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by Waterhorse
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Game Size Survey
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Game Size Survey

Interesting stuff! We did kind of start of with the Core Forces but where the Romans are concerned I find them peculiar in some ways too. I partly because I think they may fall foul of something I've noticed in other rules using points based lists. That's the difficulty of getting a balanced force t...
by Waterhorse
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Game Size Survey
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Game Size Survey

OK just a quick question. What size games are you all playing? We opted to stick with our Chain of Command size 6ft x 6ft table and 28mm figures (not the same ones, obviously) as we like that little extra playing area. Force wise, apart from the first few games, we are hovering around the 145 - 150 ...
by Waterhorse
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic!
Topic: Arnhem book recommendation?
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

Re: Arnhem book recommendation?

I found Beevor's Arnhem very readable and quite an eye opener for someone like me who had long known it wasn't the most sensible idea ever but didn't know the detail. It illustrates how things can quickly get completely out of hand in and around High Command, when people can be persuaded that a half...
by Waterhorse
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Combat to front and rear
Replies: 19
Views: 630

Re: Combat to front and rear

Hi Don, I was a Friend of Kenneth too but didn't managed to get banned, so you clearly deserve a Phalera! If you will pardon a historical diversion, modern hands on (or should that be buttocks on) research has shown that not having stirrups isn't really the problem it was held to be, if you were bor...
by Waterhorse
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Combat to front and rear
Replies: 19
Views: 630

Re: Combat to front and rear

Compelling evidence? No I don’t and I don’t want to get into that level of debate either, other than to say if Rich has sufficient number of examples of ten men v six men, isolated combats, properly recorded by people who were actually around in 54AD, I for one would be more than impressed! What the...
by Waterhorse
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Combat to front and rear
Replies: 19
Views: 630

Re: Combat to front and rear

Hi Don, BTW: That's Waterhorse - as in Kelpie - not that its vital! 😄 Yes, had spotted the shock bit, regarding cavalry being required to fall back. I don't think its unreasonable to make cavalry less resilient but one point of shock invoking the withdrawal, makes them positively fragile, given the ...
by Waterhorse
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Combat to front and rear
Replies: 19
Views: 630

Re: Combat to front and rear

"Depending upon cavalry type yes they'll only stay in contact for 1 or 2 rounds. What's odd about that?" In the general run of the game probably nothing, although by the nature of things its a purely arbitrarily number - real combat doesn't have "rounds". It the circumstances I'm referring to that m...
by Waterhorse
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Cavalry Shooting
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Cavalry Shooting

It's a pity its too early for effective horse archers.

Hard to throw javelins when you are full of arrows! 🤣
by Waterhorse
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Combat to front and rear
Replies: 19
Views: 630

Re: Combat to front and rear

One thing thing that has occurred to me. Is that if the Elite Warriors, who are the ham in this sandwich, manage to hang around and they might, as speaking from memory, they will have 3 or maybe 4 Fervour when the fight starts. Not a universal panacea but a lot better than going directly into Shock ...
by Waterhorse
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Combat to front and rear
Replies: 19
Views: 630

Re: Combat to front and rear

"They'll still fight the Group that charges them in the rear but they'll halve their dice as per the combat table. They'd have the opportunity to turn and face the new chargers if they managed to hold on (just as if they weren't already engaged) but they'd then count as fighting to their rear agains...