Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A little more info

I've been asked a couple times about my medieval games. Here's some answers:

The figures are 28mm Old Glory. One of their better ranges and cheap compared to others. They may be getting some Perry reinforcements soon.

My table is 8 x 6, but we played this on a 6 x 4 area.

My base sizes are 60mm by 60mm (litko) with 8 heavy foot, 6 for bows, and 3 for cavalry figures mounted a base. This gives a bit of a diorama feel, and a sense of mass.

Each roster fits in a card holder so you can mark off hits with a dry erase marker. Each roster has a picture of the units corresponding flag (to tell them apart), the type of unit, their number needed to hit vs foot and vs. horse, and finally boxes to mark off casualties with the morale roll in each box, so the player can see what roll they need right away.

Finally, commanders need to keep track of the Battlelust of their troops. To much aggression and your troops get tired. Sit around doing nothing, and your troops lose heart. To keep track I have tiny d10s that sit on the commanders base. Pointing towards the enmey is a positive number. Towards you, negative.

Easy, no clutter.
In fact, battlefield clutter is against the Basement Generals credo and will not be tolerated!

Different units

Example of a roster and it's unit

A close up

Hope this helps.


Jim Wright said...

Hi Jaye,

Excellent! Thank you.

I agree that the OG "Hundred Years War" and "War of the Roses" are very good lines and a good value, especially if one has an OG Army card.

One last question.

The roster card with flag is great to identify a unit with a matching flag.

How does one identify a unit that does not have a flag, such as the bow unit in the picture?

Again, thanks for the pictures.


BaronVonJ said...

Bow units have colors, for example: green and red. The roster sheet has a green and red flag, usually with an arrow on it. Most players only control 6 units. Pretty easy to keep track off.

Jim Wright said...

Got it!

Thanks a bunch.

My copy of "Age of Chivalry" has mysteriously moved to the desk, within easy reach.


Jim Wright said...


"Flower of Chivalry"



Fitz-Badger said...

Seems pretty simple and tidy. :)