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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:42 am    Post subject: Mass Combat ? Reply with quote

Hi everyone,
this time is just for curiosity.
Has anyone ever though/tried some rules about Mass Combat ? (Two armies facing each other).

I know it is not superheroic-themed, probably it would be a better question on SCI-FI board or Fantasy board, but I was comparing BASH (that is great) with Savage Worlds (great too, but not so versatile) and I stumbled upon savage worlds mass combat rules (that are quite cool) and I wondered if anyone ever tried to portray a mass battle with BASH.

Again, just curious.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, there are Mass Combat rules in both BASH! Sci-Fi and BASH! Fantasy that could probably be ported quite easily to BASH! UE.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To give a brief summary of how it works, you treat units of men just like characters, but the hits represent how many people are in the unit, rather than individual health. The time-scale is lengthened where each battle round is minutes or an hour instead of seconds. Likewise distance is lengthened, where 1 "Grid" in battlefield combat is like 10 Squares or more in regular combat. Units don't roll to hit (hundreds of people all swinging swords or shooting each other hit; the question is how many, which is resolved by rolling damage). Agility still matters because it figures movement, and more importantly, Priority, which resolves moevement in reverse order of Priority (allowing the fastest people react to the movements of the slowest). Combat is resolved simultaneously.

Every other page is a Heroic Page where the Heroes get to do things at the regular scale; these things can impact the outcome of the battle in a variety of ways.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds Great !
Just to know, do you plan to release un ultimate version of fantasy and sci-fi ?
Thank you Bashman!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

while I haven't tested the mass combat rules in a superhero game, I did use the rules for taking out starships by breaching the hull if you do enough damage in one shot after armor. Worked really well for a cosmic one shot I ran.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dStones wrote:
Sounds Great !
Just to know, do you plan to release un ultimate version of fantasy and sci-fi ?
Thank you Bashman!


Yes, both are being developed right now. The Fantasy one is actually really close.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a mass combat in BASH Fantasy to try out the rules, and ended up using the outcome as background material. It works nicely. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used it several times and found that it allows a nice epic feel to battles that allows the Heroes' actions to matter an yet still resolves quickly; which was the goal.
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