Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Art De La Guerre Rulebook - An Improvement

In September last year I finally tracked down a copy of the ADLG rulebook. I even managed to get in a practice game and began looking closely at the rules.

Since then not a lot has happened. However I've just found out that there will be a ADLG competition in this year's Northern League. I don't have any details yet but there's a distinct possibility of me going to at least two of the rounds this year.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

As the country begins to shut down for the holidays I'd like to wish all my readers the very best for the coming year. See you in 2017.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Transylvanian TYW Flag - Free Samples

At the end of September I posted an article about the above. I was very pleased to get a reasonably "historical" flag for my Transylvanian ally general so quickly.

At the end of October I placed an order with Donnington to bulk out the samples I'd bought to a fully fledged allied contingent. The parcel arrived two days ago and the first thing I did was clean up the figure to bear the Transylvanian flag. This meant I had to decide what to do about the flag.

My first plan was to paint the design by hand using a black and white printed version as a guide. I don't own a colour printer. My second plan was to get some flags printed at the local copy shop. This afternoon it was time for plan two. After a phone call, an email and a quick walk round the corner to the copy shop, I had more Transylvanian flags than I knew what to do with. All for a quid!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

So Macho?

No not the Sinitta 1985 song but something completely different. 

There’s been a flurry of forum posts about Field of Glory Renaissance (FOG R) this week and some good seems to have come from it. One of the posts asked if the format of competitions could be changed to improve overall attendance.

Smaller Armies

I put in my two pennyworth.  I supported the army classification system used in the Northern League.  I also supported the idea of more games at 650 points on a 5’ by 3’ table.  The benefits of 650 point games are:

  • Games are quicker,
  • The lower unit count means there are fewer draws,
  • Armies are easier, and cheaper, to raise,
  • Armies contain a bigger proportion of compulsory troops.

I wasn’t the only one supporting 650 point games.  Tim Porter even suggested refocusing the rules on 650-700 points rather than 800-900.