| BigRedBat ||24 Nov 2014 4:20 a.m. PST|
This Friday (28/11) I'll be publishing an innovative set of Ancient and Medieval wargames rules called "To the Strongest!"
This week, in a short series of posts in the lead up to publication, I'll be describing the rules on my blog. The first post is here:-
The rules will be released as a 68 page PDF for a price of £9.99 GBP. They include numerous illustrations of games and miniatures, diagrams and examples. They can be run on an iPad or similar tablet, or printed out and bound.
I do hope that you will find them interesting!
|olicana||24 Nov 2014 4:30 a.m. PST|
Well done Simon, anyone interested in ancient and medieval gaming should take a look at these. Your games are legendary.
|KTravlos||24 Nov 2014 4:36 a.m. PST|
Well done indeed. A great set.
|The Colonel ||24 Nov 2014 5:42 a.m. PST|
Having played these rules at a Wargames Holiday event, I fully support the above comments. Good rules which produce a good, entertaining game. And very flexible for scale and base size. I'll certainly be getting a copy.
|Caliban ||24 Nov 2014 5:59 a.m. PST|
Good stuff, and congratulations on publishing them. LOTS of work there!
|wargame insomniac||24 Nov 2014 7:05 a.m. PST|
Well done Simon. Sure it will be great for all your hard work to pay off. Best wishes.
|LEGION 1950 ||24 Nov 2014 7:20 a.m. PST|
Simon, good luck and we will be using these rules next Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers Mike
| BigRedBat ||24 Nov 2014 7:43 a.m. PST|
Hi Mike, that is very cool- I'll look out for the game on your blog. I do hope you have fun! Mail me with any questions.
|Terrement ||24 Nov 2014 7:56 a.m. PST|
Had an early look at a "beta" version, and I think these are well worth a detailed look. Well written, very understandable, good use of examples and diagrams. I think it also captures that intangible of having the right "feel" to it.
|HarryHotspurEsq||24 Nov 2014 9:00 a.m. PST|
I'll have to take a peek at these :)
|Big Red ||24 Nov 2014 10:33 a.m. PST|
| BigRedBat ||24 Nov 2014 10:47 a.m. PST|
Harry, I am very curious to see them played with 6mm minis, especially very pretty 6mm minis…
|Dark Knights And Bloody Dawns ||24 Nov 2014 12:34 p.m. PST|
And they even work well with Parthians!
| BigRedBat ||25 Nov 2014 3:06 a.m. PST|
You are going to have to show me those Parthians, Nigel! Any photos?
|HarryHotspurEsq||25 Nov 2014 3:46 a.m. PST|
Simon, I know you use LOTS of units in your games, but can the rules also function with the fewer units that we mortals can field? My Seleukids have around 28 units or so (including skirmishers etc) I think.
My regular Roman, Carthaginian and Spartan opponents have about the same.
| BigRedBat ||25 Nov 2014 4:13 a.m. PST|
The rules have been designed to address both two player games on a 6x4 or smaller and also the huge games I run at shows. I recommend that each player has at least eight units, and ideally around a dozen. Your 28 units would be enough for two (or even three) forces.
What are the base widths of your units, please?
|Temporary like Achilles ||25 Nov 2014 7:29 a.m. PST|
These will be a cracking set of rules. Looking forward to Friday!
| BigRedBat ||25 Nov 2014 8:23 a.m. PST|
Thanks Aaron, proof-reader extraordinaire!
|HarryHotspurEsq||25 Nov 2014 1:55 p.m. PST|
Simon – most units are 80mm wide, but small units (for HC) are 40mm wide.
| BigRedBat ||25 Nov 2014 2:04 p.m. PST|
Thanks Harry- you could use a 10cm or 12cm square box, big enough to take a playing card, or use the small playing card chits that Warbases make.