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Offline scrivs

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Another go at To The Strongest
« on: October 02, 2014, 11:49:20 AM »
Before Partizan, Simon came to the club and gave Martin and myself a demonstration of his To the Strongest rules. Having left us a copy we were keen to try them out again. On Tuesday evening Martin and I tried them out ourselves pitting my Gauls against his Republican Romans.



The really are a great game, easy to pick up, but with enough detail and quirks - no dice or tapes! - to keep them interesting.



I've done a battle report and there are loads more pictures from the game over on Scrivsland
Scrivland, my blog of wargaming ramblings: http://scrivsland.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Marine0846

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Re: Another go at To The Strongest
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 05:47:16 PM »
Nice looking battle.
So, no dice or tapes,
please tell more on moving and melee.
Sounds very interesting.
Semper Fi, Mac

Online bigredbat

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Re: Another go at To The Strongest
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2014, 10:01:20 AM »
Hi  Marine,

The rules Paul and Martin were using are a set I've been developing, called "To the Strongest!".  They are played on a big grid- you might just be able to make out tiny dots in the pictures, showing the corners of the squares.  Instead of dice, playing cards are used to "activate" units, shoot/melee and save. 

They are very fast to play!  The rules have been designed to play club-sized games in 1-2 hours.  However, they can also be used to play massive games in around 3 hours, like the one below which I recently ran at a show with friends.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyUH_Y6UqAE

I'm expecting to publish them, initially as a pdf, in November.

Best, Simon

Offline Remgain

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Re: Another go at To The Strongest
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2014, 02:51:23 PM »
Simon,

we're giving them a try, here in Italy, and they are very interesting indeed.
A good way to resuscitate our -many- 15mm DBM armies!

Marco


We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

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Online bigredbat

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Re: Another go at To The Strongest
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2014, 03:22:38 PM »
That's great Marco- You are most welcome to mail me with any questions- please let me know how it pans out! 

Best, Simon

Offline Remgain

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Re: Another go at To The Strongest
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2014, 07:01:54 AM »
Hi Simon!

Our questions have been forwarded to you by Paolo (thank you for your answers and clarifications).

The game runs very smoothly and it's great fun!
Always I wonder how many aces are in the decks, I know that they should be only eight but actually during the unit activation they seem much more!!!  lol

Marco

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Re: Another go at To The Strongest
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2014, 01:22:16 PM »
Hi Marco,

Thanks Paulo has been in touch, and I see you have already spotted at least one missing line in the rules!  :-)  I'm glad you are enjoying them.  Later today I will send another army list over.

Best, Simon

 

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