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SW as a wargame

 
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salcor
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: SW as a wargame Reply with quote

Does anyone here actually us SW as a miniatures wargame? Does it work well in that capacity?




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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: SW as a wargame Reply with quote

salcor wrote:
Does anyone here actually us SW as a miniatures wargame? Does it work well in that capacity?

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We haven't in my my group YET. Primarily we are waiting for someone to put out a Showdown game with pre-built troops. The only one I'm aware of right now is the G-men and Gangsters from Triple ace games, but it hasn't tickled our fancy.

We are waiting on Art of War which I swear has been in development hell for a while.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. I do. SW began its life as a wargame (The Great Rail Wars), so it works perfectly. That's what the Showdown rules are for: http://www.peginc.com/shop/savage-worlds-showdown/
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have, once or twice, and it worked just fine.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've played many games of Showdown and it works great as a wargame. However, it really depends on what wargames you have played and how you would compare it to them. There are not endless charts or lots of complicated rules with Showdown. Smile

What genre are you going to use it for? And what wargames have you played?
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I am working on a fan conversion and was thinking about including some wargaming units in it.

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first campaign of SW was a fantasy where the PCs were officers in the army. They had company of 30 spearman, 30 archers, and 5 wizards.

Combat was fun and went pretty fast.
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