I'm in the process now of painting up some new figures from Reaper minis, and in the meantime I plan to start statting up some of my existing ones for Ares.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Game Rules: Planning to Give ARES a Try
I've been hunting for new game rules lately, searching for something that works well with really small numbers of figures (a handful per side at most). I really enjoy Song of Blades and Heroes for warband-size skirmishes. But I'd like to find a rule set to use when I want something more individualized and "heroic," where each character is a hero or villain with his/her own personalized traits. Having looked high and low for a while now, I've narrowed the field to about three sets I'd like to try: Broadsword Adventures (Rattrap Productions), Warrior Heroes: Armies and Adventures (Two-Hour Wargames) and Ares (Majestic Twelve Games). All three look promising. At the moment, I'm leaning a bit toward trying out Ares first, since it appears (at least after a first reading) to have a level of individualized detail and rule mechanism simplicity that both fall right into the range I'm looking for.