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Steve J
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« Reply #15 on: 29 October 2019, 07:48:40 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: 29 October 2019, 09:43:40 PM »

Argh! I need that like I need a hole in the head. But now that I know it exists, and with an Amazon gift card laying close by . . . Curse you, Steve J!

I was in the process of ordering "To Ur is Human" when Steve's message came in. It simply confirmed the rightness of my decision Smiley

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« Reply #17 on: 29 October 2019, 10:09:50 PM »

Hello and welcome.

Silliness there is aplenty, but genuinely a very friendly and knowledgeable place.

Why did you pick Pendraken?
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« Reply #18 on: 29 October 2019, 11:07:57 PM »

1] Firstly thanks to all for all the welcomes
and to answer some questions:
2] feedback on rules on reports on games - 1st I need to get my head around 'batreps' - particularly posting pics
3] Choosing Pendraken? - friendly service, great range of figures and samples
4] next purchase - Persian & Greeks
5] next era? - possibly SCW. Certainly Pendraken has plenty of suitable 'lead'  Cheesy. My current issue is understanding SCW tactics/formations. For Ancients my gaming of years ago gave me a very basic understanding (- and I still shy away from chariot based armies). For Mahdi/Sudan on line sources and battle/skirmish reports give a good flavour to tactics, etc. For ECW: reading (on-line) battle reports & ECW blogs, including rules, has given me a basic tactical understanding.
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« Reply #19 on: 30 October 2019, 08:23:34 AM »

THe SCW stuff is nice !
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« Reply #20 on: 30 October 2019, 07:38:15 PM »

Welcome to the forum GridGame.
I'll look forward to your postings.

What's OHW?
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« Reply #21 on: 30 October 2019, 08:11:29 PM »

One Hour Wargames, Steve. At least that's the acronym I know.
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« Reply #22 on: 31 October 2019, 08:46:10 AM »

Overhead wires Huh?
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« Reply #23 on: 31 October 2019, 09:03:39 AM »

Indeed OHW is One Hour Wargames which is essentially a book by Neil Thomas which promotes a very simple rules system which has been adapted for many eras. I used the basic rules in my first ‘later life’ games (for Ancients) and found them OK. The 30 scenarios in the book even as a solo player are challenging. Since I dice for the armies in combat, the composition of that army, the scenario to be played and then which army is ‘red’ or ‘blue’ in that scenario it is possible to end up with some challenging tactical situations: how do you move a slow moving infantry army across the board (the win condition) when faced with an almost 100% cavalry army?
Only ‘OK’? – didn’t like the limited troop types & associated weapons/ability and so I wrote my own hand-hand rules – based on DBA & WRG info.

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« Reply #24 on: 31 October 2019, 10:06:21 AM »

Thanks, I'd tried some of the more common matches, and none made sense:

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« Reply #25 on: 31 October 2019, 10:20:47 AM »

Old half-wits.
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« Reply #26 on: 31 October 2019, 11:16:06 AM »

Kitty kindly keep your description of yourself to yourself  Wink
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« Reply #27 on: 31 October 2019, 12:58:16 PM »

Everyone knows it about me already! But note the plural....
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« Reply #28 on: 31 October 2019, 01:20:06 PM »

Old half-wits.


OI!  I object to you calling me old. Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: 31 October 2019, 01:22:56 PM »

Which pensions youse drawin Orcs ?
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