What the last rules set you played in 2021

Started by Steve J, 06 January 2021, 02:15:30 PM

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QuoteRolled eyes and rolled dice!
Good. Otherwise I could have seen some new rules for next year!
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Quote1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - For King & Parliament
2) What armies were confronted? - Scots Royalists against Covenanters
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very!!
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, used them many times, best War of the 3 Kingdoms rules ever used. 
5) How many players were in the game? - Two
6) What went well? - We managed to play two games in two hours! :)
7) What could have been improved? Some pretty horrific activation chits pulled out the bag by both sides meant neither sides plans worked exactly....

Paul came round and we played a couple of versions of the very small Battle of Carbisdale (27 April 1650) scenario which I had put together. I was trying out how effective small (1 hit) units work in FK&P.

The first game used five 1 hit troops of horse for the Covenanters, these proved quite brittle even with veteran status and attached shot makers added. The single Royalist troop of horse was easily disposed of when it failed an activation and one Paul's troops charged it in the rear. The Royalist rabble units actually performed quite well and managed to withdraw to the comparative safety of the rough ground. However Paul used his two units of highlanders to good effect and the rabble and Danish mercenaries proved no match for them after a breif encounter on the hillside.

For the second game we "brigaded" four of the Covenanter horse troops into two 2 hit units and dropped their Victory level to just 25% of the total Victory Points (4 VP), so Paul had to be a lot more careful not to loose units in the second game. The Royalist withdrawal to the hills this time was somewhat stiffled when Montrose drew 1 on two sucessive turns when trying a brigade move. While one unit of rabble was put to the sword early the remaining rabble unit and the Danes put up some stout resistance to the highlanders before surcoming once again. We thought the second game played much more evenly and was as close to being evenly balanced as could be expected.

Good way to spend a couple of hours on a showery Sunday afternoon.

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Pierre the Shy came up with a very interesting scenario for the the very small Battle of Carbisdale (27 April 1650), certainly something you would be very unlikely to see in a fictitious scenario

As he said we tried it with a couple of different ways of representing the Covenanter force, the second reduced the number of units of horse and also the number of attached shot. This made for a closer game.

Reducing the Covenanters to only 4 victory points forced me to be much more cautious and while the highlanders managed to overcome the Danes it was a near run thing as one of the highlander units was only one hit off breaking which would have left me with only 1 victory point :-SS

I'm really looking forward to helping test more of these W3K scenarios
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Quote from: paulr on 30 November 2021, 07:20:44 AMPierre the Shy came up with a very interesting scenario for the the very small Battle of Carbisdale (27 April 1650), certainly something you would be very unlikely to see in a fictitious scenario

Well done Pierre! Paul, that's a great point and one I found myself having to make recently. This blog post of mine last month, "Reasons NOT to refight historical battles", provoked lots of comment and debate. I had to say in history's favour that it provides much subtler and more varied challenges than any I could invent.

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Steve J

1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Honours of War.
2) What armies were confronted? - Prussians vs Austrians.
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? - Solo
6) What went well? - The Prussians kept up the pressure and almost took control of the town, which was the BUA.
7) What could have been improved? - Both sides rolled for a lot of Dithering commanders at the start, plus they managed to get a lot of '1's' for movement, meaning they couldn't advance towards the enemy. Again the OHW scenario needed tweaks to make it work, sort of...
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1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Iron Cross (thanks to Scorpio_Rocks for telling me )
2) What armies were confronted? - German vs Russian, 1944.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Not that much, (2nd test game). Although the rules ar simple..
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - 2nd game.
5) How many players were in the game? - Solo
6) What went well? - The game was easy and interesting.
7) What could have been improved?
- I played on the long side of the table. The first turns were eventless.. 
- And the french customs !  I bought the tactical cards for  £5.00 .. and had to pay 9€ in taxes !  what the XXXX  >:(  ?!

As often, I wrote an AAR (https://2d6.fr/?p=5323), and we'll change some minors things : these rules are really open to customization, that's a great point.


T13A

Hi

1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Honours of War.
2) What armies were confronted? - Hanoverians/Hessians v French.
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Pretty much, although the sequence of the 'reaction' and 'rallying' bits still causes a bit of confusion.
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? - All my French Brigadiers turned out to be 'dependable'  :)
7) What could have been improved? - 3 out of 4 allied brigadiers turned out to be 'dithering', 2 of them were wounded and as was the allied C-in-C.  :)

The big cavalry clash.....


Frech infantry try to storm an allied held hill...


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T13A

Hi

1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Live Free or Die (AWI).
2) What armies were confronted? - British v Rebels
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - First solo play through.
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? - Pretty easy to grasp the essentials as they were only 4 pages long (but see below) with some interesting mechanism's.
7) What could have been improved? - They are a relatively simple set of rules but I came across several basic situations where the rules were either pretty vague or something was not covered at all. That said, nothing that couldn't easily be sorted out with a house rule. It did rather beg the question though whether you should have to come up with house rules for a situation that was fairly basic and probably should have been covered in the rules anyway.  :-\

Cheers Paul   
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FierceKitty

1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - IACTA ALEA EST
2) What armies were confronted? - NKE vs Imperial Assyrians
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - That I did, can't deny it.
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? - Everything. The Egyptians were whammied by bad omens and were standing around sacrificing for the first two rounds, and the Undying Pharoah was rash enough to accept a challenge to single combat against the King of Kings, Beloved of Bel-Marduk, despite the latter's heavier chariot.
7) What could have been improved? Two rounds makes a frustratingly brief battle.
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hammurabi70

1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - IN DEO VERITAS
2) What armies were confronted? - ROYALIST vs PARLIAMENTARIAN
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - NO - INTERESTING SET OF RULES - AS A NEW SET OF RULES IT NEEDS ERRATA SUCH AS DEFINITIONS.
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? - GENERAL RUN OF THE GAME
7) What could have been improved? NEED ENHANCEMENT / EDITION 2 > I understand author has been on this site.