Things have been a bit topsy turvy here at the moment as my wife has managed to break her ankle , so yours truly is now chief cook and bottle washer as she hobbles around on crutches with her leg in plaster . This means I have to walk the dog twice a day , not that I mind as I do my best thinking whilst doing this sort of thing . I was contemplating my present wargaming situation and trying to decide which way it should go - which periods to enlarge on and which to get rid of as I don't play them , or see myself playing them in the future .
I have a large collection of Foundry European Bronze Age figures , bought when Foundry did some very tempting deals . I've always been interested in the Bronze Age and Prehistory in general - in my youth I took part in many archaeological excavations . These figures are 90 % finished and I was wondering what to do with them .
I feel very attached to these figures and didn't want to dispose of the collection - but what to do with them ?, I'm not drawn to any of the modern sets of Ancients rules and I thought - why not write my own set !?.
This sounds rather grand ! but what it really means is that I'm going to pinch bits from other sets of rules I like . Featherstone's set of Ancient rule would be a good starting point , but I like variable movement distances so the movement system from TSATF would be a likely candidate . I want to keep things simple - using D6 and individual casualty removal .
Troop types would be Cavalry , Chariots , Infantry and Skirmishers and Hero figures would command the unit and help motivate them . I've got some ideas in my head which I will get down on paper and try out , I will report my finding in the next post .