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martin goddard

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« on: November 27, 2019, 10:15:49 PM »
I will get the latest set out this week.
Following the weekend I have adopted John's idea of having markers for when a general is killed.
This means a player will award himself a marker each time he kills an enemy general.
In the short term this will be a packet of 4x dead general pair.
First i need to make the A,T,U,M general letter markers.


Tonights crew was Graham, Stewart, Dennis and martin.

We played Ferrybridge(the night before Towton). It was a  good game. There are a few amendments  to be instigated as a result. The bridge assault is to be modified a little.

Then we played Hedgeley Moor. A simple little battle.
The attacking Yorkist slaughtered the defending Lancastrians.  Dennis got 11 scores of 5,6 out of 13 D6. Talented  Dennis!  This one needs more play. Amy feedback appreciated about battles played.


To my mind the rules seem about "oven ready".  Let us get BB done.


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Re: BB75
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 10:53:44 PM »
I'm off for a couple of days next week so will give Towton a go. I'll be using cardboard counters for figures I'm afraid but so long as you don't tell anyone I should get away with it.

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Re: BB75
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 11:19:37 PM »
Lets get BB done. But will the US force a deal that means we have to buy their more expensive figures? Will the Peter Pig deal stand up to scrutiny? Or will there be a better deal? Have the Yorkist and Lancastrian parties apologised for any anti semitism or islamophobia? Will BB result in Scottish independence?
Who cares? Most important will be what the limited edition figure will be.
Could it be Richard III beside a fallen horse? Henry VI sat under a tree at St Albans? Stanley picking the crown out of a bush? Edward IV eating a surfeit of lampreys? Clarence head first in a barrel of malmsey?
Any other suggestions?

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Re: BB75
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2019, 06:59:24 AM »
Yes , Edmund Blackadder special figuer

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Re: BB75
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2019, 09:29:03 AM »
How about Edward IV doing in Henry Prince of Wales at Tewksbury, or a half-armoured HenryVI looking bewildered at First St Albans.

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Re: BB75
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2019, 09:42:59 PM »
Richard III ala Shakespeare....a horse a horse...etc.

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Re: BB75
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2019, 11:12:55 PM »
Just checking that Martin and Les got my mark-up earlier this week (sent by email)?

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Re: BB75
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2019, 08:10:45 AM »
Busy making half bases and individual casualties for the fir st outing on Monday. First test will be First St Albans.

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Re: BB75
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2019, 05:25:05 PM »
Played a full scenario game today and a couple of points arose:

p31 and p46 - cavalry do not count towards stacking on p31 so do not cause a zone to be over-stacked on p46

p33 "These bases are put away in the toy box". These bases should not be put away as they can be recovered later (p60)

p23 General joining a unit. Just a minor grammatical bit here? A general who is not attached is unattached (no hyphen). To go from attached to unattached you detach him. 

We used cavalry for the first time and really liked the uncertainty/abstract nature of their arrival. We did, however, find them underpowered.

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Re: BB75
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2019, 06:22:38 PM »
Cavalry certainly are a bit if a glass hammer. You have to choose your target well with them or else rely on the vagaries of the dice.

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Re: BB75
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2019, 03:19:29 AM »
Thank you Andy.
Thanks to Simon too! :)

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Re: BB75
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2019, 09:07:09 AM »
Here is what we are going to try next game:

31. The Fight

Each cavalry unit +2
Cavalry attacking CinC ward +4

Optional House (of York) Rule.

At the end of the game a side may opt to perform a Cavalry Phase instead of dishonourably taking 3 victory points for not charging. If both sides opt for a Cavalry Phase then a Grand Cavalry Melee takes place in the centre of the table to which one general from each side may participate. The winner covers themselves in glory and deservedly takes 3 victory points.


By the way, is there a definition of a Foot Ward with regards to The Fight?