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martin goddard

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« on: October 11, 2019, 04:16:35 PM »
Hope it has got to you.
If  you dd not get it please contact me (martin).

The rules are almost finished.
I have started to simplify some small details.
Is 11 point big enough to see clearly?  The book is getting very big.

It will not go out once the pictures are in it. Probably after  number 70?

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Re: BB65
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 04:47:58 PM »
Martin,

Received with thanks. The font size looks fine to me.

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Re: BB65
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 04:57:08 PM »
It came through fine. Thanks.

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Re: BB65
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 09:59:34 PM »
Received in Shropshire with thanks.

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Re: BB65
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 10:33:09 AM »
Received it. Change in page numbering and greatly expanded section on generals. Defences now clarified.

martin goddard

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Re: BB65
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2019, 12:37:43 PM »
What is new in BB.
I believe the rules are about done (?).

The next stage will be examples.  Then the photo stage.  Then the publishing stage.  Then the video on you tube stage.

Cavalry  counter is now fixed at 11.
Unreliable general 2D6 roll changed by 1.
25mm base sizes added.
Battle tinkered with.
Point size reduced to 11 from 12 . Is this too small??


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Re: BB65
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2019, 02:45:15 PM »
A couple of nice games yesterday at PP HQ.

The House of York faced off twice against the Lancastrians, who were aided and abetted by a mercenary Sea Dog as tactical advisor.

Lancaster fielded the same force in both battles:
  • 1 household foot
  • 9 retinue foot
  • 2 levy foot
  • 1 heavy gun
  • 2 light guns
  • 3 x 3 handgunners

The Yorkist force broadly differed (I think!) in having:
  • no heavy gun
  • fewer handgunners
  • 2 household foot (?)
  • 2 household horse
  • 7 retinue
  • 1 retinue horse

For scenery, we had:
  • 2 rough hills
  • 1 gentle hill (which was rough in the first game)
  • some hedgerows
  • a marsh
  • a town
  • a stream

The first game saw the (defending) Lancastrian centre standing up well to their Yorkist opponents. Three Yorkist generals died, one of whom was a (clearly short-lived) king. Three (!?) Yorkist cavalry charges went in (with 3 units each) but were bloodily repulsed, to general surprise. The Yorkists managed a breakthrough on their right flank, but this was insufficient to offset their bodycount. A (surprising) Great Win for the House of Lancaster.

The second game was a general advance by Lancaster (as Attackers) that rolled back the Yorkists along the line. Three Yorkist generals had lucky escapes, but at least 2 died. The Lancastrians got off lightly from a cavalry charge against 2 isolated units of retinue (their household colleagues having been forced to remain off the field of battle due to some pre-game shenanigans) by making a tactical retreat off-table, and were able to come back on again near their original strength. There weren't many Lancastrians left on the field as night drew in.

I believe that some photos should be appearing soon on the PP website, but to whet appetites here is the set-up at the start of the second game, with each army having pushed forward one Ward:




Thank you to Martin for his hospitality and loan of some lovely figures, and to both him and Stewart for their support and patience.

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Re: BB65
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2019, 02:57:03 PM »
All good to see. Looking forward to running a game soonish, but had to postpone tomorrow’s owing to a number of factors which may take a little while to sort out. In the meantime I shall continue to assimilate the rules into my head. One factor is decorating the room where I now have my table, which will probably take me a few weeks as there is a lot of preparation needed and it is a fairly large room, having previously been two rooms. Another factor is that to get on with this I will not be attending the club.