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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

10 - Piece ‘Bridgehead’ Set from Battlescale


ONLY 10 SETS AVAILABLE!

Our latest (limited) offer is one for the WWII gamers. This 10 - Piece Set is offered at a discounted price of £40, saving a combined total of £9.35 on the range!

There are only 10 of these sets on offer so don’t miss out!

The set contains:

1 x Battle Damaged Bridge

1 x European Townhouse #1

1 x European Townhouse #2

1 x European Ruin #1

1 x Terrace Ruin

1 x Single Storey Ruin

1 x Cafe / Shop

1 x M/G Bunker

2 x Sandbagged M/G / Mortar Pit

Purchase of this set also entitles UK customers to FREE DELIVERY.

All items supplied unpainted.

Battlescale Wargame Buildings

Monday, 19 February 2018

Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day

Presidents’ Day is more than an excuse to take the day off work. It is an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of two of our nation’s most iconic leaders: George Washington, born on February 22, 1732, and Abraham Lincoln, born on February 12, 1809.

Even before Washington died, his birthday had become an occasion for patriotic celebration. In 1796, for example, a Philadelphia newspaper reported, “This being the anniversary of the President’s Birth day, the dawn was ushered in with a salute of fifteen cannons, and a joyful peal from the bells of Christ’s Church.“ What we now know as Presidents’ Day first became a federal holiday in 1879, when Congress passed legislation designating it as such. In the second half of the 20th century, the holiday was moved to the third Monday of February, where it remains to this day.

Over the years, the holiday has come to be as much associated with Abraham Lincoln as it is with George Washington.

Born almost a century apart, Washington and Lincoln came from very different backgrounds. Yet there were similarities as well. Neither man received much in the way of formal schooling, rising to prominence on the force of their intelligence, integrity and charisma.

Proving himself a leader during the American Revolution, Washington was the obvious candidate when it came time for Americans to choose their first president. As both a general and a president, Washington’s genius rested on his ability to bring people together and inspire them to acts of patriotic service.

Just as Washington provided leadership during the conflict in which the United States was created, Abraham Lincoln led the American people through the conflict in which it was defined. Demonstrating a unique blend of empathy, determination and moral clarity, he guided the Union through its most trying hour, helping to bring about an end to slavery in the process.

Every day, we are proud to honor both Washington’s and Lincoln’s legacies by protecting the land where our nation was forged and defended.

Washington’s Charge at Princeton

We have worked to honor Washington’s legacy by protecting the hallowed ground on which he fought at Princeton. Thanks to many generous supporters, we’ve nearly reached the finish line on our fundraising effort. With your help, we can get there, permanently preserving the very land over which Washington led the famous charge that saved the Revolution.

How Lincoln Changed the World

Why do Lincoln’s iconic words at Gettysburg still matter to each and every one of us? In this new video, Professor Doug Douds of the Army War College explains how Lincoln changed the world in two minutes. This video was produced in partnership with Prager University and made possible by a gift from a generous donor.

In4: Washington's Crossing of the Delaware River

While Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River is rightly regarded as one of his finest moments, the image most Americans hold of the event rests on myth. The reality is far more compelling. Join our own Kristopher White as he delves into the truth of Washington’s epic gamble with our new Campaign 1776 In4 video.

Abraham Lincoln in Popular Culture

Lincoln’s memory continues to resonate in popular culture. Many films have been produced about his life, and new books continue to examine his role in American history. If you’re planning on taking in a movie or curling up with a book this Presidents’ Day, we’ve compiled a list of ideas.

Abraham Lincoln Quiz
Few people have lived more interesting lives than Abraham Lincoln. You may think you know all the facts, but there’s only one way to be sure. Take our quiz and test your knowledge of America’s 16th president.

George Washington Quiz
You probably know that George Washington first saw combat during the French and Indian War. But do you know the name of the battle? Test your knowledge of America’s preeminent founding father by taking our quiz.

The Civil War Trust

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Kalt Krieg Ohne Hass

Kalt Krieg Ohne Hass

Kalt Krieg Ohne Hass, Fast play wargame rules for Brigade/Regimental level battles of the Cold War era, using 15mm through to 2mm miniatures.

A grid based battlefield regulates all firing and movement eliminating any micro-measurement. No record keeping is required.

Vehicle scale is one base of miniatures to about 10 vehicles or about 100 men, with a grid square being one square kilometre.

Command and control is central to the system without being complicated but having a significant impact upon operations. Included are special rules for air support, minefields, counter battery fire, Electronic warfare and chemical warfare.

A Brigade level game can easily be fought through in three hours.

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278 Acres at Camden

278 Acres at Camden

Since we began our Campaign 1776 initiative, we have saved roughly 677 acres of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefield land. Nearly half approximately 292 acres has been at battlefields associated with the Southern Campaign, the series of battles waged in the Carolinas that ultimately won the American war for independence.

Today, you and I have the opportunity to nearly double the Southern Campaign land we've saved, with an additional 278 acres of hallowed ground from the Revolutionary War.

The British were just beginning their campaign in the Carolinas in the spring and summer of 1780. The British commander, Lord Charles Cornwallis, established an advanced supply base at Camden, South Carolina, using it as a platform for Royal troops looking to suppress rebellious colonists. In August, American General Horatio Gates a hero of the Battle of Saratoga hoped to seize Camden and neutralize the British forces in the vicinity.

As dawn broke on August 16, 1780, Gates’s hungry, footsore Americans were shuddered alert by the tell-tale crack of a British Brown Bess musket. In front of them, 2,230 British regulars and loyalist militia stood ready to defend the Camden base. Believing he outnumbered the Redcoats two-to-one, Gates rashly chose to attack. In reality, his effective strength of roughly 3,000 weary Continentals was easily matched by the rested British veterans awaiting him. The Redcoats made quick work of inexperienced troops on Gates’s left flank. On the right, veteran Maryland and Delaware troops made a good show of resisting before they too bent under the weight of the Royal onslaught. When the fighting was over, roughly 900 Continentals were dead or wounded and another 1,000 had become prisoners of war one of the worst military disasters in American history.

With your help, we can save a significant portion of the Camden battlefield 278 acres over which some of America’s first citizen soldiers fought and died in the effort to create the country in which we now live. Thanks to federal and state matching funds, we are able to save this land valued at approximately $1 million for just $2o0,000, a $5-to-$1 match. Help us Save Camden.

Campaign 1776
The Civil War Trust

Friday, 16 February 2018

Modern Armor - Arab-Israeli Wars Armor Cards

Modern Armor - Arab-Israeli Wars Armor Cards

Modern Armor - Arab-Israeli Wars Armor Cards for the Modern Armor rule system.

Armor Cards for the armored fighting vehicles that participated in the Arab-Israeli wars: tanks, tank destroyers, infantry fighting vehicles, and anti-aircraft from 1948 through the 1982 Lebanon War, as well indigenous vehicles and local variations up to the present day.

Technical readout and weapon information for Modern Armor, including ballistic tables.

(These cards are not required to play the game)

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10mm German Ritter (Knights) Released from Warmonger Miniatures

The German Ritter (Knights) are now available! Our sixth Kickstarter is all wrapped up and we’re now offering our seventh product up for sale to everyone!

10mm German Ritter (Knights)

10mm German Ritter (Knights) picture 1

10mm German Ritter (Knights) picture 2

10mm German Ritter (Knights) picture 3

10mm German Ritter (Knights) picture 4

10mm German Ritter (Knights) picture 5

10mm German Ritter (Knights) picture 6

10mm German Ritter (Knights) picture 7

Warmonger Miniatures

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Medieval Warfare VIII-1, Feb-Mar 2018

Medieval Warfare VIII-1, Feb-Mar 2018

Medieval Warfare VIII.1 with John Hawkwood in Italy

This famous condottieri made a fortune as a military commander. How did an Englishman gain such fame in Renaissance Italy?

Theme: John Hawkwood in Italy

William Caferro, 'An English mercenary in Italy - The career of John Hawkwood'.
David Balfour, 'The massacres at Faenza and Cesena - The dark side of a hero'.
Sean Manning, 'The merchant of Prato's little secret - Hidden protections'.
Nick Bohmann, 'Why did city-states hire mercenaries - The dilemma'.
Niccolò Capponi and Kelly DeVries, 'Hawkwood's greatest victory - The Battle of Castagnaro'.

Features:

Kay Smith and Ruth R. Brown, 'Many questions with few answers - The longbow'.
Michael Livingston, 'If it even happened - The Battle of Hyddgen, 1401'.
Joanna Phillips, 'Why sieges were hard on your health - Besieging bodies'.
Georgios Theotokis, '11th century Norman mercenaries in the Mediterranean - Fame, faith, and fortune'.
Murray Dahm, 'Swords for hire, Hollywood style - Condottieri on film'.

Medieval Warfare

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 95, Apr-May 2018

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 95, Apr-May 2018

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 95 with Rome under pressure in Late Antiquity

Special Feature: Rome under pressure in Late Antiquity
Harry Sidebottom, 'The Late Roman Empire: History and wargaming - Changing to survive'.
Mark Backhouse, 'Northern Italy AD 271: A mini campaign - Aurelian and the Juthungi'.
Michael Leck, 'Don't make the Vandals angry - Escape from Rome'.
Daniel Mersey, 'A barbarian raid beyond the Limes - Crossing the bar'.
Guy Bowers, Building a Late Roman Army - Against the fall of night'.
Sascha Herm, 'Painting the cover - The Battle of Adrianople'.

Features

Jamie Gordon, 'Bitesize action in the Holy Land - Taking the cross'.
Steve Jones, 'A hypothetical AWI scenario - A fickle flanking force'.
Lon Teal and Ara Harwood, 'New goodies for Maximillian 1934 - If driving fast cars you like... anything goes'.
Mark Backhouse, 'A fictional platoon-level scenario in the Libyan Desert - Bir Achin'.
Dread Lunn, 'Painting a Russian SU assault gun - Weathering the Rasputitsa'.
Tony Harwood, 'A steam-powered bean engine - Building a Newcomen'.

Departments

Miniature reviews
Rick Priestley, 'Dedicated dabblers'.
Henry Hyde, 'Tabletop tactics - Horse and musket-era cavalry'.
Chris King, 'The irregular - Tracking the troops'.
Mark Backhouse, 'Skirmishing in the streets of an ancient city - Let's play Gangs of Rome'.
David Davies, Rossco Watkins, Guy Bowers, and Chris Payne, 'Game reviews - Outremer, Blood and Faith: Skirmish Level Crusading, Kobolds & Cobblestones, Wars of Insurgency, and 'Nam'.
Book reviews
Parting shots

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy

Table Battles Expansion No. 1: Wars of the Roses

Table Battles Expansion No. 1: Wars of the Roses

Table Battles Expansion No. 1: Wars of the Roses

Game design: Tom Russell
Duration: 20 minutes
Players: 2
Solitaire Suitability: High
Theme: Middle Ages

--THIS IS AN EXPANSION--

You need "Table Battles" to play this game.

The first expansion to the popular Table Battles is set during the Wars of the Roses. Players generally have fewer morale cubes this time around, meaning that there's less of a margin for error, and a well-timed blow can be much more decisive. There are also some formations with unusual special abilities, such as Edward IV's ability to act as a "wild die" for a friendly formation. As with the base game, good play involves being aware of your own strengths while exploiting the weaknesses of your opponent.

The eight battles in this set are:

First St. Albans (22 May 1455)
Blore Heath (22 September 1459)
Mortimer's Cross (3 February 1461)
Towton (29 March 1461)
Edgecote Moor (26 July 1469)
Barnet (14 April 1471)
Tewkesbury (4 May 1471)
Stoke Field (16 June 1487)

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Aotrs Shipyards Feb 2018 Release: BTR-80

Aotrs Shipyards is a webstore on Shapeways.com, a 3D print house which had production and shipping facilities located in the USA and the Netherlands.

This month, we have, as promised, the BTR-80 and the swimming version in 144th!

BTR-80

BTR-80

link

BTR-80 swimming

BTR-80 swimming

link

Photos again on the Replicator 2 prototypes in the somewhat deficient brown. (We do have some more grey on order to use soon, but we're stuck with the brown for a bit!)

Next month will see the YW-531 release. After that, it is likely to be the FV432 or the ZDB-03, depending on how things go.

We, as the KB Club will be down at Hammerhead in a couple of weeks; UshCha will be doing moderns with Manoeuvre Group, while I will be doing scifi Manoeuvre Group (and using the scifi version of YW-531, the YW-731 Longma!)

Shapeways, Aotrs Shipyards

Sunday, 11 February 2018

World War Tesla: Starter Set

World War Tesla: Starter Set

THE ERA OF 3D PRINTABLE WARGAMES IS HERE!

World War Tesla™ is a 15mm scale alternate-history wargame by James M. Ward (author of TSR's Gamma World, Deities & Demigods, and Metamorphosis Alpha) and Thomas A. Tullis, where Nikola Tesla’s more radical ideas such as death rays and force fields have come to fruition, changing the face of a world at war. Giant walking tanks, soldiers with rocket-packs, and flying machines armed with death rays rule the battlefield!

World War Tesla™ is the forefront of print-at-home wargaming. Say goodbye to the days of spending massive amounts of money to even have a small army to play a wargame, with World War Tesla™ even the largest vehicle can be printed for less than a dollar. All 3D printer .stl files for vehicles, troops, accessories, and even some terrain are provided, so there is no limit on how large your armies grow.

This game includes:

• Full color rulebook

• Unit cards

• 6 armored vehicle models

• 2 troop models

• 3 tree models

• 'Tesla Tower' objective marker

• 'Bunker Entrance' objective marker

• Dug-in markers

• Troop tray

• Firing arc template

• Full model assembly instruction manual

• Reference sheets

World War Tesla picture 1

World War Tesla picture 2

World War Tesla picture 3

World War Tesla picture 4

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Saturday, 10 February 2018

Fort Donelson, Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War Leadership, and More

Fort Donelson, Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War Leadership, and More

On February 16, 1862, Union forces in Tennessee delivered a strategically devastating blow to the Southern rebellion, capturing Fort Donelson with its 13,000 defenders and shattering the Confederate defensive line in the west that stretched from the Mississippi River to the Cumberland Gap. The Southern heartland lay exposed to penetration by the forces of the United States.

The North erupted in celebration. According to one reporter, the news created a “perfect furor of patriotic jubilation.” The Chicago Tribune declared that “Chicago reeled mad with joy.” A West Chester paper reported, “Great demonstrations are making here today in honor of the capture of Fort Donelson. The bells are ringing and cannons firing. All countenances are beaming with joy, except those of a few sympathizers with the Rebels.”

The architect of this stunning victory was a 39-year-old brigadier general by the name of Ulysses S. Grant, a veteran of the Mexican War who had been forced out of the antebellum army due to a drinking problem brought on by depression. While he was largely unknown at the time (indeed, several newspapers mistakenly used woodcut illustrations of an Illinois beef contractor named William Grant in reporting on the victory), Fort Donelson marked a turning point in Grant’s life, setting him on a new path that would take him to Vicksburg, Appomattox, and ultimately, the White House.

Save Fort Donelson

You can help add to the nearly 639 acres we have already saved at Fort Donelson, Brown’s Ferry, and Franklin. Join our effort to save 15 acres at three Tennessee battlefields.

Ulysses S. Grant: In4

Over the course of the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant captured rebel armies at Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, and Appomattox. Learn about his life with our In4 video.

Civil War Leadership: In4

Lincoln. Davis. Grant. Lee. Hancock. Jackson. The Civil War era is chock full of fascinating and brilliant leaders. Learn about Civil War leadership with our In4 video.

Easy Estate Planning

Leaving a gift to the Civil War Trust through your estate may be easier than you think. Make us a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy, or a bank account.

Park Day: Save the Date

Save the date for Park Day, our annual hands-on preservation event that will take place April 7. This is a day dedicated to taking on maintenance projects to help beautify Civil War and Revolutionary War battlefields across the U.S. It’s an easy and fun way to make a big impact.

Virginia Residents: Speak Out!

Please make a brief phone call to ask your Virginia state senator to transform more than 1,000 acres of historic battlefield land in Culpeper County into Virginia’s next state park.

The Civil War Trust

Friday, 9 February 2018

Update 24: Post Kickstarter Update 10 · 10mm Ogre Mammoth Riders from Black Gate Miniatures

Big day today.

I am ready to start bagging up the majority of the Kickstarter for posting. As mentioned earlier, not the Greenlings or Junk Lobbas though, they will hopefully be ready in the next few weeks. I absolutely intend to have everything shipped before the end of March.

If you haven't returned your Backer Survey then please do that as soon as possible, and please no later than Sunday 18th February 2018. Next week is half term and so will be a week off apart from some family Ogre bagging activities.

Starting Monday 19th February, I will be packaging up the orders ready for posting and sending individual PayPal invoices to cover the cost of P&P and any additional miniatures that you have ordered.

If anyone wants to have the miniatures that are ready to be shipped from 19th February and then have the rest sent later on, then please message me. Depending on where you are in the world it may be quite a bit more expensive to ship twice but I am happy to do it. As stated above, I am committed to getting everything shipped and the Kickstarter finished by the end of March 2018, and so we are talking about a maximum of another 6 weeks from the 19th February,

As for the casting updates from this week, below are a few pictures.

Savage Kin

Savage Kin

The Ogres from the Mammoth Rider unit

The Ogres from the Mammoth Rider unit

101 Mammoths march to war!

101 Mammoths march to war!

So that's it for today. Thanks as always for backing the project, not too much longer to wait to get your Ogres.

Ogres forever!

Barry

Kickstarter
Black Gate Miniatures

Dropzone 4 x 4 City Board from TTCombat

This gaming board is made from 3mm MDF. Clips make it easy to take apart for storage.  Model supplied unpainted and will require assembly. We advise using PVA glue for the best results.

Dropzone Commander

Dropzone 4 x 4 City Board

Dropzone 4 x 4 City Board


Contains 16 12 x 12 x 1.18 inch tiles and clips.  Total weight of this item is around 5kg.

TTCombat

10mm Mexicans from Good Ground LLC

The first of the Mexicans for the So Far from God range is on the way to our casting company for mold creation. They were created by the talented Robi Baker.

So Far From God Miniatures

 Mexican Line Infantry Marching with Command

Mexican Line Infantry Marching with Command

Good Ground LLC

10mm Observation Bunker with Tobruk from Battlescale

New 10mm Observation Bunker with Tobruk from Battlescale

Observation Bunker with Tobruk

Observation Bunker with Tobruk

A concrete forward observation bunker with Tobruk. The front of the bunker is partially sandbagged and the textures base also has discarded ammunition  crates.

Battlescale Wargame Buildings

Thursday, 8 February 2018

88 Acres at the Largest Land Battle of the American Revolution

88 Acres at the Largest Land Battle of the American Revolution

Today I write to you to ask for your help saving 88 acres at the largest land battle of the American Revolution: the Battle of Brandywine. This land includes Osborne Hill, the spot from which British General Lord Charles Cornwallis is said to have observed the battle. Although this battle was ultimately an American defeat, the unyielding determination displayed by the Continental Army was a significant moment in the founding of our nation.

This 11-hour conflict began early on September 11, 1777, when George Washington’s Continental Army took up defensive positions on several small hills along the banks of Brandywine Creek. The Patriots were determined to halt the inexorable advance of Lord William Howe’s British army towards Philadelphia, home of the Continental Congress and capital of the nascent United States of America.

Washington believed his position was secure, having failed to reconnoiter all the places where Howe’s army might cross the Brandywine. Much like at Long Island a year earlier, Washington paid dearly for his blunder. Crossing upstream, the British launched a devastating flanking movement from Osborne Hill — the very land we are now seeking to preserve.

It was in dark moments such as the Battle of Brandywine that George Washington revealed the full extent of his greatness and the soldiers under him demonstrated the depth of their resolve. Recognizing that it was his Continental Army rather than the city of Philadelphia that served as the beating heart of the Revolution, he organized a bold rear-guard counterattack, buying time for his men to escape.

Today, it is my hope that you will join me in honoring that courage and dogged perseverance in the face of defeat by preserving 88 acres of the Brandywine Battlefield at Osborne Hill.

Campaign 1776
The Civil War Trust

Monday, 5 February 2018

Join us at Kettle Creek on February 12


Please join the Civil War Trust’s Campaign 1776, Representative Jody Hice, legendary University of Georgia Coach Vince Dooley, the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association and esteemed preservation leaders for a special ceremony announcing landmark battlefield preservation efforts at the Kettle Creek Battlefield!

Monday, February 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Kettle Creek Battlefield
War Hill Road, Washington, Georgia 30673

Please send RSVPs and questions to rsvp@civilwar.org. On the day of the event, follow Campaign 1776 signs to the parking area. Refreshments will be available throughout the event for attendees’ enjoyment, together with a public tour of the battlefield.

Know people who live nearby? Please forward this invitation to your friends in the Atlanta area!

Campaign 1776
The Civil War Trust

Saturday, 3 February 2018

10mm American Mortar Crew from Lancer Miniatures

10mm American mortar crew arrived this morning. Got some other bits needing to go into mould, so hopefully have these listed next week

American Mortar Crew

American Mortar Crew

Lancer Miniatures

Cross Blockhouse from Buildings in Turmoil

Cross Blockhouse in resin. (Additional models under development for 3D PLA coming soon)

Cross Blockhouse

Cross Blockhouse

Buildings in Turmoil

McClellan House, from Buildings in Turmoil

McClellan House, where Jennie Wade was shot.

McClellan House

McClellan House picture 1

McClellan House picture 2

McClellan House picture 3

Buildings in Turmoil

Gas-o-meter or Gasholder from Buildings in Turmoil

Gas-o-meter or Gasholder (version 1), Gettysburg erected one in August of 1859 to supply gas lighting along the street and around the diamond. This 3d printed model raises and lowers with simple twist.

Gas-o-meter or Gasholder

Gas-o-meter or Gasholder

Buildings in Turmoil

New Rectangle Blockhouse from Buildings in Turmoil

New Rectangle Blockhouse in Cast Resin & 3d Printed PLA. Dimensions 75mm x 50mm & 80mm x 65mm respectively.

New Rectangle Blockhouse








Buildings in Turmoil

Friday, 2 February 2018

Sellswords and Spellslingers Solo and Cooperative fantasy Miniature Rules

Sellswords and Spellslingers Solo and Cooperative fantasy Miniature Rules

Sellswords and Spellslingers is a solo and cooperative fantasy miniatures game for 1 to 6 players.

Each player creates a party of fantasy adventurers with a point system. Then players choose a scenario and try to complete a mission. Foes and events are moved automatically by a deck of cards. Characters grow with experience, and a list of campaign activities is provided.

The game requires printing a deck of cards.

The download includes:

Full color PDF rulebook (68 pages)
30 Monster cards
23 event cards
16 spell cards
8 potion cards
Hundreds of counters for those wishing to play without miniatures
The game will be supported by frequent releases of scenarios and mini-campaigns. A paperback version will be available in January 2018. Cards will be available as print on demand, professionally printed cards on Drivethrucards.com.

Required to play:

Paper and pencil, at least three 20-sided dice, a couple of six-sided dice, 1 to 6 figures per player, plenty of miniatures for opponents (each scenario requires 1-2 boss type monsters and 3-8 minion type monsters per player), a play area (game mat or table) of 36x36", measurer in inches (tape measurer).

The game is non-scale specific: you can play with any scale or brand of miniatures.

Features of the game

Open source point system to create your heroes the way you want them, including giving them disadvantageous traits
Cooperative play - all players against the game instead of player vs player
Solo play - no opponents needed, you can run a party and the event cards will activate the monsters
Activation system (not IGOUGO) that creates fog of war and uncertainty
All monsters stats summarized on handy cards
Campaign activities - Your characters grow and do things other than just fighting monsters
RPG Lite - with creative players and the right attitude, it is possible to use Sellswords as a rules-light, GM-less rpg
All the rules use the same mechanism: roll a difficulty number on d20 for an action to succeed, with modifier for your characters' traits
Only player-characters roll dice. When it's the monster's turn to attack, PCs roll dice to defend.

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