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Started by Rob Farley, December 15, 2016, 11:54:26 pm
Quote from: Daniel Phillips on December 16, 2016, 01:49:41 pm Each unit must test to act each turn but if you fail any activation roll your turn ends which means with a bit of bad luck your whole army does nothing for 3 turns.
Quote from: Pippa Peile on December 16, 2016, 11:50:02 amOsprey rules are a good option as cheap, easy to play and easily accessible. Also don't require huge model counts so there's a possibility we may actually be playing with fully painted armies ;)Having said that, I'm quite happy to try any rules that suit you but if there are rules that less people are familiar with or are less easy to get hold of, it will probably put more work onto your shoulders.
Quote from: Pippa Peile on December 16, 2016, 11:50:02 amAs far as campaign rules, I think it lends itself to a more narrative style of campaign. I'd be interested to see something perhaps with multi players allied to each other, similar to how historical campaigns like Gary's Waterloo campaign are run, but that of course depends on how many want to take part. I'm far less interested in league tables of who is the best player etc as it can get very boring when the same people win or lose all the time (It works fine in stand alone games to have a league table like BA, I just see this as being more about the story, probably because I love the books) The other advantage to running it more like a historical campaign is it is easier for people to dip in and out if there is the odd week people can't make and having multi players per "team" takes the pressure off less experienced players so they can just concentrate on enjoying the game. I do appreciate not everyone thinks like this though!For myself, I see campaigns as a chance to play a ruleset regularly, so that I get to know some of the more subtle points, really just an excuse to play games! But of course what you are proposing here is games tied together by probably my favourite books as a theme, and that's pretty damn exciting whatever you decide to go with ;D
Quote from: Daniel Phillips on December 16, 2016, 02:04:44 pmWorse than Black Powder, at least with that you could still role for another command after a fail.A house ruled version could be good, other than the activation Dragon Rampant is a nice system.
Quote from: Rob Farley on December 17, 2016, 12:45:56 amWar and Conquest is the other end of the scale and is most suited to big battles with massed armies. Perfect for what I'm imagining, but it's a big outlay for people to get those armies together (and, as you say, painted). Plus, the rulebook is more expensive (£20-25, depending where you get it).
Quote from: Rob Farley on December 17, 2016, 11:55:19 pmThis is going to be 28mm, or I'm not taking part. :PPlus I'm assuming Pippa's Lannisters are that scale.