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by David Kuijt
Sun May 20, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Miniatures Review and Figure Questions
Topic: Kwanggun Soldiers of Koryo Korean army
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Kwanggun Soldiers of Koryo Korean army

Does anyone have any images of the Kwanggun Spear, Archers, and cavalry of the Koryo Korean army, or recommendations for figures that will work for them? I have a legacy-system Koryo Korean army that I'm looking to bring up to standard for Triumph, but the research I did back in the day didn't have ...
by David Kuijt
Thu May 17, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: General Rules Discussion
Topic: Variable Victory Conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: Variable Victory Conditions

Which would promote more conservative play and slow things down I suspect. Or worse. That's what it might do (slow things down) if the breakpoint remained hidden from the players until breaking happened. The original suggestion was that the breakpoint becomes visible at some point (second casualty ...
by David Kuijt
Thu May 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Rules Discussion
Topic: Variable Victory Conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: Variable Victory Conditions

David Schlanger wrote:I think it would petrify the players who already play scared.

DS


True dat!
by David Kuijt
Thu May 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Rules Discussion
Topic: Variable Victory Conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: Variable Victory Conditions

Would it take out any cheese (e.g. sniping indivdual units, taking a camp)? That and if it was more fun would be how I would judge the experiment. Sounds great! (Although I'm a smidge confused by your cheese examples -- there are lots of examples in history of a battle turning on the loss of a camp...
by David Kuijt
Thu May 17, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General Rules Discussion
Topic: Variable Victory Conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: Variable Victory Conditions

Still alternative victory conditions are an interesting point for scenarios. In the recent game we played (Hastings) the Normans lose if Harold holds the field for example. This impacts them in that they have to attack, the English can simply camp in the hill. Without that change to the VC, it woul...
by David Kuijt
Thu May 17, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Rules Discussion
Topic: Variable Victory Conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: Variable Victory Conditions

Everyone is welcome to experiment with whatever thing they want to experiment with, and more power to them! With that said, if you want my feedback as a game designer, I wouldn't recommend this particular idea. Why? Inserting a truly random factor like that is only good if it adds to the fun. Now do...
by David Kuijt
Tue May 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: mounted samurai bowmen
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: mounted samurai bowmen

Thanks, Vodnik. Could you cite your sources, please? A bald (unsupported) statement like that helps us a small bit -- it points out somewhere that we need to check up on things -- but it leaves us to do a lot of work to verify or disprove the statement. If you cite sources, we can check up on the st...
by David Kuijt
Sat May 12, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Camps, Scratch-building and Modeling
Topic: Differentiating similar Troop Type
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Differentiating similar Troop Type

Since teaching new players seems to be a lot of my gaming time right now, I’ve noticed troop type ‘code’ is something that takes a while to get with the subtle differences being learned last. In the middle of a game with a borrowed army pointing out armor differences doesn’t take much before the 4t...
by David Kuijt
Sat May 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Camps, Scratch-building and Modeling
Topic: Differentiating similar Troop Type
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Differentiating similar Troop Type

DK, It was Hastings that triggered the specific thought, but it’s really a generic question. For Hastings, the Huscarles should definitely be distinguished by armor. All the Huscarles would be in mail, almost nobody in the Fyrd would be in armor (since a suit of mail would be worth a small farm, an...
by David Kuijt
Sat May 12, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Unknown Composition: Army Lists without Armies
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Unknown Composition: Army Lists without Armies

Great Zimbabwe, Mutapa, and the Shona people. Great Zimbabwe was abandoned in the 15th century, either because of lack of resources (climate change?) or exhaustion of the gold fields, and the center of the kingdom shifted north to Mutapa. 1050 is the start date (approximately) for Great Zimbabwe, bu...

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