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  • #142536
    OB
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    Nine Years War

    I’ve been tinkering with the Furioso Renaissance rules to see if they can reflect the Nine Years War in Ireland.  I think they can.  I’ve not yet tried a full game but I have tried out the various match ups common in that war.  It looks as though it will work well enough.

    If it’s of interest you can see the results on my blog.  I’ve also made Furioso army lists for the pre and post Mountjoy reforms English and the Irish.  They might be of interest regardless of the rule system you favour.

    There are some pics too.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    #142582

    Interesting. I have been a bit curious about the Furioso rules but my interest in them is for the Italian Wars potentially with Blue Moons relatively new range in 15/18mm.

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    #142606
    OB
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    They are certainly worth a look. Saving throws are not usually my style but the whole game fairly trots along and there’s enough excitement to hold the players interest.  Easy to learn as well.

    For the Italian Wars it’s worth having a look at the Venexia figures at Lancashire Games too.  They fit with Blue Moon and Legio Heroica.

    OB
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    #142608
    Guy Farrish
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    Thanks for this OB.

    Great to see this all moving along (I have stalled on painting those figures you sent me – this has prodded my conscience to get on with them and stop being sidetracked!)

    Please do try a Nine years war game and let us see/hear the results.

    I have used Irregular Wars: Conflict at the World’s End previously (and a very long time ago George Gush’s rules which sort of worked but either need a lot of tweaking  for how I approach games now or a brain reset to deal with some of the mechanisms and casualty noting) but was looking for something for bigger actions.

    Looking forward to seeing the armies in action.

    Thanks again.

    #142614
    OB
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    Cheers Guy.  I played GG’s rules too.  I liked them at the time but I doubt I’ll ever use them again.

    I’ve been ambushed by a couple of of long submerged interests that have diverted my attention.  First I rediscovered the joys of Comitatus and that led to much buying and painting.  I sort of knew that was coming.  Then, out of nowhere, my interest in the Punic Wars rekindled cue more buying and painting.

    On top of that FoB3 finally appeared and I’m still emerged in that.

    Back to the Nine Years War.  I have one more unit to do and it’s game on.  I’m going to give Furioso a go and I’ll report back.

    Good luck with the painting.  I’m starting to think being sidetracked is an essential  part of the hobby.

    OB
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    #142618

    Thanks for the recommendations OB – I will check them out.

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    #142628
    OB
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    No bother at all.  The Stradiots are particularly good.

    OB
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