What the last rules set you played in 2021

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

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T13A

Hi

1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Honours of War
2) What armies were confronted? - Prussians v Austrians/Russians
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Pretty much.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - Four
6) What went well? - Austrian artillery was a real killer, unfortunately I was commanding the Prussians!  :'(
7) What could have been improved? My subordinate commander doing what he was told, nothing to do with my confusing orders, honest, nothing to see here.  =)


A Prussian fusilier battalion and a musketeer battalion advancing through vineyards against Austrian Grenzers and Grenadiers.


Prussian centre advancing.

Cheers Paul
T13A Out!

Steve J

Cracking looking game Paul!!! Oh and 'Huzzah!' for the Austrian artillery ;)
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FierceKitty

Quote from: T13A on 21 September 2021, 08:19:39 PM
Hi

1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Honours of War
2) What armies were confronted? - Prussians v Austrians/Russians
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Pretty much.
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No
5) How many players were in the game? - Four
6) What went well? - Austrian artillery was a real killer, unfortunately I was commanding the Prussians!  :'(
7) What could have been improved? My subordinate commander doing what he was told, nothing to do with my confusing orders, honest, nothing to see here.  =)


A Prussian fusilier battalion and a musketeer battalion advancing through vineyards against Austrian Grenzers and Grenadiers.


Prussian centre advancing.

Cheers Paul

That's an army I don't want to take Prussians against!
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Westmarcher

Quote from: T13A on 21 September 2021, 08:19:39 PM
Hi

1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Honours of War


Good photos. By the looks of things, the game appears to have gone well, Paul. If you have the time, I'm sure the guys on the Honours of War forum would appreciate a battle report.  :)
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1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - IACTA ALEA EST
2) What armies were confronted? - Sarmatians (me) vs Imperial Romans (Lee)
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Pretty much.
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? - Murderous charge again - broke enough Roman units in three rounds - Trajan being one of the casualties - to sew it up.
7) What could have been improved? I rolled badly a few times, but was lucky to take out the emperor, so it balanced out. Lee needs to pay attention to the rules; she ignored the bogey table and moved four units that were not allowed to in round 1. No wonder she used to win.
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Steve J

1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - BKCII.
2) What armies were confronted? - Republicans vs Nationalists SCW.
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, but implementing orders from remote players for a campaign.
6) What went well? - The Italian CTV command rolls (the cO played a blinder) and the International Brigades' artillery.
7) What could have been improved? - The International Brigades couldn't activate when it mattered the most.

Full AAR to follow when appropriate given it's a campaign and I don't want to give too much away to either side just yet.
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Bunny

1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Kings of War 3rd edition
2) What armies were confronted? - Empire Army v Orcs
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Ok
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Yes, with 3rd edition.  Only played 2nd edition twice
5) How many players were in the game? - 2 me and my 10 year old son
6) What went well? - My orc hordes were very effective
7) What could have been improved? - My understanding of the rules, but it will get better with practice.

It was nice to get some gaming in, not only COVID but my family moved to the Algarve two years ago and there is not much of a wargaming scene there. The good thing was that my son really enjoyed it and wants to play more games with different armies, best I get painting.....

paulr

Well done that man =D>

Quote from: Bunny on 08 October 2021, 07:20:57 PM
... The good thing was that my son really enjoyed it and wants to play more games with different armies, best I we get painting.....
FTFY ;)
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steve_holmes_11


1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Pulp Alley: https://pulpalley.com/
2) What armies were confronted? - The Cult of Hanash, Safari Hunters and Tarzan's menagerie (A three way encounter)
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, something like the 17th encounter in a multi-year campaign.
5) How many players were in the game? - Three.
6) What went well? - We finally opened the gate to the forbidden city, and I sneaked Am Masudi's pet cheetah inside before the game ended.
7) What could have been improved? With hindsight, we loaded too much friction onto the table in the way of perilous terrain and hostile windlife.

Ithoriel

Quote from: steve_holmes_11 on 10 October 2021, 10:34:33 PM
With hindsight, we loaded too much friction onto the table in the way of perilous terrain and hostile windlife.

I'm sorry, I'm as subject to typos as any here and I know perfectly well what was meant but .... it's too glorious a typo not to ask .... pterodactyls or SBD flatulence :D
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steve_holmes_11

Quote from: Ithoriel on 11 October 2021, 02:35:41 AM
I'm sorry, I'm as subject to typos as any here and I know perfectly well what was meant but .... it's too glorious a typo not to ask .... pterodactyls or SBD flatulence :D

Giant wasp/mosquito hybrids (territorial, out for blood and with a sting at either end)

Steve J

1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Shadow of the Eagles
2) What armies were confronted? - French vs Russian, 1812
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Pretty much, but helped by having the author playing,
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No.
5) How many players were in the game? - Five
6) What went well? - Russian aggressive tactics and the French left wing attack.
7) What could have been improved? - Both sides die rolling at times, but isn't that always the case?
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paulr

1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - General Quarters I/II
2) What armies navies were confronted? - Imperial Japanese v United States
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Very
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - Not by a long way
5) How many players were in the game? - 4
6) What went well? - The Japanese plan to advance along the coasts with two destroyer divisions lead by light cruisers - the coast reduced their visibility and the clutter obscured them from radar
7) What could have been improved? - the victory conditions were too hard on the Americans, this has now been revised

This was a refight of the Second naval battle of Guadalcanal, night of 15-16 November 1942.



When I created the scenario I was concerned that the two US battleships would overwhelm the single Japanese battlecruiser and had awarded victory points for damaging the US battleships (they were the last available shipos larger than destroyers available in the area). The mass torpedo attacks by the Japanese managed to inflict significant damage on the US battleships. When I re-assessed the result using the standard victory points it was a more appropriate tactical victory to the Japanese.

If the US had not withdrawn they may have been able to inflict enough damage on the Japanese battlecruiser and two heavy cruisers to redress the balance. But they didn't know how few of the Japanese destroyers had torpedo reloads.
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pierre the shy

What went well?

I actually managed to hit and damage both US battleships with Long Lance torpedoes at long range....a first for me and quite an achievement in GQ 1/2  :)

What did not go so well? Kirishima was badly pounded by the American battleships thanks to their gun ranging radars (When they actually worked) and was creeping back up the Slot at about 5 knots.

A very good game Paul.
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Rhys

Sorry, I'm just imagining the look on Pauls face when you rolled the dice... :)
Though I wouldn't fancy your chances against the Cactus air force first thing in the morning (they might be able to hit a target moving at 5 knots).
i must try to get hold of a copy of GQ (but that would be yet another project).
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