Help support TMP


POLL: Ancients - Do Rules Matter?


219 votes were cast.


Back to POLLS home page


Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP writes:

I think that some ancient rules are very good for some ancient periods and fail utterly at others.

For example warmaster. A great game. I think it does a good job with romans, medieval stuff and a few other periods. But it fails utterly when it comes to hoplite warfare. It just doesn't work very well for doing 6th and 5th century hoplite battles.

It also doesn't work well with light horse armies, but few rules that try to create how those fought do a good job and provide for an interesting game.

So I say yes. Yes indeed.


Back to the Homepage



1,604 hits since 9 Mar 2009
©1994-2017 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

If you were a member of this website, you could participate in website polls. Would you like a free membership?

VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes
126
58%
bar of chart
no
46
21%
bar of chart
no opinion
16
7%
bar of chart
not an Ancients gamer
31
14%
bar of chart
POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

I've been reading the write-ups in Slingshot that report on the attempts to play historical battles using various rulesets... and my impression is that all the rules are doing a good job of simulating history. I certainly don't recall reading about any abject failures to give an historical result.

So - is it true that it matters which Ancients ruleset you use, if all will provide a plausible result when playing historical match-ups?