Didn’t play last night, but did put together a Scenario Playsheet. Here’s a PDF copy.
Archives for August 2016
Played a repeat of the mounted scenario last night, incorporating the new thoughts on rules and use of dice to guide play.
Added “Quality” as a troop attribute, using “Excellent”, “Good”, “Average” and “Poor”. These classifications were assigned probability percentages of 75, 60, 50, and 40 percent, respectively. I also rolled a D4 to see how many individuals might have qualities that differed from the group. Another D4 to determine what that might be, with a roll of “4” being “Excellent”, a “3”, “Good” etc.
Final “Yes”, “No” roll was for awareness, which effected the ability to react in the first few turns of the game.
Turn 1: Blue had initiative, but was unaware, so Red entered at a trot.
Turn 2: Blue again had the initiative, became aware, with crossbowman moving to the road to shoot. Red accelerated to a gallop and entered into melee with the crossbowmen, with one bowman killed, and the other locked in melee with Red’s leader.
Turn 3: Death of the bowman did not effect Blue’s fear rating. Blue troops charged out of the house, surrounding the Red troopers. However, the troopers (excepting the leader locked in melee), simply charged through the swarm of their assailants. Red leader killed the other crossbowman.
Turn 4: Death of the second bowman increased Blue’s fear rating. Still having the initiative, Blue fled into the woods.
In retrospect, it was a bad move to move the crossbowman to the road. Should have waited. Still a quick and fun scenario. Another run-through tonight. Here’s a few photos.
Out on the road for the past week. Long drives. Had some time to think about the skirmish rules.
Will stick with RAW’s basic framework but will rely on the dice to determine the probability of actions not covered, but intuitively needed.
The “Yes, No” dice will take care of questions such as “Can he fire this turn or must he reload?”, or “Is there a modification for this moving target?”, or “Can he add pistol to melee strength”.
Don’t want to bogged down in charts and modifiers. Will add gallop (walk, then trot, then gallop), but other than that. Just play the game and rely on common sense. Will see how it works.