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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Mar 2022 7:15 a.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

Do you use the points system for composing forces when playing Warlord Games' Bolt Action?

23% said "yes, I use the points system"
10% said "no, I do not use the points system"

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2022 7:53 a.m. PST

But 66% of the respondents said they don't play Bolt Action.


dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2022 7:14 p.m. PST

But of the 34% who do play Bolt Action 23% use the points system

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Mr Elmo26 Mar 2022 4:51 a.m. PST

Life is too short to play your buddy's Brain Fart scenario that they promised was balanced this time.

All games should have Points.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2022 6:00 a.m. PST

I guess all games can have points, but that doesn't mean that the points should be equal.

Old Contemptible17 Apr 2022 11:45 p.m. PST

I prefer historical scenarios whenever possible. But since some in my club insist on points, I play along so as to get them to participate in my historical scenarios. For me points systems are a pain to use. You use the victory conditions to balance the scenario. Not every battle is equal, one side or the other almost always has an advantage, otherwise why fight the battle?

codiver19 Apr 2022 6:51 a.m. PST

Points systems do seem to be a contentious issue. There are many gamers for whom not having one is a big deal. I admittedly would characterize them as lazy, but then I like doing scenarios – at least for the periods I am really interested in (e.g. FIW/SYW, AWI, & WWII). If there is a points system, I just treat it as another resource to help me "balance" the scenario's victory conditions.

Somewhat hypocritically, when I infrequently play ancients, it is almost always a points-based tournament style game. In which case the one comment I would have is, if you are going to have a points system, especially for tournament style games, it had better actually work.

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