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Re: (TFT) Minis with TFT

From: "Anthony Merlock" <amerlock@execpc.com>
Subject: (TFT) Minis with TFT
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 14:51:00 -0500 (CDT)

My new campaign will make use of my miniature collection (400+ and counting), which I am trying to put on standard TFT bases (giants on 3 hex bases, dragons on either 4, 7, or 14 hex
bases, and so forth).

I would love to adapt TFT to large-scale mini battles (i.e. company or battallion sized units), but don't have the time to spend adapting right now.

Tony Merlock

That's my love too. Large-scale mini battles. Perhaps in the New Era of TFT, we can develop the miniatures style which will complement the standard RPG mode.

I have been doing Roleplaying Miniatures for over 10 years now. I've come up with a version I call TFT Troop Movement. [check out the archives - search Troop Movement.] Each figure is statted just like a regular character. I put 8 on a sheet. I usually run 20 to 50 characters (because I'm the GM.) Each figure moves its normal movement allowance. I am trying to come up with some tactical rules to give meaning for a disciplined Roman Century coming across a mob of Goths.

Perhaps we (or others who would like to show the miniatures world that there is an alternate to Warhammer squads) could iron some of these concepts out.

Rules should be standard TFT rules so after the town is massacred, individuals can go hunting treasures in the sewers and crypts. However, in my playtesting, some things need to be ironed out (or I just don't play the original rules well enough.) I found that mass cavalry attacks become not what you expect when 10 lancers charge a line of 25 halberders/swordsmen. You would expect some horsemen to make it through the line by sheer momentum, but they end up all getting engaged, 2 swordsmen to the horse. Do you have the same type experiences?

Hail Melee

John Paul
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