22/04/2021 at 02:16 #155438
While I still dabble in GW minis and rules (see that pile of Drukhari I have yet to paint), my main focus has gone historical.
I’m currently working on writing and playtesting a set of narrative skirmish rules for Renaissance-era Europe called 15XX.
Having got both of my COVID-19 shots, I was able to at long last get a real human being playtest game in last week with a longtime collaborator. Here are some pics of how the game played out.
More can be seen over at my blog: https://tabletop.willphillips.org/2021/04/21/15xx-playtest-battle-report-the-vale-of-ancient-castles/
My opponent’s party: composed of hardened and trainer mutineer mercenaries out to pillage:
And my party: a group of refugees caught in the countryside:
The game is played out on a 6×6 grid. I’m using 15mm scale figures, which gets me a very nice and compact 2x2ft table that still allows for plenty of terrain. This is how the initial “fog of war” played out as we maneuvered out of our deployment zones to initial contact:
The toughest fighting played out around the river ford, but there was plenty of action along the bridge and woods, as well.
But the tower on the bottom edge of the map became a real death trap for me, as my opponent got real lucky with his mortar’s rolls.
More pics and a write-up on my blog:
Primarily focused on 15XX, narrative skirmish rules for Renaissance Europe (https://tabletop.willphillips.org/projects/15xx/), but continued dabbling in other RPG and miniature game projects22/04/2021 at 07:11 #155444ian pillayParticipant
Wow what a fantastic website. You can see the passion put into this. Congratulations. Pike and shot is something I don’t know too much about, however your website has sparked a ‘magpie’ moment. Looking forward to seeing the rules once play tested, I will definitely pick a copy up if they are for sale. The small size of the force really appeals. Great work and please keep the TWW community regularly update with this project.
Tally-Ho! Check out my blog at…..
http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/22/04/2021 at 09:01 #155457MikeKeymaster24/04/2021 at 05:19 #155517
Thanks, Ian and Mike! Still a ways to go with the playtesting, but I’m glad to have found the forum here and will let people how things develop with the rules and public release / publishers.
Primarily focused on 15XX, narrative skirmish rules for Renaissance Europe (https://tabletop.willphillips.org/projects/15xx/), but continued dabbling in other RPG and miniature game projects24/04/2021 at 10:47 #155539Olaf MeysParticipant
Will they work with 28mm?
wargames review site...24/04/2021 at 17:22 #155552
Will they work with 28mm?
Yeah, they sure will. The rules are wholly scale-agnostic.
I’m just using 15mm because I like the smaller footprint.
I’ve got playtesters doing 28mm and even 10mm right now.
Primarily focused on 15XX, narrative skirmish rules for Renaissance Europe (https://tabletop.willphillips.org/projects/15xx/), but continued dabbling in other RPG and miniature game projects
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