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PM Whirlwind
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Polemos GdD - detailed play example
Whirlwind
27th Aug 2016 10:00:58

Hi, as requested I've written a detailed example of play for Polemos General de Division here if anyone has read the rulebook and wondered how it all fits together.

Comments and constructive criticism more than welcome.

 


PM steve1
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steve1
28th Aug 2016 08:40:42

Hi,

Read through the whole of your game blog, very well put together and love the accompanying pictures. This should be very useful to a new gamer so they can "iron out" any bugs with using the Polemos rules. My own preference right now is using the MdE rules, I use 40mm and 20mm squares for base sizes and Irr Min 2mm blocks (painted!) for the figures. At present it's a work in progress.


PM Friedrich_Wilhelm
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Friedrich_Wilhelm
28th Aug 2016 05:51:07

Thanks a lot for spending that time, Whirlwind.

That is very useful and exactly what I was looking for. Great job... :)


PM Whirlwind
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Polemos GdD - detailed play example
Whirlwind
29th Aug 2016 02:00:33

No worries, pleased to have been able to help.


PM Jmedmans
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Jmedmans
31st Aug 2016 02:22:02

Astonishing !! Inspirational !! will now really (wealth permitttig) buy the rules. Just one thing: Does the Modifer idea work well with using the defender first?

 

Jonathan 

 

 


PM Whirlwind
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Polemos GdD - detailed play example
Whirlwind
31st Aug 2016 03:40:57

Thank you. But I am afraid I don't q​uite understand the question. Could you explain a little further please?


PM Jmedmans
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Jmedmans
1st Sep 2016 08:42:59

Hi Whirlwind,

No Problem I will explain. You Say "When I go through the modifiers I do them from the perspective of the attacker or firer". I was just wondering if this could work the other way round i.e. the defender? Or perhaps  not

 

Best wishes

 

Jonathan  


PM Whirlwind
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Whirlwind
2nd Sep 2016 01:44:33

Okay, I understand Jonathan.

Yes.  When you have two players, it is rather easier, because the modifiers are marked for both sides and each player.  For example:

(Attacking) French Player roll: 3 (Defending) Austrian player roll: 5

Then imagine from the "both sides" section (i.e. modifiers affect both sides):

+1 French (supported by infantry) total: 4

+2 Austrians (supported by artillery) total: 7

From "defenders only" section

+1 Austrians (secure flank) total: 8

-3 Austrians (intend to fire at point blank range): total 5

From "attackers only" section

+1 French (SK1 against SK0) :total 5

So, French total is 5, Austrian total is 5. Result is a draw, defender may act as ordered.

In Polemos it is the simple difference between the scores that counts, so it doesn't matter if only one side does the counting.  So I prefer to start from the difference between the two dice rolls and then apply the modifiers after that.  It sounds like:

rolls 5 (Attacker) and 3 (Defender)

so...attacker +2...attacker +4...attacker +3...attacker +1...attacker +4.  Attacker wins by 4 (and that is exactly the same as saying defender loses by 4).

It does matter in the DBx series of games which are otherwise quite similar, where you have to keep track of the two separate absolute scores.

Does that make things clearer?

All the best

John

 


PM Jmedmans
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Jmedmans
5th Sep 2016 09:25:23

Hi Whirlwind,

 

First apologies for not getting back quickly! Smart phone not so smart when it comes to Bacccus website!!!

 

Secondly thanks everything perfectly clear. I must admit before I posed the question I had an idea of what the answer would be, but I asked anyway because I also know that I my have missed something !!!!!!!

 

Thanks again.

 

Now to try and finish off the french and start the British........ 

 

Jonathan


PM Whirlwind
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Whirlwind
6th Sep 2016 06:35:29

No worries Jonathan, you are very welcome.


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