Sunday, 15 March 2020
Preparing to play 'Tilly’s Very Bad Day'
Anyway, remaining calm and carrying on, I've made a checklist of things to take. Simon Jones has a great scheme for organising playing aids but I haven’t got round to that yet.
The 6mm figure bases are currently being painted and will need to be stripped from their painting bases if they are not finished, but what else will I actually need?
Mat. I'm planning a small game initially. A 3' mat would be ideal for 60mm base frontages but the nearest I currently have is 4' square. I have, however, ordered a 3' one and it should be here long before the end of the Coronavirus crisis.
Scenery. Little of my scenery conforms exactly to the measurements for Small, Medium (the default) and Large pieces as defined in the rules, but I think they are near enough. I have a BUA, hill, woods, an enclosed field, physically flat fields masquerading as fields in season, areas of rough ground, felt templates and trees for woods, streams, roads and, should I care to deploy it, a river.
Measures. I've made some card rulers going up to 8 TUM (240mm in my case) which cover movement and small-arms shooting. As artillery range is unlimited, tape measures don't seem to be needed.
Cardboard Markers. Artwork is very usefully provided in the rules.
Cotton Wool to show units that have fired/moved. Almost forgot that.
Dice. At least three different colours required. 6 of each for each player should cover it.
The Rules. Two printed copies.
QRS. None as yet. I'll get a better idea if one would be useful after playing.
This translates as:
3 TUFF boxes of TYW figures
1 Mat (3' x 3')
Perhaps a 'what-you-need-to-play' section would be useful in the rules themselves.