Thursday, December 06, 2012

Reassment Time

Well we've wrapped up the first battle of "The Alpian Wars" mini-campaign (go here to read the ending) . . . and so it is now time for all of us to take a bit of a break and re-read the rules and see what wasn't done correctly (there is always something, isn't there?).

Taking a break and asking my generals what they didn't think was right is a healthy thing . . . especially with rules as short as Clarence Harrison's "Victory Without Quarter" rules.

One thing that I decided "on the fly" had to do with Swordsmen (ECW equivalent would be Clubmen).  In general, VWQ prohibits foot units from charging "steady" foot . . . but since Swordsmen don't have any missile weapons, being solely melee troops, I decided that (like cavalry) they could charge steady foot if they made a successful Morale Check (like cavalry).  Both of my generals like this change.

Well actually it isn't a "change" since the matter wasn't covered in the VWQ rules.  In fact the author freely admits that not all circumstances are covered . . . and that players  should make whatever changes seemed appropriate.

So now, between battles it is a good time to think about these things.

-- Jeff

4 comments:

tidders said...

Good idea to have a 'review' of reviews. The change for swordsmen seems sensibl(although maybe not quite equivalent to ECW clubmen who in general faired badly in pitched battle - see
http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/glossary/clubmen.htm

http://www.thedorsetpage.com/history/Dorset_Clubmen/Dorset_Clubmen.htm
)

-- Allan

tidders said...

Oh dear can't type - should have been --- a 'review' of rules ----

:)

wargamer1972 said...

Always wise for the General Staff to conduct "After Action Reviews."

SAROE said...

I say, that sort thing suggests the potential for fallibility amongst your betters. That just won't do...Someone bring me my riding crop.