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Author Topic: Donnybrook action in the Low Countries  (Read 3450 times)

Offline AdamPHayes

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Re: Donnybrook action in the Low Countries
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2016, 06:48:46 PM »
Great looking game! We finally got around to playing a game of Donnybrook at the weekend too, must have been something in the air! 😀

Offline Metternich

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Re: Donnybrook action in the Low Countries
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2016, 03:04:10 PM »
Been considering getting the rules, but I am more interested in 16th century and early 17th than the late 17th, where Donnybrook seems to start up.  My main concern is the greater frequency of armor (and somewhat heavier armor - some of it even proofed against pistol fire) in the 16th century than in the 1670's.  Does Donnybrook allow for that ?

Offline theoldschool

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Re: Donnybrook action in the Low Countries
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2016, 03:24:06 PM »
Not specifically, but easy enough to do. There is a 5+ save for troops wearing cuirass. Just give troops an armour save for the protection worn. Something  along the lines of 3+ for fully armoured, 4+ for armoured and 5+ for protected, or whatver you feel works. If you want to represent pistol proof armour just give them a 2+ save against pistols.

One of Donnybrook's  strengths is that it is very tweakable to suit personal preferences.

Offline whiskey priest

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Re: Donnybrook action in the Low Countries
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2016, 04:37:03 PM »
In addition to what theoldschool mentioned, characters also get to roll on an injury table rather than simply die. A +1 to that roll might simulate the armour quite effectively. And remember that you're rolling your save on the ability dice of your model not just a boring old d6 so if you are talking about fully armoured figures, they are bound to be elites rolling on d10's and your hero will be rolling in a d12 which both make a 5+ save look a lot more appealing.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2016, 04:39:45 PM by whiskey priest »


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