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M, Just off the top of my head, after watching Richard’s video’s – you could let a “Signa card” permit magic? The more signa cards you acquire the more powerful magic you can employ? DB
That is a reasonable idea, to start with at least.
I have my pre-order in also. This is my first TFL game that will come in book form, not just PDF. Potential customers in the US might want to get their money in now as I believe Rich intends to ship those out by Saturday to completely avoid the imminent rise in postal rates.
Foundry, in my opinion, are quite hit or miss. The faces on my Foundry spearmen are very nice, but their hands are oddly shaped. Black Tree seems bigger, and the poses are not my favorite.
And, the Victrix figure is included for reference only – that style of armor is 750 years after the Trojans.01/04/2019 at 21:09 in reply to: My first solo game of Age of Hannibal…Now SECOND game… #111779
Thank you for the follow-up. The use of 2D6 seems to be a good fit, and I will give that a try once I get “some” (a lot!) more elements painted up.
Your rules sound very interesting, Tom.
What would be the smallest ship that is playable? I am looking towards actions on the Great Lakes and other actions with vessels smaller than frigates.
Hmmm… thanks. Now that I’m comparing the scenarios and the point costs I’m seeing some inconsistencies. For example, in the abilities chart (page 40), warbands have a speed of 5/4. But the warbands in the Belgic army (page 38) they move 4/3. I’m not sure how the points for the skirmishers on page 32 are determined. Skirmishers are 20; Thrown Missiles are (presumably) free; Free facing also free; Unreliable subtracts 5. So the Tkabara should be 15, not 30. The Ionian peltasts should be 20, not 25. I assume these are mostly just proofing errors and given AoH is more scenario based rather than points focused I’m not sure it’s really of any great importance. (Well, actually inconsistant movement rates is a bit more concerning). But it does make it difficult to set up my spreadsheet to judge whether Basic Impetus armies in AoH are roughly even. I’m going to assume that the point values on pages 18 and 19 are accurate and the scenarios points are incorrect. C’est la guerre game.
The discrepancy between the points costs is odd; maybe it was just for the historical scenarios? Still, odd. I would hope that the movement rates are just a ‘cut-paste’ typo. But, most importantly, did you have a chance to play???
My opinion would be that Archer units have their bows included in the point cost already. Unit types with missiles as ‘optional’ would need to pay extra points for their new weapons.
Welcome Brian – you might note that Vol is wandering around here as well!
A marvelous model, Vol!
Plans? I always have plans…
Plan #1 is Romans and Britons in 28mm plastic. Victrix just needs to launch their barbarians for this one to move from plan to project. I will be using DBA as the rules.
Plan #2 is more nebulous. EA Persians vs. Greeks. The topic is well-covered in 15mm but I am not certain if I can paint the lil blighters anymore. I have some FiB Persians; I should try to paint and see what happens. This plan is also slated for DBA.
Fairly certain that those figures are 15mm Ral Partha, from their now defunct Battlesystem line. I think that I might have some in a box somewhere…
OK – back to what is on the painting table:
The usual Mesoamericans, some old Harlequin fantasy humans, and some bags of Claymore Castings’ Scots…
On the table – Shén for Tékumel, Old Glory orcs, some Eureka Aztecs, and Huaxtecs from Lucid Eye (Saleh).
And a link to illustrate: Pic of my table
I’m getting the urge to do Romans & Britons, and have the backing of the missus, but lack funding so just starting to plan that project…
There were some miniatures rules for Tékumel that came out years or even decades ago, and the writer of one of them is working on a revamped edition. Personally, I am looking at using other fantasy rules and adjusting them for Tékumel. HoTT has an army listing for Tékumel armies.27/09/2014 at 18:14 in reply to: 13th Century Archers to fit with Fireforge Figures #9535
I am not sure about Fireforge, having not seen any personally, but you could start with Curtey’s:
Thank you for the overview, Mark.
The November release date is straight from Amazon.com.
But, I thought to look at the publisher’s web site (Pen & Sword), and this book is available NOW:
I have yet to play these, but after reading through them a few times they seem quite usable, to me at least:
They are titled Ironsides, and are written by Howard Whitehouse.
Thanks Henry. For some reason, I thought the book was due next week! I will just need to be patient for the November release…
So far, my small collection of 18th century miniatures is from Ebor.
Thank you, Allen. I see that there is a PDF version of that issue at the WS&S shop…
After the fiasco that wound up WAB, I’ve been shifting to large “scenic” bases: first for Impetus, then for Dux Bellorum when I want something a little simpler. You may have seem my short piece in WS&S on adapting DB for other ancient periods. Allen
I did not see this – which issue is it in?