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Vikings!

posted Sep 30, 2016 07:39:48 by Overlord13
I realise you guys have no plans to do anything other than WWII at the moment, but my vote is for an Airfix Battles Vikings set!
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Mark Furnell said Oct 01, 2016 21:18:09
That would be fun!

Furgie
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PeterAppleyard said Oct 02, 2016 07:04:24
I think it would work best as a set of skirmish rules, as there would not be much 'ranged fire', more a series of assaults, but a dark age game would be good.
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Mark Furnell said Oct 02, 2016 08:10:15
I think the game system lends itself well to almost any era - I guess it depends on the take up of the game to see if we'll see other periods released. I'd favour a Napoleonic set of cards myself to tie in with the Airfix waterloo set.
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eviloverlord13 said Oct 02, 2016 08:41:22
I can see potential for dark ages (they did use spears, 'angons' and bows) so there would be some ranged attacking. Also, earlier periods; there are some Airfix Romans out there, Robin Hood figures which cover the Medieval period, and have I seen Celts?

I think the Airfix Battles rules are, thanks to their simplicity, easy enough to use for any period. All you'd need are a new set of card decks. I think people who buy the rules having never picked up a war game, or having done so years ago (like me), will look for more options and historical periods using the set of rules they become accustomed to.
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PeterAppleyard said Oct 02, 2016 12:11:13
Celtic would work better, because you have chariots as a 'tank' equivalent and they did use missile weapons. Vikings looked down on archery as a cowards weapon, only fit for hunting. Celts versus Vikings would make an interesting scenario though.
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