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    ian pillayian pillay
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    Ok, it’s a long shot but can anyone remember a set of rules printed in one of the UK magazines in the 90’s. It was dark age based and used D10 for combat resolution.

    I thought I hit the jack pot when I came across “blades of crimson” but alas they aren’t the rules I was looking for….

    Any help is much appreciated.

     

    Ian

    Tally-Ho!

    #125334
    WhirlwindWhirlwind
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    That isn’t so much to go on…was it skirmish or battle rules?

    There was a set of rules (“Flight, Pursuit & Skirmish”) in WI135 that mainly used d10s for combat resolution.

    You could browse through this.

     

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    https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/

    #125349
    ian pillayian pillay
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    Thank you Whirlwind. I will have a look through that index on the PC tomorrow.

    I think it was a skirmish game…?

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    #125350
    Fredd Bloggs
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    Dark Age Infantry Slog?

    #125354
    Guy FarrishGuy Farrish
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    Don’t think that used/s a D10

    If you want it is available here –

    Andy Callan’s DAIS

    It’s a great game, but not I think the one you are looking for  (not really a skirmish- rather a brilliantly different approach to gaming a low tactical interest period).

    #125362
    ian pillayian pillay
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    Guy, thanks for that link. Not what I remember but the game reads well. I will investigate further DAIS. Thank you.

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    #125363
    ian pillayian pillay
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    The other think I do remember but it could be a merger of memories, is that there was also an article about Hereward the Wake and something to do with the fenlands of East Anglia….

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    #125365
    Thorsten FrankThorsten Frank
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    I remember there was once an article in the Wargames Illustrated. But there were no rules. It was a setting for WHB.

    "In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda

    #125488
    Steve BurtSteve Burt
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    There was a set of rules which I wrote which were published in Practical Wargamer in the 90s, and which used a d10.

    Maybe those are the ones you are thinking of?

    There’s a copy on my website here:

    http://fluffycat.co.uk/Steves_Web_Page/Rules_files/Darkage.html

    #125491
    Fredd Bloggs
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    Trying to remember when Glutter of Ravens was about.

    #125496
    ian pillayian pillay
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    Steve Burt, THANK YOU! They are the ones indeed. That’s really put a smile on my face.

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    #126299
    Steve BurtSteve Burt
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    Glutter of Ravens was for Dark Age warfare (mainly for Romano-Brits vs Saxons as I recall, it is many years since I played it), covering small-ish battles; it is not a skirmish set. Some interesting ideas but we found that some of the game mechanisms didn’t work so well; basically both sides spent the first few turns getting their troops up to max stats, so the whole process of choosing initial stats was a waste of time. I think we also discovered after  a few games that Saxons played optimally were just better than Romano-Brits.

    I think Dan Mersey’s later set Dux Bellorum, published by Osprey, is probably a better and cleaner set of rules covering the same ground.

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