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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian30 Jan 2019 9:08 p.m. PST

Do you like to play the same battle, using different rulesets?

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2019 10:18 p.m. PST

I have played the same battle in a different period, with different rules and figures. I did Placenoit with a Napoleonic set of rules. Later I did Placenoit with 1870 armies using "They Died For Glory."


Dexter Ward31 Jan 2019 2:10 a.m. PST

Sure. We've fought Plataea with WRG, DBA, DBM, Field of Glory, Sword & SPear and To the Strongest. We've fought Albuera with Shako, Fire & Fury Napoleonic, Lasalle. Hondeghem 1940 with Rapid Fire, IABSM and Battlefront WW2.
A good scenario works in any rules, and it is often interesting to see how different rules work out.

advocate31 Jan 2019 2:22 a.m. PST

I have done so in the past. Not recently.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2019 4:34 a.m. PST

I've done it. It's a good way to test rules.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2019 5:34 a.m. PST

I have done it,to test rules out.

Personal logo Shaun Travers Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2019 5:53 a.m. PST

Yes, love it. But not done it recently.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Jan 2019 6:25 a.m. PST

No aversion to this, but it is not something I seek out to do.

We replay a lot of battles. A good scenario should have the depth for replay. When I write scenarios, they usually have options and pseudo random conditions in the setup, as well as variants.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2019 6:36 a.m. PST

Like etotheipi, have done it but something we try to do

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2019 6:40 a.m. PST

Concur about a great way to test rules

Stryderg31 Jan 2019 6:55 a.m. PST

At a convention, one game was a Battle of Peleliu using 6mm Command Decision rules. The next table over was my game of a Battle at Peleliu using 20mm Nuts! rules. The action on our tabletop occurred in one hex on the other table.

Whirlwind31 Jan 2019 6:59 a.m. PST

Yes, I do it a fair bit.

deanoware31 Jan 2019 8:07 a.m. PST

Something I have thought of doing for some time.

rustymusket31 Jan 2019 9:55 a.m. PST

It sounds interesting, but I have never done it.

21eRegt31 Jan 2019 10:17 a.m. PST

Only a couple of times, as a trial of rules under consideration.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2019 11:07 a.m. PST

Well, with a collection of 100 Days campaign armies, I'll be playing those battles with whatever Napoleonic rules I'm trying out.

oldnorthstate31 Jan 2019 11:51 a.m. PST

At Cold Wars on Friday night Chris Hughes will be running a 28mm Tarawa beach landing game using beautifully done terrain boards and using Chain of Command. I will run the game the next morning using Bolt Action…it will be interesting to compare and contrast now the game plays.

surdu200501 Feb 2019 2:32 p.m. PST

The HAWKs have been fighting the same Napoleonic battle with three different sets of rules at the HMGS East conventions going back a year or two. Interestingly enough, the outcomes seem pretty similar.

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