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Cacique Caribe23 Oct 2018 5:54 p.m. PST

Has anyone ever thought of playing the gang fights, networks of thieves and old family feuds in Verona*, or Florence, or the Italian Renaissance city of your choice?

Perhaps with clashes taking place around town squares, fountains, dark alleys, markets, and even down in the sewers.

Ever been done?

Just curious.

Dan
* Where Romeo and Juliet is supposed to take place.

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Cacique Caribe23 Oct 2018 6:14 p.m. PST

Or the vendettas could take place in plazas, markets, alleys and sewers in Rome. :)

And all the while, evading confrontation with the authorities.

Dan

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Thresher0123 Oct 2018 6:19 p.m. PST

I'll bet the latter footage inspired someone to help the high-ranking Chinese guy in Macau to the ground.

Nic Robson23 Oct 2018 6:27 p.m. PST

Check our Brutal from Mana Press, coming very soon.
Eureka have figures awaiting release for them too.
Nic EUREKA MINIATURES

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 6:34 p.m. PST

Dan, I think of doing this every time I read Romeo and Juliet with my freshmen. And seeing the new Eureka sculpts some time back has only fueled the desire.

advocate24 Oct 2018 3:35 a.m. PST

Do you bite your thumb at me, sir?

bogdanwaz24 Oct 2018 5:46 a.m. PST

No, sir. I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir.

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bogdanwaz24 Oct 2018 5:49 a.m. PST

I haven't had the chance to game it yet but am planning on it. I have run a convention game set in Elizabethan London using the Frostgrave rules.

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FatherOfAllLogic24 Oct 2018 6:05 a.m. PST

You can start with En Garde for sword combat.

Vigilant24 Oct 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

Working on a Venice-esque local using 4 Ground buildings and insulating foam land masses. Just got the paving/walls for the land masses in the form of wallpaper. Need to cut up the foam to the right size, cad it and I'm set to go. Looking at using Ghost Archipelago and similar figures and Open Combat rules.

Zephyr124 Oct 2018 8:54 p.m. PST

According to contemporary accounts, most of the action took place at night. And the favorite dumping ground for bodies was a river. So, lots of sneaking around and ambushes in the pursuit of private vendettas, feuds, & murder (carrying it out in the day time was frowned upon…)

poiter5024 Oct 2018 9:28 p.m. PST

The Carnevale LS will have a lot of suitable figures and buildings although set somewhat later.

advocate24 Oct 2018 11:29 p.m. PST

Bogdanwaz, well played! And we'll painted.

Malatesta150025 Oct 2018 1:54 a.m. PST

A great case study on such feuds at the start of the 16th Century: link
Definitely worth the read

Condottiere25 Oct 2018 11:47 a.m. PST

A great case study on such feuds at the start of the 16th Century:

I would agree. Written by one of my undergraduate professors of Renaissance History.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Oct 2018 4:15 p.m. PST

We've played Montague vs Capulet guerilla wars.

Cacique Caribe26 Oct 2018 7:00 a.m. PST

Etotheipi: "Montague vs Capulet guerilla wars"

That's perfect. That's the starting point I was hoping would be the basis for the games, the literary examples, and then throw in a few "historical" ones 1) to temper them with realism and 2) to expand the gaming options/parameters even more.

Did yours play out like a "campaign game", with the results of one clash setting the stage for the next one(s)?

Dan
PS. Escalation of conflict, with spectators and other allies eventually becoming new participants, is always good in our hobby, even if it doesn't always fit historical record. :)

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Bowman28 Oct 2018 7:31 p.m. PST

Play some En Garde and play this in the background for "Gangs of Verona".

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Cacique Caribe29 Oct 2018 8:39 p.m. PST

Wow! Beautifully played too.

Thanks

Dan

Cacique Caribe31 Oct 2018 9:40 p.m. PST

Nic Robson: "Check our Brutal from Mana Press, coming very soon."

Congrats on the release today!

TMP link

Dan
PS. By the way, guys, I think this is one of the best and most focused stares in the entire film (R&J1968, Zeffirelli's):

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