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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2020 12:10 p.m. PST

" There is currently quite an interesting discussion on the Facebook 17th century wargaming group concerning ECW wargames rules. What is fascinating about it is how few of the posters actually mention the period when they are extolling the virtues of their favourite set. Mechanisms – often Simplicity sometimes but rarely if ever the actual period. You would thin it would appear once in a while. But that is the "dark heart" of today's wargaming – it is ALL about game and rarely if ever about the period being gamed…."




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BillyNM14 Oct 2020 9:51 p.m. PST

Wow this is an old post, but units with deep pike blocks and shallow shot wings still abound – I hate ‘em.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2020 11:25 a.m. PST



Lapsang16 Oct 2020 4:25 a.m. PST

This reminds me a little of my old Wargames Club and many debates there concerning Ancients Wargames. There would be lengthy discussions concerning (for instance) what would happen were highly motivated heavy cavalry to charge a unit of infantry armed with heavy-throwing weapons, swords, and shields under WRG rules.

The fact that the foot units were 1st Century BC Roman Legionaries and the cavalry were Norman Knights from a thousand years later never seemed to cross anyone's mind…

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