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Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 2:42 a.m. PST

I came across the original Battlesystem rules the other day sorting out my bookshelf with a Combat Result Table on the back and figured I hadn't used one in ages.

They used to be a staple in Miniature Games almost as much as they still are in Board Wargames, but they have been mostly replaced by various modifiers to a die roll or varying your dice pool and/or opposite die rolls.

So, does your miniature ruleset still have CRT's ?

Jim Selzer05 Mar 2018 2:49 a.m. PST

In the past year

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 2:51 a.m. PST

Land combat rules I like mostly have them as I prefer them to the cruder modified die roll.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 3:33 a.m. PST

Frequently throughout the year.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 4:54 a.m. PST

Since when do I have "a" miniature rule set?

But in answer to your subject and not your question, eight or nine days ago. Ogre. I'm planning to standardize the SF microarmor on that system.

Personal logo freerangeegg Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 5:05 a.m. PST


Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 5:08 a.m. PST

Frequently; they are still a staple in many miniature rules.

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 5:19 a.m. PST

I too played Ogre about 3 weeks ago…..

BUT I will admit, seeing the letters CRT put a smile on my face….

JimDuncanUK05 Mar 2018 5:48 a.m. PST

I thought you meant Cathode Ray Tube.

bridget midget the return05 Mar 2018 5:55 a.m. PST

Me too Jim

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 6:01 a.m. PST

Just now. I'm playing WRG Ancients


Garth in the Park05 Mar 2018 6:49 a.m. PST

On TMP somebody could post, "When's the last time you drove a Ford Model T?" and every poster would say, "I have one in my garage and just took it to the dry cleaners yesterday!"

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 7:00 a.m. PST

ditto Jim Duncan


VCarter Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 7:15 a.m. PST

What's kinda funny about this is in my home grown space ship game both ships use 1d6 with modifiers of 1 to 5 to determine the outcome of combat. Just last year I took the matrix and put it into a CRT.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 7:34 a.m. PST


Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 7:58 a.m. PST

For miniatures games…can't remember. A long, long time ago. 2 decades?

For boardgames, last year.

Oberlindes Sol LIC05 Mar 2018 8:08 a.m. PST

I think that I last used a combat results table in a miniatures game more recently than a cathode ray tube, but I am not sure.

The last time that I can remember using a combat results table was when playing Fifth Frontier War several years ago.

21eRegt05 Mar 2018 8:29 a.m. PST

A couple times a year.

Personal logo Martian Root Canal Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 10:33 a.m. PST

Three weeks ago.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 11:20 a.m. PST

How can there NOT be a CRT in a game? Even if you have memorized how many dice you need, or the factors or modifiers, you are still consulting it in your mind.

cameronian05 Mar 2018 11:36 a.m. PST

Oh, not a Cathode Ray Tube then?

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 12:07 p.m. PST

Used one in my intro-to-wargaming rules for plastic Army Men games. Still playing those rules, still consulting the CRT, every game. Got a new recruit with the game, several months ago. He wants to play a big game, around once a month. Made my rules fast, and furious -- figures die often, and usually in large numbers, with a couple of rolls of 2d6. Roll for To Hit, then roll Casualties, per the firepower, and the range category. Simple, effective, fast, and fun. Opposing die rolls would only slow things down, and that would deflate the enjoyment of the fast-paced game.

I have no issues with a quick and dirty CRT game mechanic. It works, and it works quite well, quite fast, and quite efficiently. Cheers!

Martin Rapier05 Mar 2018 12:19 p.m. PST

I hate long lists of dice modifiers, so I turn them into a CRT.

I'm doing one right now so I last used one a few minutes ago.

Different people process information in different ways. Give me a nice, neat table any day.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 12:36 p.m. PST


RobSmith05 Mar 2018 12:49 p.m. PST

Bloody Big Battle is a favorite set, so used them within the last three months.

And, yes, I also immediately thought of cathode ray tube, too.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 2:51 p.m. PST

Regularly with Ogre.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 3:37 p.m. PST

combat result table – last month teaching the retro +/32 game SWMBO

cathode ray tube – last week on the range

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 4:17 p.m. PST

Yesterday. I much prefer a CRT to other combat resolution system.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 9:30 p.m. PST

All the time. What do you use?

Chuckaroobob08 Mar 2018 7:38 a.m. PST

A couple years ago playing Designer's Ed Ogre.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 4:38 p.m. PST

Last month when playing Ogre with a friend. Though really, after a while you don't need to consult the CRT, just know the odds.

RudyNelson08 Mar 2018 5:39 p.m. PST

Anything that tells you what the chance to hit is, is considered a CRT.
They come in many forms not just the classic boardgame unit affects.

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