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Author Topic: Bronze Shield Silver Coin: Ancient Greek Mercenary Adventure Wargaming  (Read 1438 times)

Offline misterdirector1

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Hi! Well after years of saying I would never write a game, I'm writing a game!

As a newcomer to Ancients systems I was looking for a skirmish game to get me going and didn't find anything that was really what I was looking for - a very small model count (~10 per side) with RPG elements and solo/campaign modes. Something in the mode of Frostgrave. I recently came across Eric Farrington's Homer's Heroes which actually would have fit the bill but I had already started on Bronze Shield Silver Coin by then, and imo they are quite different enough to enjoy both.

Here's a blurb about the game:

In Bronze Shield Silver Coin, you take on the role of a Greek mercenary captain in the Classical era, the time of legendary battles and heroes. Choose your equipment and customize your character with powerful abilities that can turn the tide of battle. Will you be a clever Athenian tactician or a hulking Spartan warrior?

Gather your warband, recruit stalwart companions, then venture forth to fight in scenarios based on the oftentimes dirty history of spears-for-hire in the ancient world. The rules are easy to learn but offer deep tactical choices. Games play quick and brutal to briskly move forward a campaign with friends. Mechanics emphasize surprises, shifting loyalties, and memorable moments. Your warbandís loyalty and courage will be undermined by the enemy and influenced by your captainís fortune.

Whether playing solo adventures, cooperating with friends, or clashing with rivals, Bronze Shield Silver Coin puts you in the mercenary captainís sandals. Command your forces wisely and write your name in the annals of history! The ancient world awaits - will you seize the glory?


I'll be sharing updates on hobbying, writing, and playtesting here and would love the thoughts and feedback of this awesome community.

You can find a quickstart version of the rules at our Discord server: https://discord.gg/B5eewZCSjH

And just for some hobby fun, here are four characters I've painted up, they are sculpts from Footsore
Join the Bronze Shield Silver Coin Discord to get a free copy of the Quickstart rules!
https://discord.gg/uHnWC3DdGf

Offline Easy E

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Re: Bronze Shield Silver Coin: Ancient Greek Mercenary Adventure Wargaming
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2023, 08:27:37 PM »
Sounds cool. 
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Offline misterdirector1

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Re: Bronze Shield Silver Coin: Ancient Greek Mercenary Adventure Wargaming
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2023, 06:26:44 PM »
The "Blue Team" to be used in playtesting and photography for the rules book! Figures are Victrix with characters by Footsore.


Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Bronze Shield Silver Coin: Ancient Greek Mercenary Adventure Wargaming
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2023, 06:39:44 PM »
Lovely work  :)
cheers

James

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Offline misterdirector1

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Re: Bronze Shield Silver Coin: Ancient Greek Mercenary Adventure Wargaming
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2023, 04:55:02 PM »
And the "Red Team"!


Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Bronze Shield Silver Coin: Ancient Greek Mercenary Adventure Wargaming
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2023, 05:25:52 PM »
Looking good! 👍
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Offline Muzfish4

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Re: Bronze Shield Silver Coin: Ancient Greek Mercenary Adventure Wargaming
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2023, 05:57:02 AM »
Very interesting idea. Looks like a ton of fun.

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Bronze Shield Silver Coin: Ancient Greek Mercenary Adventure Wargaming
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2023, 08:39:49 AM »
I just spent longer than it took Jason to find the Golden Fleece, trying to get to 'quick start'! Got there and the rules disappeared, not very impressive!

>:(
"Wot did you do in the war Grandad?"

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Offline craigjonwoodfield

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Re: Bronze Shield Silver Coin: Ancient Greek Mercenary Adventure Wargaming
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2023, 09:22:04 PM »
Sounds interesting. Just don't make sarissa an equipment option!

Offline misterdirector1

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Re: Bronze Shield Silver Coin: Ancient Greek Mercenary Adventure Wargaming
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2024, 08:46:52 PM »
I just spent longer than it took Jason to find the Golden Fleece, trying to get to 'quick start'! Got there and the rules disappeared, not very impressive!

>:(

Oh no! Thank you for letting me know, I assume it was tough to find in the Discord's list of channels? I can make that more obvious for sure. I'm not sure about the disappearing, that sounds like a Google Docs issue. I'll try PMing you a PDF here in the forum.

 

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