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I've bought some of the GBoH offerings from GMT, and I certainly have enough to keep busy. I was wondering, however, where the series can go, other than reprints. The Men of Iron series seems to take the place of GBoH in the Middle Ages. I guess that there are some battles in China that are as well-documented as ancient battles in the West. I don't know where else this series can go. Any thoughts?
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mwindsor wrote:
I've bought some of the GBoH offerings from GMT, and I certainly have enough to keep busy. I was wondering, however, where the series can go, other than reprints. The Men of Iron series seems to take the place of GBoH in the Middle Ages. I guess that there are some battles in China that are as well-documented as ancient battles in the West. I don't know where else this series can go. Any thoughts?


"Men of Iron", but ancients? whistle
 
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Men of Bronze - Trojan Wars?
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Re: Has the Great Battles of History series run its course?
Ashiefan wrote:

Men of Bronze - Trojan Wars?


Chariots of Fire has Troy as a scenario.
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IIRC RHB is planning on eventually doing some ancient Chinese battles.
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The system seems robust enough to me that it could go into the 1900s. the "Waterloo Campaign" might be interesting. Many things would need to be tweaked to allow for gunpowder and range but there are still bayonet/cavalry charges and melee so who knows...
 
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DJ Kuul A wrote:
IIRC RHB is planning on eventually doing some ancient Chinese battles.


Here it is:

http://boardgamegeek.com/article/5879192#5879192

BROG wrote:
WARRING STATES: GBoH goes to Ancient China (1200 BCE to 200 CE) . . .and, again hipefully, a campaign game on those Warring States.
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mwindsor wrote:
Ashiefan wrote:

Men of Bronze - Trojan Wars?


Chariots of Fire has Troy as a scenario.


It also has a really catchy theme song
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I'd like to see a volume on Imperial (as opposed to Republican) Rome. Currently the series jumps from Julius Caesar to Justinian, with only the Caratacus module covering anything in between (as far as I recall). There's a few hundred years of Imperial expansion that could be covered.
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It should work very well for Central American conflicts.
We probably know almost as much about them as we do about
the stuff in CoF.
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mrs_z wrote:

Anyway I hope GMT will make something more with MoI mechanics, which I simply adore.


Have you tried SGBoH? It's not too far.
 
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I'd love to see a game on the siege of Jerusalem.....perhaps in the same vein as the Alexandria game.

Ancient Chinese will be fantastic when it becomes available. A period that is all but unknown in the West.
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mrs_z wrote:
calandale wrote:
mrs_z wrote:

Anyway I hope GMT will make something more with MoI mechanics, which I simply adore.


Have you tried SGBoH? It's not too far.


I just finish reading SGBoH rules and tried Alexander by Vassal. It's beauty! SPQR is on its way to me. cool


Go for the full rules. They mechanics are very straightforward and it's great fun...devil
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Ashiefan wrote:


Go for the full rules. They mechanics are very straightforward and it's great fun...devil


The regular rules are not that complex but the game takes a lot less time to play with SGBoH. Not as much die rolling if I recall correctly.
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mcszarka wrote:
Ashiefan wrote:


Go for the full rules. They mechanics are very straightforward and it's great fun...:devil:


The regular rules are not that complex but the game takes a lot less time to play with SGBoH. Not as much die rolling if I recall correctly.


You get rid of all the flipping and unflipping too.

I prefer the full ones - solo.

Playing them opposed though, tweezers just collided too often.
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Viking battles in Scandinavia. The unification of Norway have several battles involving huge number of peasants and different types of vikings. You find some interesting beachead battles too.
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mcszarka wrote:
Ashiefan wrote:


Go for the full rules. They mechanics are very straightforward and it's great fun...devil


The regular rules are not that complex but the game takes a lot less time to play with SGBoH. Not as much die rolling if I recall correctly.


SGBoH is more streamlined than the full game in my view. It plays smoother and faster. The system works to deliver the same amount of fun with less rules. When given a choice, I would go for the SGBoH rather than the full GBoH.
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The system works to deliver the same amount of fun with less rules.


Fun being subjective, of course.

I like the fiddly aspects of GBoH, to be honest. I like all
the look-ups. I feel cheated with MOI, in comparison.

But opposed? GBoH didn't give the same pay-off.


(I compare to the MOI stuff, because although I've read SGBoH rules,
I haven't played them).
 
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...The Men of Iron series seems to take the place of GBoH in the Middle Ages...

Actually I think there are a few Medieval battles already in the GBoH system. Even if one does not count Cataphract as being Medieval certainly Devil's Horsemen covers the Middle Ages. And specifically there are a few (one?) battle(s) from the Crusades that are done somewhere in those or a module. And I think if GMT so chose that (Crusades and Feudal and Medieval Europe) would make for an excellent stop on the GBoH product roadmap. It is actually a pretty good fit, probably better than a lot of topics the system has already covered.

On the other hand, while GBoH started in the Thirty Years War with Lion of the North, and while I have not played that particular title, I think GMT already has a much better (IMO) game system for the gunpowder era in the MPBS. So it is hard for me to see that as a likely choice for further games in the series. But I suppose there is always room for another system in that era.

But I am curious how people with actual playing experience with both LotN and MPBS would compare the two systems.
 
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But I am curious how people with actual playing experience with both LotN and MPBS would compare the two systems.


I actually picked up LotN for that express purpose.

Haven't gotten around to it yet though. :(
 
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