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Offline Conquistador

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Re: Rules
« Reply #75 on: February 16, 2016, 09:53:53 PM »
In Her Majesty's Name might be more popular than the rules you mentioned above.

Fantastic set of small unit/skirmish rules but never considered it for larger battles.

Has any one run really large VSF battles with IHMN?
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Re: Rules
« Reply #76 on: February 16, 2016, 11:20:30 PM »
Fantastic set of small unit/skirmish rules but never considered it for larger battles.

Has any one run really large VSF battles with IHMN?
I haven't run any large battles but I did have a think once about how to do it if I did. I thought along the lines of a group of figures with the same characteristics and weapons grouped into units with a unit coherency. They'd move and shoot together, yes buckets of dice lol. One or two heavier weapons as support per unit would shoot separately. If a unit took any hits pluck rolls would be taken as normal and if any casualties were suffered it would make another Pluck roll (a rout test) and if it failed would rout a move away from where it was fired upon or it's table edge. If routed before it was activated it would get a chance to make a Pluck roll to rally. Pass activate as normal, fail rout a move again. A leader with a higher Pluck could join a unit and they would roll using the higher pluck for the rout test. I'm not sure how well this would work as these are just some untested thoughts I've had.
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Re: Rules
« Reply #77 on: February 16, 2016, 11:48:07 PM »
I think IHMN is too skirmish for what we need.

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Re: Rules
« Reply #78 on: February 17, 2016, 07:49:16 PM »
i had good luck with both V&S&F and FUBAR.
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Re: Rules
« Reply #79 on: April 05, 2016, 05:03:14 AM »
I would suggest Dragon rampant.  With a little creativity, any unit can be created.   
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Re: Rules
« Reply #80 on: April 24, 2016, 03:54:10 PM »
Has anyone else considered using Black Powder for VSF games ?

The main book has rules for the early Sudan campaigns (1884) so already has Regular infantry and Cavalry, Iregulars, Natives, Machine Guns and BL artillery. Taking that as a starting point, I've written up some rules for Steam Tanks, Armoured Transports and flyers although I have yet to try them on the tabletop.

Has anyone else tried this ?
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Re: Rules
« Reply #81 on: April 25, 2016, 05:49:21 PM »
Has anyone else considered using Black Powder for VSF games ?

The main book has rules for the early Sudan campaigns (1884) so already has Regular infantry and Cavalry, Iregulars, Natives, Machine Guns and BL artillery. Taking that as a starting point, I've written up some rules for Steam Tanks, Armoured Transports and flyers although I have yet to try them on the tabletop.

Has anyone else tried this ?
I haven't, but it should work - the VSF addons are fairly easily done.

I'm interested in how Dragon Rampant works for VSF.

Offline vsfguthroth

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Re: Rules
« Reply #82 on: April 27, 2016, 08:14:31 AM »
Attached is a first draft of my BP - VSF rules. Not playtested yet, so any comments are welcome.

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Re: Rules
« Reply #83 on: May 12, 2016, 10:23:58 PM »
How many miniatures do you use for Black Powder?

Also, about Dragon Rampant, there will be a Rampant Colonialism book, for colonial games, which should work well as a starter, but would still need to have added steam tech and all.

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Re: Rules
« Reply #84 on: April 17, 2017, 09:13:15 PM »
I've been comparing rules to use for aerial skirmish and boarding actions with 28mm aeronefs.  Having gone over Ironclads & Ether Flyers, Gaslight, and Pirates, I'm leaning strongly towards Flagship Games' Pirates 3rd Edition.
 
Has anyone else used those for primarily aerial battles?

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Re: Rules
« Reply #85 on: April 27, 2017, 06:13:20 PM »
The May 2017 issue of Miniature Wargames has full rules for Cloudships of Mars (and a side article on kitbashing 1/300 air ships).  Looks like a nicely streamlined variant of 1889 Ironclads & Ether Flyers.

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Re: Rules
« Reply #86 on: February 21, 2018, 02:28:08 PM »
Has anyone tried Avalon Games' Leviathans? I have the whole three volumes but not played yet, as I haven't any minis available yet, haven't played a game in such a long time, and between the alien geometries (1/72=15mm?) and semi-literacy, I cannot work it out...

 

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