""Pig Wars" Iberian Style" Topic
All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.
For more information, see the TMP FAQ.
Back to the Pig Wars Rules Board
Areas of InterestAncients
Featured Hobby News Article
Featured Workbench Article
|kingscarbine||13 Jul 2006 3:23 a.m. PST|
Are the rules usable for cattle raiding during the Reconquista? Where can I find more info about the set?
|advocate||13 Jul 2006 4:31 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 athttp://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/PigWarriors/?yguid=37349667 though there does not seem to be a great deal of activity on it.
|westphalia||13 Jul 2006 7:15 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 Capitan||21 Jul 2006 5:42 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.)