It would give the game a competitive edge.... Thanks Tim perfect inspiration...
We played two test games each one lasting under an hour.
The feed back from the guy's was that the game had the right tension and lasted just long enough to keep people interested, the closest figure target was a great way of the using the initiative cards so key to the fun of the Too Fat Lardies Rules.
There were some key learns to tweaks to make before the next outing.
1. Add a couple of additional breaks in the Kraal would stop the British and the Zulu's being funnelled to the same spot on each game.
2. Perhaps even turning the enterance to the rear of the table would provoke a different feel as player break out?
3. We decided on not telling the players it's a competitive game until they have deployed their forces...
4. It might be benefical to have some clear factions, FrontierJackets, Scarlet Jackets to allow players to remember who they were?
In terms of tweaks to the table and required painting a number of extra's are still needed.
Single dismounted horses.
Who on earth makes 25mm saddles?
A camp fire.
More Rocks need for the Donga.
Change the Lichen terrain to Coconut fibre the Lichen gave it to much of a jungle feel rather than veldt.
Handouts and rule summaries will be needed together with some spare measurement tapes.
Plenty to do before the show date of the Sunday 29th January.