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Stew art Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2021 8:36 a.m. PST

Hello Dark Ages fans!

I recently tried out the free rules produced by LittleWars TV called Ravenfeast in a solo game. Wrote about on the blog that you can see here:
link

some fun pics:




You don't really need a review since the rules are free. In my minds reviews are more for helping decide if you want to but something. But the game plays pretty good. It's a tad simple, which it sets out to be. Even then I think some things can be explained a little more: can you do a shieldwall in rough terrain? Obstacles need some more fleshing out about when fights continue across them.

The only think that I found strange (to my veteran gamer mind) is that miniatures are basically stuck in a combat until one dies, which means it can go on and on and on…
I had 2 powerful characters engage each other in turn 2 and just spent the whole game bashing away at each other while being left behind.

Overall though; it's a fun simple game that does what it sets out to do. It's well done.

-Stew

6mmACW02 Apr 2021 8:51 a.m. PST

Nice looking game! One note to remember for a future game--any model may disengage from a combat at any time. You're never locked in. There is, of course, a penalty in the rules for disengaging (the enemy gets one free swing at you!).

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2021 11:00 a.m. PST

thanks 6mmACW.

On the blog post I do mention the disengage move and the free swing / chance to wound. I should of mentioned it here as well.

it's not so much that you are stuck, but risk being taken out of the game, which might be a high risk depending on stats of the miniature.

I had a Viking Champion (melee 4 and armor 4) fighting a Saxon Lord (melee 5 and armor 5) and neither thought it would be a good idea to disengage since the free hit seemed likely. They basically just bashed away at each other the entire game while the focus of the game moved away from them. of course it didn't help that each kept making the armor save.

But still; I enjoyed the rules and thought it was well done. thanks for checking it out.

-Stew

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