Strength and Honour Rules

Started by KeithS, 17 January 2022, 04:59:28 PM

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Lord Kermit of Birkenhead

I'm intending to use 6mm stuff as I have a late republic Roman and large celtic force based on 60x30 bases. I suspect the squares will be 40mm. The rules are well written and a good read (unlike most sets) also seem very clear. I suspect that the Lardies will be producing play aids, although I will scan the cards and laminate them.
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steve_holmes_11

The only potential hitch I see with larger figures is a classic ancients problem.
Some fairly big objects can operate as skirmishers, but require considerably larger bases than the standard skirmisher base.

In the case of Strength and Honour, skirmishing light chariots and elephant skirmish lines will be the problem.
They won't fit onto "standard" 10mm deep skirmish or support strips.

Enterprising gamers will find their own solutions.
They have presumably selected their own grid size.
Small bases of chariots and elephants (over deep, but under wide) can represent skirmishers and supports without placing excess stress on the grid.


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Ithoriel

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Ithoriel

I have some 2mm test figures on order from Irregular Miniatures, some business cards on order from Amazon and an idea for a scratch built Roman camp.

I am indeed lost! :)
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pierre the shy

Quote from: Ithoriel on 24 April 2022, 07:31:05 PMI am indeed lost! :)

As gamers aren't we all somewhat tempted by shiny new stuff Mike?  :) 


Depends on your resistance level I guess  ;)
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Ithoriel

I have now had not one, not two, but three emails telling me my Strength and Honour order is complete.

My understanding was that those of us who pre-ordered the paper copy rulebook would also get a pdf copy but none of the three emails mention this and there is no instruction on where or how to acquire the pdf.

Have I misunderstood what was on offer?
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DecemDave

Same here.  And with the "downloads" section totally blank.
I am assuming for today that this is a computer problem which I have noticed seems to occasionally (!!) afflict most modern companies these days.  >:(
I would ring them up but expect I would get a recorded message saying that my call is important but they have no one to answer it owing to 500 impatient gamers all calling at the same time.

Has anyone written rules with names like "Blunder and Chaos"?  Possibly more militarily accurate anyway   :d  :d

steve_holmes_11

There's an announcement on Facebook that things have gone "tits up" with the 3 emails.
Lardy Rich is knitting personal mails to each customer which ought to take care of business.


I'd advise waiting until the end of the day.
If matters aren't resolved by then, consider forwarding one of the 3 emails back as an illustration of what went wrong.

pierre the shy

I have to confess to being a TLF rules junkie, so I weakened and did the pre-order just before it closed....I watched some of the Youtube videos and was suitably hooked.

Like Ithoriel and Dave I got 3 emails in quick sucession this afternoon from TFL, however all three had PDF download links for the rules and the top down "starter army" bases (which are very nicely done) The hard copy rules are on the way as well.  :o  :-bd 

My first impressions......WOW!!! A very nicely presented set of ancient rules that look like they will a lot of fun to play after labouring through the period with WRG rules for many years (Well DBM/DBMM wise anyway, I do like DBA).

The 20 army lists give plenty of veriety of both Roman and opposing armies from the 100BC to 200AD period and emphasis is on the optionally of using other units if the players wish to field them if their own research indicates that they can.

Should I have bought them? Logically probably not as we play so many different things here already but then I'm not planning on pushing anyone else into playing them anytime soon.

Overall I've got no regrets getting them though, they look like another very solid set of rules from TFL from a first look (interupted by a 45 minute power cut!).         
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Lord Kermit of Birkenhead

Same for me. I was informed on Friday that the PDF's will be ready tomorrow.
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Ithoriel

"To err is human, for a real f**k up you need a computer" :)

To be honest, I'd assumed the error might be mine, the mental cogs and wheels do not spin as fast as they once did, I find.

I'll await further emails with interest!
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mmcv

These rules (and pretty much everything else on the site) are available with 20% off using the discount code APOLLO on https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/ for the moment.

I may have picked up the pdf of the rules and the printable armies. Now if only I could fix my printer.

Ithoriel

Having played a couple of games on Saturday I would say that if you have an interest in the Armies and Enemies of Rome, or if you just like games with innovative mechanisms, get 'em while they're hot! :)
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