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04 May 2022 4:27 p.m. PST
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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2022 2:00 p.m. PST

I've only seen 1x review here at TMP and a couple of videos on YouTube.

Anyone tried it or checked out the 2x Scrnario books?



pogoame05 May 2022 4:37 a.m. PST

at a price point of
36,99 euro for pdf and cards
+ 4,20 euro P&P
+ between 10 and 15 euro import tax
+ between 12 and 24 euro handling fee
this gives a total of between 63,19 and 80,19 euro's
you will see very few europeans play this game

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2022 9:02 a.m. PST

That's pretty crazy and unfortunate. In the US it's about $35 USD for the rules and $25 USD-$30 for each Scenario book.

It's actually the cost of the book and supplements that lead me to post this thread. Usually I would just buy rules I'm interested in but this one is kind of expensive to buy it blindly.

DeRuyter05 May 2022 9:52 a.m. PST

I played these rules last year at a virtual version of the Huzzah! convention. The game was hosted by the authors. The benefit of a virtual game since they are in Scotland I believe. The rules do allow for a quick play of WotR battles with a historical or period feel. However it did not displace my preferred set "A Coat of Steel" by TPC for period flavor. Better for quick set up and battles though.

I think the above comment is a bit harsh. That situation applies to every UK product in the EU nowadays. The PDF is 29USD and you can always just print the cards. A bit steep for PDF but I would say it is worth a buy if you are interested in the period.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2022 2:57 p.m. PST

Thanks Ruyter! I will look those up.

Personal logo Gonsalvo Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2022 6:45 p.m. PST

Here's my walk through of a (play by Zoom) game using Test of Resolve:


David and Tim will be running 5 games using ToR at Historicon in July; I will be supplying a good chunk of the figures, as baggage allowances from the UK are not very generous.


Alcibiades06 May 2022 10:24 a.m. PST

I just had my first game of ToR after purchasing the rules and scenario books when first published. Our armies were based and organized for Peter Pig's first ed. of Bloody Barons so converting units to ToR units was easy. We fought the 2nd scenario in the MRB, "3 Battles" and although neither of us had done more than skim the rules, came to a result withing a leisurely 21/2 hours. We both felt the rules scratched the WoR itch better than another set we had played. The rules are very clearly written and laid out and are virtually idiot proof. My only concern is that after multiple plays it might all be a bit repetitive. In an effort to mirror the tactics of the period, opposing "battles" (a grouping of units under a known leader) must engage the "battle" opposing until it is destroyed before it can go after units in another "battle". This will result in pretty straightforward fights with little to no manueovering. Having said that, I am eagerly looking forward to trashing the incompetent Lancasterians once again. The only other detractor from a great set of rules may be the price point. I suggest it is money well spent if you really enjoy this period and are looking for a set of rules to capture the flavour of the WoR. Hope that helps.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2022 6:19 p.m. PST

Thanks both for the info. I've purchased the basic rules and look forward to reading them and trying them out.

Just as a complete side thought, I'm curious to see how easy these will be to cover 100 Years War or Italian Wars battles.

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