game.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No.
5) How many players were in the game? - Solo.
6) What went well? - Pretty much everything really. I liked the exhaustion point rule, as it really makes you think when you can take hits, or when it might be wise to retreat. Given I set up, played the game and packed away in less than an hour, makes these perfect for quick pick up games.
7) What could have been improved? - Just some of the die rolls for either side at times.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 10 February 2019, 10:50:29 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Big Battle DBA, but with only 2 armies a side
2) What armies were confronted? - Early Crusader & Armenian v Egyptian & Syrian
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, but hadn’t played for a while
5) How many players were in the game? - 3, hence the reduced number of armies
6) What went well? - early moves by the Syrian Light Horse attacking the Armenian camp and catching the Armenian General in the flank
7) What could have been improved? - not managing to kill either the camp or the general then being pushed into a corner by some Armenian spear

After a very promising start it ended up a decisive loss for the Egyptians and Syrians


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: T13A on 11 February 2019, 08:49:31 PM
Hi

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - To the Strongest!
2) What armies were confronted? - Parthians v Romans
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - Game itself went very well, having smaller but more numerous commands/generals.
7) What could have been improved? Me having a plan....any plan.

Cheers Paul


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 February 2019, 06:29:59 AM
I can't face answering this. My Sassanids were very roughly handled by the Huns this weekend. Don't want to talk about it.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 12 February 2019, 08:53:46 AM
I can't face answering this. My Sassanids were very roughly handled by the Huns this weekend. Don't want to talk about it.

Gazing upon the slain body of my enemy, beholding the humiliation of his tribe, and hearing the lamentation of his women.

 O:-)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on 12 February 2019, 10:24:02 AM
I can't face answering this. My Sassanids were very roughly handled by the Huns this weekend. Don't want to talk about it.


O err missus!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 12 February 2019, 03:02:26 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - FOGR
2) What armies were confronted? - Trastamara Spanish v French
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Definitely getting there
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - Two
6) What went well? - Previously decided to make my own QRS sheets. Came out as five one-sided sheets. I photocopied them, then did cut and paste to get one impact sheet with its POAs, one movement sheet with CMTs, one shooting sheet with POAs, one melee sheet with POAs and one Cohesion sheet, plus death rolls etc. Once laminated these could easily be slid across one another, as the turn sequence is very formulated. I found these five sheets far easier to use than the exceptionally busy back-to-back sheet available on the web. This time I actually won
7) What could have been improved? - I just need to remember one or two salient points to get a flawless run through.

The rules do give a good way of dealing with the various pike based formations of that 200 year period. I do think they would work better if they were just for European-type warfare, then I wouldn’t find myself reading through a long and convoluted sentence only to find that the last word is elephants.

I commanded the Spanish, with three colunelas, lots of light and medium arquebus and a smattering of various types of horse, up against several units of French gendarmes, light cavalry, lots of crossbows and one grand battle of superior Swiss pike. A simple plan - mither the gendarmes with my light horse, pin the Swiss with my colunelas and send the rest of my light horse and arquebusiers around the French left flank to come in on his camp. Although I never got to the camp the opposing light horse and crossbows were heavily damaged and one unit of gendarmes was caught by a colunela and also heavily damaged. Thus the French were unable to continue. Having said that, the Swiss inflicted massive casualties on two of the colunelas such that it was something of a Pyrrhic victory, but a nice change to win.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: grahambeyrout on 12 February 2019, 03:46:20 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Le Feu Sacre III
2) What armies were confronted? - Austrian v Bavarian
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - No, but I have high hopes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - One, Geographical isolation means I  frequently play solo
6) What went well? - The ebb and flow of cavalry fights
7) What could have been improved? - keeping note of unit status, I do not like ugly markers denoting “shaken”


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Chris Pringle on 12 February 2019, 05:13:07 PM
7) What could have been improved? - keeping note of unit status, I do not like ugly markers denoting “shaken”

A suggestion, if I may? I have taken to using wool roving in different colours as markers. It looks enough like dust or smoke that it adds to the scene rather than detracting.
https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/sewing/needle-felting/wool-roving

Chris

Bloody Big BATTLES!
https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BBB_wargames/info
http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.com/


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 13 February 2019, 08:52:12 AM
And the inevitable question: what is wool roving?


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Chris Pringle on 13 February 2019, 09:08:08 AM
And the inevitable question: what is wool roving?

Follow the link I gave and you'll find it. It is soft skeins of fine woollen threads that cut up easily into wispy puffs of smoke.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Last Hussar on 13 February 2019, 11:52:46 PM
And the inevitable question: what is wool roving?

Wild sheep


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 14 February 2019, 07:25:32 AM
Durrr...... missed that, Chris. Thanks for waking me up.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 16 February 2019, 07:46:22 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - The Portable Wargame by Bob Cordery.
2) What armies were confronted? - Mid 19thC Blue vs Red.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very much so.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No.
5) How many players were in the game? - Solo.
6) What went well? - Using cards to generate the Turn sequence.
7) What could have been improved? - The die rolls in close combat. I want to do some minor tweaks of the rules by adding things like Skirmishers, Grape Shot etc.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: sunjester on 17 February 2019, 08:06:06 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Sellswords and Spellslingers (my own VSF version)
2) What armies were confronted? - Brave chaps and chapess in service of her Imperial Majesty vs dastardly Balkan brigands
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Oh yes!
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - 2 players plus myself as umpire/GM
6) What went well? - Pretty much everything
7) What could have been improved? - Not sure, it's still a bit of a work in progress


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: T13A on 17 February 2019, 02:15:49 PM
Hi

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Impetus 2nd Edition
2) What armies were confronted? - Gauls v Early Imperial Romans
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Getting there, but slowly.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Second 'trial' game.
5) How many players were in the game? - Three
6) What went well? - The new set up rules are quick and easy.
7) What could have been improved? - Trying to forget the original rules. The Romans had a lot of 'shooty' type units (but within the army list). For a time it felt more like playing Brits v Dervishes (to me at least) with the Gauls being simply mown down by Roman firepower, not what I want from an ancients game. Still early days yet.

Cheers Paul


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Ithoriel on 18 February 2019, 01:11:28 AM
Played a quick introductory game of Cruel Seas with my 1/600 stuff.

Took some pics, will post an AAR in my Cruel Seas 1/600 thread (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18206.0.html)   

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Cruel Seas
2) What armies were confronted? - Brits vs Germans
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - More or less
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - 4th game but first where I was the only one who knew the rules
5) How many players were in the game? - Five
6) What went well? - Players picked up the rules quickly, everyone was very complimentary about the boat models, British firing
7) What could have been improved? - German firing!

3 E-Boats (1x S38 and 2 x S100) vs 2 Fairmile "D" MTBs. One model per player.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 February 2019, 05:56:18 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? -  IACTA ALEA EST!
2) What armies were confronted? - Sassanid Persians and early Huns
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very much so
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - Two
6) What went well? - A Hun skirmisher unit ended up evading my Gyanaspar but leaving the field in the process, and the Armenian cataphracts managed to ambush the Hunnic nobles in flank, with dire results. That aside, no bad omens, no desertions.
7) What could have been improved?  - i) The die rolls in close combat; three ones in a row. As it happened, the Hun attacks were foiled by our heavy armour, so it wasn't fatal. ii) I wish my elephants would try a bit harder when I need them to trample a unit of hostile nobles; that lumbering saunter is really frustrating, but here too their shooting still contributed significantly to the Persian victory.
8 ) Is it true what they say about you Africans? -  I've had no complaints.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 February 2019, 11:04:42 PM

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Poseidon's Warriors
2) What armies were confronted? - Rome (John) vs Carthage (Andy) vs Syracuse (Me)
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - yup
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - narp
5) How many players were in the game? - 3
6) What went well? - Causing the Roman admiral to back off when he realised the whole Syracusian fleet was after him, when he had sent half his force to hold off Carthage.
Making the Roman admiral put on his waterwings, twice! ;D
7) What could have been improved? - The Carthaginian admiral breaking off and routing his fleet, while in the strongest position to crush both other players (1 followed by a 1 reroll will do that to you), leaving Syracuse with the win!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 24 February 2019, 09:52:21 AM
A triple header yesterday a road trip and 3 games of under 2 hours.

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Studio Tomahawk's Congo (2nd episode of their Mungo Mah Lobeh campaign) http://www.studio-tomahawk.com/en/congo/ (http://www.studio-tomahawk.com/en/congo/)
2) What armies were confronted? - African Forest Tribes against White man Expedition.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes have played many times and always enjoyed the game.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - Two
6) What went well? - Excellent game full of environmental surprises and challenges. Highlights for my forces, tribal archers seeing off some Sikh regulars. and my scouts pinning a pursuing warband and taking 6 hyena skins as loot. A great outing for the archers.
7) What could have been improved? - From My tribal perspective, some initial bad luck put my key units on the back foot form the outset and we were playing catch-up from that point on.


1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Palaeo Diet (Eat or be Eaten) - First 3 games of the Fireside Tales campaign book. http://www.ganeshagames.net/product_info.php?products_id=327 (http://www.ganeshagames.net/product_info.php?products_id=327)
2) What armies were confronted? - Prehistoric people against tough wildlife - Lion, Boar, Angry birds and other hominids.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes, through we were learning as we went along.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, had one session last year.
5) How many players were in the game? - Three playing cooperatively against programmed wildlife.
6) What went well? - Game moved quickly, and produced believable behaviour in the programmed enemy. Turn limits were just right to hurry us along, and the programmed enemy were dangerous enough to inspire caution.
7) What could have been improved? - We were reading the reaction table wrong for the other hominids for several turns. Next time ...


1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Test of Honour (Warlord Samurai game) https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/test-of-honour (https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/test-of-honour)
2) What armies were confronted? - Ninjas, Bandits, Samurai.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - No, rules scattered across multiple books, a plethora of cards which refer to rules with no reference.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Second time, I had expected it to run faster this time around.
5) How many players were in the game? - Three - a simple 3 way beat-up.
6) What went well? - We have a better grasp of te combat system than previously.
7) What could have been improved? - Hard to say, After 2 games I regard the game as an exercise in rolling a lot of dice with pretty figures, but few tactics other than wait for your turn then bash somebody.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 24 February 2019, 12:10:55 PM
Why not give Osprey’s Ronin a whirl. I have had a lot of fun with that game and everything is in a nice slim Osprey book. Playsheets etc downloadable from the Osprey site.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Chad on 24 February 2019, 12:17:28 PM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Over The Hills, plus House rules to use for the French Revolution.
2) What armies were confronted? - 1792 French and Austrians
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Reasonably given it was a test of the House rules and will be seeking some clarifications on some of the basic rules.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No. Second
5) How many players were in the game? - Two
6) What went well? - The overall impact of the House rules gave me the result I expected.
7) What could have been improved? - Need to review House rules for French Volunteer battalions 'En Tirailleur'. The base rules assume a level of organisation and training
    for infantry in an open order formation that did not exist in the early years of the Revolution.

This test involved a French force of 8 Volunteer battalions, 3 Line battalions, 1 Chasseur-a-pied battalion, 1 regiment of Line cavalry, 1 regiment of Chasseur-a-Cheval, 1 8pdr battery
and a Horse artillery battery. The Austrians defended a village with 5 Line battalions, 1 Volunteer Jager battalion, a small unit of Grenz, 2 squadrons each of Cuirassier and Chevauleger,
1 12pdr battery, 6dr regimental and 3pdr battalion guns.

 The next test will reverse the attacker and defender roles. That will be followed by a 1793 test, with the French troop quality being improved. That will also enable me to employ
'Embrigadement' formation for the French mixing Line and Volunteer battalions in Brigades. These would not be Demi-Brigades, which did not come into being until the first 'Amalgame' of 1794.

Once the tests reach 1794 the Line battalions will be removed and the capability of the new Demi-Brigades will be increased again. The overall objective is to reasonably represent the development of the French Army with a target of parity with the Coalition forces in 1794/1795.

Sorry for a somewhat long winded review, but to some extent this will be something of a journey.





Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 24 February 2019, 06:40:29 PM
Sounds an interesting journey, let us know how it goes :-\


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Chad on 24 February 2019, 06:41:23 PM
Will do. If anyone currently uses these rules and would be interested in a copy of the House rules for French Revolutionary Games, let me know and I will let you have a copy as they develop


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 24 February 2019, 11:30:40 PM
Why not give Osprey’s Ronin a whirl. I have had a lot of fun with that game and everything is in a nice slim Osprey book. Playsheets etc downloadable from the Osprey site.

It's my pal who has the Samurai Itch.
I humour him, as he humours some of my niche interests.

My own interests east of Suez lie with the Ming, the Mahajipit, Malacca, Somalia, Abyssinia and the Portuguese navigators.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 03 March 2019, 08:36:29 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - BKCII
2) What armies were confronted? - Italians vs Greeks, Balkans 1941
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, I've played them since their publication.
5) How many players were in the game? - Solo
6) What went well? - The Italian air support, the Italian artilley and the Italian armour (if you can call L3/35 tankettes armour).
7) What could have been improved? - Pretty much everything from the Greek point of view, plus the Italian infantry HQs command rolls. Oh and both sides had loads of Blunders.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 07 March 2019, 03:17:04 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Post of Honour
2) What armies were confronted? - Prussians vs Austrians SYW
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Pretty much.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Second time out.
5) How many players were in the game? - Two, myself and the author, Keith Flint.
6) What went well? - The Austrian deployment and shooting
7) What could have been improved? - The Prussian plan of attack.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 10 March 2019, 08:44:53 PM
A game of the Osprey Pikeman's Lament with the excellent Mr Westmarcher.

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Pikeman's Lament
2) What armies were confronted? - Covenanters Vs Roundheads
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes.
5) How many players were in the game? - Two
6) What went well? - Plenty of action, no dominant troop types and enough critical fails to keep us both on our toes.
7) What could have been improved? - Typical "first time with the rules" slowness. And my Roundheads running away.



Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Bunny on 13 March 2019, 06:57:35 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Pike and Shotte
2) What armies were confronted? - 10mm Allies v French
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes, very
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Third
5) How many players were in the game? - Four
6) What went well? - French Cavalry attacks
7) What could have been improved? - More movement, lomger play time


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Bunny on 13 March 2019, 06:59:21 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Kings of War
2) What armies were confronted? - 15mm Orcs/Goblins v Dwarves
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - yes but I was being well tutored
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Second time, but very comfortable with it
5) How many players were in the game? - Two
6) What went well? - The orc and Goblin assaults
7) What could have been improved? - Bigger armies!!!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 13 March 2019, 02:34:58 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Loose files and American Scramble
2) What armies were confronted? - British v rebellious scum
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Not really
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes
5) How many players were in the game? - 21/2
6) What went well? - It was interesting the way troops had to spend time redressing lines.
7) What could have been improved? - No QRS which made keeping on top of things a bit of a pain. Different dice for different troops. Keeping track of who fired so can’t move, and finally leaning over the table with my bad back to play a game that doesn’t really interest me.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: d_Guy on 14 March 2019, 10:30:56 PM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Disposable Heroes 2
2) What armies were confronted? - US v Germans at Foy (1945)
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes, have played DH 1 and DH PointBlank
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes, good GM present
5) How many players were in the game? - 4
6) What went well? - got our smoke laid really fast. Heavy weapons fire was spot on. Coordinated attack prevented Germans from covering all approaches
7) What could have been improved? - this was a trial game to debug for Cold Wars this weekend. The Germans had too many liabilities to overcome and this will be corrected in the new scenario
Some pictures and a few more details are here:
https://inredcoatragsattired.com/2019/03/14/agy-3-11-19/


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 14 March 2019, 11:43:00 PM
Good to see you are getting some non-solo gaming in d_Guy :)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: d_Guy on 15 March 2019, 03:22:25 AM
Thanks, Paul. Greatly enjoying gaming in periods where I don’t have to paint all the figures, not to mention actually talking to other gamers.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 March 2019, 07:34:34 AM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Ten More Sons!
2) What armies were confronted? - Poles and Muscovites in the Time of Troubles
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yeppers
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Far from it
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? Hussars mostly did what they're there for, and the armoured Cossacks surpassed hopes. I note I can still win at times.
7) What could have been improved? Lithuanian hussars failed to sweep away the Muscovite guard cavalry, despite good dragoon support, and nearly got swamped by the Russian counterattack. Artillery did not a dam' thing.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Westmarcher on 15 March 2019, 09:16:28 AM
Good to see you are getting some non-solo gaming in d_Guy :)

Yes, likewise .... and hobnobbing with the current wargaming world's glitterati, too.  ;)  :-bd

Jealous! Who me? Not at all .... OK ... perhaps a little.  ;D


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Hwiccee on 15 March 2019, 02:47:45 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Twilight of Divine Right
2) What armies were confronted? - Swedish vs Imperialists: Battle of Lutzen 1632
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - The game went smoothly and we managed to get a conclusion and talk to people as well
7) What could have been improved? - more money to buy goodies at the show

We staged a re-fight of the battle of Lutzen 1632 at the recent WMMS show. Photos, etc, here - http://www.wfgamers.org.uk/resources/C18/Twilight/Lutzen1632.htm


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 15 March 2019, 03:19:13 PM
Great looking game and nice to see smaller scales at a show 8).


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: d_Guy on 15 March 2019, 05:10:04 PM
Yes, likewise .... and hobnobbing with the current wargaming world's glitterati, too.  ;)  :-bd

Jealous! Who me? Not at all .... OK ... perhaps a little.  ;D

If they are “glitterati” that would actually make me a “paparazzo”.  :D


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Westmarcher on 16 March 2019, 02:27:25 PM
We staged a re-fight of the battle of Lutzen 1632 at the recent WMMS show. Photos, etc, here - http://www.wfgamers.org.uk/resources/C18/Twilight/Lutzen1632.htm
Good looking game and report (coincidentally just covered Lutzen when reading Swords for Hire). The large bases are quite effective in representing the formations of the different tactical doctrines of the era although I did notice what appears to be a little warping(?) in one or two cases (possibly solved by sub-dividing the bases or simply using thicker material?).


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Hwiccee on 17 March 2019, 09:18:06 AM
Great looking game and nice to see smaller scales at a show 8).

Thanks. There was also a very nice WSS game in 10mm next to us but unfortunately I have no photos of that :(


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Hwiccee on 17 March 2019, 09:20:29 AM
Good looking game and report (coincidentally just covered Lutzen when reading Swords for Hire). The large bases are quite effective in representing the formations of the different tactical doctrines of the era although I did notice what appears to be a little warping(?) in one or two cases (possibly solved by sub-dividing the bases or simply using thicker material?).

Thanks Westmarcher. The figures are not mine, my army is the smaller German states Protestant army, but I will pass on your comments. I think that the warping is likely to be because the figures you are talking about are kept outside in a shed.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 March 2019, 12:16:27 PM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Ten More Sons!
2) What armies were confronted? - Poles and Muscovites in the Time of Troubles
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Oh, yus.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - still far from it
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? Hussars did exactly what they're there for, and the drabs gave useful fire support. Dragoons pulled off an effective ambush. Tsar Ivan III was captured, which will look good in the newspapers.
7) What could have been improved?  Pancerni Cossacks charged a Streltsi unit and were sent running. Small price to pay.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 March 2019, 06:54:50 AM

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - MeG (Mortiem et Gloriam)
2) What armies were confronted? - Late Republican Roman vs Dacians
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - incredibly
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - hell no
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - first charge whipping out a cohort, killing all the elite legions, wounding Caesar.
7) What could have been improved? - my cavalry being caught and run over by legions...

Top game, first run out of borrowed Dacians for this weekend. Lost 10-15  but learned a lot.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Raider4 on 22 March 2019, 07:59:37 AM
. . . whipping out a cohort, killing all the elite legions, wounding Caesar.

What? So you whipped out your cohort, and the Romans just disintegrated. What is this, Carry on up the Danube?


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 March 2019, 01:05:45 PM
Oooer mrs


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 25 March 2019, 12:48:46 PM

1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Another go at "Test of Honour" - the Warlord Samurai rules. This time with campaign rules.
2) What armies were confronted? - Japanese all round.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Getting to grips withit.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Second through fourth plays.
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? We are much quicker at the game now. Quests (Drawn cards in a campaign context) add some interesting side-objectives, through most rely on pure luck.
7) What could have been improved?  Still feels like the dice are playing us, rather than us playing the game.



Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: sunjester on 30 March 2019, 08:00:00 AM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Black Powder with Glory Hallelujah supplement
2) What armies were confronted? - Yanks and Rebs
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - 2, Last Hussar and myself
6) What went well? - Pretty much everything, we are very comfortable with the rules now
7) What could have been improved? - Last Hussar's dice  :d :P


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 30 March 2019, 08:21:44 PM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - For King and Parliament
2) What armies were confronted? - Royalists v Parliament
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very, but a little rusty
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, but haven't played with them for a few months
5) How many players were in the game? - 3, Our regular host Roy, Pierre the Shy and myself
6) What went well? - Pretty much everything :)
7) What could have been improved? - the Royalist chits

This was a test/practice game for Cheriton at Easter and I'm very please to say all went pretty well

So without too much more waffle on to the pretty pictures ;)

The troops of both sides advance, the Royalists on the left
  • Sergeant-Major-General Sir John Paulet's 'Tertias' of Foot
  • Major General Sir John Smyth's Brigade of Horse
  • Colonel Matthew Appleyard's Brigade - attacking the wood
Parliament on the right
  • Major-General Richard Browne’s London Brigade of Foot
  • Sir William Balfour's Brigade of Horse (from the Earl of Essex's army)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Leighton’s Brigade - well forward defending the wood
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7860/33624545728_924a088378_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TehzZ3)

The Royalists have secured the ridge
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7871/33624545328_00f40571cc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TehzS9)

Close fighting in the wood, both sides have already lost a unit of commanded shot
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7812/33624544828_7045dcf367_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TehzHw)

Parliament's Sir William Balfour's Regiment of Horse advance towards the limbered artillery on the road but fails to activate for a second time so doesn't charge home
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7885/33624544168_ed7b691d9f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Tehzw9)

More close fighting in the wood, the Royalists have lost a second unit of commanded shot and a unit of artillery
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7858/33624543858_84940e400e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TehzqN)

Parliament's Sir William Balfour's Regiment of Horse overran the artillery and turned and threatened the flank of Sir Humphrey Bennet's Regiment of Horse
They failed to activate for a third time that turn so didn't charge home
Sir Humphrey Bennet's Regiment of Horse successfully drew to turn to face the threat, 8, but Lord Hopton decided to redraw to improve the odds of activating again to charge
He drew a 2 and so Sir Humphrey's Horse failed to turn :( X_X
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7807/33624543658_283fa002a1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Tehznm)

Parliament's Sir William Balfour's Regiment of Horse has destroyed Sir Humphrey Bennet's Regiment of Horse and set off in pursuit in the general direction of Alresford accompanied by Sir William Balfour
Royalist Sir George Vaughan & Colonel Andrew Lindsey's Regiments of Horse (one unit) have destroyed Colonel John Middleton's Regiment of Horse and are pursing to the south accompanied by the lightly wounded Lord Hopton
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7910/46585903495_a26965a0b2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dYCW5F)

The final act, Colonel Matthew Appleyard's Brigade loses it's last unit and Colonel Appleyard is forced to ride off the field. With only one victory point remaining the Royalists concede
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7803/33624543328_95d20d087c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TehzgE)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 March 2019, 08:43:06 PM
I say, those look brilliant shots.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Techno on 30 March 2019, 09:40:40 PM
 =D> =D> =D>

(I'll let you off the waffling.) ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Ithoriel on 30 March 2019, 09:49:09 PM
Impressive looking game!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 30 March 2019, 09:59:08 PM
Great looking game 8).


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: sunjester on 31 March 2019, 07:53:02 AM
A great looking table.  =D> =D> =D>


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: fred. on 31 March 2019, 08:13:55 AM
Looks really good, well done. You must be pleased after the amount of work it has taken.

Looks like a real slog of a battle with all the terrain.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: jambo1 on 31 March 2019, 08:49:17 AM
Now that is one seriously great looking game! :)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 31 March 2019, 09:06:21 AM
Thanks All :) :-[

Looks really good, well done. You must be pleased after the amount of work it has taken.

Looks like a real slog of a battle with all the terrain.

That's less than half the space and troops and about a third of the hedges for Cheriton ;)

This test included the most congested parts of the table but there aren't many really open spaces in the battle


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 31 March 2019, 09:34:44 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Ten More Sons!
2) What armies were confronted? - Time of Troubles - Polish invasion of Muscovy
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Errr, sort of....
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - nope
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - Two big ambushes of boyar cavalry; we overran the royal hussar troop and killed their king in a single round, wiping out the rest of the regiment with him.
7) What could have been improved? - Other hussars caught and broke my royal troop, capturing the Tsar. Two morale checks followed; Poles became shaken, but Russians broke and left the field.

 ON THE FIRST DAM' ROUND!

One of the ambushes rolled four (count 'em) 1s in a row and caused no damage to a desperately vulnerable unit of Pancerni Cossacks.
8 ) How's Lee feeling? - Ridiculously smug.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 31 March 2019, 09:36:04 AM
One more picture; the Dvorani not yet deployed to fight.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 March 2019, 09:49:37 AM
Ouch!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Westmarcher on 31 March 2019, 10:32:29 AM
Great report, Paul. Looking forward to "the big one."  :-bd   

(sorry, the painting diaries just don't float my boat and, although it's a testimony of the tremendous amount of work you've put in, I unfortunately tend to switch off and lose touch of your progress - the photos and battle reports are therefore very much appreciated and are the kind of thing I personally enjoy and admire. Thanks for sharing.)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Westmarcher on 31 March 2019, 10:36:41 AM
Outrageous fortune, Kitty!  :D


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Techno on 31 March 2019, 12:42:32 PM
Outrageous fortune, Kitty!  :D

Certainly was....About time Kitty changed his signature back to what it used to be. ;)

Cheers - Phil.



Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 31 March 2019, 12:51:47 PM
Hey! I won the previous three games!

Coal-dust covered, leek-eating, longbow-lugging, sheep-shagging, massed-male-voice-choir-singing Cambrian twerp!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 March 2019, 01:10:44 PM
FK, I must object in the strongest possible terms to that language you used to insult Techno...
He is CAMBRIAN not CUMBRIAN.
CAMBRIAN is Welsh, CUMBRIAN is Westmoreland, Cumberland and part of Lancashire.

It's also MALE voice choirs.
Although, he is probably pre-cambrian given his vintage...


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 31 March 2019, 01:31:32 PM
Corrigenda duly and gratefully noted. I was trembling too much with PTSD to attend to details as well as it behoved me to.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: d_Guy on 31 March 2019, 05:30:37 PM
Looking really good, Paul! You seem to be ready for your up-coming show.  :-bd
Hadn’t really looked at Cheriton in detail, now see your need to keep making hedges!
I like that you have added brigade labels, really good idea.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 04 April 2019, 09:11:25 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - The Portable Wargame
2) What armies were confronted? - Nominally 1860's Prussians vs Austrians
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Pretty much
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - Dave picked up the game pretty quickly and we had a nice game.
7) What could have been improved? - Close combat still rather too drawn out and I forgot a few things due to coming down with a heavy cold (that's my excuse!).

Next up some Spanish Civil War action with BKCII or IV depending upon when I recieve them.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 07 April 2019, 12:49:09 AM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - For King and Parliament
2) What armies were confronted? - Royalists v Parliament
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very, but still learning
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, but one of the players hadn't played with them for a few months
5) How many players were in the game? - 3, Our regular host Roy, Lester and myself [Pierre the Shy's attendance had been vetoed by higher authority]
6) What went well? - Pretty much everything :)
7) What could have been improved? - the Royalist chits again

This was the second test/practice game for Cheriton at Easter and I'm very please to say all went pretty well

The troops of both sides advance, the Royalists on the left
  • Colonel Thomas Howard's Brigade of Horse
  • Colonel George Lisle's Tertia of Foot
  • Patrick Ruthven, Earl of Forth - in reserve
  • Sergeant-Major-General Sir John Paulet's 'Tertias' of Foot - slow to advance initially (failed activations)
Parliament on the right
  • Sir Michael Livesey's Brigade
  • Major-General Christopher Potley’s Brigade of Foot

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7872/47499305852_f970e24ba8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fnmmMb)
Cheriton on the left, then Yew Farm, Hinton Ampner Manor and Hinton Ampner

Parliament having only 2 brigades lead to a couple of very short Parliamentary turns later in the game with both brigades failing to activate their first unit :o X_X

After a few turns the Royalist had lined the hedge on their left and Parliament was working to out flank them
Colonel Ralph Weldon's Regiment of Foot failed to activate when attempting to turn onto the flank of the Royalists leaving them exposed
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7837/46828415884_225b242561_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2em4SyL)

With the rapid approach of Royalist Horse, Waller's Dragoons have given up thoughts of securing Yew Farm and withdraw behind the hedges and stream, leaving their horse holders exposed
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7889/46828415764_88bfaeb6a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2em4SwG)

On the other flank Colonel Weldon's Regiment has survived being hit in the flank, just, and managed to turn to face, most of Major-General Christopher Potley’s Brigade has come up in support and is pouring close range musket and cannon fire into the Royalists
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7853/46828415604_c06309c7ff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2em4StW)

Colonel Weldon's Regiment breaks and runs allowing Lord Hopton's Regiment to turn and face the rest of the Parliamentarians
The Parliamentary fire is slackening as the cannon run out of ammunition
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7880/46828415434_4cf51c2292_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2em4Sr1)

The Royalist charge to drive off the shot heavy Parliamentarians but Arthur Haselrigge and Major-General Christopher Potley's Regiments fight back and Lord Hopton's Regiment and Sir Allen Apsley & Sir John Paulet's Regiments both rout
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7861/46828415234_b43265f2d2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2em4Sny)
Sergeant-Major-General Sir John Paulet rapidly joins his sole remaining Regiment, Colonel Talbot & Colonel Francis Cooke's Regiments of Foot

Back on the Yew Farm flank the combined fire of Colonel Charles Gerard & Sir Henry Bard's Shot and Colonel Anthony Thelwall & Sir Theophilius Gilbey's Shot (Royalsit) has put one of Waller's Dragoons units to flight. The rapid departure of their flank guard has disordered Sir Edward Cooke's Regiment of Horse
The London Trained Band Shot (Parliament) have repeatedly failed to activate to move across to support the remaining unit of Dragoons
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7828/46828415084_0f489dffc7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2em4SjY)

Back on the other flank the last unit of Sergeant-Major-General Sir John Paulet's 'Tertias' of Foot, Colonel Talbot & Colonel Francis Cooke's Regiments of Foot, routs
We made the mistake of allowing Sergeant-Major-General Sir John Paulet to join a nearby friendly unit, but one not under his command :-[ I have updated my QRS
Colonel William Eure's Dragoons (Royalist) comes under pressure from Sir Arthur Haselrigge's Regiment of Foot and Colonel Samuel Jones' Regiment of Foot
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7866/47499305192_03b42d208d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fnmmzN)

The destruction of Colonel William Eure's Dragoons left the Royalists with only 2 Victory Points out of their original 13
With the stabilisation of the Parliamentary position near Yew Farm and the evening getting late victory was awarded to Parliament
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7820/46828414914_5125f5c180_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2em4Sh3)

Another really useful test game, my thanks to Roy and Lester
One more tweak for my QRS and a couple of useful lessons
1. Dismounted Dragoons can hold off Horse if defending linear obstacles, one of Waller's Dragoon units had held off about 4 charges across the River Itchen
    This bodes well for the Commanded Shot of both sides operating on this flank
2. Battalia are not as maneuverable as Horse or Commanded Shot, the -2 rather than -1 when doing something clever (due to their larger size) makes a significant difference,
    particularly given how badly we draw chits

Another great game of FK&P enjoyed by both sides even though the game ended up a significant Parliamentary victory


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 07 April 2019, 12:53:04 AM
THAT is a wonderful table. Jealous.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 07 April 2019, 07:43:14 AM
Pure eye candy 8)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 April 2019, 08:28:44 AM
Beautiful and the right side won! ;)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Westmarcher on 07 April 2019, 09:34:01 AM
Great report and quite the spectacle!  :-bd    What size is the table?


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 07 April 2019, 09:39:40 AM
Thanks all :) :-[

The table size is 8'x5' old money or 2.4m x 1.5m

The full battle at Easter will be on a 4.8m x 1.8m table


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 07 April 2019, 10:18:04 AM
Wow  :o - top that!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 07 April 2019, 10:44:15 AM
Just before I went on my walking holiday I had a FPW Square Bashing game:

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Walter Schnaffs
2) What armies were confronted? - French Imperial v Prussian (1870)
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - very
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - this was my 6th or 7th game
5) How many players were in the game? - three - one French defender v two Prussian attackers
6) What went well? - the Prussians were in a good position to put in two flank attacks
7) What could have been improved? - the poor French lost about half their army to the reserves in the pre-battle build up.

The Prussian artillery, being superior, had more bombardment assets than the French. They were very lucky putting in an early bombardment with the 6pdr corps artillery asset (off table) taking out 50% of the French artillery before it had fired a shot. The French failed to put in a bombardment at all with their reserve artillery (once again it was in the wrong place awaiting the right moment). The Prussian commander built up two massive infantry attacks on each wing, the left reaching the area behind the French right flank, the right, supported by cavalry, pushing back, but not destroying the French left flank. Nevertheless the Prussians gained three of the four objectives, and it was clear that the French would be unable to reclaim them. At this point (2 hours of tabletop play) the French conceded and determined to withdraw under cover of darkness.

During this game we used the new cards, available for download on the Peter Pig forum, to determine the two forces andconduct the pre-game events. This sped the game up and made army building very easy. It also put the French in a position where they had to decide whether to spend leftover points on enhanced assets or mitrailleuses (the only way to get these primitive machine guns). The Prussian put his leftover points entirely into the bombardment asset.

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The main French artillery line had been on that hill, behind defences but to no avail.

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The Prussian build up on the French left flank which secured the isolated building objective (marked by the yellow counter)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 April 2019, 12:45:47 PM
Ouch


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: cardophillipo on 07 April 2019, 08:50:34 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - BKC IV
2) What armies were confronted? - Germans v Americans
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - This version yes
5) How many players were in the game? - 4
6) What went well? - Rules flowed well, back to the feel of BKC II
7) What could have been improved? - Just need more table time with the rules


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 08 April 2019, 02:22:37 AM
That sounds a promising start for BKC IV  :) :) :)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: T13A on 08 April 2019, 12:02:47 PM
Hi Paulr

Just wanted to say how fantastic your Cheriton game looks. I was wondering though, if you make any changes to the rules regarding hills?
In the photos it looks as if you have a 'slope' going in one direction covering more than one box (or it maybe the way I am looking at the photo). Usually in FK&P (and TtS! for that matter) a hill (whether gentle or rough) is simply in one box or more if placed side by side. Grateful for any information.

Cheers Paul


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 April 2019, 12:27:43 PM
Muscovites and Poles again...Lee's just clobbered me again. Devious little oriental.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 08 April 2019, 09:04:12 PM
Hi Paulr

Just wanted to say how fantastic your Cheriton game looks. I was wondering though, if you make any changes to the rules regarding hills?
In the photos it looks as if you have a 'slope' going in one direction covering more than one box (or it maybe the way I am looking at the photo). Usually in FK&P (and TtS! for that matter) a hill (whether gentle or rough) is simply in one box or more if placed side by side. Grateful for any information.

Cheers Paul

Thanks

The battlefield is representing a real place and the contours are based on a modern topographical map. This means that they do not line up entirely with the grid. We say that if the majority of the grid square is hill then the entire square counts as up hill. We use a similar approach for other area features.

For streams they are deemed to be on the edge they are nearest to, this allows more natural looking streams

I recall there being a comment to this effect somewhere in the rules but couldn't locate it when I had a quick look.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 08 April 2019, 11:02:40 PM
I found it, carefully hidden in the second to last paragraph under the heading Terrain on page 10 ;)
"If this cloth, or the edge of a terrain feature such as a hill, should run slightly inside or outside of the edge of the box then so much the better, for this enhances the naturalistic appearance of the battlefield."
Our definition of 'slightly' is less than half ;)

The beginning of that paragraph also applies, "Regarding terrain pieces, each should occupy either one or two boxes. Pieces of similar type, placed next to each other, can be combined to create larger features such as a long ridge which might extend across four or five boxes."
'Four or five boxes' is a sensible limit for sensible size tables but the Cheriton table is a bit bigger than most ;)




Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Nellkyn on 09 April 2019, 07:27:06 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - A Mere Question of Pluck
2) What armies were confronted? - British and Boer at Talana Hill
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Aim of the game was to get back into playing the rules for Wor Lard. Glad I listened to the suggestion.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, but the last time was five years ago.
5) How many players were in the game? - Four including myself but I running the game. Two British and one Boer.
6) What went well? - The whole feel of the early 2nd Anglo-Boer war. British units not knowing exactly the Boer are and getting bogged down under Boer rifle fire. The Boers nervous as the mass of British ranks set against them.
7) What could have been improved? - General knowledge of the ruleset by all the players, including myself. I missed out large chunks.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 11 April 2019, 05:56:38 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - BKCII.
2) What armies were confronted? - SCW Nationalists vs Republicans.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, been using them since publication.
5) How many players were in the game? - Two.
6) What went well? - Pretty much everything and anything the Nationalists did.
7) What could have been improved? - Pretty much everything and anything the Republicans did. I was the Republicans :(.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Dave Fielder on 12 April 2019, 03:30:53 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - BKCII.
2) What armies were confronted? - SCW Nationalists vs Republicans.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, been using them since publication.
5) How many players were in the game? - Two.
6) What went well? - Pretty much everything and anything the Nationalists did.
7) What could have been improved? - Pretty much everything and anything the Republicans did. I was the Nationalist commander  ;) .


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 12 April 2019, 03:32:29 PM
Very drole Dave :D.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Dave Fielder on 12 April 2019, 06:36:40 PM
Plagiarism is the lowest form of drole ...


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 17 April 2019, 08:22:12 PM

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Pikeman's Lament (Osprey)
2) What armies were confronted? - Covenantors Vs A contingent of New Model Army.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes, checked the rulkes a couple of times - just to be sure.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Second outing between Westmarcher (of this forum) and I.
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - The rules played smoothly with mimimal confusion - Westmarcher has been promoted to Lieutenant
7) What could have been improved? - My rolling for activation and in combat leaves much room for improvement. - Lodowicke Muggleton remains in enemy captivity.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 21 April 2019, 09:19:11 PM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - For King & Parliament
2) What armies were confronted? - Royalists v Parliament
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes, although we all learnt a few more bits about them as we went along
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Most of the players had played quite a bit of TtS and some FK&P, 2-3 had not played either before
5) How many players were in the game? - about 10, I lost count :-[ We played 3 games with 7 or 8 players per day, some couldn't make all three days
6) What went well? - Everything :) :D :D :D :D :D
7) What could have been improved? - Pierre the Shy being able to make it, some of the chit drawing.
         I think the record was failing to activate the first unit of a brigade for 3 turns in a row X_X

As most of you will know I staged the ECW Battle of Cheriton at the New Zealand National Wargames Convention over the first 3 days of Easter using For King & Parliament rules
I am very pleased to say that it seems to have gone very well with all players enjoying the game(s) and lots of positive comments from other players and the public :) :) :)
Personally I had an absolute ball :D

I have a number of people I need to thank

Firstly all the players
Everyone played the games in a great spirit, there was much banter, laughter and applause - some genuine, some ironic ;)
An extra thank you to Mark who provide me with accommodation for 3 nights at short notice when my initial plan fell through
At the end of the first two games I asked "who is playing tomorrow", it was very gratifying to see 4-6 hands promptly shoot up :)

Secondly Simon and Andrew
For all the support and assistance they gave me in putting the scenario together
Most importantly for writing such a great set of rules, the period feel and different character of the different units made the games fascinating
The rules played incredibly smoothly with no disputes or bizarre results and were very easily picked up by the players with no experience
We only occasionally referred to the QRS I had put together and I can only think of 3-4 occasions when the rule book was required to check something
All the mechanisms work really well and generate a really tense exciting game,
    once a unit is badly disordered the draw of each chit can be the difference between a unit surviving or not :-SS X_X
The victory points are a really clear way of keeping track of how each side was doing, this kept all the players focused on how the different parts of the battle were going
They also generated lots of banter about who was gaining the most victory points for their side  :) and also who was losing the most :-[
Unlike many multiplayer games I've played in there was intense interest in the last few activations of the last player to finish their turn

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46937844184_fc0bd2324a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2evJHMA)

Thirdly various members of this forum
Thanks for convincing me to go with sabot basing, the ability to represent Pike or Shot heavy units by the arrangement of the bases on the sabots was very useful in the heat of battle in the middle of the table
Also being able to field the 15 units of Commanded Shot at Cheriton as Pike and Shot units in future battles will be invaluable
Your continued interest in the project has also helped motivate me

I'll be putting together three battle reports once I have recovered a bit and processed the 100 photos I took


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mmcv on 21 April 2019, 09:36:47 PM
Glad to hear it went so well after all your hard work!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Techno on 22 April 2019, 07:09:04 AM
Seconded !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 22 April 2019, 08:29:09 AM
There was a lot of work that went into it but then I enjoyed the work :)
Except for soaking hedges in PVA and there were only 300 of them @-)
I actually only used about 280-290 hedges

The enjoyment I got from the three games was well worth the effort involved :)
I will definitely be playing the scenario again as it is a fascinating battle  :-\

I've also had some suggestions from some of the players for other scenarios I should look at


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 April 2019, 08:45:16 AM
Fab news


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: sunjester on 22 April 2019, 09:48:50 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Cruel Seas
2) What armies were confronted? - Kriegsmarine vs Royal Navy
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes, 
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - I've played this a few times now
5) How many players were in the game? - Orcs and myself
6) What went well? - We tried a rule tweak to turn large ships from the centre rather than the stern. This helped to make them less maneuverable compared with the fast torpedo boats.
7) What could have been improved? - My aim with torpedoes!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 April 2019, 10:03:37 AM
Oh dear...  ;D


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Westmarcher on 22 April 2019, 10:07:49 AM
There was a lot of work that went into it but then I enjoyed the work :)
Except for soaking hedges in PVA and there were only 300 of them @-)
I actually only used about 280-290 hedges


That is a fab photograph of the table - shows off the sheer size and extent of the work you put in. The photo's also great in illustrating how absorbed everyone was in the game.  :-bd 


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Westmarcher on 22 April 2019, 10:10:36 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Cruel Seas
............
7) What could have been improved? - My aim with torpedoes!

Has anyone ever wondered how many missed torpedoes are lying on the sea bottoms throughout the world?  :-\


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 22 April 2019, 11:25:59 AM
That is a fab photograph of the table - shows off the sheer size and extent of the work you put in. The photo's also great in illustrating how absorbed everyone was in the game.  :-bd 

I was preparing to take some photos at the end of the turn and looked up and saw that shot
As you say it captured how absorbed everyone was as the two players at the far end of the table fought out the last combat of the turn

This is one of the real strengths of FK&P a simple yet tense combat system that links very clearly to Victory points making every combat important to everyone playing


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mollinary on 22 April 2019, 01:40:49 PM
I was preparing to take some photos at the end of the turn and looked up and saw that shot
As you say it captured how absorbed everyone was as the two players at the far end of the table fought out the last combat of the turn

This is one of the real strengths of FK&P a simple yet tense combat system that links very clearly to Victory points making every combat important to everyone playing

Wow!  A great photo showing that all the trouble you took in preparing the terrain paid off.   Inspiring!   Really looking forward to the play reports.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 23 April 2019, 02:39:51 AM
It also shows that all the trouble you & Simon took in preparing the rules paid off :) :D

I have played in a lot of multiplayer games and these definitely had the most player engagement in other parts of the battlefield due to the tangible impact on victory points


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 23 April 2019, 04:27:46 AM
The report on the first refight of Cheriton can be found here http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18482.msg277002.html#msg277002 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18482.msg277002.html#msg277002)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 April 2019, 06:59:53 AM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - White Man's Burden
2) What armies were confronted? - Victorians and Mahdists
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - But yes, my old.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Far from it
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? Steady and effective shooting by imperial foot; cavalry charges were damaging but didn't get carried away.
7) What could have been improved? Those Fuzzy-Wuzzies move fast. They were streaming over a ridge I was hoping to grab before I got anywhere near it. Must remember how quickly they move; I was indebted to the event for my aquittal.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 25 April 2019, 06:59:26 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - BKCIV.
2) What armies were confronted? - SCW Nationalists vs Republicans.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Sort of as it's a development of BCKII, with good bits from BKCI and CWC.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes.
5) How many players were in the game? - Two.
6) What went well? - Pretty much everything and anything the Nationalists did.
7) What could have been improved? - Pretty much everything and anything the Republicans did, again :(. Bascially I got my arse kicked! Also we couldn't figure out the Recce command bonus, so simply reverted to BKCII.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Orcs on 25 April 2019, 02:12:22 PM
Has anyone ever wondered how many missed torpedoes are lying on the sea bottoms throughout the world?  :-

Not really, but I believe the correct answer is lots :)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: ronan on 01 May 2019, 01:00:10 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? -
 5 men at Kursk ( I could play today, but received the new BKC IV rules yesterday and did not had time to read them ;) )  I wanted to test "5 men".

2) What armies were confronted? -
  Small squads, russians vs. germans in the last days of the war.

3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? -
  Yes. The quick scenario is easy to play. I only had to check twice in the rules.

4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? -
  Yes

5) How many players were in the game? -
  Two, first game for both of us.

6) What went well? -
  The game ! ;)  Our patrols met and fight. My russians took the first casualties, but then my opponent took too much risks  :D

7) What could have been improved? -
  My map and terrains !  ( I'm in a new house and did not find all my  stuff   :-[   ;)  )

I like these rules and will give them another try ( while reading BKC 4 in the same time  ;D )


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 May 2019, 01:16:24 PM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - White Man's Burden
2) What armies were confronted? - Victorians and Mahdists
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - I did.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? -nope
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? Steady and effective shooting by imperial foot; cavalry charges were damaging but didn't get carried away; good positioning. Ammunition well conserved..
7) What could have been improved? Not much this time. Luck smiled on me.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Last Hussar on 01 May 2019, 10:08:33 PM
Has anyone ever wondered how many missed torpedoes are lying on the sea bottoms throughout the world?  :-

How much iron/steel wasted in cannonballs and shells rusting away.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 01 May 2019, 10:13:08 PM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - BKCIV
2) What armies were confronted? - Italians vs Allies, Sicily 1943
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Pretty much
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - The US Airborne command and control as well as the scenario in general. The Italians didn't do too badly either.
7) What could have been improved? Not much, but I do need to re-read the new rules and make notes of changes from BKCII. Also we need to start using some of the special abilities, but don't want to get into too much detail at present.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mmcv on 05 May 2019, 08:47:24 PM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? Bloody Big Battles
2) What armies were confronted? Russians vs Allies in the Crimea
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? A little, had given it a bit of a read through beforehand
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? Yes
5) How many players were in the game? - 1
6) What went well? The Russian shooting, I've never seen so many 11s and 12s in one game! They repeatedly threw back the supposedly superior Allied troops.
7) What could have been improved? Remembering that the British could have just charged straight across the stream rather than standing exchanging pot shots for several turns!

http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18539.0.html


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Ithoriel on 05 May 2019, 10:28:34 PM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? BKCIV
2) What armies were confronted? Russians vs Germans, Eastern Front, Spring 1943 The start of another go at our "Journey To Kursk" campaign.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? All players had played BKC before many times.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? First time using BKCIV but we soon had the differences sorted out .... we think :)
5) How many players were in the game? 5 - 3 Russian and 2 German
6) What went well? In Turn 3 my panzer commander ordered 6 PzIVs and 3PzIIIs to fire and rolled a double one. So they fired twice. I rolled again, using my opponents dice, at his request, and rolled a double one! So fired twice. My opponent then rolled on my behalf, with my dice, and .... yup, rolled a double one. There is no point in my doing the lottery or playing poker for at least a decade, I have clearly used up at least that length of time's supply of good fortune!! When the dust settled the force facing me had lost so much it broke and was removed. The remaining Russians opted to continue the attack in hopes of eliminating my partner and regaining the advantage. They were disappointed.
7) What could have been improved? The Russians seemed to do everything right except their die rolling when making saves. Artillery was spectacularly effective at hitting where troops weren't. We need to learn what the special abilities do better (or drop them altogether).


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 May 2019, 02:05:56 AM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - White Man's Burden
2) What armies were confronted? - Egyptians and Mahdists
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - nope
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? Ummm...Lee's reassured that she can still win.
7) What could have been improved?  I suppose I might have done a little better if I'd resisted the temptation to go onto the offensive against the better and more numerous Dervish cavalry.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 09 May 2019, 09:18:00 PM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - BKCIV
2) What armies were confronted? - Italians vs British, Sicily 1943
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Pretty much
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - The scenario worked well and both sides artillery made a difference. The Italian bomber was as effective as ever. The campaign is going nicely with the third game already sorted broadly speaking as it's a logical follow on from this one. Details to follow.
7) What could have been improved? - Less Italian command blunders would have helped, with one HQ having two in a row!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 10 May 2019, 12:57:38 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Saga Crescent and Cross
2) What armies were confronted? - Crusaders v Saracens
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - reasonably
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - second game
5) How many players were in the game? - two
6) What went well? - managed both rules and Saga dice reasonably well
7) What could have been improved? - rolled an awful lot of 1s and 2s in combat

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Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 10 May 2019, 01:10:54 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Walter Schnaffs
2) What armies were confronted? - Prussian v French Imperial
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - Two
6) What went well? - Quick setup owing to the new WS cards available to download from the Peter Pig site. Game flowed quickly and smoothly.
7) What could have been improved? - The cards gave me an entirely infantry army, with only two guns, one mitrailleuse and one unit of chasseurs, whereas the Prussians pulled a shed load of artillery and a much more balanced army. The draw also meant I was the attacker. I gave it a go and did succeed in capturing three of the four objectives, but at a terrible loss of complete units which gave my opponent an overwhelming victory. He also had and excess of points left, many of which were added to his corps artillery bombardment, which was remarkably successful.

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59761662_138148434011092_8871410582322937856_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=178cf204aec1b3fba55055474259d6ef&oe=5D6F7B43)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: d_Guy on 11 May 2019, 07:18:21 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Peter Pig’s Hammerin’ Iron
2) What armies were confronted? - USA V CSA  naval
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - was learning but fairly easy.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes, first time.
5) How many players were in the game? - 6 (with 1 or 2 more tag-teaming in)
6) What went well? - for the CSA (my side) virtually nothing. The current was against us and when I needed it to help in reversing direction it up and quit. Our gunnery was abysmal. Our shore battery gunners got out picnic lunches and watched. The enemy shallow draft attack squadron shot through our in-water static defenses like they weren’t there. The current made their fast movers even faster. Spar torpedos and fire rafts were a pain in the butt.
7) What could have been improved? - all the above for our side. It was however a very fast moving, very fun game.

Pics and brief AAR are here:
https://inredcoatragsattired.com/2019/05/11/agy-5-6-19-hammerin-iron/


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 12 May 2019, 03:20:11 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd
Yet another period I must resist X_X


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 May 2019, 03:52:47 AM
Attractive models of the least attractive ships ever to float!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: d_Guy on 12 May 2019, 04:54:13 AM
I had trouble with the floating bit. It’s true, some make a Rube Goldberg device look sleek and stylish.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 12 May 2019, 10:20:16 AM
I had trouble with the floating bit. It’s true, some make a Rube Goldberg or Heath Robinson device look sleek and stylish.

A small addition for our English members ;)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 May 2019, 11:04:31 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Ball and Bayonette
2) What armies were confronted? - Prussians and Austrians
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes, but I wish Lee would read the rules herself.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - It was not.
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - Daun tried to lead a cuirassier charge against a Prussian battery. The Bayreuth dragoons caught a unit of pesky hussars and sent them packing. On the whole the Prussian foot earned their beer.
7) What could have been improved?  Big games should start before lunchtime.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 12 May 2019, 05:34:27 PM
Very true!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: pierre the shy on 15 May 2019, 09:49:53 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - If the Lord Spares Us
2) What armies were confronted? - BEF vs Germans France 1914
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very - even remembered to add all the units cards in the turn that they appeared  :)
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - 4
6) What went well? - I was actually on the winning side of a scenario that I designed  :o :P The first turn of the cards on the second night we played bought the 2nd Battalion of the 81st German Infantry Regiment into play so I decided to fire my Maxim 08 stand first up at short range I got to roll 5d6  and rolled 5 6's  :o :o....end of one complete British dismounted cavalry squadron...that caused a bit of a reaction as normally my dice rolls can be classed as average at best. Here's a picture to show the situation with the dice where the unfortunate squadron was situated.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47854068071_08c1c45a41_c.jpg)
   
7) What could have been improved? Wording in the British scenario briefing was evidently a bit confusing.

I based my fictional scenario on the famous action by the 4th Guards Brigade at Villers Cotterets on 1 Sept 1914. The Germans had two Infantry Regiments plus and attached Jager battalion and some artillery. The orders were to advance through largely wooded terrain and exit off the far side of the table. The British had 3 battalions of infantry plus some aritillery initially with two dismounted cavalry regiments coming on as reinforcements. The fighting in the wood was very bloody with three British and two German units being largely destroyed, but eventually the German numbers told and we were able to move round the British right flank and would have been able to exit two battalions.

The scenario was well received by all the players and overall worked well.


       


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: paulr on 15 May 2019, 10:46:37 AM
An intriguing, if bloody, scenario with both sides having to work hard :-\
It gave us two evenings of very enjoyable gaming :) :)

We were all shocked when Pierre the Shy rolled that well, usually he doesn't get that many sixes in an evenings gaming ;D


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mmcv on 15 May 2019, 11:42:44 AM
Having just finished a podcast series on the war to (not) end all wars this looks very interesting!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 18 May 2019, 10:15:07 AM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - BKCIV
2) What armies were confronted? - Italians vs British, Sicily 1943
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Pretty much
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - The British getting 5 command rolls in a row!
7) What could have been improved? - Both sides command rolls which were pretty poor throughout, but especially the Italians early on.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 May 2019, 10:28:29 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - IACTA ALEA EST!
2) What armies were confronted? - Scythians vs Macedonians
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No.
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - Skirmished the Companions into disorder, then charged and routed them; some serious flank attacks in support of the noble cavalry. Bad European morale when Alexander routed off the field. Very open battlefield suited my army.
7) What could have been improved? Sarmatian allies got too close to enemy line and were roughly handled by Hypaspists; Dahae nobles attacked in the expectation that the Massagetae would be at their side, but were let down and wiped out by two-pronged Macedonian counter-attack.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 May 2019, 12:48:10 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - IACTA ALEA EST!
2) What armies were confronted? - Indians vs Macedonians
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No.
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? -Concentrated archery in the centre, under personal supervision of Porus (elephants can support shoot overhead) routed two pike phalanxes, and when they rallied and returned, they got walloped even worse in melee. The Argyraspids, usually very reliable, caught but failed to damage a chariot unit. An early ambush routed the Cretan mercenaries before being carved up by the counter-attack.
7) What could have been improved? - I lost a unit of cavalry when they got over-excited and charged a pike unit; the others, and some of my chariots, never got across the river, where I'd had them in case a small force tried to get at my camp. There should have been a good pincer movement at one stage, but control broke down in the other direction and my intended flank attack missed its chance. A unit of elephants panicked while withdrawing from a threatening attack, routed, and necessitated a fatal morale check.
   From the invaders' point of view, a little exploitation of synaspismos (Hellenistic testudo, more or less) when under fire could make a big difference!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 22 May 2019, 01:21:10 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Saga Crescent and Cross
2) What armies were confronted? - Crusaders v Moors
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - reasonably
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - third game
5) How many players were in the game? - two
6) What went well? - managed both rules and Saga dice reasonably well
7) What could have been improved? - Still totally unable to predict what my opponent might do or how I might react. Totally destroyed. I don’t actually think I like playing games. I do enjoy painting, sorting out armies, putting them out on a nicely designed table - and then the fun stops.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mmcv on 22 May 2019, 07:54:22 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Saga Crescent and Cross
2) What armies were confronted? - Crusaders v Moors
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - reasonably
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - third game
5) How many players were in the game? - two
6) What went well? - managed both rules and Saga dice reasonably well
7) What could have been improved? - Still totally unable to predict what my opponent might do or how I might react. Totally destroyed. I don’t actually think I like playing games. I do enjoy painting, sorting out armies, putting them out on a nicely designed table - and then the fun stops.


Do you have fun when you win though?


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 22 May 2019, 09:22:32 PM
Can’t remember when I last won. Finding I much prefer solo games these days, but keep going to the club for the social aspect.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Cavillarius on 22 May 2019, 11:16:37 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? -
Age of Hannibal from littlewars.tv

2) What armies were confronted? -
Romans vs Celts. 6mm, but these rules are equally suited for 10mm.

3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? -
Yes. It is the easiest I ever saw! Moreover, it comes with quickreference sheets.

4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? -
Second time

5) How many players were in the game? -
Two

6) What went well? -
Most of it, but we particularly loved the terrainbuilding at the beginning if the game. It basically simulates the maneuvering for the best field of battle. It is almost a minigame in itself.   The morale clock is also great. By pestering the roman invaders with my skirmishers and chariots, I managed to break down their morale to the extent that they froze, and I won. Seems highly realistic to me.

7) What could have been improved? -
Maybe add a category of 'slingers'. They're currently either skirmishers or archers.

We will keep on playing this. It is a ruleset for ancients, and my ancients are all 6mm, but as soon as i can persuade some club members with 10mm ancients to try it, i'll post a batrep.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 23 May 2019, 06:38:37 AM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - BKCIV
2) What armies were confronted? - Axis vs British, Sicily 1943
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - The Fallschirmjager mortar fire which was simply devastating.
7) What could have been improved? - Not much.

The game was the natural end to our mini-campaign, which has been fun. AAR to follow.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 May 2019, 12:32:45 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - IACTA ALEA EST!
2) What armies were confronted? - Indians vs Macedonians again
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No.
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - I had most troops where they were needed. The invaders paid for us before their victory.
7) What could have been improved? - Rain crippled my archery, and once bogged down a chariot unit whose support would have been useful. The Macedonians are a lot easier for their leader to predict and control, with disciplined command and movement effects. Freakish rolls meant that the royal elephants caught the companions , but only pushed them back, without destroying them.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Shecky on 24 May 2019, 04:36:32 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Mortem et Gloriam
2) What armies were confronted? - Western Han (me) vs. Mongol (Lance)
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - yes, except one thing. (See below)
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - nope but it was Lance’s 2nd time. It was my first time to use my newly painted Han Chinese army.
5) How many players were in the game? - 2. Well 3 actually.  To be honest, 4. It’s complicated. We’re trying to teach the game to more people.
6) What went well? - I overran the Mongol Camp
7) What could have been improved? - the Mongols overran my camp.

We didn’t do the camp fights correctly but as I say, we were consistent in our inconsistencies.

Here are pictures and a write up of the game:
https://gamingreference.blogspot.com/2019/05/a-bad-day-to-go-camping-western-han-vs.html



Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Westmarcher on 29 May 2019, 08:25:03 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Honours of War
2) What armies were confronted? - Prussia vs. Austria
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - yes.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - no, but it was the first time for my opponent.
5) How many players were in the game? - myself, as the defending Austrians, and our own Steve Holmes, as the attacking Prussians.
6) What went well? - Almost everything went smoothly, the game itself being played at a relaxed pace and the few rule queries we had, were quickly resolved.  We even had time for a cuppa and good chat, half way through. A good introduction to the Rules for Steve - plus, he won.
7) What could have been improved? - Not a lot really because the game moved along so well.  Obviously, one looks back and analyses the ‘what-ifs.’  My only regret was not taking photographs to post on (and include a link to) the Honours of War Forum.

The scenario was, “Take the High Ground.”  Steve's Prussians had to take two areas of high ground held by my Austrians besieging a nearby town. As the outnumbered defender, I considered that my choices were to either allocate one of my two infantry brigades to defend each area of high ground or concentrate my two brigades to defend one area only, and leave the Grenzers defending the hill-top church yard to their fate. I chose the former and, because I had no cavalry to counter Steve’s cavalry, ordered my best troops, my Grenadier brigade, to march across the plain to the help of the isolated Grenzers - at which point, I was hopeful that the combined force might then have been in a position to fall on the flank of the main Prussian assault force. As it turned out, the Prussian cavalry and it’s supporting light infantry were more bark than bite, managing only one charge which one of my Grenzer battalions easily evaded, but which did a great job in screening the main Prussian attack. In retrospect, my Grenadiers would have been better suited defending the other area of high ground where, although outnumbered two to one, their superior fighting ability would have coped better with the final musketry fire fight that finally decided the issue in the Prussians' favour.

An enjoyable game, nevertheless, and good company on a wet, West of Scotland afternoon. Well done, Steve!  =D>


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 May 2019, 11:17:35 PM
 :D
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Mortiem et Gloriam
2) What armies were confronted? - Senguko Samurai vs Frisuan🐄
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - utterly
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - erm.. nope!
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - catching a pike block in the flank, hitting a unit with elite cavalry, taking Paul's camp in turn 3.
7) What could have been improved? - not getting beaten/enveloped/stomped on.

Lost 8-15, cracking game of elite vs hordes, too many hordes!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 29 May 2019, 11:52:59 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Honours of War
2) What armies were confronted? - Prussia vs. Austria
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - yes.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - no, but it was the first time for my opponent.
5) How many players were in the game? - myself, as the defending Austrians, and our own Steve Holmes, as the attacking Prussians.
6) What went well? - Almost everything went smoothly, the game itself being played at a relaxed pace and the few rule queries we had, were quickly resolved.  We even had time for a cuppa and good chat, half way through. A good introduction to the Rules for Steve - plus, he won.
7) What could have been improved? - Not a lot really because the game moved along so well.  Obviously, one looks back and analyses the ‘what-ifs.’  My only regret was not taking photographs to post on (and include a link to) the Honours of War Forum.

The scenario was, “Take the High Ground.”  Steve's Prussians had to take two areas of high ground held by my Austrians besieging a nearby town. As the outnumbered defender, I considered that my choices were to either allocate one of my two infantry brigades to defend each area of high ground or concentrate my two brigades to defend one area only, and leave the Grenzers defending the hill-top church yard to their fate. I chose the former and, because I had no cavalry to counter Steve’s cavalry, ordered my best troops, my Grenadier brigade, to march across the plain to the help of the isolated Grenzers - at which point, I was hopeful that the combined force might then have been in a position to fall on the flank of the main Prussian assault force. As it turned out, the Prussian cavalry and it’s supporting light infantry were more bark than bite, managing only one charge which one of my Grenzer battalions easily evaded, but which did a great job in screening the main Prussian attack. In retrospect, my Grenadiers would have been better suited defending the other area of high ground where, although outnumbered two to one, their superior fighting ability would have coped better with the final musketry fire fight that finally decided the issue in the Prussians' favour.

An enjoyable game, nevertheless, and good company on a wet, West of Scotland afternoon. Well done, Steve!  =D>

Thanks, and yet a couple of different die rolls here and there and it could all have been so different.

Great rules which moved along at a fair rate.
As a newcomer I had little idea how quickly or slowly units would wear down under fire, so it was a relief when my main attack broke through.
In a low cavalry scenario, artillery proved a real winner.

I'm feeling a lot more conversant with the rules after a single outing.
I think I'll need more practice before I'm able to contain those nippy little light battalions.

Thanks for hosting an excellent scenario.
And thanks to all the & years war advocates on this forum who contributed to my conversion.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 May 2019, 03:18:03 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - IACTA ALEA EST!
2) What armies were confronted? - Persians vs Macedonians
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No.
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - Some poor troops put up a determined fight, which may have kept us in the game long enough to win. If an outnumbered enemy with fewer cavalry leaves it to you to determine where the big horse attack happens, you've got a major advantage.
7) What could have been improved? - Some of my foreign troops refused to cooperate, and I had to be on standby lest they change sides. Others took a while to commit to the Persian cause.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 30 May 2019, 08:43:29 AM
Link to Honours of War forum.

http://honoursofwar.com/


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Westmarcher on 30 May 2019, 01:57:12 PM
Thanks, Andy. I've now added the BatRep to the Honours of War Forum. As I mentioned, I forgot to take photos. I had even combed my hair. D'oh! But I did attach 3 pre-game photos which I had e-mailed to Steve in advance of the game to give him a fair chance to make his plan.

Thanks again for the game, Steve. Glad you enjoyed your first outing to the Seven Years War.

Incidentally, folks, the game was played on a 3 feet x 3 feet table using Pendraken figures. No prolonged standing and bending over table tennis size tables. Great!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 30 May 2019, 03:55:44 PM
An addendum re scales:

Interestingly HoW has been written to cope with various scales as the author, although a committed 28mm gamer, has had the foresight to make it easy for those who use other scales to play. The website has downloadable playsheets for 28mm, 20mm, 15mm, 10mm and 6mm. The normal range of a musket is equal to infantry unit frontage in the rules, and, as written for 28mm figures, these are both 200mm. The scenarios at the back of the book have also been drawn to this scale and fit a normal 6’x4’ table (or thereabouts). However, using 10mm armies I have based up on 25mm squares, with four to a unit (Some 10mm players prefer 5 x 20mm square bases) means that the unit frontage, and musket range, is 100mm. This is the scale used for the 15mm play sheet. In effect it means that the scenario sizes can be halved for 10mm figures, hence Westie’s  use of a small table.

A recent game of mine on a compact table, which itself is on a 6x4 table.
(https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61423729_144293443396591_3224064217749389312_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-1.fna&oh=a001a121df0e750cd20fe1d79f68f853&oe=5D608E1B)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 03 June 2019, 03:44:50 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - A Hundred Circling Camps
2) What armies were confronted? - Dixies and Dam' Yankees
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No.
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - I was getting thumped by the southern cavalry when my off-table flank march arrived; they were met by an identical unit of rebel horse, and should have got bogged down all game; instead of which, I could roll only sixes. I did very well with the artillery duels as well; this opponent is not good at getting his guns where they're needed. Killed General Lee early on.
7) What could have been improved? - We both had ships, but the first shot of the battle disabled mine, and it drifted off uselessly. Virginia went on to make a nuisance of itself on my left flank until the rebel retreat. Grant and Burnside were both casualties, though the future president recovered after the battle.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 03 June 2019, 04:54:52 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - This morning - Saga Age of the Crusades
2) What armies were confronted? - Spanish v Saracen
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? -  Two
6) What went well? - The game ran smoothly with little reference to the rulebook.
7) What could have been improved? - I made the mistake of combining two hearth guard units and thus losing a Saga dice. I would have been better splitting my bow unit in two to avoid that. Otherwise the game played well and, although I took massive losses from the Spanish crossbows, I did wipe out two Spanish units and ended losing by only one point.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Norm on 07 June 2019, 01:30:43 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - BKC IV
2) What armies were confronted? - Canadian v German
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - still feeling my way through it
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? -  solo
6) What went well? - The fact that whether you are using tank, infantry or artillery fire, the processes are the same, making play much slicker.
7) What could have been improved? - I should have put Commanding Officers in the O-o-B really, I should have downloaded the play aid sheets at the start of the game... rather than at the end!


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 June 2019, 10:22:29 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - IACTA ALEA EST.
2) What armies were confronted? - Imperial Romans vs Sassanids
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? -  Two
6) What went well? - Honestly, Fanny Adams! OK, artillery killed their king, but it was one success among half a dozen failures.
7) What could have been improved? - Well, I blocked the evasion of one of my few light cavalry units, got them ridden down, and then had the routers disorder the legion behind them, who were caught in the follow-up. In retrospect, that was careless, and against these cavalry-strong enemies you can't afford that.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: sunjester on 08 June 2019, 10:31:45 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Sharp Practice
2) What armies were confronted? - Billy Yank vs Johnny Reb
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes for me, Jim has played quite a lot
5) How many players were in the game? -  Two
6) What went well? - The game ran reasonably well with minimal need to consult the rulebook, i picked it up quickly as the mechanisms are a mix if Chain of Command and I Ain't Bin Shot Mum, both of which I am familiar with.
7) What could have been improved? - I made the mistake of not taking shock off units quickly enough. They became difficult to move and allowed his skirmishers to keep out of my fire arc whilst picking me off.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: FierceKitty on 09 June 2019, 11:34:10 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - IACTA ALEA EST.
2) What armies were confronted? - Imperial Romans vs Sassanids
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? -  Two
6) What went well? - Honestly, Fanny Adams! OK, artillery killed their king, but it was one success among half a dozen failures.
7) What could have been improved? - Well, I blocked the evasion of one of my few light cavalry units, got them ridden down, and then had the routers disorder the legion behind them, who were caught in the follow-up. In retrospect, that was careless, and against these cavalry-strong enemies you can't afford that.

Same again, except I nearly won this time. Phew - I see why the Romans had trouble with these lads in reality.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Shecky on 13 June 2019, 05:56:36 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Mortem et Gloriam
2) What armies were confronted? - Western Han vs. Gorguryeo Korean
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? -  Four
6) What went well? - We’re getting more people playing the game and building armies.
7) What could have been improved? - as always, die rolling.

Pictures can be found on my web site.
https://gamingreference.blogspot.com/2019/06/they-couldnt-hit-broadside-of-barn.html
 (https://gamingreference.blogspot.com/2019/06/they-couldnt-hit-broadside-of-barn.html)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 June 2019, 07:38:38 AM
Nice report


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 13 June 2019, 09:56:40 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Saga Age of the Crusades
2) What armies were confronted? - Spanish v Saracen
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? -  Two
6) What went well? - The game ran smoothly with little reference to the rulebook.
7) What could have been improved? - This time I kept the Hearthguard units separate and instead split the 12 man archer unit into two sixes. Initially successful, but eventually overwhelmed by the three Spanish warrior units. Both warlords died.

(https://scontent.flhr3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/62378929_148222469670355_2715202093156663296_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr3-2.fna&oh=d308eb2400688a08fd8423afa51cf949&oe=5D9E3EE0)


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mmcv on 17 June 2019, 08:45:06 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Pike and Shotte
2) What armies were confronted? - James vs William at the Boyne
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Mostly
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes
5) How many players were in the game? -  Two
6) What went well? - Game played out well despite teaching and learning as I went. Played out my own scenario that worked surprisingly well.
7) What could have been improved? - messed up a few rules, mostly minor stuff but one at the end lost me the game :( awh well, was a fun game with a bit if back and forth without being totally one sided.

http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=18744


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Leman on 18 June 2019, 09:21:30 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - yesterday - Saga Age of the Crusades
2) What armies were confronted? - Spanish v Moors
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Sort of
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - First time with the new battle boards
5) How many players were in the game? -  Two
6) What went well? - I started to use the early moves to build advantages on my battle board.
7) What could have been improved? - We got confused about shooting and melee. Made the mistake of not letting the defender fight back in melee, which totally ruined the plan I had for using my light cavalry. Got round the back of some Spanish warriors, lobbed my javelins and made to ride off. In his move my opponent attacked me and wiped me out without me replying, which could have made a big difference. Meanwhile my Black Guard had wandered off round the enemy flank and didn’t do anything until move 6. Lessons learned (I think) - Get the Black Guard in early. Spend no more than two turns building up the battle board. Shoot whenever possible, as levies will get destroyed. Not sure that playing troops historically actually works that well - didn’t seem to do my javelin armed cavalry much good. First they become very vulnerable when mounted (yet the Crusades supplement states that this is what Moorish armies relied on) and second their firepower with javelins is very limited being only 1 die per 2 figures. In order to make an attack with javelins you need 1 Saga die to activate to ride into range, 1 Saga die to lob your javelins (only 4D6 if the full 8 figures are there), 1 Saga die to then withdraw. Should you wish to increase the number of attack dice then more Saga dice need to come from the combat bonus area of the board. Oh, and you will also have picked up two fatigues for this manoeuvre. Considering this is supposed to be the top tactic of the Moors it means the rest of the war band is mostly doing nothing. With only 6 turns in a game using this tactic more than once means little else is going on. Furthermore (as happened to me) the Spanish have a response on their battle board which can cancel an activation of the enemy, so after careful planning my Moors were unable to throw their pitifully small number of javelins anyway. An interesting mental exercise but I’m not sure it is representing history.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 20 June 2019, 05:47:12 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Bloody Big Battles
2) What armies were confronted? - French vs Prussian, Wavre 1815
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? -  Two
6) What went well? - Considering I hadn't played these rules in about 2 years, it all came back very quickly. Also the Prussian guns helped stave off two turns of French assaults on one of the villages, allowing the Prussians to hold on until the last turn.
7) What could have been improved? - Not much really, as both sides had their fair share of high and low die rolls.

Next week a 'what if?' follow up with the French pursuing the Prussians, not realising Napoleon had been defeated and therefore suddenly coming up against some Allied units. Looking forward to it.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Chris Pringle on 20 June 2019, 07:18:58 AM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Bloody Big Battles
2) What armies were confronted? - French vs Prussian, Wavre 1815

Thanks, Steve. Keen to see how Dave designed the scenario for this battle, as it is a challenging one to recreate.

Chris

Bloody Big BATTLES!
https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BBB_wargames/info
http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.com/


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 20 June 2019, 09:34:13 AM
Dave used the Volley & Bayonet book by Chadwick as a guide IIRC. We played on a 4' x 4' table, so had to miss off of the battlefield and probably bathtubbed some units for an evenings gaming. A sort of AAR will follow once I rested up after a rather hectic week on the work front.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: mmcv on 20 June 2019, 02:15:35 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Bloody Big Battles
2) What armies were confronted? - Union vs Confederate, Gettysburg
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? -  Two
6) What went well? - Other player wasn't a war gamer but picked up the rules quickly enough and was able to focus on the tactics of the battle rather than worrying about the rules.
7) What could have been improved? - Not a lot, Confederate forces had a few bad rolls while Union did well on day 1 that stalled the rebel advance. But it balanced out on the second half of the game with some superb assaults from the Confederate veterans.


Will have to reread the rules and see what, if anything, I got wrong, but it flowed pretty smoothly.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 20 June 2019, 09:31:13 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - BKCIV
2) What armies were confronted? - Italians vs Greeks 1940
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? -  Two
6) What went well? - The Italian shooting and command rolls, with the scenario working out quite well.
7) What could have been improved? - The Greek shooting.

Mark Fry kindly came over for a game, which we both enjoyed and will form the start of a mini-campaign. We also had a good chat before and after the game, which was nice and look forward to meeting up again soon.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Dave Fielder on 21 June 2019, 06:23:01 PM
AAR to the Wavre 1815 Game, for those in the Bloody Big Battles Yahoo Group there is much eye candy in the photos:

The Prussian commander (Steve J) had sent an email to the French (me) earlier in the day saying he would be late home from work and hence we would have to postpone. The French ignored the Prussians request to parley i.e. I didn't see the email and turned up anyway much to the surprise of the family. It all ended well as Steve (Prussian Commander) soon arrived home and felt bullied enough by the French to play a game .. the table was set up by him earlier anyway. We agreed on an eight game turn which was probably enough for the French to storm one of the three crossing points at Wavre (on the French right), Bierges in the centre or Limale on the French left.

The French assigned III Corps to attack the left (Limales) and IV Corps to take Wavre. Bierges was to be  ignored by the French in this battle. France had the initiative and true to form the command rolls meant they struggled through the woods and attacked piecemeal for the first three hours/turns. The Prussians simply sat in their positions bombarding and volleying from the Northern river bank. The IV Corps even had its artillery destroyed as it advanced … not a good start.

However, the French managed to get established and a heavy firefight began on both positions. The Prussians cavalry was dispersed by Pajol's horse artillery and the Raw troops in Liamles began to feel heavy pressure with one Brigade being destroyed in the open. Wavre held firm being classed as a Town rather than a village.

Throughout IV Corps took heavy but also dished out heavy casualties but it could not break the Prussians or storm over the bridgehead in 8 hours of heavy fighting.

III Corps attempted three assaults across a bridge with artillery shooting in to their flank and failed to break into Limales with the bayonet. But on the 8th and last turn the Raw, Disordered and Spent Prussians in Limales finally broke and fled the village leaving it open to French III Corps and the Cavalry to flood over the River. A tough and hard won French victory (just). Next week Grouchy, thinking he has beaten the Prussians will pursuit towards Waterloo not knowing the result of Napoleon's defeat!

More to follow. ….  this is what might follow… with Wavre and Waterloo now completed and much of the initial forces in tatters there is the pursuit and subsequent actions to carry out.

Grouchy has managed to storm over the river forcing the Prussians back, they have their Trained brigades in quite good order plus the artillery but the cavalry and Landwehr have disappeared! Grouchy has received some additional orders: "Grouchy you buffoon, the Emperor has lost Waterloo because of your incompetence! Your are to march to his aid pushing aside the Prussian resistance and falling on the rear of Wellington's lines stopping his pursuit. Don't blow this one, otherwise don't bother coming back to Paris - signed Marshal Ney."

Wellington has been bled but is still standing, Blucher is now pursuing the Corsican back to Paris. Picton's Corps has forces in tact from Waterloo but they are spread out and still reforming. They hope to be able to stem the tide of Grouchy's pursuit and rear assault. Contrary to French propaganda Uxbridge is also intact and has not lost a leg! Thus he has been busy reforming the Light Cavalry, unfortunately the Heavies get mauled by the French Guard Cavalry in the Northwood re-fight (wherever that is!). Thus expect a randomised arrival schedule so cunning that even the umpire doesn't know how it will work … yet.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 21 June 2019, 08:05:28 PM
Nice summation of the game Dave :).


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Steve J on 21 June 2019, 08:07:24 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Post of Honour
2) What armies were confronted? - Austrians vs Prussians SYW
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? -  Two
6) What went well? - The Austrian deployment and commands, despite having all Dithering commanders.
7) What could have been improved? - The Prussian deployment and their sole Dithering command getting stuck in a town for nigh on 3 moves didn't help their cause.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Chris Pringle on 23 June 2019, 12:04:11 PM
1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - playtest version of the forthcoming Breakthrough! ruleset by Frank Chadwick
2) What armies were confronted? - 9th SS Pz Div Hohenstaufen and friends vs Guards Armoured Div and 11th Armoured Div
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? -  Four. (In fact we ran it three times with varying cast.)
6) What went well? - Terrific ruleset; and the battle situation makes for a great game with both sides forced to maneuver and having plenty of options to choose from.
7) What could have been improved? - my terrain could be prettier and my armies need to be based for the rules.

This was a Normandy game for the 75th anniversary of D-Day (though the actual Bluecoat battle happened in August 1944). AAR here:
http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.com/2019/06/operation-bluecoat-wilderness-in-bocage.html

Chris

Bloody Big BATTLES!
https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BBB_wargames/info


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: fred. on 23 June 2019, 12:20:32 PM
Sounds an interesting rule set. What does a base of troops represent in the game?


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: Chris Pringle on 23 June 2019, 12:34:59 PM
Sounds an interesting rule set. What does a base of troops represent in the game?

One 2" base is a battalion. One inch is 500m. Three game turns per day: AM, PM, Night. Thus our scenario pitched two British divisions against nearly as many Germans on a 24x20km battlefield, covered 3 days' battle (8 game turns), and took about 3.5 to 4 hours to play.


Title: Re: What was the last rules set you played 2019
Post by: fred. on 23 June 2019, 08:08:38 PM
Thanks Chris, so a very large scale then. Sounds interesting our group has liked Rommel, but this moves things up another step. And my WWIII is largely on 50x30mm bases, so two of those together should work.