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Lucius18 Nov 2019 5:44 p.m. PST

I'm a sucker for dedicated rules like these.

How many figures/chariots do you need to have a decent game?

For those of us who know nothing, do these give you a pair of typical armies, or a starter scenario?

Kent Reuber Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2019 8:19 p.m. PST

And how large a grid (e.g., 12x8)?

Prince Alberts Revenge18 Nov 2019 8:27 p.m. PST

Always wanted to game the Sumerians. I ordered it. Looking forward to the Pacific War set that's coming next!

gavandjosh0219 Nov 2019 2:10 p.m. PST

I can't seem to buy a copy from amazon uk or jp. I get the following message:

We are unable to ship non-digital items from amazon.co.uk to Australian shipping addresses.
Please choose a shipping address that is not in Australia to proceed. Some restrictions may still apply depending on the item.

any help appreciated.

Prince Alberts Revenge19 Nov 2019 6:46 p.m. PST

G&J: Have you tried to contact Amazon regarding the issue? I imagine thier customer service would be able to rectify the situation.

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Nov 2019 1:32 a.m. PST

@ Lucius: Units of infantry are four bases, and chariots two, so it depends upon how many figures you want on a base! I have four on a heavy base, three on a medium and two on a light, because my figures are all based for DBx, but you can do what you want, as long as they fit in the squares you choose. I tend to use 15 – 20 units a side, because that's what I've got. You can go down to 6 – 8 if you want, which is where I started. The rules have a points list so you can balance armies, but I didn't want to be prescriptive, so use what you've got. The City States changed their army composition based upon need, any way. Typically I have 2 or 3 carts aside, then 10 -12 heavy infantry, a couple of mediums like massed archers, then enough lights to screen the front of the army.

@Kent Reuber : Minimum 8 x 6, better on 12 x 8.

OB has done a good review over on his blog: link . He has then done a follow up, talking about using them for late Bronze Age.

My blog is here: link where you'll find battle reports and more on what I think I'm playing at.

@gavandjosh02: That is annoying. I'd have though .jp would have shipped. It is listed on .co..au, but is labelled as "not in stock". What about .com?

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