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Author Topic: Getting into By Fire & Sword video series (part I, II, III, IV)  (Read 504 times)

Offline Anatoli

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I'm doing a series of videos for one of my favorite games, By Fire & Sword, mainly aimed at new gamers who may be interested in getting into the game.

Part 1 covers the various rulebooks and what tools you need to play the game. Next part will cover the army building aspects.

A lot more By Fire & Sword content can also be read over at my blog with over 140 entries under the tag "By Fire & Sword" http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.se/search/label/By%20Fire%20and%20Sword


LINK TO THE VIDEO-> https://youtu.be/WfSsdjiyrBY

PART 1



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Offline Siegfried

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Re: Getting into By Fire & Sword video series
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 07:26:09 PM »
These are great news, Anatoli! I'm glad very you decided to do this. I've been interested in this game for a quite a few years now, so to have a new video series explaining the rules is definitely of great help. I'll make sure to check out your Youtube channel. Cheers! :D

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Re: Getting into By Fire & Sword video series
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 08:50:54 PM »
Nice to hear Siegfried, hope you find the videos informative :)

Offline Byblos

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Re: Getting into By Fire & Sword video series
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 09:24:18 AM »
Hi !

Could these rules be played with 28mm miniatures !?

(I own some excellent TAG minies)

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Re: Getting into By Fire & Sword video series
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 09:55:49 AM »
yeah,what about 28mm figs but use 15mm basing?

I actually have the book lol  and it's the best looking rulebook ever. The background material alone is worth the price, until I got the book  I had no interest in the period or especially the location.  :)
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Re: Getting into By Fire & Sword video series
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2018, 10:05:45 AM »
Hi !

Could these rules be played with 28mm miniatures !?

(I own some excellent TAG minies)

you can get the rules  as a Gamers Edition free on their website, if you cant find it pm me your email and I'll send you copy.

Offline Anatoli

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Re: Getting into By Fire & Sword video series
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2018, 03:48:14 PM »
The rules are in centimeters and written for 15mm scale, I think you could do them in 28mm, but you would need to measure everything in inches to make it reasonable. However that would also impact the scenarios in that objectives etc would require more table space which can be difficult to create on a 6x4' table.

I mean, the rules and how you play will work for 28mm without problem, the game does not care about miniature size as long as you increase the movement and shooting ranges. But scenarios will be the biggest challange to reverse engineer to 28mm, imo.
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Offline Byblos

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Re: Getting into By Fire & Sword video series
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2018, 01:42:53 PM »
Thanks to all !

Offline Erik

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Re: Getting into By Fire & Sword video series
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2018, 02:43:44 PM »
Great start. Looking forward to the next video.

We have played BFAS alot the last couple of years and really like it. Only problem is, that we alway gets tactical victories. Never anything more spectacular.

Cheers
Erik

Offline Anatoli

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Re: Getting into By Fire & Sword video series
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2018, 07:28:55 PM »
@Erik, I will try to adress that in one of the videos where I will cover the scenarios and army choices.  :)

Offline Anatoli

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Re: Getting into By Fire & Sword video series
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2018, 09:45:23 PM »
Thank you for the kind words guys, really nice to hear and always serves as motivation to keep my blog going despite work putting a dent into my hobby time.

Second part of my series teaching you the historical wargame "By Fire & Sword". In part two I talk about how the army lists work on a skirmish and division level. I also take a quick look at the online army building tool.

LINK TO PART 2---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GEullgAexU

http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.com/2018/06/getting-into-by-fire-sword-part-2-army.html





Offline Anatoli

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Re: Getting into By Fire & Sword video series (part I, II)
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2018, 06:39:30 PM »
Part 3 of my video series about the historical wargame By Fire & Sword. In part 3 I give you a general overview of the rules and the command, movement and combat phase. There are also some examples of game play situations and how combat is resolved.
 
I had a lot of trouble with this video, my camera messed up a large chunk in the middle of my material so I had to do what I could with the beginning and the end of my shooting session. I think this part could have been a bit better, but I hope to fix that in upcoming parts.

Many of the special rules will be explained in the next part where I talk about the different unit types and equipment rules.

As always, feel free to ask questions and give comments, I may include answers to those in future parts of this series.

LINK TO THE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/iHYWsVcJmA8

Link to my blog: http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.com/search/label/By%20Fire%20and%20Sword


Offline Rogerc

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Re: Getting into By Fire & Sword video series (part I, II, III)
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2018, 09:24:15 AM »
Really interesting, I am going to take a proper look at these. I have small Polish amy and Cossack army in 28mm built for my Great Northern War project, might be useful to have another use for them.
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Offline Anatoli

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Re: Getting into By Fire & Sword video series (part I, II, III)
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2018, 08:32:43 PM »
Part 4 of my series about By Fire & Sword, this time I take a look at some of the common unit types and special rules that you will find in the game.

Next (and probably final part) will be about the scenarios, counting reconnaissance points, victory points and casualties in skirmish battles.

LINK TO THE VIDEO https://youtu.be/Dl796PsHrls

http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.com/2018/06/getting-into-by-fire-sword-part-4-units.html