27/10/2019 at 15:59 #125331
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.
Tally-Ho!27/10/2019 at 16:26 #125334WhirlwindParticipant
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/27/10/2019 at 21:18 #125349
Thank you Whirlwind. I will have a look through that index on the PC tomorrow.
I think it was a skirmish game…?
Tally-Ho!27/10/2019 at 21:30 #125350Fredd BloggsParticipant
Dark Age Infantry Slog?27/10/2019 at 23:22 #125354Guy FarrishParticipant
Don’t think that used/s a D10
If you want it is available here –
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).28/10/2019 at 06:16 #125362
Guy, thanks for that link. Not what I remember but the game reads well. I will investigate further DAIS. Thank you.
Tally-Ho!28/10/2019 at 06:19 #125363
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….
Tally-Ho!28/10/2019 at 07:14 #125365Thorsten FrankParticipant
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 Yoda29/10/2019 at 17:17 #125488Steve BurtParticipant
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:29/10/2019 at 19:45 #125491Fredd BloggsParticipant
Trying to remember when Glutter of Ravens was about.29/10/2019 at 22:46 #125496
Steve Burt, THANK YOU! They are the ones indeed. That’s really put a smile on my face.
Tally-Ho!11/11/2019 at 11:59 #126299Steve BurtParticipant
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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