As I'm planning a game soon I'm in the process of typing up the WRG playsheet so I can actually see it! I'm taking the opportunity to remove all non ECW relevant info on the sheets, which was my main motivation in doing this, as the rules cover a wider period such beasts as elephants and camels, chain mail wearing cavalry, fanatics and mercenaries clutter the charts along with bowmen etc and once stripped down to ECW basics the charts and factors are far easier to follow. The Reaction Test for example now appears much simpler to play, it all fits on a page and the list of factors is much quicker to go through. I'll type up as much as I can in this easy to follow format. The Eagle eyed among you might notice that I have converted all 'paces' into inches and slightly reduced some distances from 150 paces (15") to 12" as we used to play it.
I took delivery of a few more TSS tiles this week, Space Saver 2' x 2' squares, plus a few more 2' x 1' tiles and more hill combinations. The Space savers are very tough material and just 20mm thick. My intention is to lay out a basic 6' x 5' table in the dining room some time next week for the opening battle. To this send I have ordered some bits from Hovels, mainly wall sections for my planned Manor House, which will utilise another Dapol 'Country Inn' a Flames of war cobbled square, surrounded by the Hovels wall sections, straights, damaged straights and corner sections together with the rather splendid little period fountain model and water trough, also from Hovels. Again I'm avoiding flocks etc in keeping with the project theme. I plan to finish this before the planned battle.
The fine 'Ornate Fountain' from Hovels that will sit in front of the Manor House, and an example of the wall sections that will surround it all.
|Images borrowed from the Hovels website.|