Thursday, 13 February 2020

Another TtS! debacle

"When shall we stop this madness?" - The Hospitaller, Kingdom of Heaven

When indeed? For the third week running we completely mangled the rules while using To the Strongest! for the Crusades. It's embarrassing.

It was a pleasant way to spend an evening, although the game was to some extent spoiled, both by our own decisions and by the gods of wargaming. The game was set up to use the rules for ammunition as written, before we started we decided to not bother with any such rules at all, and then after an hour we switched to James' alternative rules. It was a mess. As for the gods, they completely reversed the previous week's luck as far as commanders went - although they left it with the Crusaders - and I basically couldn't miss with ranged fire. The whirling masses of Turcomans evaporated like water in the desert. 

It all looked very good though; too good in some ways. I was seduced by the all black colour scheme of the Hospitallers, assumed that they would sweep all before them, only to find that they kept refusing to act at all before crumbling ignominiously in the face of a few Kurds. Never trust a man in a fancy uniform.


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    1. I don't think James took any. His blog postings seem to be a bit infrequent these days. We're going to swap sides and do it again next week so maybe he will then.

    2. My adult children claim that if there are no photos, it didn't happen.