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benglish15 Nov 2016 12:30 p.m. PST


Can anyone tell me what the difference is (if any) between the original Battle Line Games edition and the Avalon Hill edition of TRIREME?

Is there a preferred version? I've heard these rules adapt well to use with miniatures.

Thoughts appreciated.

Sundance15 Nov 2016 6:50 p.m. PST

I couldn't tell you the difference between editions. AFAIK, AH didn't generally make major changes to the Battleline Games. It's been a while since I read the rules, but they are fairly simple, designed to fight large battles in a reasonable amount of time. They are hex-based, of course, so would adapt well to minis on either a hex board or you could just do away with the hexes and measure movement the old fashioned way.

benglish15 Nov 2016 7:23 p.m. PST

Thanks, Sundance.

x42brown16 Nov 2016 7:55 a.m. PST

The original set was Written by Ed Smith and published by Skytrex and was meant for use with miniatures. The Avalon Hill version is close to identical with the English being replaced with American.

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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2016 12:20 p.m. PST

As I recall the original game was played on a grid of offset rectangle and AH changed it to hexes. It was a fun game.

Marcus Maximus01 Aug 2017 1:17 a.m. PST

I had both but cannot find the AH game. I have the original by Ed Smith published by decalset.

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