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« on: 01 January 2020, 08:51:13 AM »

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? -

I hope Mad Lemmey won't mind me starting this thread
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« Reply #1 on: 01 January 2020, 09:01:33 AM »

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - DBA 3.0
2) What armies were confronted? -  Later Macedonian v Polybian Rome , Aitolian Greeks v Attalid Pergamene, Seleucids v Ptolemaic Egypt
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, but only played once last year
5) How many players were in the game? - Solo
6) What went well? - games flowed reasonably well and it was a good way to get these troops on the table after more than a decade of non-use
7) What could have been improved? - I need to finish my temperate DBA terrain

Last century I put together a Polybian and Later Macedonian army for DBM using 6mm H&R figures on 15mm bases and used them in a number of 15mm competitions
These haven't seen the light of day for over a decade so I sorted them into 6 DBA armies a few months ago. I decided to grab the opportunity to give them a run while my wife was out and played 3 games using the 6 armies. I'll have another 3 games when I get a chance, the Later Macedonian and Ptolemaic Egypt are currently leading the pack Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: 01 January 2020, 09:29:51 AM »

Why would I mind?  No talking Rolling on the floor Applause
Glad to hear some veterans getting to see daylight!  Cool
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« Reply #3 on: 01 January 2020, 09:48:30 AM »

Your jealousy is well known Will
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« Reply #4 on: 01 January 2020, 09:51:58 AM »

I only copied Steve J's idea...
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« Reply #5 on: 01 January 2020, 10:02:18 AM »

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Homebrew WW2 aerial rules inspired by BigJackMac's recent Pacific air combat writeups
2) What armies were confronted? - RAF Buffaloes vs IJN G3M Nells and A6M Zeros searching for Force Z off the coast of Malaya
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes they are only 5 pages long including diagrams.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes - going to see Paul tomorrow to show off these rules so got in a bit of practice....
5) How many players were in the game? - Just me
6) What went well? - The RAF destroyed all 6 bombers for the loss of two Buffs shot down by bomber defensive fire. Blue Section leader, who started as a junior ace, shot down four in one sortie....he rolled 4 6's in a row for movement points and literally flew rings round the enemy bombers. Both RAF pilots bailed out sucessfully, though one was captured.
7) What could have been improved? - would have been a different story if the Zero escort had actually arrived on table (needed 10+ on 2d6 to arrive from turn one....I guess with my dice rolling I shouldn't be surprised they didn't turn up  Wink )

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« Reply #6 on: 01 January 2020, 12:17:51 PM »

Your jealousy is well known Will

https://youtu.be/wADRRYNHhOA
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« Reply #7 on: 15 January 2020, 09:07:55 PM »

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Black Powder I & II
2) What armies were confronted? - Union vs Confederate
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very, very rusty.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, but a good few years ago since we last played it.
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - We broadly remembered the mechanics, but it was a refresher game in advance of the start of a campaign next week.
7) What could have been improved? - We both wanted to read the rules in advance, but real life prevented this.
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« Reply #8 on: 19 January 2020, 08:41:19 AM »

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - For King and Pariliament
2) What armies were confronted? - Scots Covenanters vs Parliamentarians - test game for Battle of Inverkiething 20 July 1651 scenario
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? - 4
6) What went well? - For Parliament not a lot, For the Scots, especially Colonel Augustines Mossers things started out specatacularly.
7) What could have been improved? - We did not expect the Scots to be so agressive so our "plan" for the Parlimentarians never really got going (sounds familiar doesn't it....). Once again it was mainly the cavalry which fought (and died) while the Scots Lancers were (mainly) very effective against the English "Swedish" style horse, apart from one unit that charged into the flank of my small unit of horse and had 8 attempts to inflict the one disorder that would destroy it, but it did not have any chits with a high enough score to kill it. The Scots did not need to commit any of their infantry so the Highland Levies just watched from upslope as their cavalry rode to their 13 -6 victory.

I am going to tighten up the allowed deployment areas as bit since I think I gave the Scots too much latitiude, though historically this is a really tricky battle to balance up.
And I forgot the special rule yet again......the one about the scenario designer not being able to be on the losing side..... Wink
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« Reply #9 on: 19 January 2020, 10:22:19 AM »

But that is THE most important rule!  Or, if you really cannot manage it, take up umpiring. That is my own solution to my incompetence as a general!
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« Reply #10 on: 19 January 2020, 11:59:59 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin

Pierre the Shy has a rare talent for ending up on the losing side Wink

It was an interesting scenario and I enjoyed commanding the Scottish cheer squad foot who steadfastly held their ground for the entire game Wink

We were allowed to deploy quite a way forward which made it a little more difficult for Parliament to fully deploy

A few pictures of the action, grabbed with my mobile, with my casualty markers used in action for the first time, these proved a very useful reminder of the rout rules
Parliament with some raw untried units and several small units suffered heavily from this...

The Mossers and Lancers on the Scottish left have advanced boldly. The Mossers have ridden down the English gunners and defeated the English horse that were supporting them Shocked
The destruction of the English horse caused panic in the small unit of horse that were supporting them and they flee the field Shocked Shocked
The two units of untried English foot fail their saves and are disordered by the collapse of the units on their flank I don't want to see


On the right after some initial success, destroying one unit of English horse, the English counter attack has destroyed two units of Scots Lancers


Back on the left the Mossers have left the field with their loot and are pursing the fleeing English horse looking for more. The Scots Lancers have managed to destroy an already disordered unit of raw Pike & Shot


On the right the Scots Lancers have caught a small unit of pursing English horse in the rear and destroyed them, the already disordered unit of English horse beside them fails its 2 save attempts and routs
The English Colonel is captured surrendering the last English victory coin


The end of the game with the Scottish foot steadfastly holding their ground, the Veteran English foot have yet to get to grips  Whew!
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« Reply #11 on: 20 January 2020, 01:53:25 AM »


Better one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K1hYWf5JDw
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« Reply #12 on: 20 January 2020, 07:33:18 AM »

Grin Grin Grin

Pierre the Shy has a rare talent for ending up on the losing side Wink

It was an interesting scenario and I enjoyed commanding the Scottish cheer squad foot who steadfastly held their ground for the entire game Wink


Next time we play one of my scenarioes I will make sure I am on the same side of the table as you then Wink
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« Reply #13 on: 20 January 2020, 07:58:58 AM »

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Black Powder 1st Edition
2) What armies were confronted? - 1866 Austrians vs Prussians
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? - Myself and Last Hussar
6) What went well? - I have been playing around with the firing rules. The rule writer's method of reflecting improved weapons is just to increase the ranges, which means the Prussian needle gun can out-range the Austrian muskets! I gave the breech loaders an extra firing die and allow a reroll on misses. We need to play a couple more times to see if we are happy with the result.
7) What could have been improved? - Both sides' reserves actually moving, it would have been nice if they could have fired a single shot between them!
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« Reply #14 on: 23 January 2020, 06:51:25 PM »

1) What ruleset do you use in your last game? - Black Powder II
2) What armies were confronted? - Union vs Confederate
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Pretty much, even though it was our second game after a few years.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, but a good few years ago since we last played it.
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - The Union command rolls were outstanding, which meant they whizzed across the table.
7) What could have been improved? - The scenario could probably have been resolved with maps moves in hindsight.
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