Wednesday 18 July 2012

Lard Island News - 'Friction' In Wargames

Just a quick post to point readers to a truly excellent and thought provoking article on the 'Two Fat Lardies' blog.

I won't paraphrase the content - go to the link and enjoy. I have to say I have never really looked into any of the TFL rule sets, let alone played them, but recently I have stumbled over articles and comments by these guys that make a lot of sense and make me want to check out their products. If only they did a SYW set! Unfortunately their WW2 set is focussed at company level, which is not my preferred option, but I think with a new edition of I Ain't Been Shot Mum out there, I might just look into whether a purchase might be worthwhile.

Certainly the article itself is refreshing proof that there are still some truly 'thinking' wargamers out there.


James said...

I'm a huge fan of the Lardie rules and I Ain't Been Shot, Mum is my favourite WW2 rules by far.

I have Sharpe Practice which I think could give some fun on the NW Frontier but haven't gotten going on that project yet.

Bluebear Jeff said...

A good article, sir. Thank you.

I've not played any of the TFL rules but I do agree with their philosophy.

Indeed my own 18th century house rules feature a great deal of "friction" (more than I've seen in any commercial rule set for the period).

-- Jeff

Battlescale said...

I will one of these days try IABSM as I've heard nothing but good things about the rule set. I'm all for friction in wargames. Without friction we may as well just play chess.

Steve J. said...

Thanks for posting this Keith. A very good and informative read.