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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

All,
I've now got both volumes of the PW. I've tended to use it primarily with my Eureka Toy Town armies for H.G. Welles type battles. I'd have to say after years of reading many wargame rules, that PW is one of the better thought out and presented sets available. Very tempted to do both colonials and early-mid 20th century.

Highly recommended!

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2017 12:26 p.m. PST

Nick, what size squares do you use for your large figures?

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2017 12:36 p.m. PST

I went with 4 inch squares. I could easily fit 8 figures in 2 ranks.

Gone Fishing Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2017 1:09 p.m. PST

There are two volumes?

I'd be curious to know if you use the hits recommended for different types of units or the sudden death rule; loved the rules, but found that some melees could drag on forever with all those hits. Might be time to play again!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2017 1:50 p.m. PST

I started with the sudden death version, but moved to the points for a longer game.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2017 5:56 p.m. PST

The easy "no bookkeeping" way is to play the hit system with hexes big enough to contain one stand per hit, and sudden death with hexes just big enough to hold just one stand, perhaps with somewhat larger armies. I agree: good system overall.

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