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Post by rbodleyscott » Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:12 pm

hammy wrote:Is there any point in us trying to organise the attendees to make sure that all the army types that need testing are represented?

Considering the armies from Usk and the changes to the rulesI think we need to make sure that there are armies based around the following:

Light chariot
Heavy Chariot
Elephant
Pikes
War Wagons (at least a Hungarian or Med German if not a Hussite)
Non pike drilled protected foot
Bow
Cataphracts

There are enough interested players so that players with limited army choices can just bring what they fancy but for those with options we should try to cover all the above at least.

Are there any other things that the designers want to see used specifically?
A reasonable list. Comments:

Not much point in anyone bringing Hussites as we are planning to completely change the war wagons rules again.

There was only one Knights army at Usk, would like to see a few more of those.

Ming Chinese - need to test massed light artillery with supporting (exchanging) foot. Simon says he will bring this if no-one else wants to.

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Post by rbodleyscott » Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:13 pm

neilhammond wrote:Following on from Hammy's suggestion, perhaps the best way is for the authors to list the armies they want us to try out and then we nominate (to Bruce?) our preferred "type" beforehand. Otherwise there is the danger that everone turns up with Later Hungarian waggons. So long as there is a reasonable cross-section of armies taken it should suffice.

You might want to split the Bows into Foot Bow and Mounted Bow armies.

Neil
I am sure Hammy meant Foot Bows


To this I would add Foot and Mounted crossbows.

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Post by bddbrown » Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:39 pm

I already mentioned to Simon, when he asked in an email, that there were no Chariot armies and no Foot Bow armies at Usk. We need these armies to be represented at Leeds.

I think centrally organising this would be a nightmare. How about we let people choose armies, and the writers plus a few others with lots of army choice (Hammy, myself to some extent) could then balance up the missing sections?

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Post by hammy » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:23 pm

bddbrown wrote:I already mentioned to Simon, when he asked in an email, that there were no Chariot armies and no Foot Bow armies at Usk. We need these armies to be represented at Leeds.

I think centrally organising this would be a nightmare. How about we let people choose armies, and the writers plus a few others with lots of army choice (Hammy, myself to some extent) could then balance up the missing sections?
That seems to me to be a sensible plan. Some people have little choice but others of us can hopefully make a good mix.

Hammy

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Post by rbodleyscott » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:47 pm

bddbrown wrote:I already mentioned to Simon, when he asked in an email, that there were no Chariot armies and no Foot Bow armies at Usk.
WoR English don't count as a bow army?

I am hoping Damian will bring his very nicely painted Early Achaemenid Persians to Leeds.

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Post by plewis66 » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:14 pm

Whats the deal with th paintedness status of armies for Leeds? I've never played any tournament, but I suspect the usual deal for proper (i.e. not play-test) is that the army has to be fully painted to a reasonable standard.

I ask because though have a couple of armies painted (EIR and Alexandrian) and have access to another (Pontic), I also have a load of based but unpainted Ancient British, and hundreds upon hundreds of medieval archers, with afew assorted men at arms.

These latter are the reason I started looking at historical wargaming in the first place. I found them all for a tenner in a junk shop.

So, if you'd like I could probably bring HYW English, in their core troops only configuration. I'm guessing that would cover the foot bow army!

The only problem is that I can't see how I could them all painted in the few weeks till Leeds...

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Post by bddbrown » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:50 pm

plewis66 wrote:Whats the deal with th paintedness status of armies for Leeds? I've never played any tournament, but I suspect the usual deal for proper (i.e. not play-test) is that the army has to be fully painted to a reasonable standard.

I ask because though have a couple of armies painted (EIR and Alexandrian) and have access to another (Pontic), I also have a load of based but unpainted Ancient British, and hundreds upon hundreds of medieval archers, with afew assorted men at arms.

These latter are the reason I started looking at historical wargaming in the first place. I found them all for a tenner in a junk shop.

So, if you'd like I could probably bring HYW English, in their core troops only configuration. I'm guessing that would cover the foot bow army!

The only problem is that I can't see how I could them all painted in the few weeks till Leeds...
Thanks for the offer - we do want a good mix of armies present to help with the feedback. As Leeds to technically open to the public, I think we would prefer to see painted armies on the table that are as historically representative as possible - there are plenty of play-testers with plenty of different armies. ;-)

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Post by bddbrown » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:53 pm

Hi,

Some further details. Not the last email I am sure!

* What time are we starting?
Around 9.00am going on 9.30am ??“ or whenever I get there!

* What happens if I don??™t have an army that fits the allowed list?
There are lots of army lists (well over a 100) it should not be a problem.

* All three rules writers will be attending the play-test at Leeds.

* There will be a terrain prize offered at Leeds, judged by the rules writers attending.

* We need to have a relatively firm idea of numbers by the end of this week (table hire is required). For those that have said they will let me know, would you please let me know if you are attending by EOB Sunday please.

Cheers,

- Bruce.

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Post by plewis66 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:19 am

There's one other detail I'd find quite useful...where in Leeds exactly?

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Post by shall » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:05 am

Sounds like I should bring my classical Indian with Max chariots and lots of Bows

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Post by rbodleyscott » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:22 am

shall wrote:Sounds like I should bring my classical Indian with Max chariots and lots of Bows

Si
Sounds good. We need a volunteer please to bring Ming Chinese. (It may be the new cheesy "super army" - lots of BGs of light artillery (rocketeers) each with a supporting BG of undrilled unprotected HF halberdiers with Heavy Weapon that can exchange with them if the enemy charge the rocketeers. It does not matter that the halberdiers are unprotected because they are screened from shooting by the rocketeers, and in melee their HW cancels enemy armour advantage).

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Post by shall » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:36 am

I am sure Terry's the man for that one...
Si

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Post by rbodleyscott » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:40 am

shall wrote:I am sure Terry's the man for that one...
Si
Well I have already submitted my army list to Bruce. Suffice it to say that it is one of the historically successful armies that gets a raw deal in DBM.

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Post by hammy » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:45 am

plewis66 wrote:There's one other detail I'd find quite useful...where in Leeds exactly?
Leeds is in Yorkshire, just off the M62 :D





More seriously the tournament will be in the Churchill room of the Royal Armouries in Leeds. Park in the multi storey (there may be some clever procedure to get cheaper parking) then go through the main entrance along past the cafe and shop bear slightly left, up the stairs and it's straight in front of you.

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Post by neilhammond » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:26 pm

rbodleyscott wrote: It does not matter that the halberdiers are unprotected because they are screened from shooting by the rocketeers, and in melee their HW cancels enemy armour advantage).
Oooh, I hadn't spotted that... 8)

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Count me in

Post by clivevaughan » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:47 am

I will join you lot at Leeds - if you're looking to boost chariot armies than I'll bring Ramesses III and his New Kingdom Egyptian hard boys. What's the procedure for formally signing up?

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Post by bddbrown » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:14 am

clivevaughan wrote:I will join you lot at Leeds - if you're looking to boost chariot armies than I'll bring Ramesses III and his New Kingdom Egyptian hard boys. What's the procedure for formally signing up?
Nothing more Clive. I'll add you to my list. Good to have you!

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Post by hammy » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:23 am

It looks like Martin Wilkinson won't be able to make it on the Saturday after all.

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Post by neilhammond » Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:52 pm

Can anyone suggest a suitable hotel for the Saturday night?

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Post by sagji » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:14 pm

Please add me to the list of players.

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