Help support TMP

"Over the Hills - Pajar de Vergara playtest" Topic

7 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Historical Wargaming Message Board

Back to the Napoleonic Battle Reports Message Board

579 hits since 22 Oct 2017
©1994-2018 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

carojon23 Oct 2017 8:24 a.m. PST

This weekend was spent reacquainting ourselves with Over the Hills and playing them in a series of scenarios including this fight for the Pajar Vergara redoubt


If you would like to see more of the game then just follow the link to JJ's



Alcibiades23 Oct 2017 10:14 a.m. PST

Excellent write up. Have played a couple of games of OTH and really enjoyed them.

carojon24 Oct 2017 7:17 a.m. PST

Hi Alcibiades, thank you. They are a fun set of rules and we will be pushing them with a bigger game in the next test that will show how they can cope with more figures on the table.

adymac265024 Oct 2017 8:45 a.m. PST


marshalGreg25 Oct 2017 5:53 a.m. PST

Hello Jonathan,
What differences or attraction are present in OTH to give them a go when you have had a lot of establishment of games with C&GII, which seem to be of the same level of play, now that you have had a go with both?


carojon25 Oct 2017 6:16 a.m. PST

Hi MG,
The two sets of rules are very different yet very similar.
If you read my review of OTH written shortly after they were published I highlighted the fact that I was looking for a set of rules that would allow me to play games with my collection with friends who prefer dice driven rules over computer moderated ones.


The first thing that attracted me to OTH as a possible solution to this situation was the fact that the rules, like C&G, are very much based aground the concept of fatigue caused by combat, movement and all round stress when in close proximity to the enemy. Having played them now several times I find they tick the box for me on my fun/simulation model of analysing rules I like to use, that is I think they provide a high fun, simulation type of game, and they do it in a very slick way that makes them perfect for using them in small or large games without stressing the grey matter, something I have got used to playing C&G.

There are lots of extra rules built into OTH that you can use or leave out, as you choose. We are aiming to play some large games that work very well under C&G to see how OTH copes whilst we use all those great added rules to enhance that simulation aspect. So far we are very impressed and that is why I am very happy to play either set.

As you can see, there is no problem using either set with the collection I have created and I would happily endorse anyone thinking of giving both sets a go.


marshalGreg25 Oct 2017 8:23 a.m. PST

Thanks for the reminder JJ

I have a similar issue with the folks near me.
I think I will now look at these rules much closer as to a possible solution.


Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.