Mondays Game

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Re: Mondays Game

Post by obriendavid » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:31 pm

BP wrote: I'm still not sure on the ease with which a drilled French column can sweep a veteran British line battalion away. As has been previously discussed, some sort of -ve for trying to charge home against a steady British line might be appropriate, Bill.
I've been saying this since day one of the first playtests but would a certain Napoleon Hilton listen? :twisted:
I've always said it should be the same as the fight or flight test but for the attackers against any troops that remain steady.
Still looked like a good game despite that.
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Re: Mondays Game

Post by barr7430 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:46 pm

We have used it in the Crimean supplement. I am still not 100% convinced by the arguments pro-line. It seems to fall into the 'fulfil the belief that the British will always win' category. An aspect of gaming I try and avoid in ALL periods as I think it is verging on xenophobia.. something I hope I am never guilty of!

House rules ... your call, I see rules like language, they should be alive and allowed to morph to an extent.

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Re: Mondays Game

Post by toggy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:59 pm

Barry,

When you publish the BLB guide to John Churchill's 500 greatest victories,I hope you add plenty of positive modifiers for "corporal John" & his redoubtable English troops :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Wouldn't want to have to add these as house rules, they are a given, aren't they :D :D :D
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Re: Mondays Game

Post by obriendavid » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:12 pm

barr7430 wrote:We have used it in the Crimean supplement. I am still not 100% convinced by the arguments pro-line. It seems to fall into the 'fulfil the belief that the British will always win' category. An aspect of gaming I try and avoid in ALL periods as I think it is verging on xenophobia.. something I hope I am never guilty of!
I didn't say that the rule should only be applicable to Brits, I think any unit of any nationality that stays in steady condition after it's fight and flight test should have the same rules applied to them.
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Re: Mondays Game

Post by barr7430 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:09 pm

Bob,

it's already sorted, here is a flavour:

Any model representing any officer who ever met Marlborough within 96 inches of a unit +4

Any enemy unit which has ever heard of Marlborough -2

Anybody in the army from Marlborough's home town +3

Anyone who ever visited the house that Marlborough spent his seaside holidays +2


Does that cover it?
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Re: Mondays Game

Post by EvilGinger » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:38 am

This so brings back unfond memories & no I never met Marlborough, of Brits as Space marine equivalents compared to any one else.... Though that was Napoleonic not WSS but I am sure all hagiographic home brew rules feel the same.

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Re: Mondays Game

Post by obriendavid » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:41 am

barr7430 wrote:Bob,
it's already sorted, here is a flavour:
Any model representing any officer who ever met Marlborough within 96 inches of a unit +4
Any enemy unit which has ever heard of Marlborough -2
Anybody in the army from Marlborough's home town +3
Anyone who ever visited the house that Marlborough spent his seaside holidays +2
Oh you can just feel the bitterness :wink:
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Re: Mondays Game

Post by Churchill » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:31 pm

Ray.
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Re: Mondays Game

Post by barr7430 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:09 pm

Dave,

like the Murphy's, I'm not bitter.

Nothing to be bitter about, it's just that the glasses I read with are transparent and clear, not coloured in a red, white and blue union pattern 8)

Anyway, getting back to the original point.... one of the main reasons we did not introduce the further -2 'Charging steady line' was that we were making things progressively more real/difficult to get contact and we cannot forget that it is a game and people want to get troops into combat... let's not all disappear up our own lignes de passage.... remember chaps..

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Re: Mondays Game

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:09 am

Bill,

I know that question comes a bit late :oops: but may I ask if that terrain was made by some kind of 'cloth' you laid over hills? I thought to see something on one of the first pictures that points into this direction.

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Re: Mondays Game

Post by CoffinDodger » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:50 pm

barr7430 wrote:Bob,

it's already sorted, here is a flavour:

Any model representing any officer who ever met Marlborough within 96 inches of a unit +4

Any enemy unit which has ever heard of Marlborough -2

Anybody in the army from Marlborough's home town +3

Anyone who ever visited the house that Marlborough spent his seaside holidays +2


Does that cover it?
Nope! You missed out the most important one:

Before the game starts you toss a coin to see which side Churchill is fighting for.

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Re: Mondays Game

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:07 pm

CoffinDodger wrote: Nope! You missed out the most important one:

Before the game starts you toss a coin to see which side Churchill is fighting for.

Jim
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Re: Mondays Game

Post by barr7430 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:28 pm

I always thought he was on Churchill's side :wink:
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Re: Mondays Game

Post by BP » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:13 am

Friedrich August I. wrote:Bill,

I know that question comes a bit late :oops: but may I ask if that terrain was made by some kind of 'cloth' you laid over hills? I thought to see something on one of the first pictures that points into this direction.

Thank You

Günter
Hi Gunter, yes its from Terrain Mats

http://terrainmat.com/

I opted for the semi arid one, and there is a nice variation in colour all through the mat, with light greens and browns merging into each other over the whole mat.

Bill.
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