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Offline pw

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AC Warmaster
« on: August 21, 2014, 07:48:00 PM »
Hi All, I'm about to start playing some American Civil Warmaster based on the adaption that John L. Martin wrote (http://www.nick101.f9.co.uk/rules/Docs/ACWarmaster.pdf). I saw on his blog that he was planning to update the rules using Warmaster Ancients and wonder if anyone knows anything about this? In fact, I'd be interested to hear anything and everything about ACWarmaster. Do any of you play it or know of any good online material (so far I have the rules and a couple of scenarios, one from Rick's website and one from the Yahoo Group).

Cheers - Paul

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Re: AC Warmaster
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 11:13:30 PM »
Hi Paul,

I have the same info as you, so I can't help much. I wanted too to give a try to ACWM, but I'm currently on other projects....

If you play let us know your feedback and impressions!


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Re: AC Warmaster
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 11:29:04 PM »
Will do! There's a fair bit of research to do first but I think it'll be fun. I'm planning to use the ruleset with WMA rather than WM Fantasy. The other choice was Black Powder but I think I'd prefer to stick with WM for now as I know how that works.

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Re: AC Warmaster
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 04:20:38 PM »
Maybe there could be some battle report by nikhardwood in the pendraken forum

http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/board,20.0.html


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Re: AC Warmaster
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 12:19:07 AM »
Thanks Jorge, I'll take a look. Incidentally, I got in touch with the author of AC Warmaster who very kindly responded, telling me that he now uses Black Powder. I thought about that option but it seems to require a little more historical knowledge than I have on this topic. I also quite like even points games and enjoy having army lists to work from. Not very historical I know but for me the gaming experience comes first, the history comes in the miniatures and painting rather than any belief that my games will actually simulate historical warfare in any precise way.

I'm unsure now if I will use BP or WMA, both seem to involve quite a bit of work but at least BP is a live ruleset. I've found an article on using BP for ACW which might be helpful. I'l report back!

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Re: AC Warmaster
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 11:27:24 PM »
Let us know about your ACW progress and slip a couple of pictures to show us!

best regards Paul

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Re: AC Warmaster
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2014, 11:14:18 PM »
Hi, no progress yet, a fair bit of reading and the decision to use Pendraken figures and to play the first battle of Bull Run.