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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Jun 2018 10:45 a.m. PST

Do you use 'heroes' in your historical miniature wargames?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Jun 2018 11:02 a.m. PST


Since the timbre of a QILS game is more in the scenario development and design than in the "rules", which are a bare template, you can design your units to accommodate that one dude who … well … it's just his day, today.

Both designated and created heroes. Designated = identified and statted out to be heroic prior to the start of the game. Maybe a 4X or even 10X regular dude level. Created are when a pseudo-random event can reverse the killing of a regular Joe and turn them (possibly temporarily) into an uber-dude.

Typically, the designated hero would be a senior leader in the force whereas a created hero would be a junior nco or rifleman who gets "elevated".

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

With the Sword and Flame

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2018 7:08 p.m. PST


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2018 5:10 a.m. PST


Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2018 6:17 a.m. PST

In my Vietnam games using FNG:2nd Tour, I do not use the rules they have for what are called Stars (heroes by another name), but I do give extra powers to any Medal of Honor recipients when I am playing a scenario they were in.

Occasionally I do it for non MoH recipients like Bo Gritz.


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2018 6:27 a.m. PST


Dynaman878904 Jun 2018 6:11 a.m. PST

I play scenarios so if the "hero" was there I would. Can't recall ever having any named personality in a scenario I've played however.

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