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The Bibliophile16 Sep 2021 12:14 p.m. PST

For the September gathering of the Second Saturday Scrum Club, six of us gathered for our first game of To the Strongest!

The basic mechanics of the game simplify and abstract a lot of details that can bog down other rulesets. Movement is conducted on a grid (so no rulers) and every player has a card deck that takes care of everything from unit activation to combat. It all felt very intuitive, and freed us up from getting too bogged down in adjudicating the edge cases that sometimes crop up.

The rules are designed for "ancients and medieval wargaming," and the figures we had on hand put us squarely in the medieval era. In the end I liked the rules enough that I bought my own copy, and we're going to put this game on the table again at our next meeting.

You can see lots of photos and read about our game at my blog, Scrum In Miniature: link

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Again, more to see and read on this game at, Scrum In Miniature: link

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2021 2:28 p.m. PST

Yes, "To the Strongest!" is a simple game with many nuances in maneuver and scheduling when to activate units.

Jim

advocate16 Sep 2021 3:25 p.m. PST

+1 To ColCampbell on that. One of my favourite sets of rules.

Legionarius16 Sep 2021 8:09 p.m. PST

Best Ancients and Medieval set out there!

advocate16 Sep 2021 11:42 p.m. PST

I should perhaps say that I'm a fan of chips instead of cards though. I find them less intrusive, and easier to shuffle.

The Bibliophile17 Sep 2021 12:23 p.m. PST

Thanks, gents.

Curious about the chits idea. Do you just keep a bag of them to draw from? That would be less intrusive…

Dexter Ward18 Sep 2021 2:16 a.m. PST

Yes, just have a bag of 80 hits and draw from that.
I prefer chits for activation and cards for combat

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2021 7:08 a.m. PST

Do the cards have to be laid out like that?

Legionarius18 Sep 2021 2:00 p.m. PST

Chits all the way. You can make them easily or obtain ready-made ones from the Big Rd Bat shop.

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