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sotek486 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 8:23 p.m. PST

Got a game in this past Sunday at my local game store … broke out the Fort for "looks" … details and pictures are up on my blog: link

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member22 Jan 2013 8:50 p.m. PST

Sounds like a busy day with Saga and board games!

sotek486 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 8:58 p.m. PST

Indeed … there are worse things one can do ;-)

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 11:58 a.m. PST

That game looked great! I'm curious about 'throwing tomahawks' in the rules. Never heard of this in a rule set before. What's the range? Any thoughts on it?

Thanks,

John

sotek486 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 11:18 p.m. PST

6" range … They are technically called thrown weapons (see pg.28 of the rules). You have to throw them at the start of your movement and they don't trigger a reaction test … Great way to soften up a target before laying down some melee hurt.

Thanks!

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 11:35 p.m. PST

I'm curious as to the scale of the game? Is it 1:1? If not, I cannot make it work in my head that Indians threw a volley like Romans before close combat. Never heard or read about that before.

Thanks,

John

sotek486 Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2013 7:05 p.m. PST

Hey John,

Tomahawks are not limited to just Indians … Rangers have them and other units … I would call it 1:1 although I don't think it explicitly calls that out. It isn't really all that effective … but it is fun :-)

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