I recently decided I would have a proper playthrough with the Test of Resolve rules using some of my Wars of the Roses miniatures from Baccus. I only used about a third of my collection to keep the game small and manageable so I could focus on the rules. The main purpose of this test was to identify any areas that I needed to work on and in that regard, this was very successful (more on that in the video). I kept both sides roughly equal but their composition was different with a little variation in terms of quality and troop types. The aim was to see 'regular' combat between similar units but also see how asymmetric melee worked out. In this regard, I think it worked really well because there was a range of different fights taking place, each with different circumstances and factors to take into account. The result was a very interesting and hard-fought little battle.
Test of Resolve is a ruleset specifically designed for the Wars of the Roses and is well supported with scenario books and free downloads on their webpage. They also have a Test of Resolve Facebook Group that is worth a look around. I bought these rules last year, but I have been so busy painting my 6mm armies for the Battle of Bosworth that this is the first chance I have had to playtest the rules.
Interesting post Lee. Glad you got alot out of the game.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to giving it another go at home.Delete
On battle morale points and test - if you start with 20 of these then you can lose 20 (get down to zero) without needing to take a battle morale test. It is only when you in effect go negative that you test.ReplyDelete
That's how I read it. So the two battles that hit Zero morale points in the same turn started testing with each additional resolve point lost. It literally 'went to the wire'Delete
Very enjoyable overview, Lee. Good job!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to giving the rules another solo outing soon.Delete
Great game. You may like our Tarawa game from Carronade 2023 u tube videoReplyDelete
I've just subbed to your channel and I'll watch this later (when I get home from work!)Delete