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by billS
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Warfare 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Warfare 2018

This idea sounds like wife swapping for wargamers...
by billS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Warfare 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Warfare 2018

I would prefer the traditional singles event - Dark Age.

oh, and ban bows and barding...
by billS
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Swordpoint Rules
Topic: Possible Rules Amendments
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Possible Rules Amendments

- Yes
- Yes
- - Possibly, but how about inferior shooters. Leave the bonus but hit on 5+ short range, 6+ long range?
- Yes
- Yes
- Yes
by billS
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Swordpoint Rules
Topic: Drill and charge
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Drill and charge

Yes - the disengage without cohesion testing is particularly useful
by billS
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Swordpoint Rules
Topic: Drill and charge
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Drill and charge

The latitude in turning ability for most troops in the rules makes the "drilled" 90 degree turn ability pretty much redundant.
by billS
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Medieval Armies
Topic: Scottish medieval list 1250 to 1500.
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Scottish medieval list 1250 to 1500.

I agree. I don't think they should be as versatile in attack as the later pike formations such as the Swiss, but they need a bit more than bog standard spears, especially in defence As I read it they were more all round defensive hedges, so perhaps giving them something like the ability to fight equ...
by billS
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Swordpoint Rules
Topic: Shooty niggles.
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Shooty niggles.

A typical 6 base massed archery unit facing a typical 6 base open order warband should kill 2.2 figures first turn, 2.2 figures the second turn, and 3.33 figures on the third turn. A defensive archer player would position his unit 1 inch back from the deployment line, causing the barbarians to spend...
by billS
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Swordpoint Rules
Topic: Shooty niggles.
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Shooty niggles.

As a player who prefers fielding close combat armies rather than shooty armies, there are a few shooty things that I find a bit overpowered in the game. 1. Award of momentum tokens for causing 10% casualties. this seems over generous. When I finally arrive at my opponents battle line, he has amassed...
by billS
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Classical Armies
Topic: British Tribes Light Cavalsy
Replies: 1
Views: 106

British Tribes Light Cavalsy

A couple of questions : Both Northern Tribes and British Tribes have light cavalry at 18pts which can be fielded as skirmishers at 16pts. The northern tribes can substitute a javelin for their spear, but this option is not given for the British Tribes. Is there any reason for this, or should the Bri...
by billS
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Swordpoint Rules
Topic: Skirmishing Cavalry movement
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Skirmishing Cavalry movement

ok thanks

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