Tuesday, 29 April 2008


I have acquired a set of "Warfare in the Age of Reason" rules. While I don't think I'll use them for field battles (12 figure "regiments?") they also have a useful set of seige rules. And then, of course, The London War Room have a nice-looking 28mm set of 18th century engineers and sappers...
So my question is, how many gamers have actually taken part in a seige game? Did you fight it out on the tabletop, or reduce everything to maps, plans and the abstract? Inquiring minds need to know...


Stokes Schwartz said...

Good Morning AJ,

Ah, you have your new Battlegames, you lucky man. I've been watching my mailbox, but it takes a bit longer over here. No, I've never partaken in a siege game, but as you know, I am currently thinking hard about how to use pioneers/engineers in interesting ways on the table. Enjoy the new issue!

Best Regards,


Bluebear Jeff said...

Stokes will see his Battlegames before I get mine . . . *sigh*.

The only miniatures siege game that I've played was the Roman assault on Masada . . . and I don't really recall how the build-up was handled.

I do recall that there was something done prior to the assault . . . but that was a great many years ago . . . the main part of the game was the assault.

Sorry that I'm not of any more help than that.

-- Jeff