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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 Dec 2018 12:33 p.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

How Many Sets of WAS/SYW Rules Do You Currently Own?

23% said "none"
15% (tie) said "1" or "2"
12% said "5"

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Dec 2018 1:17 p.m. PST

Well, there wasn't a 20+ option….

Cavcmdr06 Dec 2018 4:36 p.m. PST

I have 10+ but I only play King of the Battlefield.

nsolomon9906 Dec 2018 4:46 p.m. PST

Cavcmdr, may I ask what you you like about King of the Battlefield?

I too have 10+ sets, none of which really captures the flavour of the period for me.

Command & Control is a key element for me. It was very different than the Napoleonic period. Commands were sometime formed into "Columns" (mainly Austrian's trying to co-ordinate attacks, such as at Hockirch) and sometimes into "Lines" – we read that so & so had command of the first line and so & so had command of the second line. Sometimes cavalry was divided into "wings" or large groups of regiments. Sometimes brigades or groupings in reserve. Sometime a command was the whole of the infantry – the Old Dessauer was often given this under Frederick.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Dec 2018 4:57 p.m. PST

Might & Reason is one I like for Grandt Tactical games, and is largely focused on Command and Control.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Dec 2018 4:58 p.m. PST
carne6807 Dec 2018 5:54 p.m. PST

Difficult question. Was the poll referring to rules specific to the period like Warfare in the Age of Reason or something like Black Powder or Sharpe Practice that could apply to the period?

bobblanchett11 Dec 2018 10:56 p.m. PST

Yeah, I'd like to see a really good breakdown of KotB

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 2:09 p.m. PST

What the poll was referring to doesn't always enter into it around here!

I voted 1, for the rules I use to play FIW and would use for continental games if I ever expand my collection = Donnybrook.

von Schwartz16 Dec 2018 4:32 p.m. PST

If you have that many rule sets, how in the H@ll do you decide how to base your figures?!?

von Schwartz17 Dec 2018 3:54 p.m. PST

Wait a minute!!! 23+15+12=50, where the other 50%?

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