Sunday, 30 November 2014

...and now for something a little different.

These are a very, very interseting set of rules!
I love wargaming!

I enjoy the researching of historical periods, the collection of figures, the investigation into uniforms and standards they fought under and the tactics they used.  I also enjoy the basing of these figures once painted and the battles we can play with our friends and other gaming companions in a fun and relaxing atmosphere (that's right I rarely play competitions).

However another fascinating aspect of the hobby which is truly very fulfilling and satisfying, is the opportunity to converse and correspond with wargamers all over the globe.  We all have such a wonderful hobby in common and hence dicsussiobs are often like talking to a good mate down at the club.

One such fellow is the very famous Simon Miller a.k.a The Big Red Bat at  http://bigredbat.blogspot.com

Simon is famous the globe over for his wonderful grand manner style Ancients games that he runs in conjunction with the Aventine Miniatures and the Wargmes, Soldiers and Strategy aficionados of the hobby.

He has now self-published an electronic version of his wonderful rule set "To The Strongest".  Having been privy to the machinations of Simon's versions, proofing and his meticulous attention to detail I HIGHLY recommend thees rules to all gamers who enjoy a fast playing battle with rules that are simple to rule however which have a very subtle and distinct tactical edge to them.

The grid based system is one which I strongly believe is a breakthrough in terms of large scale demonstration or "Battle Day Games" where thousands of figures are involved and you want to attract the entire plethora of gamers, fringe gamers and those who may well be enticed in joining this wonderful hobby.

Cannot wait to play Guido in a game soon.

12 comments:

  1. Aw shucks Carlo, many thanks for the nice comments!

    I love ancients battles, both large and small, and it would be lovely to lure some fresh blood into the hobby!

    Best, Simon

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    1. Hi Simon - did I detect a blush!! Hope that everything is going swimmingly mate and I am sure teh rules will be selling like the proverbial hotcakes!

      We authors need to stick together :^)

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    2. A small blush. Thanks for your support- yes they are selling very well! :-)

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  2. Hi Carlos, will be in touch next week hopefully. These rules look very interesting, might have to get a copy from Simon in the future.

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  3. Hi Peter,

    Would love to do something soon mate, maybe even at my place so we can relax and take our time. Let me know when it suits.

    cheers

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  4. Good to see rules like these coming from one man band fellow bloggers and not just the big companies getting all the glory. Not my period but I imagine this will be a big seller for Simon and I wish him all the best.

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    1. Thanks Pat! I was thinking the other day that am the wargaming equivalent of a microbrewery (as is Carlo!).

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    2. Hi Pat - thanks for that mate. I think Simon will do very well with tehse rules and I am a big fan of the sytem and his methodology.

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    3. Simon I wish that a microbrewery was in the offing mate - I am still hoping those wonderful cards with Iron Mittens artwork eventually become available as a compliment to these excellent rules of yours as well.

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    4. Hi Carlo, yes that will happen! I need to introduce some random event cards to the game system and haven't quite worked out the full details, yet. Hopefully March.

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  5. I noticed these on Simon's blog Carlo (his figures/games are simply amazing, as you note). I'll look forward to a post-game review once you have had a run with them against Guido.

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  6. Thanks Fish - Guido off with all his mates on their annual "cultural trip". Should try and organise before CANCON.

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