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by Bob Stradling
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: close order in case charge 8"
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: close order in case charge 8"

Oh yes I forgot about massed pike!
by Bob Stradling
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: close order in case charge 8"
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: close order in case charge 8"

There are only two situations that I am aware of where close order infantry can charge more than 4" and up to 8". 1) They are behind the fank of an enemy unit and there is no other enemy unit within 8" to impact on their movement 2) They are drilled Romans and then only EIR and one other that I cann...
by Bob Stradling
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Re: Pompey Pillage. 10th - 11th August 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Re: Pompey Pillage. 10th - 11th August 2019

Trying to think about 3 different armies for 3 different periods for 3 different tournaments now...........
by Bob Stradling
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Swordpoint Rules
Topic: Rule Changes
Replies: 15
Views: 377

Re: Rule Changes

Thanks Martin, I wondered whether handweapon was a typo from a ruleset that must not be named. Happy with the logic for 2.
by Bob Stradling
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Classical Armies
Topic: Syracuse as a tournament army - reflections
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Syracuse as a tournament army - reflections

Oh, still enjoyable enough, I am going to experiment a 'little' bit with some future army builds, just to see how different things work out. So open order vikings may be on the drawing board for Warfare!
by Bob Stradling
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Swordpoint Rules
Topic: Rule Changes
Replies: 15
Views: 377

Re: Rule Changes

Coupel of points of clarification: 1) Bondi in the viking list have: Handweapon, spear and shield listed for their equipment. They may swap spear and shield for bow, presumably keeping the handweapon. As they have a named 'handweapon' I presume this does not make them inferior fighters. 2) Where a t...
by Bob Stradling
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Swordpoint Rules
Topic: Rule Changes
Replies: 15
Views: 377

Re: Rule Changes

Hi Andy,

It is not a download but on the FAQ page at Gripping Beast see

https://www.grippingbeast.co.uk/SWORDPO ... --380.html
by Bob Stradling
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Swordpoint Rules
Topic: Raid Scenario Question
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Raid Scenario Question

We used this scenario at a recent tournament and it went better than I expected, with the results evenly split between attackers and defenders after 6 games. I am fairly certain we had a situation where the villagers broke from bow fire in the first round and troops were able to loot in subsequent r...
by Bob Stradling
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Classical Armies
Topic: Syracuse as a tournament army - reflections
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Syracuse as a tournament army - reflections

Having just got back from the Pompey pillage, where I used a Syracuse army I thought I would share some thoughts about how it went and lessons learned. The Syracuse army is effectively a variation of a Greek Hoplite army. Knowing that Pompey uses a variety of scenarios and that can mean a fair bit o...
by Bob Stradling
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Pompey Pillage. 11th - 12thAugust 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 3839

Re: Pompey Pillage. 11th - 12thAugust 2018

Thanks to Dave for organising and the Pompey lads for hosting. It was good to play Dave, Lee, Tony, Paul and Wayne as the games were competitive but played in good spirits. Mid table mediocrity was to be my fate after me army imploded in the last game between various elephants. Good luck to Mike as ...

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