I'm New and Confused! May 7, 2019 23:11:01 GMT
Post by psychopomp on May 7, 2019 23:11:01 GMT
So, I'm fairly new to Two Hour Wargames. I looked into Two Hour Dungeon Crawl some time back, but was turned off by mention that the dungeon was on graph paper and the fighting done on a generic battleboard. I was looking for a tiles & tabletop sort of game.
Now, I'm looking harder into solo wargaming, and run across Two Hour Wargames again. I read a few reviews online, grab a copy of Chain Reaction 2015 from a direct link I found somewhere, and spent a quiet Sunday afternoon reading the whole PDF. I liked what I saw, so I went to the THW webstore to poke around, and discovered Swordplay and Chain Reaction had 2018 editions! So I grabbed them...and found the battleboard stuff. Which I'm very not into. But the 2015 versions have the 3' x 3' table, which is perfect for my set-up! But the 2018 versions have updated charts and such? Do they work with the tabletop, too, or are they designed around the battleboards only?
Then there's all the games, with all their different foci, and all written during different editions of the rules. It's a big ol' ball of spaghetti of legacy rules and editions...and now I'm confused.
I want to play some sci-fi skirmish on a 3' x 3' table with tactical movement and real terrain. I also want to do the same with fantasy, with some dungeon-on-the-table-style dungeon crawling. Maybe also some of that zombie stuff over there, and the Fringe Space campaign sounds neat, and oh there's a WWII version, maybe that... But no battleboards, thank you...I like my 3x3 terrain set-ups.
What core rules and what supplements am I looking for to do the things I want to do? Help and advice would be greatly appreciated.