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kingscarbine13 Jul 2006 4:23 a.m. PST

Are the rules usable for cattle raiding during the Reconquista? Where can I find more info about the set?

advocate13 Jul 2006 5:31 a.m. PST

Perfectly useable, within its own boundaries. It is a skirmish game on a one-to-one basis. It has a fairly simple combat system, which nevertheless works. Players get points for the amount of loot stolen or retained, as well as casualties inflicted. There are rules (as I recall) for herding livestock which would definitely be relevant.
It's quite good for multi-player games with each player having a group of 20 figures a side, but players can handle multiple groups as well – included in the book are a few scenarios ranging from multi-player mayhem to 'the battle of Hastings'.
In the UK you can get it from Caliver Books (11.50); the a yahoo group PigWarriors is at though there does not seem to be a great deal of activity on it.

westphalia13 Jul 2006 8:15 a.m. PST

My Reconquista collection is used solely *for* Pig Wars. Loads of fun. Don't overdo it on armored cavalry, though, because they have a tendency to clear the board.

If you stick to the kinds of raiders and victims that would have been likely in and around a raid, you'll be fine.

Gran Capitan21 Jul 2006 6:42 a.m. PST

Ditto for Pig Wars. For the booty—i.e. cattle, pigs and sheep—try ERTL 1:64 "Farm Animals." You can play with them right out of the box since they come painted. Later on you can paint them at leisure. (I spray paint them on a basic color and touch up for a very nice and quick look.)

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