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Tango0120 Oct 2021 10:12 p.m. PST

… Rules 1980

Those Old Glory Days…



pfmodel22 Oct 2021 2:10 a.m. PST

I remember 6th edition vividly!

skipper John22 Oct 2021 7:10 a.m. PST

I played 6th a bunch, it was a good set of rules.

It had a cheat sheet full of Melee tactical plus 1's and then a die role. Plus die and minus die. The die role often decided the outcome.

I remember a Detroit Con where they were playing a 6th tournament and as I walked by the many tables I heard the loudest shout ever… "PLUS 3!!!!!!!." And a great cheer went up from the crowd. Too funny!

Marcus Brutus22 Oct 2021 8:52 a.m. PST

4th Edition was the first edition of WRG ancient rules that I used. We were just getting familiar with them when 5th edition came out. That kind of killed our interest.

Tango0122 Oct 2021 3:29 p.m. PST

Good memories!….


Erzherzog Johann24 Oct 2021 2:59 p.m. PST

My first games were in 5th edition. I played it a lot and I can still remember intending to create pages of standing orders but never getting around to it . . .

6th edition was a great game. 7th killed the system IMO.

I think the "Purple Primer" was written during 4th (or maybe 3rd) edition so it referred to a few things that were different to 5th ed.


Tango0124 Oct 2021 3:38 p.m. PST



Maxshadow27 Nov 2021 8:14 a.m. PST

I have the memories of so many fun games of WRG 6th edition from back then. Thank you Hancock family for hosting us every Sunday.

pfmodel29 Nov 2021 11:47 p.m. PST

You can download pdf version of WRG 1,2,3,4, 5 and 7th. I have not found 6th edition anywhere, but i do possess a copy of the rules myself.

wballard15 Dec 2021 6:25 p.m. PST

Bought a set of WRG 4th edition 'cause it was on the shelf in the game shop the guys were playing ancients. Then found out they were using 5th edition to play. :( But the 4th edition had the fantasy elements dropped from later editions :)

Tricorne197131 Dec 2021 4:45 p.m. PST

Started playing with Tony Bath rules in 1968 and then all the editions of WRG. Best was 4th. 7th was terrible.

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