I really hope I'm not the only one who experiences this but it seems every time I read through Purple I discover yet another rule or aspect of the rules I've either not employed or employed in a questionable manner. I mean the rules are barely 12 pages long.
This morning over breakfast I was reading the rules again ( I plan to start instructing newbies so I wanted to cross my "i"s and dot my "t"s ) and noticed for the first time that formations containing Hordes take an extra PIP to move after the first bound. I just never saw that and never costed their movement correctly before.
For me it usually happens at competitions.
One I remember was about troops assaulting or defending cities, forts or camps always using factors against foot, which I'd never picked up on. So Blades defending against say Knights fight on a factor of 5.
I find it sometimes happens at the list selection stage especially if you have simular type armies and Allies which can also add to the confusion. For instance I have Tamil,Hindu,Rajput,Delhi Sultinate Indian armies as well as Ghaznavids. So trying to remember the right amount of elements for which armies can be mind-boggling.It must be the same for owners of several Successor, Arab and maybe Roman armies?
... I'm allowed to wear shorts I work for Royal Mail.😁 🚛🛂
I also find that playing HoTT, DBA and Lart that there are some very similar rules and some completely different ones that I am sure are correct and find out to have nothing to do with the game I am playing.
One of the things I really like about going to DBA tourneys, other than getting beaten by such a great bunch of chaps and chapesses, is to pick up on rules you had wrong or never played. At my club we tend to have one person who knows a rule set very well and introduces it to the others, if that person had got something wrong the rest of us may go along with it if we did not re read the book correctly.
You then take that understanding to a tourney or another club and find out you have all been doing it incorrectly all along or you may even get to point out the other person was wrong.
I have often said that for such a few pages of rules I dont often get into that many situations where head scratching is needed, it is usually some obscure group on multiple group conforming or similar.
If your local depot is anything like the hub there is a huge back-log. I've even been receiving Amazon Prime parcels late as they are "Prioritising" parcels for delivery office. Certainly contact Royal mail who may be able to locate your parcel or at least update you on its progress. If you have or can obtain a tracking number all the better.
Post by medievalthomas on May 7, 2020 17:02:03 GMT
Send an email to TomAndKate@aol.com and I will (eventually) get you a copy - its free to anyone how has purchased DBA 3.0 (and useless without doing so...)
It just combines HOTT 2.0 + DBA 3.0 using DBA 3.0 mechanics. Its still done in "Phil" style but I do try and sort out problems that have come up since we stopped playtesting 3.0. If nothing else it give you consistent mechanics for HOTT & DBA 3.0 which, as in this case, helps a lot. Phil is pretty much done with active rule writing/fixing so its one way to have a still active author deal with stuff as I try and check both the Facebook DBA/HOTT page and here plus FAQ committee stuff regularly to see if something seems off kilter. So even if the FAQ committee deadlocks on some issue I'll try and fix it in D3H2 so at least there is some final answer (however misguided and if really bad I take feedback and can re-fix latter).
Clumsy is a good concept and obviously should apply to Hordes.