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A sea that raged no more11 Sep 2016 1:40 a.m. PST

Covers all periods, discusses all the fine points of attack and defend, all properly indexed and readily available to view, to further discuss, and be happy with?


Brad Jenison11 Sep 2016 2:11 a.m. PST

No, there are plenty of boards as it is.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Sep 2016 3:29 a.m. PST


MajorB11 Sep 2016 3:57 a.m. PST


deephorse11 Sep 2016 4:30 a.m. PST


Legion 411 Sep 2016 5:34 a.m. PST

Nah …

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2016 5:43 a.m. PST


Winston Smith11 Sep 2016 6:34 a.m. PST


A sea that raged no more11 Sep 2016 6:45 a.m. PST

Your responses too date will not stop this becoming a Poll Suggestion in the near future.

All resistance is futile!

Vote YES for inaction …and kill it off quick evil grin

Winston Smith11 Sep 2016 7:36 a.m. PST

Oh, you are in charge of making this into an actual Poll?
Where did you get that power?
Maybe I had better read the FAQ again. grin

Winston Smith11 Sep 2016 7:40 a.m. PST

Seriously though…!
Since tactics in every game are subtly different, you would need a tactics board for every set of rules out there.

A friend told me about playing a set of Napoleonic rules at a convention where everything boiled to morale. So, he charged a brigade of cuirassiers with limbered Royal Horse Artillery and routed them. Not a very common tactic, I fear. But one that should be discussed on your new board.

I will vote against it, should it come to a vote.

Weasel11 Sep 2016 8:38 a.m. PST

I think it'll be hard to really find common ground between Norman cavalry at Hastings, trench raiders in WW1 and space marine drop pod assaults.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut11 Sep 2016 8:54 a.m. PST

Yes please. Aside from desire for more chaos and confusion in general, I would like to specifically see exactly the kind of discusion the Weasel envisions.

Legion 411 Sep 2016 1:19 p.m. PST

Norman cavalry at Hastings, trench raiders in WW1 and space marine drop pod assaults.
Where would I sign up for that game !?!? huh?

Weasel11 Sep 2016 2:21 p.m. PST

I think I just invented a new genre :-)

Ben Avery11 Sep 2016 3:35 p.m. PST

Absolutely, yes

Weasel11 Sep 2016 4:30 p.m. PST

I'd love to see the playtest notes.

"We've found that the Crusader tank is not as effective points-wise against a T-Rex and Byzantine cataphracts are simply not strong enough against Confederate bayonet charges"

wrgmr111 Sep 2016 6:46 p.m. PST

No need really.

Martin Rapier12 Sep 2016 3:26 a.m. PST

No, as 'tactics' will vary both by period and specific

We could of course have a board where we just spout Sun Tzu, Clausewitz and half remembered staff college maxims about maintenace of the aim etc. at each other all day.

But that might get a little dull, and we already have one of those called 'Game Design'.

nazrat12 Sep 2016 4:43 a.m. PST

Bad idea which will never happen.

Ben Avery12 Sep 2016 9:26 a.m. PST

Weasel, I think you've accurately and succinctly shown just exactly why we need this board.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2016 2:10 p.m. PST

If varies depending on the era, the rules and the battle.

Winston Smith13 Sep 2016 8:50 a.m. PST

Bad idea which will never happen.

How long have you been around here? Bad ideas are always happening.

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