Game Play and Rules Questions

Discussion on the 1879 miniatures and tabletop battles rules.
Bogie
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Game Play and Rules Questions

Postby Bogie » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:02 pm

Hey all! Now that the game is officially available, if you have any questions about the rules or miniatures I've been running it at conventions for a while now and can try to answer anything you want to know!
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Re: Game Play and Rules Questions

Postby Roth » Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:09 pm

What is the dice mechanic for the miniature game?

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Re: Game Play and Rules Questions

Postby Bogie » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:09 pm

Roth wrote:What is the dice mechanic for the miniature game?


Basic d10 roll against a Target Number, if the roll is equal to or higher than the TN it is a success. So if a model has an attack TN of 6 and you roll 6 or higher, it hits.
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Re: Game Play and Rules Questions

Postby TarlimanJoppos » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:29 am

With the addendum that a 1 is always a miss and a 10 is always a hit.
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Re: Game Play and Rules Questions

Postby Bogie » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:07 pm

TarlimanJoppos wrote:With the addendum that a 1 is always a miss and a 10 is always a hit.


Unless the TN goes above 10 in which case it is impossible. No shooting through 20 inches of forest to get a lucky shot. :)
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Re: Game Play and Rules Questions

Postby Telarus_KSC » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:14 pm

Could you maybe give a narrative example of a couple of units skirmishing? Say a group of Melee Undead vs British Riflemen...

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Re: Game Play and Rules Questions

Postby Bogie » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:26 pm

Telarus_KSC wrote:Could you maybe give a narrative example of a couple of units skirmishing? Say a group of Melee Undead vs British Riflemen...

Give me a day or so and I will see what I can post up. I'll round up a few units and take some pictures as I describe the action through game play.
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Re: Game Play and Rules Questions

Postby Telarus_KSC » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:55 pm

That sounds sweet!

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Re: Game Play and Rules Questions

Postby Bogie » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:20 pm

Telarus_KSC wrote:That sounds sweet!


So as to leave this thread open for specific questions, I started a new one for the game play example http://www.fasagames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=1566
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Re: Game Play and Rules Questions

Postby zayven » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:28 pm

So, Samsut zombie controllers...

I'm trying to put a force together for a skirmish, but I'm not sure I'm clear on how the controllers work. There are three different model listings, which I assume are Regular, Veteran, and Elite (they aren't listed as such in the stat blocks, however). Are they all considered level 1 commanders for the purposes of controlling zombie units? If so, do they have to be integrated into the unit like other level 1 commanders? My impression from the commander description on pg 57 is that level 1 commanders don't have their own stand and must be in contact with the unit to provide command benefits. But Samsut controllers are also listed as skirmishers. Do they have to be integrated into the unit to issue commands to zombies or do they have a command range of a higher level commander?

Also, are you going to be posting some game materials on the website at any point? There's no army/unit sheet in the book and it would be nice to have some examples of various army compositions (especially for the Samsut, since they seem to have a lot of similar units that might need to be integrated a bit more skillfully to make an effective force).


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