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PM Baron Clenawly
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Baron Clenawly
20th Jan 2015 05:23:33

Glad to see a discussion forum for Polemos on the new website. Was never a fan of the Yahoo site myself.


PM HestonFan
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HestonFan
21st Jan 2015 07:42:41

I recall someone being banned from the yahoo group or from TmP for trashing on the Polemos rules.  It was a pretry big deal with lots of drama.  If you really hate a rules set play something else.  Try giving it a go at writing your own rules. 


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PM Whirlwind
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Whirlwind
23rd Jan 2015 06:15:05

Is this intended to replace the Polemos Yahoo Group?  Would the authors prefer us to post questions and comments here instead?


PM hwiccee
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hwiccee
26th Jan 2015 01:06:45

I think in either place would be good.


PM Bigpeteriley
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Bigpeteriley
28th Jan 2015 07:31:47

I agree both places are good. I get email alerts from Yahoo so I tend to answer when I get them. I check here about once or twice a week now.

PeterR


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PM Bradley
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Bradley
13th Jan 2016 03:37:45

So you guys having played Polemos, do you find the rules give a good period feel?  The use of bidding is kind of intimidating upon reading but I think after you get the hang of it, it seems like it would be a lot of fun.

 

Brad


PM hwiccee
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hwiccee
14th Jan 2016 10:22:35

Hi Brad,

On your first point, period feel, I think that this depends a little on 2 things. First of all it is a very subjective thing generally and depends on how you see a period. The second thing is that while the series of rules have many common features there are also quite a lot of differences, usually reflecting the views of the various authors. So I would say that as a group they all aim to give a good period feel but whether they 'do it' for you is more of a problem. Do you have a particular set or sets in mind?

On the bidding, and indeed other things in the rules, remember you can always change things if you don't like them. I play in 2 groups and in 1 of these we play without the bidding. The other uses bidding but in 1 group they prefer to ignore it. The winner of tempo is decided by the number of TP's the 2 army commanders get and usually all actions are paid for as if both sides won tempo - i.e. there is a standard cost. Both ways have their advantages and I am sure that you could do it other ways.


PM Bradley
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Bradley
14th Jan 2016 12:46:31

Hello 

I am interested in Altar of Freedom and Polemos for the Civil War.  However seeing how baccus provides an all in one Civil War box I figure this would be easier.  The idea of tempo seems pretty ingenius really.  Most use pips, or are strictly turn based.  This seems to add a bit of chaos into the fray and that sounds appealing to myself.  

Many thanks for your response.  First off will be painting !

 


PM peter
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peter
19th Jan 2016 03:40:22

The bidding process is great fun and leads to a very devious 'game within a game'.   I've seen someone really suckered into bidding high to get the tempo, while his opponent bid low to prepare a big attack, and then followed it up the following move by bidding to get the tempo, effectively getting a double move in which he smashed his opponent's wing without the other chap being able to do anything about it.

 

 

 


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PM Bradley
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Bradley
23rd Jan 2016 01:56:51

Yep Peter.  I am way excited to get those first packs!!  I wish I didn't live across the pond, I would come to the store and buy them in person!

 

The rules are exciting.  I like to micro manage in beer and pretzles adlg, dba etc.  But for the ACW and Napoleonics I really want to relax and have at it grand tactical style!  Not too mention doing the math for 15mm, it is way more affordable to play a huge battle with 6mm than with 15, 25 etc plus it looks better.

 

Is there any reports on youtube ( havent seen any ) or online regarding polemos rules?  I need to feed my hysteria with something before the painting starts.

 

Thanks

Brad


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