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KeepYourPowderDry20 Nov 2022 10:12 p.m. PST

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Dexter Ward21 Nov 2022 3:45 a.m. PST

I'm not sure why you think it is mainly for competitions. I have only ever done historical battles with the rules, and they work well for that, just like DBA and DBM which people also often say are only for equal points battles.

Stosstruppen21 Nov 2022 5:24 a.m. PST

I always thought these one of the better sets of rules for the period, along with Gush. Unlike the ancients rules of the same name, I found these easy to grasp and get into. I have never played competition games with FOG:R only historical, and I found they worked very well. Finding players may be another issue. Personally, I prefer a complete set of rules, rather than the tool box approach.

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2022 6:16 a.m. PST

We found the rules to be pretty comprehensive for the period and it is a well done rule book. The issue was that every player REALLY needs their own copy of the rules as there's no way to go over every possible maneuver, circumstance, trick, etc., for a friendly group game. Also,, the game seemed to go at a slower pace, but then it could be because its not really designed for 4-8 players, which is most of what we do on club nights.

nickinsomerset21 Nov 2022 7:05 a.m. PST

In the Wargames Shed we have played plenty of large games, and over the last couple of years taken part in large multi player games of Marston Moor, very successfully,

Tally Ho!

KeepYourPowderDry21 Nov 2022 7:05 a.m. PST

Dexter – I don't think that the rules are mainly competition rules. They, like every other set of rules, can be used howsoever one wishes. In reality these are a very popular set of competition rules, so it is only fair to mention that.

The reason that they are popular for competitive play is that they are very prescriptive. The complete opposite of 'toolbox' rules such as Pike and Shotte.

Aegiscg47 – a very pertinent point!

Lascaris21 Nov 2022 9:01 a.m. PST

I've always been a fan of the FOG rulesets. We still use them for ancients and tweak FOG:R for Sengoku Samurai.

Shardik21 Nov 2022 11:35 a.m. PST

I found FOG:R to be a more enjoyable set to paly than FOG:AM. Not sure why, possibly because there is more shooting happening in FOG:R. I found multi-unit melees in FOG:AM to be horribly tedious.

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