SW as a wargame

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SW as a wargame

#1 Postby salcor » Sun May 20, 2012 3:10 pm

Does anyone here actually us SW as a miniatures wargame? Does it work well in that capacity?




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Re: SW as a wargame

#2 Postby robert4818 » Sun May 20, 2012 5:58 pm

salcor wrote:Does anyone here actually us SW as a miniatures wargame? Does it work well in that capacity?

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We haven't in my my group YET. Primarily we are waiting for someone to put out a Showdown game with pre-built troops. The only one I'm aware of right now is the G-men and Gangsters from Triple ace games, but it hasn't tickled our fancy.

We are waiting on Art of War which I swear has been in development hell for a while.
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#3 Postby Count Zero » Mon May 21, 2012 6:47 am

Yup. I do. SW began its life as a wargame (The Great Rail Wars), so it works perfectly. That's what the Showdown rules are for: http://www.peginc.com/shop/savage-worlds-showdown/
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#4 Postby sablemage » Mon May 21, 2012 1:20 pm

I have, once or twice, and it worked just fine.

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#5 Postby Boldfist » Mon May 21, 2012 2:13 pm

We've played many games of Showdown and it works great as a wargame. However, it really depends on what wargames you have played and how you would compare it to them. There are not endless charts or lots of complicated rules with Showdown. :-)

What genre are you going to use it for? And what wargames have you played?
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#6 Postby salcor » Mon May 21, 2012 6:32 pm

Actually I am working on a fan conversion and was thinking about including some wargaming units in it.

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#7 Postby ogbendog » Mon May 21, 2012 6:56 pm

My first campaign of SW was a fantasy where the PCs were officers in the army. They had company of 30 spearman, 30 archers, and 5 wizards.

Combat was fun and went pretty fast.


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