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acatcalledelvis02 Dec 2016 4:04 a.m. PST

I played my first game of 'To the Strongest' the other day – pitting British against Romans. I wrote the game down as it happened, more as a way of learning and understanding the rules (it seemed to have worked!). Look here if you are interested:




mbsparta02 Dec 2016 5:45 a.m. PST

Great battle and rules report. I have all the "stuff" for TtS … and have played a few games. We are trying it again in a couple weeks.

For a simple game there are a lot of decision points that happen from turn to turn.

Mike B

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2016 5:53 a.m. PST

Nicely done AAR to show how the game works

MikeBrn02 Dec 2016 6:17 a.m. PST

That's a really good write-up. Thanks.

One thing that reads like you may have done it incorrectly is that to rally you need to pass the activation and then take a rally test – it sounded like you might have removed the disorder just for passing the activation.

We are playing a 560 point TTS game tomorrow (about 280 per side) on a 18 x 12 grid mat. Promises to be fun.

acatcalledelvis02 Dec 2016 6:36 a.m. PST

Ah thank you MikeBrn – Yes I have done that wrong – oops!

MikeBrn02 Dec 2016 6:57 a.m. PST

I made a few more errors than that in my first game :-)

Glad you liked the rules as I think they are a really good set – the only problem is they are responsible for me spending a fortune on figures and mats in different sizes to use.


mollinary02 Dec 2016 8:52 a.m. PST

You and me, both, Mike! But they are so much fun. And at present I am so lucky to be working with Simon to modify them for the ECW, and my collection of 10mm figures has had more outings on the tabletop in the last six months than it had in the previous twenty years!


vtsaogames02 Dec 2016 9:51 a.m. PST

I like TTS. Our only issue is that DBA size armies are a little fiddly on the mat, and most of our armies are that size. One of these days we'll do a larger game with Normans and Saxons, where we can field a couple hundred per side.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Dec 2016 9:59 a.m. PST

Always great to see a horde of frothing Celts charging across a table!

Paradoxically I spend all my time writing rules and posting out gridded mats so I rarely get to play! Should be lots of gaming next year, though, especially ECW. :-)

acatcalledelvis02 Dec 2016 10:03 a.m. PST

Looking forward to the ECW version – its another favourite period of mine

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2016 3:02 p.m. PST

We've enjoyed TtS! and will be playing another game pitting the Normanno-Italians against the Papal forces on Dec. 17.

We're also helping Simon with the ECW set and have had two interesting games in that era.


mghFond02 Dec 2016 9:49 p.m. PST

Glad to see another convert to a really fun set of rules. I made that same mistake too for awhile in the Rally rules until Scrivs showed me how it is correctly done.
I also have been spending more money on troops and mats, recently I bought a grasslands mat and have been madly painting Mongols and Chinese for my next ancients endeavor.

Codsticker03 Dec 2016 11:31 a.m. PST

I made the same mistake with the rally activation. I think it is a common mistake as in most rules activation is automatic and the rally is a test. I think our gaming brain mistakes the successful activation for the successful rally.

I am also looking forward to the ECW supplement. I have inherited all Bluebear's ECW so between our 2 collections I have quite a few minis.

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