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Early morning writer14 May 2012 9:19 p.m. PST

Okay, I did a title search and got results from 2012 to 2004 (at least) and didn't see a single description of an actual game played. (a rules discussion, not the same).

So, for those who've done so, how about a little information on how your games went and how long was the interest upheld? Thanks in advance.

Feet up now15 May 2012 2:48 a.m. PST

This post has triggered a moment in time where we played some games using cry havoc boardgame with miniature figures .It was okay at the time but we normally had to play a game and 2nd one was better after fine tuning.

However presently I would use Games workshops lord of the rings as I feel the character set up and gameplay will suit it. must work on this thanks.

found this amazing site by googling cryhavocgames.net/index.htm has gunslinger there aswell.

colgar6 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2012 3:30 a.m. PST

I've played a couple of Robin Hood games using the [free] "Swordplay" rules from Two Hour Wargames.

The rules are certainly flexible enough to support the genre, but where I've come unstuck is in devising enough suitable scenarios. I don't see Robin Hood games as standup battles between roughly equal forces, which means that you might need a lot of scenario-specific rules, terrain and/or figures to support asymmetric objectives.

It's something I hope to get back to sometime, but it's not high on my "to do" list.

Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2012 4:17 a.m. PST

Once PRIDE is done and out, I want to finish up and playtest the Robin Hood supplement to Ganesha's SONG OF BLADES.

I don't see Robin Hood games as standup battles between roughly equal forces, which means that you might need a lot of scenario-specific rules, terrain and/or figures to support asymmetric objectives.

Yes, absolutely. RH raids then runs; sheriff chases. alternating skirmishes in villages or towns or on King's Highway with skirmishes in Sherwood.

daghan15 May 2012 4:59 a.m. PST

Search out the Cry Havoc games website. Somewhere in there's a Robin Hood mini-campaign consisting of about 1/2 dozen scenarios forming a fun narrative.

Samulus15 May 2012 5:16 a.m. PST

I'd second LOTR SBG, as soon as I read the OP I thought of this system as perfect, absolutely perfect, even before reading feetupnow's post.

Sundance15 May 2012 5:29 a.m. PST

Splintered Light has a line of Robin Hood figures and an adaptation of their rules for them, along with a campaign game, I believe. I haven't purchased them yet, but they're on my list.

thosmoss15 May 2012 6:12 a.m. PST

> Search out the Cry Havoc games website

Oooh, I hate that. It's here:

link

Look under "Cry Havoc Game System"

Click on "Robin Hood Campaign (v 1.0)

Feet up now15 May 2012 6:40 a.m. PST

Short on scenarios watch robin hood on netflix if you have it or try and get hold of the even older series (with sean connery's Son in it ? )

Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2012 7:04 a.m. PST

Splintered Light has a line of Robin Hood figures and an adaptation of their rules for them, along with a campaign game, I believe. I haven't purchased them yet, but they're on my list.

Minis, yes. The game is mine, and I'll be glad to send the file to anyone who is interested in playtesting it, using the SONG OF BLADES rules.

just visiting15 May 2012 10:26 a.m. PST

Just crib the scenarios/episodes from the 1980's Robin of Sherwood TV series. And use the skirmish system of your choice. I was inspired by the TV series in the creation of a few scenarios, but I did not use the characters from the Robin Hood genre….

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2012 3:40 p.m. PST

No gaming so far, just logistical planning….

link

I am planning either LOTR SBG, Pig Wars, or maybe a home grown system for such. LOTR SBG has the advantage of being able to proxy LOTR characters easily for Robin Hood and his ilk (can you spell Legolas?)

Lost Pict

Early morning writer15 May 2012 9:24 p.m. PST

Thanks for the variety of responses so far. I will probably create my own rules. I was/am curious of the sorts of games others have played. The links above have been helpful. For those who care, I will be ordering from Splintered Light's Robin Hood range and supplement it from his new Norman range.

Early morning writer17 May 2012 9:27 p.m. PST

Not yet orderd but I've decided how I will organize by Robin Hood setup. You can see it here:

link

Enjoy and feel free to comment (friendly ones anyway)

jeffbird02 Jun 2013 3:40 p.m. PST

Doc Mcb,
I'd be intersted in play testing the Robin Hood rules if they are still available?

Cheers

Jeff

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