Welcome Luis. I play SYW in 10mm, my main interest being the eastern theatre featuring Austrians, Russians and Prussians. I have had some great fun with these rules since they first appeared (and they have gotten a number of my friends into C18th warfare as well).
Post by williamoftiberia on Feb 6, 2019 15:58:57 GMT
Welcome to this most excellent forum Luis, Manhattan is a tad to far from me as I live in deepest Devon. Though Jim Purky over on his forum may know some one who's lives near you. fifeanddrumminis.proboards.com/
Hi I am somewhat new to SYW but not to wargaming, been wargaming since the 80's. A year or so back started with SYW. Basically just been painting 15mm French and a few 25/28mm. 100 more french and will start on allies. Would like to find SYW gamers in the Los Angeles area.
Welcome to this most excellent forum Luis, Manhattan is a tad to far from me as I live in deepest Devon.
Though Jim Purky over on his forum may know some one who's lives near you.
Hello everyone - I've been looking in on the forum since getting "Honours of War" soon after it was published, but have never posted. I've been wargaming on and off (mostly off) since 1964. For quite a few years, every period for which Airfix brought out figures was tried. From the mid 70s, I've collected Horse & Musket period 25mm Minifigs.
After many years of armchair wargaming, I'm gathering things to actually fight battles on the table again. It's taking longer than I thought to get all the practicalities sorted out - but I'm nearly there. The battles will take place in the early 18th Century in an "Imagi-nations set up, using the "Post of Honour" rules and Roland Nickson's Malburian amendments. Once up to speed with the rules, I'll be adding extras like chance cards and "friction", as I'll be playing solo. When planning battles, I'd be grateful for suggestions for initial moves and objectives.
I tend towards the game approach to wargaming rather than historical accuracy (as you definitely would see in the half dozen posts I've managed so far in my blog, Minifigsbattles.blogspot.com ). While enjoying modelling and painting, I don't have the skill or patience (and, at my age, the eyesight!) to be that good at either.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to putting the information I've learned here into practice.
Leman - thanks for your welcome - being keen meant I thought I'd take 2 or 3 weeks to get everything ready. Unfortunately, I forgot there's a real world out there taking up time! But I'm nearly there... Alik
Keith - I do try to be sensible with the technical side of things (moves; ranges; etc.) but when it comes to uniforms, composition of armies, historical period of figures, and similar aspects of wargaming, I'm often guided by what I like the look of or what figures I happen to have collected over the years. Your rules will keep me on this side of complete unhistorical just what I fancy...
Although, of course, the C18th is a great period to game with imagi-nations. Therein lies the opportunity to design your own uniforms and political problems that lead to conflict. It does not always work though. I tried an imagi-nations campaign with another player once. My Austrian army became the forces of the Grand Duchy of Hertzleikell. My opponent said his army was Prussia ........... sigh!
Welcome Chad. I was also inspired to crack on with my collection of 10mm figures when I discovered the rules at Warfare a few years back. They do give a particularly good, enjoyable and fast moving game.
I have ordered the rules, and look forward to trying them out. What started as a small project eight years ago, grew into a labour of love. I now have a couple of decent sized SYW French and Austrian armies, with Hessians,Hanoverians and Brunswickers thrown into the mix.
I've ordered (and now received) the Rules also ..... again! Yes, I know, I must be slightly mad but I have had so many good games that I thought it was time to replace my old copy. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
p.s. I don't think Osprey has ever done this but if Osprey released a version 2, I would probably buy it.