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  • #173147
    Abwehrschlacht
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    New video and a review of the new Ancients rules Strength and Honour. I’m very enthusiastic about these rules, loads of great ideas in there for ancients gamers old and young:

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    #173172
    Mike Headden
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    Excellent review!

    I need to get on and paint some figures.

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #173191
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

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    #173193
    Guy Farrish
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    Almost tempting!

    Good to see you back here Alex- where’ve you been!

    Busy on YouTube by the look of it.

    I like 2mm and like big battles with them. Why am I hesitating?

    Not sure – there is (I know you hate me already for this but…) the grid factor. I know, I know but it’s there. (And 1.42 is still bigger than 1 so why the sudden sprint ability diagonally?)

    I await your play through with interest.

    #173194
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Almost tempting! They are very good and the low cost of putting together some armies is well worth the investment I think!

    Good to see you back here Alex- where’ve you been! I’ve been on Twitter and Facebook mostly! I’ve kind of neglected forums of late, my bad.

    Busy on YouTube by the look of it. Yep, keeping the content flowing

    I like 2mm and like big battles with them. Why am I hesitating? You know you want to…

    Not sure – there is (I know you hate me already for this but…) the grid factor. I know, I know but it’s there. (And 1.42 is still bigger than 1 so why the sudden sprint ability diagonally?) Ignore it, it’s an abstraction, the unit is IN the grid, but exactly WHERE doesn’t matter. To move obliquely they may have started in the top corner of the other grid and ended in the bottom corner of the grid they moved into. It confers no advantage to either side as both have the ability to move obliquely.

    I await your play through with interest. Keep your eyes peeled…

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    #173198
    Mike Headden
    Participant

    Moving diagonally is a risk. Just going straight forward requires a successful movement roll. Formed infantry will have 0-3 movement points per activation. Most manoeuvres take 2 movement points to accomplish and require a manoeuvre test. So diagonal moves are possible but allow 1.42 distance moved for 2 movement points and don’t happen if the manoeuvre roll is failed.

    Also, two failed movement rolls in a row hand the initiative to the opponent. Unit’s aren’t going to be waltzing all over the place.

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #173199
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Yeah, that is another good point about manoeuvre tests.

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    #173202
    Guy Farrish
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    Teetering on the brink now!

    As long as I don’t go and count up how many Ancient rule sets I already have I might succumb!

    Thanks for the explanations, both.

    #173281
    Steelonsand
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    Go on Guy, jump on in – the water’s lovely !

    A very timely review by Herr Abwehrschlact, and as always with his YouTube work, a great production introducing lots to ruminate on……..

    I still think he nicked my ‘STEEL’ moniker, though……  😉

    As Mike flagged up above, the ‘hazard’ process whereby you can cede initiative to your opponent is 0ne of the nice mechanics of this ruleset

    #173282
    Abwehrschlacht
    Participant

    I still think he nicked my ‘STEEL’ moniker, though…… 😉

    I’ve been using Storm of Steel since 2012…  😉

    Cheers, I’m glad you enjoy my content!

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    #173286
    Steelonsand
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    Nah Mate – SteelonSand dates to 2009, so I get bragging rights !

    Looking forward to seeing you do some proper minis to replace those paper ones though…… actually, they are pretty nice, and a great idea

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