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Malbork
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« Reply #15 on: 27 November 2020, 03:28:23 PM »

Thanks to all for your input.

For King and Parliament seems to the leader by a neck. Think Santa might bring me a copy if he can navigate the tier system  Wink

Thanks for the links, Peter, they're very helpful.
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« Reply #16 on: 27 November 2020, 07:15:22 PM »

I echo Pierre the Shy's positive comments on For King & Parliament (we are part of the same gaming group)

Here are a few FK&P battle reports you might find interesting

Cheriton 1 http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18482.0.html

Cheriton 2 http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18500.0.html

Cheriton 3 http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18505.0.html

Advance on Leith http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18928.0.html

FK&P is also discussed and supported by the authors on the To the Strongest forum https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/tothestrongest/
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« Reply #17 on: 27 November 2020, 10:51:11 PM »

I have played FOGR. Great if you like putting your head in a nutcracker. Yes, the armies look great set out at the staart of a game. After that it becomes "when will this tedium end?"

I bought the rules, and just the movement section was so full of minutia and precision (your pike block may fall back an extra 5mm if its tuesday)  I put them straight onto ebay 
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« Reply #18 on: 28 November 2020, 05:11:11 PM »

I bought the rules, and just the movement section was so full of minutia and precision (your pike block may fall back an extra 5mm if its tuesday)  I put them straight onto ebay 

Each to their own  Cheesy
I find that a lot of the 'simpler' sets are ok for a 'knock-about' solo game or with game mates of an evening - but if you are getting into 'serious' gaming on a large scale with players you don't play with often or in a competition, then the minutia are very necessary.
I tried a couple of the Osprey rules - Dux Bellorum being a case in question. A nice set of ideas and mechanisms, but then there is a section that says something along the lines of ... "these rules are not comprehensive and so you'll need to agree anything that is not covered amongst all players" ... sadly at our club that will just bring forward the post game recrimination phase!
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« Reply #19 on: 28 November 2020, 10:40:16 PM »

Sounds like you need a new club or at least some different opponents Sad

Or perhaps I should be even more appreciative of both my immediate and wider gaming group Smiley Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: 29 November 2020, 06:29:03 PM »

Oh the post game recrimination phase is a long-standing club tradition and one we are proud of.
It usually (in pre Covid times) involves beer and some poor soul getting volunteered to start writing amendments or to go away and seek clarification from the rules author or some other august wargaming guru or a forum. It is usually sign that there is an interest in continuing to play with that set of rules.
Some set of rules are played once & never see the light of day again (like Field of Glory Napoleonic - for example).

It is in no way taken personally - in fact it is such a ritual for large club multi-player games, that if it doesn't occur we all think something is very wrong  Grin
It's like that famous Monty Python sketch ... " I'm sorry, is this a five minute argument or the the full half hour?"
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« Reply #21 on: 29 November 2020, 08:06:56 PM »

A friend of mine, now alas the wrong side of The Pond, plays MeG with a few friends .... they refer to it as Postmortem et Gloriam as they reckon they spend longer dissecting each game than actually playing it. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: 29 November 2020, 08:46:45 PM »

Or perhaps I should be even more appreciative of both my immediate and wider gaming group Smiley Cheesy

Where would we be with out my and Roy's locally legendary crappy dice throwing reputation?  Wink

Ancient Rules wise NZ has always been very WRG orientated... I've played 6th,7th edition. DBM and DBMM over the years,.......no wonder I'm confused  Grin Having found (and really enjoyed )FK&P l would love to try To the Strongest...
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« Reply #23 on: 29 November 2020, 10:02:10 PM »

Where would we be with out my and Roy's locally legendary crappy dice throwing reputation?  Wink

Ancient Rules wise NZ has always been very WRG orientated... I've played 6th,7th edition. DBM and DBMM over the years,.......no wonder I'm confused  Grin Having found (and really enjoyed )FK&P l would love to try To the Strongest...


Definitely give TtS a go, it'll be quite familiar to you after your experience with FK&P and your DBx armies should translate across pretty well.
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