GGA is a wargaming rule set designed to let you re-enact the greatest ancient armies of history in 10mm.
Granny Grating Armies is the first in a series of affordable gaming rule-books from miniature commission painter and gaming enthusiast Arthur Hannan presented by the small entrepreneurial business EZPainter.
EZPainter has long been a passion job, but now i wish to branch into my true passion writing simple wargames for everyone to enjoy. After The Kickstarter the rules will be available from this link
And hopefully wargames vault!
All you need to do is grab a sheet of Granny Grating and get crafting. Basic Army lists for the Romans, Egyptians, Spartans and Celts are all listed in the book as well as an extensive basic commands block and all the counters you need to play.
Game play is strategy and tactics based. Granny Grating Armies aims to bring an element of realism into war-games with an unforgiving energy system and a unique reaction system. Both are designed to emulate the effectiveness and and endurance of a "real warrior".
Although the game aims to be realistic it strikes a special balance between the abstract and realism with beautiful tiny "make-it-yourself" peg miniatures that can be crafted in no time at all. For this we use Canvas Mesh (Or Granny Grating) and the correct size, quality and durability has been taken into account when picking the perfect supplier for the add-ons. As you can see the use of nut shells and leftover board game tokens was a big part of the budget side in the play-test period.
Because of this obvious nod to the abstract the game boasts a "flavor" of the ancient world instead of 100% historical accuracy, in favor of a more dynamic and enjoyable experience. In this way it can be a very unique way to introduce people to our history, and the battles that shaped us!
Despite introducing these home made armies to the gaming community, the game can be played with any of your existing collections more than easily.
Below is a brief example of one turn in a small battle. Here you can see how the ruthless Celts charge in with full might, the comically named "head throwers" along with them. The Romans hold a strong front line and consequently push back and break the Celts! Although this is not a long example, it demonstrates well that the game can turn on the roll of a D6 in many instances and that "real" warfare was neither fair or straight forward.
The book is a sexy, sturdy and "game-play surface ready" card with beautiful pages inside made of durable paper.
We have a local/ small business and friendly (family friend in fact!) Printer who is going to get them done as fast as is physically possible so you can get yours asap after you pledge!
Check out my 100% honest un-boxing below of the preview copy!
The game book includes instructions on how to build and create your own armies, with a sheet of plastic grating you can be gaming faster than ever before and you own 100% of your force, something that no other company in the world or gamer can boast but you! The force in the image below was created quickly in two hours, but some fans are already laboring over larger forces.
However you do not need to use the "Granny Grating" armies (canvas mesh) you are welcome to use any existing collection as long as you use the rules provided in the book, it will work!
In this sense the Kickstarter campaign is simply a broad launching platform for the game and then i will sell the rest of my produced copies on the website here.
I want to offer the best product i can to the gaming public and to me that means offering reliable and sleek paperback copies of the game.
Following the first run of the Kickstarter campaign i now know that i ought to make more PDF's available, however i will still be running 100 copies of the book for those who want one. Many prefer a physical book and that's cool with me!
You will need one sheet to make roughly 3-4 Armies.
Basing Card - A4 - £2 - (£3 at retail) (compact tough thin card)
ADD £2 + £1 postage = 1 X A4 Basing Card.
You will need one sheet of basing card to base roughly 3-4 armies.
Covering four expanded army lists (including the ancient Spartans in detail!) introducing named characters, historically themed battle campaigns and more new rules and tutorials this is the book to have for expanding your GGA experience.
This book is thicker than the original core rule-book with lots of original art and beautiful hand drawn maps as well as a plethora of amazing public domain art works. Once we unlock this one we can look towards the other great historical nations!
PLEASE COMMENT WHICH ANCIENT NATION IS YOUR FAVORITE!
Add-On Cost = £5 for one PDF (£7 at retail)
The battle of Troy
The Phocians at the pass
The last stand of Leonidas