Aztecs released!

Started by Leon, 02 March 2018, 06:48:37 PM

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toxicpixie

Quote from: FierceKitty on 11 March 2018, 10:35:22 AM
Every dark ages gamer these days goes in for cattle or other livestock raids. I really can't think that it will be so difficult to play Mexicans as if a medieval or pike-and-shot army with extra provision for taking prisoners.

AdlG is intended for a "proper" set piece battle as opposed to Saga style "warband" or the Dux type in between-ish.

Prisoners and similar - depends on what level of chrome/abstraction/detail/flavour you want. You could write it off as being within the normal & morale/cohesion mechanisms, or you might want to actually model it directly but at a high level (eg extra Victory Point per unit broken in close combat or whatever) or in a detailed manner (eg a count of how many prisoners each unit/figure has subdued and whether that impacts your own combat potential etc).

You don't want to make it unplayable but some "period flavour" would help differentiate it from "normal" "tin pants & pointy sticks" s)
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Westmarcher

Rules for Aztec warfare? As I have previously highlighted, there is also the following variant of Lion Rampant ....

http://ilivewithcats.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/quetzalcoatl-rampant.html

.... honestly, some of you need to get your names down now to ensure future admittance to your local Old Folks Home .... =)

p.s. ... don't know what "Quetzalcoatl" means ..... something to do with chewing coats?  :-\
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mollinary

Quote from: Westmarcher on 11 March 2018, 01:54:56 PM


p.s. ... don't know what "Quetzalcoatl" means ..... something to do with chewing coats?  :-

I think (?) it was in an early Dr Who episode involving THE Dr Who - William Hartnell - that I learnt that he is a feathered serpent! Quetzalcoatl that is, not William Hartnell -obviously!
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A person with a lisp referring to the number of pretzels they allow themselves to eat? Their "pretzel quota"?
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fred.

Quote from: Fenton on 11 March 2018, 11:01:54 AM
Something like Irregular wars would work well

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Irregular-Wars-Conflict-Worlds-End/dp/1494483467

Definitely.

Irregular Wars is a great rule set. And is specifically for this period and for conflicts between European Explorers and Natives.

The rules contain Aztec lists and several others for neighbours (and not so near neighbours).
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Quote from: mollinary on 11 March 2018, 02:18:37 PM
I think (?) it was in an early Dr Who episode involving THE Dr Who - William Hartnell - that I learnt that he is a feathered serpent! Quetzalcoatl that is, not William Hartnell -obviously!

I fancy you might have seen the Children's ITV series from late 70s (?) called 'The Feathered Snake'. Patrick Troughton, ( a different former Dr Who), played the baddie, Nasca, a priest?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Feathered_Serpent_(TV_series)
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Fenton

There was definitely a William Hartnell episode based on the Aztecs

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Aztecs_(Doctor_Who)
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toxicpixie

The Coautl's sacrificed themselves to lock the fiends back down in Khyber, didn't they?

Anyway, Quetzalcoatl Rampant - took me a wander through the blog to find the rules page, but that looks cool. Copy of Lion/Dragon Rampant and a pack of Aztecs might be incoming if I remember/have any money left at WMMS :D All I need them is time and opportunity to paint them then get a game in...

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mollinary

Quote from: urbancohort on 11 March 2018, 04:30:00 PM
I fancy you might have seen the Children's ITV series from late 70s (?) called 'The Feathered Snake'. Patrick Troughton, ( a different former Dr Who), played the baddie, Nasca, a priest?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Feathered_Serpent_(TV_series)

I fancy I didn't, I graduated from University in 1977!  ;D ;D
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FierceKitty

The Spanish domination of half the Americas wasn't the work of just a couple of hundred onion-eaters, some disgruntled locals, and a dog named Eric. There were more prolonged campaigns; rather like the ever-popular Zulu or Madhist wars, only with the technology gap a bit narrower.
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urbancohort

Quote from: mollinary on 11 March 2018, 07:43:07 PM
I fancy I didn't, I graduated from University in 1977!  ;D ;D

That's no guarantee... I am currently paying for my eldest daughter's education at Uni where sometimes she has to do as many as 16 hours a week... I am sure life was different in '77, I think that is the year it was transmitted, and it apparently has since been released on DvD.

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