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July LoA - Wings of Glory? Dystopian Wars? Bolt Action?
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Martin Morgan



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mark,
I am playing FoGR in the morning, but would like to join in with some M&T in the afternoon. Just don't expect much as I have not read the rules Smile.

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Martin
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Cawdorthane



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely, Martin! You can team up with me against the Evil Ara!

cheers
Mark
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ara



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oi! I'm not evil! I'm just misunderstood. Twisted Evil

What are the sides/forces anyways?
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Cawdorthane



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From memory:

Brits
2 Regular Officers, 1 Indian Officer
2 x 10 Man Elite Regular Squads
2 x 6 Man Indian Auxilliary Squads

French
2 Irreg Officers, 1 Indian officer
1 x 10 man Marine Squad
1 x 8 man Couer du Bois squad
1 x 8 man Canadian Squad
2 x 6 man Savage Indian Squads
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etienne



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mark

I have another game planned for the arvo but will mosey over for a sticky beak at some point if that's OK as I'd like to see M&T in action.

After the long list of other minis to be painted, M&T is on my wish list. Rolling Eyes

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Steve
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Cawdorthane



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries Steve, drop by at your leisure.

Michael , any choice of scenario? Would you prefer to fight Prussians or Britannians? See you shortly after 10.00 tomorrow.

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Mark
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Michael Bornstein



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We can work something out.

Prussians v Yanks would make sense.
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Cawdorthane



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to each of Patrick, Steve & Noah for 3 excellent games of Wings of War/Glory. What a truly lovely system it is. The fact that it only took me about 20 seconds to explain the rules to Noah, before he was off successfully shooting at Patrick's Spad, emphasised to me what a truly elegant system this is.

Muskets & Tomahawks was also great in the afternoon, thanks to Ara, Martin M, Steve and Dov. Good to see father and son on opposite sides too, with the latter emerging victrorious! Dov's cunning strategy of moving the bulk of the French force around the British flank via hidden movement worked a treat!

cheers
Mark
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ara



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the game of Muskets and Tomahawks, Mark - enjoyed it immensely. I really like the balance of the game - how the french and indians were moving around little bit by little bit, while the british would suddenly make big decisive two-action moves,

I think the other players - Martin, Stephen and son - made the game good fun as well, lots of bad french/english/indian accents being thrown around, and some good old english insults being thrown at the french - "Come out of those woods you keep skulking in you cowardly french, and face our british firing lines like a sporting fellow, there's a good chap!".

Those cards were making me angry, though - so many british double-action cards in a row! As Martin pointed out, though, that left the french most (if not all) the actions in a round once the british were finished...

Very interesting set of balances and checks.
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Cawdorthane



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All good points Ara. M&T is like all good rules sets, essentially simple in its mechanics but subtle in their execution. The cards give a nice fog of war effect. The competing abilities of the troops nicely emphasise their different uses. The random traits for Officers and the wild card layed by "sub plots" provide a lovely sense of character, almost an element of roleplay, as a finishing touch.

I look forward to Ara's Maori Wars supplement in due course!

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Mark
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