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  • #39765
    Whirlwind
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    Here is a review of the Polemos ECW rules and a new AAR to go with it, this time of Braddock Down.  Hopefully it may be of assistance or interest to anyone considering these rules.

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

    #39766
    Ruarigh
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    Useful review, thanks. Nice battle reports too. I am inspired to dig out my ECW stuff and finally paint it!

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    https://emidsvikings.ac.uk/
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    #39767
    Whirlwind
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    Which ECW stuff do you have?  Any particular ideas about what kind of ECW project you would like to do?

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

    #39770
    Ruarigh
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    I have a bunch of Baccus stuff, couple of army packs each for the Oxford army and that parliamentarian rabble. Also have Polemos: ECW. Some is painted but I need more inspiration to keep going, because I keep getting distracted by other things. Reports on small battles like yours are just the thing to make me keep going. I shall have to pack them up to bring away with me when next I am home.

    The stuff I did paint is themed around Newbury.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by Ruarigh.

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    https://emidsvikings.ac.uk/
    https://roderickdale.co.uk/

    #39813
    Whirlwind
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    The good thing that I have found in looking at the ECW is that there really is a nice variety of battle sizes so that once you have an army pack done, you should be able to find a few battles to fight.  Eight bases of infantry represent c.4000 foot which covers pretty much all the mid-sized battles, so it is just a matter of picking the battles which don’t have too much horse present.

    I made some notes a while ago on the sizes of various battles and how many bases would be needed to replay them with Polemos ECW.  If I get a chance I will dig the notes out and maybe post them on my blog.

     

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

    #39814
    Ruarigh
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    Yes, with a set of rules like Polemos, it should be easy enough to put together a range of small battles and keep the inspiration going by playing those as you paint towards the larger ones. I’ve done ECW in 15mm before but lost interest because the rules did not inspire me, and then sold the figures. At least with having played Polemos:GNW I know what I am getting into and that I like the basic tempo points system.

    It would be good to see a blog post with your take on various different battles.

    Now all I need to do is find my ECW figures next time I am home. Then I can pack them up and take them away to work with me. I’m actually finding it much easier to make painting time now that I am working away from home and don’t have my wife finding chores for me to do all the time!

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    https://emidsvikings.ac.uk/
    https://roderickdale.co.uk/

    #39898
    Whirlwind
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    As promised, my rough guide to ECW battles for the Polemos rules, using very rough strength estimates to work out the approximate size of armies to replay them.

    Any comments or extra information would be gladly received

     

     

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

    #39906
    Ruarigh
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    That’s a useful list, thank you. I don’t actually have any comments on it, but it could certainly help with creating scenarios.

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    https://emidsvikings.ac.uk/
    https://roderickdale.co.uk/

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