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"GAME OVER, MAN. GAME OVER!"
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Great review Jim!

Move it about 100 years back in time, and to Japan, and I would be on it like nobody´s bussiness!

It is, however, the time period for one of the most famous danish (born norwegian) naval heroes of all time, Tordenskjold....
hmmm...
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Thanks for the review Jim. Nice work! thumbsup
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Excellent - I'll give this a whirl with you next time I'm in Scotland!
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I would be all over this, if only I wasn't a poor student and could find gamers with similar interests. Alas, it is an imperfect world.
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I am smitten by this production and have resolved to spend the next year or two building up my armies.

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You'd better get on with it, Jim! zombie



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They explained everything in detail and at great length. After they finished I sat, despondent, contemplating a bleak and empty future. "I’m glad you’re depressed" said one. "It means you’ve understood the situation.”
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Great review! Enough information to convey the general sense of the rules and for a potential player make an informed decison about whether these rules are likely to be their cup of tea or not without superfluous detail. Also, very well illustrated!

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As an aside, I have played this period in 15mm using DBR and in 25/8mm using Might and Reason and found both sets to be quite good, but I have a distinct preference for M & R. I do like the M & R "base width" approach to measuring distances in that one is not obliged to rebase to play the rules.

Can you compare this ruleset to other ones that cover this period?
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They explained everything in detail and at great length. After they finished I sat, despondent, contemplating a bleak and empty future. "I’m glad you’re depressed" said one. "It means you’ve understood the situation.”
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Thanks for the very helpful reply, Jim.

I do agree with you regarding rules sets meant to be fun and the game and experience being the thing, not the result.

As I get older I find I have less and less time for complexities in rules and suchlike. A game that plays well, looks good and gives a 'feel' (or at least what I consider to be the 'feel') of a period suits me to a tee.

I have used Might and Reason for Marlburian battles and found them to be good. Not sure they would stretch pack to pike and shot though.

Good gaming!
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Having read this review, I'm now aware of one game called Beneath the Lily Banners and one called Under the Lily Banners.

Once Uwe Rosenberg designs At the Gates of the Lily Banners, I'm cashing out.

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