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Offline abhorsen950

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Legends of the high seas
« on: December 23, 2009, 07:01:51 PM »
Just had a nosey at it.

Any of you guys play it?
Reccomend it?

Steve

Offline cianty

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Re: Legends of the high seas
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 07:09:53 PM »
I do play it. And I like it.

I love Mordheim, especially the campaign system with Heroes and experience, so naturally I enjoy the Legends games as well. Whether you like it or not probably depends on whether you like the Lord of the Rings game engine; I know people who consider it to be too random. I like it as a welcome change from other systems.

You can find some stuff for the game on my blog. :)

Offline abhorsen950

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Re: Legends of the high seas
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 07:15:59 PM »
Cheers mate
And i quite enjoyed LOTR when i played it
Im stuck Between LOTHS or LOTOW

And i really cant decide.

Steve

Offline ardbeg

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Re: Legends of the high seas
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 08:25:22 PM »
LOTOW and LOTHS are pretty much the same

fast and easy rules. my main concerns is the Hand-to-Hand.
too much of a head or tail test
the shooting is simple too but suits my taste better

Offline abhorsen950

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Re: Legends of the high seas
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 08:32:12 PM »
So is Legends Of The High Seas a good game?
I cant choose between them so ide love some advice on what to choose



Steve

Offline ardbeg

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Re: Legends of the high seas
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2009, 08:38:21 PM »
I had lots of fun with the 'legend of...' serie (old west and high seas)
I find it is a good rule with some weak points but still funny



Offline abhorsen950

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Re: Legends of the high seas
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009, 08:43:05 PM »
Oright cheers mate
Really cant decide wether to use either of the rule sets


Steve

Offline Lowtardog

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Re: Legends of the high seas
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 09:46:45 PM »
For a one shot purchase and if you like pirates etc I would go for LOTHS, It has a huge list of random characters so you can play land based games very easily and include natives, highwaymen etc. Almost the same mechanisms as LOTOW (Almost Identical) but for me has a lot more going for it.

I have OTOW and it is pretty good but you will find yourself needing all the supplements if you want different posses etc

Offline abhorsen950

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Re: Legends of the high seas
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2009, 10:33:32 AM »
Thanks man looks like its LOTHS for me
Still got something routing for LOTOW though  :? really cant decide.


Steve

Offline Lowtardog

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Re: Legends of the high seas
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2009, 10:32:40 PM »
Thanks man looks like its LOTHS for me
Still got something routing for LOTOW though  :? really cant decide.


Steve
Keep an eye out on e-bay the rules pop up quite often so that would be my tip

Offline Gluteus Maximus

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Re: Legends of the high seas
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2009, 11:00:23 AM »
Personally, I would go for LOTHS in this instance, as there are rules for ships, artillery etc and the scenarios and ready-made characters are more relevant - assuming you are doing pirates, of course.

As the others have said, the basic mechanisms are pretty much the same and can be used for virtually any 16th-19thC skirmish games (with a few additional rules added).

Whichever you pick they are a sound and simple system which gives a lot of fun  :)

Offline cianty

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Re: Legends of the high seas
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2009, 01:46:36 PM »
Guess it comes down to: Ships or horses? ;)

Offline Monk

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Re: Legends of the high seas
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2009, 08:12:33 PM »
I bought LotOW first, but was working on a gaggle of pirates.  Then I got into LotHS, and for some reason didn't finish my pirates, but instead started assembling a posse of Mexican banditos.  I need help.

Ultimately, you should have both.  While a couple of the supplements for LotOW are good, they're not necessary, especially when you're first starting.  The main book gives you plenty to work with.

Offline HerbyF

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Re: Legends of the high seas
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2010, 06:10:47 AM »
I have them both. I have played LOTOW alot, we used to have a campaign going at the game store we meet at. I got LOTHS when it first came out and have only played it a few times. Mostly because we haven't been gaming as much lately. Like them both, they are pretty much the same game with different settings.

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