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I’m saying interpret the word as a the average person in the street would interpret the word. I don’t think it’s a complex concept to grasp.
These discussions always fascinate me. Ask 10 wargamers for their view on the best rules or some other aspect of the hobby and youll get at least 24 different answers.
One person’s steak is another person’s McDonalds. The original post put across the initial question and yet there is now debate about the term workhorse.
If we can’t take a phrase like workhorse and find a common understanding of the word, then agreement, consensus or otherwise is nigh on impossible when discussing the merits of individual sets of rules and their mechanisms.
The issue of ‘reality’ also makes me smile. Why is the shooting mechanic in Chain of Command any more or less realistic than in Donald Featherstones rules? Yes, one might be all stuffy and assert that in CoC, Rich Clarke used primary source material to design the mechanisms; but at the end of the day it’s all just rolling dice and looking for a certain number to score a hit.
I’ve seen far too many arguments between gamers who say their game is best, without adding the caveat of ‘In my opinion’. Their statements are almost written to be read as fact. It drives me nuts and to be honest keeps me away from online discussion for the most part.
Who really knows what ancient combat was like? Most of the histories are written by the Victors as self publicity documents. How can we consider DBA to be less realistic than Strength and Honour or Warhammer Ancients?
These things are all about subjective opinion amd interpretation, whether from the authors or the people who play the rules. And that’s fine. Just don’t force your opinion on the next person. Too often we critics gravitate towards echo chambers where we gain validation for our opinions from likeminded people rather than stepping outside of our comfort zone to accept some challenge of our way of thinking.30/04/2022 at 09:17 in reply to: Battle of Pultusk: A Polemos Ruse de Guerre Refight #172224
Great read as usual!
I’m in the middle of my first game of RdG and struggling with a couple of rules points.
1. In close combat, there is a positive modifier if the attacker starts within 2BW. Who gets this? We can see arguments for both the attacker and defender.
2. If two units make up a force and move together, if they then want to seperate and do different things, does that count as a redeploy move costing 2TP?
As ever, keep up the great work!
Although it seems to be a local issue and the package has at least reached New Zealand, in my limited experience, EBay always sides with the buyer and not the seller.
Its always a risk sending overseas, even with tracking, as there are so many more opportunities for something to go wrong.
My feeling is that you’ll end up the loser, but I’d fight it as far as possible with both Ebay and PayPal.
I’m not sure what you mean by hurdle fencing, but I know Per Briden has made 6mm fences from spaghetti!