|Gonsalvo||26 Sep 2015 4:50 a.m. PST|
We played our first game with these rules and enjoyed them a lot. I haven't seen many reviews that really discuss the mechanics of the rules in detail, so I made an effort to do that, including a step by step walk through of the last player turn of the game.
Report and many more pictures on my blog at:
|KTravlos ||26 Sep 2015 6:25 a.m. PST|
|davbenbak ||26 Sep 2015 7:51 a.m. PST|
|Big Red ||26 Sep 2015 8:49 a.m. PST|
|Dan Beattie||26 Sep 2015 11:44 a.m. PST|
Too bad this fine set of rules is not played at US conventions.
|R Brown||26 Sep 2015 4:54 p.m. PST|
4 & 8. … I'll take a card.
|Emperorbaz||27 Sep 2015 2:23 a.m. PST|
Great write up, very thorough
| BigRedBat ||28 Sep 2015 9:35 a.m. PST|
Great looking game, Peter!
Hi Dan, I believe it has been played at some US conventions; there is also talk of a big Clontarf display game in the spring. An early prototype of the horse and musket version recently had an outing at Recruits in Kansas.
|Red Beard Baron ||06 Oct 2015 10:04 a.m. PST|
Splendid rules, They really do handle the maniple system better than any other rule set I have encountered.
Great write up! The asinine Centricus should have known better than fight Hannibal on open ground. I myself prefer to employ Fabian tactics against Carthaginian armies…in that I sneak out the back before the game begins and enjoy pint at the nearest pub.
|Gonsalvo||07 Oct 2015 10:06 a.m. PST|
I agree, the special mechanism Simon has used for the Manipular armies is elegant; with more practice the Roman player should be able to make better use of manipular tactics.
I suspect Centricus was feeling that open ground was a good thing for Rome – no place for Hannibal to place one of his dreaded ambushes!
<Of course, in fact it was laziness on the part of the host (moi), feeling that dealing with the rules for terrain set up and battlefield effects might be more than we wanted for a fairly sizable first game!>
| BigRedBat ||08 Oct 2015 5:30 a.m. PST|
Some people find the single-hit nature of the small Roman units in TtS! a bit scary, but the depth of the line (4 ranks of units) gives it a lot of resilience. The organisation is described here:
|Queen Catherine||24 Nov 2015 7:59 a.m. PST|
Peter, great AAR very helpful, best one I've found , yet!
|Queen Catherine||24 Nov 2015 3:22 p.m. PST|
Just want to add that every time I hear the title, I want to add, "…but that's the sure way to bet."
|Gonsalvo||24 Nov 2015 3:54 p.m. PST|
QC – glad you found it helpful. I definitely need to play again soon, probably with a different pair of armies.
|colin knight||25 Nov 2015 6:29 p.m. PST|
Very detailed and helpful. I plan on some solo Biblical encounters.