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Temporary like Achilles Inactive Member01 Apr 2015 9:24 p.m. PST

Got in a game of Simon Miller's To the Strongest! rules last night with my offsider who came down from Osaka.

Report is here, if anyone is interested. link

It's a good set of rules.



monger01 Apr 2015 11:04 p.m. PST

Awesome. I'll check your link.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Apr 2015 3:12 a.m. PST

Thanks Aaron; great looking armies, and delightful to see some of my veterans on the table!

Best, Simon

williamb02 Apr 2015 3:51 a.m. PST

Nicely done

normsmith Inactive Member02 Apr 2015 7:00 a.m. PST

I like the look of that. Nice to see the author comment on your blog.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2015 7:44 a.m. PST

Great looking game. I really like TtS.

Captain Cook02 Apr 2015 9:10 a.m. PST

A fine report and pics, certainly going to give TtS a try when the printed version is available.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Apr 2015 11:30 a.m. PST

Thanks chaps!

Hi Captain Cook, I am pleased to report that the printed version is with the printers and will be released at Salute (and by post shortly afterwards). I'll put up more detail next week.

Captain Cook02 Apr 2015 11:41 a.m. PST

Grand news Simon, looking forward to them.

Temporary like Achilles Inactive Member03 Apr 2015 3:48 a.m. PST

Yes, good rules Simon. Well done! Thanks all for looking.


sumerandakkad Inactive Member03 Apr 2015 1:49 p.m. PST

A nice looking battle and good descriptive report.
I am curious as to how the veteran pike manoeuvred in front of the right most pike phalanx under the gaze of the Romans without being charged.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Apr 2015 3:08 p.m. PST

Looks to me like the first phalanx retired, and the second moved diagonally into the space. These would both be difficult moves, in the context of the rules, with around a 50% chance of success. Presumably both activations succeeded; if either had failed the Romans would have charged (and likely broken) the phalanx that retreated.

Temporary like Achilles Inactive Member03 Apr 2015 4:10 p.m. PST

The veteran phalanx got in there by virtue of a a diagonal attack which broke the hastati (or perhaps principes, I forget which) and then allowed an advance after combat.

We may actually have been doing difficult moves wrong – we were only asking 1 pip more than for a standard move. I must check that again.

Maxshadow03 Apr 2015 5:11 p.m. PST

Enjoyed the report. Great looking armies.

Temporary like Achilles Inactive Member03 Apr 2015 7:46 p.m. PST

And here's Luke's take on the action as well.


Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Apr 2015 1:53 a.m. PST

Hi Aaron, that makes sense! Luke explains what happened very well.

Yes you had it right about the difficult activations, that'll teach me to post very late in the evening. :-)

Best, Simon

sumerandakkad Inactive Member06 Apr 2015 11:58 a.m. PST

Yes, I can see how that works now. A difficult manoeuvre to pull off.

1815Guy22 May 2015 12:09 p.m. PST

I was just wondering the best way to handle the grid system. It's an unusual set up, and of course nobody in the club has a gridded playing surface….

Any ideas, chaps? I'd like to get a set of the rules and try them out…..

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP22 May 2015 1:24 p.m. PST

Hi 1815 Guy,

There are quite a few ways to tackle it. I tend to mark my boards and cloths with a tiny black dot at the grid intersections; this is quite adequate.

For a temporary solution, I have seen people stick a small Silflor tuft onto a cloth or table at the intersections. In the recent game at the Wargames Holiday Centre, we used tiny balls of blu tack, positioned by eye on the tables. It took under 10 minutes to mark a table up.

Hope one of these will suit- drop me a lien if you have any questions.

Best, Simon

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