Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The way we play.

The way we play and the "rules" we use are our own house rules,they suit the way we play and the size of games we play.Most of our battles contain approx.300-400 figs. per side and we get through about 10 moves per night and always get a result.we start our Sunday night games at 6.30 and finish at roughly 9.30, having stopped for coffee and biscuits, and to put the world right for 10 mins. or so.Our rules are based on each unit having a Morale score and a Fighting score,being whittled down until we deem it right that the unit must take a morale test,depending on the result the unit will either stand or break...veery simple but we rely on historical knowledge and good common sense most of the time.The above photograph shows our Instruments of Torture.Three dice (all oversize and made of soft rubber so figs. are not damaged) an ordinary average dice,an Officer killed dice and an Artillery dice,complete with Artillery "bounce " dice,used with our Napoleonic and Marlburian games.The sticks are used for all movement measuring , and are sectioned into 4 ,for 1/4,1/2,3/4 and full moves.

As you can see we believe in simplicity and don't get bogged down with charts and complicated mathematics,after all it's a hobby and is supposed to be relaxing not taxing !!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you on simple rules! Even those rules advertised as 'fast play' these days bore me to death after reading the first few pages of charts!