22/09/2020 at 00:44 #144431Sean ClarkParticipant
Please check out this special episode where I talk to Peter Berry about his Pony Wars project.
Just note the sound quality is pretty variable…but stick with it, it’s worth it!22/09/2020 at 22:29 #144475Andrew BeasleyParticipant
I’m really baffled by this.
On the plus side:
1) Its a lovely tribute
2) It was a fun game
3) It was relatively easy to learn
1) Cost for an old game puts me off – a PDF would be my choice
2) It’s an old game in a busy genre – I struggle to see it attracting lots of younger gamers as it lacks the flashy buildings / figures that the skirmish games have
3) It needs more space / figures than I want to buy
I honestly want it to run but the target is so high I do not think it will. I know there is the urge for a nice looking solution but the costs seem way over the print costs.
Will I invest at this level – nope sorry.29/09/2020 at 07:34 #144782WhirlwindParticipant
Sean, I am getting a dead link…did you take this episode down?
https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/29/09/2020 at 09:29 #144801
The link doesn’t work for me either. I want this project to succeed, and I have backed it, but I’m not really surprised that the subscriber counter has barely moved since I did so. Surely this is a game intended to be put on at a show (remember them?) or club night when everyone takes part. In my experience only one or two people in the club would buy the rules and they would teach everyone else how to play. It’s not a 1 v 1 game across a 4′ wide table where, traditionally, both players would have their own copy of the rules. At a club that I know, but no longer attend, one person has subscribed. The others, thinking that one copy would be enough, haven’t paid up. At this rate you’re going to need nigh on 1,500 different clubs signing up, and what’s the chance of that? Sadly I don’t see this project succeeding. But if it does I’ll find an edible hat and eat it!
Hitler was unstoppable at the time. People forget that at that time Hitler was virtually unstoppable. He was going through countries like cheese.29/09/2020 at 12:17 #144814
There are two sets of rules on evilBay at the moment: one is £3.99 and the other £228!
Of course, there is nothing stopping anybody from taking the rules and adapting them to smaller tables, fewer figures etc. It was the mechanisms that made it entertaining, not tonnage of metal.
But I agree, a pdf download running alongside a comprehensive range of figures would be better.
More nonsense on my blog: http://battle77.blogspot.com/29/09/2020 at 12:28 #144815
The £228 looks like an original copy. The other one doesn’t.
Hitler was unstoppable at the time. People forget that at that time Hitler was virtually unstoppable. He was going through countries like cheese.29/09/2020 at 14:49 #144825
The blue shiny version is like mine, purchased in 1983. If memory serves me, TTG rules tended to have shiny covers at that time but as the decade went on they opted for cheaper covers, which is when PW went yellow. They are both genuine but one seller is more of an optimist… Can’t see the card inserts in either though.
More nonsense on my blog: http://battle77.blogspot.com/29/09/2020 at 15:01 #144827
I have several TTG rulesets and I don’t remember any having shiny covers. I can’t check because they are 40 miles away from where I am now. Maybe I bought mine post 1983? Anyway, I bow to your superior knowedge 🙂
Hitler was unstoppable at the time. People forget that at that time Hitler was virtually unstoppable. He was going through countries like cheese.29/09/2020 at 19:44 #144834
I spent a lot of time in Esdevium Games in Aldershot! The Zulu rules, Once Upon a Time in the West (all purchased about the same time) were shiny. By ‘85 I’m pretty sure they were all plain card; certainly the sets I bought were. I probably notice because I have a hypersensitivity thing about particular textures. Not superior knowledge; just a bit… well…🤪
More nonsense on my blog: http://battle77.blogspot.com/29/09/2020 at 23:02 #144837Mike HeaddenParticipant
My 1978 copy of TTGs “Retinue” medieval rules has a shiny cover (and cost an extortionate £1.20! 🙂 )
Excuse me while I go and wallow in nostalgia!
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!30/09/2020 at 09:02 #144844
Clearly I must have bought all my TTG rule sets post 1985. Can’t say I’m nostalgic about any of them though. They haven’t seen the light of day for maybe 25 years, which is why they are 40 miles away! They were of their time, and times change.10/10/2020 at 17:16 #145305DaveH303Participant
My copy of Once upon a time in the west is glossy covered.
The good thing with the new printing of the Pony Wars rules is all the cards will be included, so you wouldn’t have 100 or so of those to make which you would have to do with the old version. £25 for a hard covered set of rules with colour printing and the incident cards is pretty reasonable compared to most other current wargames.
The site for the new version is https://ponywars.uk/
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