Monday, February 11, 2008

Winged Fury Test

Hey guys I played my first game of Winged Fury (free set of rules from the Ambler Gamers Yahoo group) at a club in Brisbane on Sunday and had great fun. It was a Polish versus Imperial/Austrian battle with 116 points aside (only had a 8x6 foot table). The infantry units had 4x50mm bases each (20 figures) and the cavlary were mostly 3x50mm bases (6 figures) except for the cuirassier units which were 4x50mm bases (8 figures). The only modifications that I made were to unit morale status which I think was a mistake as it did lengthen combat/melee times and units stayed around too long when they should have run or routed. My reading of the rules before play made me agree with Pan Mark's statement on his Yahoo Renaissance gaming group in one of his previous posts about the brittleness of unit morale and hits from firing but after playing I feel they are probably right. I played against James who is a regular opponent (he is 16 this year), he loves the period and usually fields a very large Brandenburg army but he used his dad's Imperial one for the battle. The game rules were easily picked up by both of us, there is some problems with the language but a repeated reading of the sections helped to understand. I took a few photos but the lighting in the hall was not the best and they did not come out very clearly, sorry for that. All I can say is that we both enjoyed the game and I did not come away from it feeling that something was not right which I have felt after my last few games of 1644 (or just exhausted from all the dice rolling and working out attacks in WECW). Try them out, they are not perfect (what is) but they are fun, free and give you a good feel for the period, what else can ask for. Cheers Scott


Andrew Parr said...

Hi Scott, You could try a modification of the Crusader rules.

Scott Robertson said...

Hey Andrew have thought of that and am working on some modifications as I really like the Crusader rules. Can you email what you have painted for the Sudan game at Easter please. Cheers Scott

Woienski said...

Still reading your blog regularly, and appreciate you drawing my attention to this little set of rules... they seem very simple and I suspect I shall have a go at them sometime.

Scott Robertson said...

Try them out as they have some subtle rules which I really like. I will try them again and will post my views on them. Glad you keep dropping in. Cheers Scott