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Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2017 3:38 a.m. PST

I took some forces to the Crawley Wargames club for a Crucible game.

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Six handed (with me just in charge rather than playing) and none of the players (bar one) with any real prior knowledge of the rules and we played a game in three or so hours with seven detachments (maybe 100 infantry on about 25 stands and over 50 AFVs) on a 10 or 11 foot table.

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More pictures and so forth here:

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John T

Frostie11 May 2017 3:48 a.m. PST

Great looking game!

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP11 May 2017 7:22 a.m. PST

Always love the look of your games!

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2017 8:42 a.m. PST

The game looks like fun and I really like the shots.

Thanks John.

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2017 9:57 a.m. PST

Thanks all :)

John T

Personal logo Mutant Q Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2017 12:25 p.m. PST

Once again, you make me wish that there were active HS players in my neck of the woods. Otherwise, I can't seem to generate enough interest on my own to the idea.

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2017 1:24 p.m. PST

@Mutant q

Thanks.

I was lucky in that my local club had a few players that wanted to do it and bought rules and minis*.

But the Crawley guys are a case in point: Mike Jones had a boxed set and a copy of the rules, but none of the rest of the guys had any forces or a set of rules.

You fix that by turning up with two forces of your own. Ok, I've painted up a lot of toys for this and so have a lot of forces to chose from (maybe 20 different forces?) but the game can be easily played with just two detachments (one each side) and is still a rewarding play.

Then, as people can download the play sheets and supplements for free, if people want to generate their own forces, it can be an easy game to learn an afford. And all of the forces can be repurposed for other game systems.

Tony Francis one of the Brigade team uses his own 6mm forces (obviously!) and in 15mm bases the infantry using his sabot basing system so tbat he can also use the minis for games that use singly based figures (like Gruntz, for example).

John T

* in 15mm, mind you. I had loads of forces in 28mm but none in 15mm: but, when I gritted my teeth and started painting, i have accepted it's a much better game in 15mm or 6mm. Fortunately between Ainsty and Brigade that's all good now

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