Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sword of Rome: Game Planning Post

Get out your bronze polish and keep a wary eye out for those pesky Trans-Alpine Gauls! Rather than continue to hijack other postings with talk of a potential Sword of Rome game within the group, I thought I'd set up a specific posting to contain the discussion. Right now the potential players are Brian, Jon, Simon (maybe), Rob (maybe), and me. Perhaps someone can plant a pike in the sand and firm up the planning for this beast?

11 Comments:

At 4:28 PM, April 27, 2006, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

I am for sure interested in large scale wargames in general and Sword of Rome in particular. I may be able to get some free time in the next few weeks, but we are buying a house and the closing is Monday. Between packing, moving, unpacking, etc, the next several weeks will be bad for me.

tmk

 
At 4:41 PM, April 27, 2006, Blogger Jonathan W. said...

I am in for a game for sure, I could make most evenings the next couple of weeks.

 
At 5:00 PM, April 27, 2006, Blogger Michael said...

I am interested.

 
At 5:47 PM, April 27, 2006, Blogger Brian said...

Well, I figured that this would be more of a Memorial Day Weekend "All day game," but ...

Note that this plays with 2, 3 or 4. So it can be played whenever. I'll be at DL monday, and bring it, so perhaps we can go through a turn or so. I'll be fairly busy the next few weekends, though.

 
At 12:34 PM, April 28, 2006, Blogger Jeff said...

I have no hankering to play Sword of Rome, but the idea of pre-planning games that are hard to get on the table excites me. We've done it in the past for Conquest of the Empire and Descent with great success (plus we lured Chad into the SABG with Descent). It gives me hope that I'll actually get to play the upcoming reprints of Die Macher and Roads and Boats.

 
At 12:38 PM, April 28, 2006, Blogger Michael said...

Did somebody say Descent? I wouldn't mind preplanning another session of that as I missed the first. Doom in any form would also be great any time. Dice are great.

 
At 3:10 PM, April 28, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

WOuld anyone be interested in Here I Stand?

I know it is a unpopular era in history when it comes to wargames, but I've been reading a book on it and it's got me thinking about getting this game.

BTW, again, I'd be interested in Sword of Rome, although I do feel like a won't be able to make it in the next couple of months. I'm working on Memorial day for example.

 
At 6:33 PM, April 28, 2006, Blogger Brian said...

I'd love to play Here I Stand. But I don't own that one. Who does?

 
At 8:38 PM, April 28, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Sword of Rome, after having read the rules, really isn't that complicated of a game. If Twilight Struggle is say a 4 (on a scale of 1-10), I'd give Sword of Rome maybe a complexity score of 6. Take this with a huge grain salt, since I've just read the rules and not played.

My copy of Descent is dying for table time, as is TI:3, Conquest of the Empire, and pretty much every other game I own.

Rob, you buy Here I Stand, and I'll definitely be first in line to play it with you.

 
At 3:11 PM, April 29, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

I don't have it, but it's been seriously menacing my credit card by charging another $50 on it.

 
At 8:46 PM, April 29, 2006, Blogger Michael said...

Ben,

I'm very interested in trying out TI3 and Descent at some point.

 

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