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Offline Elder Days

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Good Hyborian Age Rules?
« on: October 30, 2020, 01:11:27 PM »
I have Dragon Rampant, but I wanted to see what else was out there. I would prefer something that can handle skirmishes all the way up to pitched battles.

Offline Aerendar Valandil

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Re: Good Hyborian Age Rules?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2020, 01:18:52 PM »
Heard good things of this, only from hearsay though. And skirmish only, it seems.


Offline Severian

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Re: Good Hyborian Age Rules?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2020, 02:13:35 PM »
Yes, Crom! is a great set of rules, but it's skirmish size forces - well, heroes versus villains plus groups of minions.

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Good Hyborian Age Rules?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2020, 03:02:59 PM »
I think you'd struggle to find a single set of rules that covers everything from skirmishes to mass battles; the shift from heroic action to rank'n'flank is a pretty big one.

As Aerendar and Severian have said, Crom! is great for the small-scale stuff. Any of the tried-and-trusted skirmish rules could work well, though: Song of Blades and Heroes, Pulp Alley or Fistful of Lead, for example. But Crom! has the flavour built in. They're all eminently affordable in PDF, though, so you could try out a few and see which works best.

For the large-scale stuff, it's hard to go wrong with Hordes of the Things. It also has the advantages of offering large-scale battles with a relatively low figure requirement (maybe 20-30 for a hero-heavy army) and of having a pretty comprehensive set of Hyborian army lists in the rulebook. You can scale up the game to any size just by adding more commands.

Offline DivisMal

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Re: Good Hyborian Age Rules?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2020, 10:04:47 PM »
Try Croms Anvil for a game similar to CROM or the Conan boardgame from Monolith. All these, however, work only for heroic actions against faceless minions.

If you want to be more flexible, GWs Lord of the Rings Strategy Game is very good. The latest version is called The Hobbit iirc. Lots of profiles and mighty heroes, and scalable from a couple of minis to ca. 50.


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