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Offline Mesh

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #195 on: January 08, 2022, 03:32:52 PM »
Plynkes. I've always thought the period could make a great TV show and in my reading of late am absolutely convinced of it  lol

Absolutely agree, i read Ghost on the Throne a few years ago and since then I always wanted to get more into the details of that epoch but i guess time, as always, comes at a premium. 

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #196 on: January 08, 2022, 06:31:38 PM »
I received my Kickstarter version of  Phalanx games Successors reprint.
It is fabulous and just so opulently produced. No better place to start, and even if you just use the game board it is very useful.
I have felt that schematic campaign "box" games work best for the period because there are so many nuances and details.
But the miniatures and markers for the game are fun too, and the women are included as well as Alexander's bier, which might find its way into miniature games!

https://phalanxgames.co.uk/project/sukcesorzy-2/

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Offline Fremitus Borealis

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #197 on: January 09, 2022, 01:49:13 AM »
 :o Where's the "shut up and take my money!" button???

I'll have to save the link for when it's shipping. Looks amazing.
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Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #198 on: January 09, 2022, 05:43:26 PM »
Could make a good campaign game to generate battles

Offline WuZhuiQiu

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #199 on: January 10, 2022, 12:08:07 AM »
I received my Kickstarter version of  Phalanx games Successors reprint.
It is fabulous and just so opulently produced. No better place to start, and even if you just use the game board it is very useful.
I have felt that schematic campaign "box" games work best for the period because there are so many nuances and details.
But the miniatures and markers for the game are fun too, and the women are included as well as Alexander's bier, which might find its way into miniature games!

https://phalanxgames.co.uk/project/sukcesorzy-2/

Nice! What sort of time scale does it involve? Could the campaign rules provide a framework for a miniatures campaign, or are battles (and armies) too abstracted?


Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #201 on: January 28, 2022, 03:42:18 PM »
So, Dave and I had our first 'live' game with the new rules using actual figures rather than pieces of card.  Even though there shouldn't be, there is a real difference between the 2D of the card armies and the 3D of figures, same rules, different feel.
We used the points system of the rules to create a Eumenid and Antigonid army and as we were light on pikemen (very light) we justified it as task forces from the main armies  ;)

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #202 on: January 28, 2022, 03:53:44 PM »
I'll do an AAR on the blog but the main take away points were:-
The rules worked - phew  :)
Dave hadn't played them at all, even the card versions, but by game end had a reasonable grasp on what was going on  lol
Infantry bit went well; slow into contact, skirmishers in front doing their thing, but once they clashed it was fairly bloody - the Antigonid pikes broke the Eumenid hoplites after two rounds of combat with fairly average dice.
Generals in melee's can die - one Antigonid cavalry general bit the dust - a good result rules wise
Cavalry needs some tweaking but I have a cunning plan  ;)
Unit morale and overall morale mechanisms stood the test of being used in anger
Some wording needs tightening up - was ok for us but wider play might be an issue

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #203 on: January 28, 2022, 04:00:23 PM »
Because I've done a different sequence of play to what we're used to we occasionally lapsed into 'standard play' which cocked the game up a bit so going to have to be focussed for the next few games.
We did however get an elephant melee - great fun, and elephants panicking - one Antigonid elephant panicked into it's own hoplites who were then stuck fighting it and not fighting the enemy  lol Both were results I was after so pleased with that  :)   

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #204 on: January 28, 2022, 04:03:56 PM »
So, a good start, just need to get all those pikes done  ::)
Of course in the age old wargames tradition of going down a rabbit hole Dave has decided he'll do 'a few Galatians', why do I know it's going to be more than just a 'few'  lol  lol

Offline has.been

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #205 on: January 28, 2022, 04:49:45 PM »
Very well done Ian. As is usual, with the games you
& Dave put on, it is very pretty. :-*
I don't think I would ever again go for armies of that size.

Online AdamPHayes

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #206 on: January 28, 2022, 05:05:47 PM »

I don't think I would ever again go for armies of that size.

If they're not that size they're not armies!

 ;)

Offline Easy E

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #207 on: January 28, 2022, 05:56:57 PM »
Abstraction has its place... but there is something really visually appealing about big armies.

I am glad the rules are working as intended!   
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Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #208 on: January 28, 2022, 06:09:04 PM »
Pete, this really, really, is the last big period we'll do  lol  lol

Offline has.been

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #209 on: January 29, 2022, 03:05:00 PM »
Quote
If they're not that size they're not armies!

I was once told that under Anglo Saxon Law, more than
12 warriors WAS an Army. I do believe there was an
'invasion' of Yorkshire with 22 men. :o :o :o
I'll go with 'Armies' of that order. lol

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Pete, this really, really, is the last big period we'll do  lol  lol

Until the next time. :D

 

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