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    Norm S
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    The game about trying to get the taxes to safety from the fictitious Piggy Longton has been played out and it was a ton of fun.

    a write up and some system observations are on the blog LINK

    http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2020/11/1471-stand-firm-save-treasury.html

    #147365
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Cool, inspiring on a personal note with my new WFB Empire style armies!

    #147396
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    That was an excellent battle, a real nail bitter.  I’d say “hooray for the good guys” but am not sure which sides they are!

    Do the NMTBH rules have a built-in scenario and terrain generator?

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #147398
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Do the NMTBH rules have a built-in scenario and terrain generator?

    Oooh good question.

    #147403
    Norm S
    Participant

    No not really, but it does have a points system for units, so a side buys up to a total of around 100 points. The suggestion is that at least 50% of the force must be bow / bill armed.

    There is a second system that says you should create a card for every unit in your collection. Award yourself a known force from those cards that give you at least 50% bow / bill. Then shuffle the remainder cards and deal to your force one card at a time, adding their points value to the force. Keep going until you finally draw a card that puts you at or over the number of points agreed.

    So say you agree 100 points and you start with 60 points of archers / bill, then draw a card, it might be a Men-at-Arms unit worth 24 points (your total is now 84 points), draw another, you might get skirmishers worth 6 points (your total is now 90 points), draw another and you may get mounted knights worth 24 points …. your total is now 114 points and you stop drawing, the army is complete.

    Scenarios are just how you make them i.e. there isn’t a terrain builder or objective setter etc. The rules are intended for skirmish / large skirmish, but the fact that forces are divided into 3 wards, it is very compelling to represent larger battles, a sort of bath-tubbing of force. The author did include a Stoke battle in a recent Wargames Illustrated, which had smallish forces in the spirit of the design …. while a fellow blogger produced this beauty for 1st St. Albans, which you would have thought would have stretched the rules, but it worked fine. LINK

    http://shedwars.blogspot.com/2020/09/the-first-battle-of-st-albans-28mm.html

     

    #147407
    OB
    Participant

    Nicely done Norm.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

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