A friend of mine just tried this game with her daugther of 8 years old during the christmass holiday. He then gave me some feedback and seems to have enjoyed the game (in fact they played 2 times). Her daugther was ok with the rules and was able to handle them easily. I'm very pleased of that since I tried to make this game accessible for children.
But of course adult wargamers can add some more rules to be more realistic and to increase the duration of the game.
The game took place in a medieval universe on a square of 4 baseplates 32x32 with around 20 minifig (so that was quite a small battle).
The game duration was between 1 hour and 1h30 (which sounds good for a child of 8 years old).
He made some adaptations of the rules in the spirit of the original rules. With the feedback he gave me, I will probably update the rule book to precise some points:
- The "marker of round type" is not a gadget according to him, so I will probably propose it in standard and not in option.
- I will precise how to handle multiple weapons (how to carry several weapon; the fact that you need to spend one action to switch weapon; how reflect it on the description sheet...)
- I will precise how to move and use a catapult using the rules for the vehicules (since the rules seems to be more focused on motorized vehicules, but in fact they can also be used for medieval vehicules)
Some other suggestions he made me will probably go in the Expert Rule book (not written yet) to keep the core rules as simple as possible. For example:
- give a bonus if a minifig attack another one on its back
- give a malus if a minifig move in a difficult terrain.
As I told you he seems to have enjoy the game and looks now for another adult wargamer for a more serious play (unfortunatly I can't play with him now, since I move to China).
Of course I'm still interested in any comment if someone else tried the game!