Post by Phenster Dragorgn on Jul 30, 2021 11:02:21 GMT -6
I’m curious to know what strategies you folks have figured out for jousting in Chainmail.
In a recent blog article, I outline the strategy I suppose is obvious: Use the best couple aiming points and defensive positions and change it up with middle-ranked options to keep your opponent guessing. I rank each aiming point and defensive position based on a simple point system. Tl;dr: scroll to the tables.
Earlier this week, I played a tourney with a friend who is more of a strategist than I. He’s a tournament chess player and a wargamer from way back. He played D&D in the 70s. He remembers Chainmail and jousting on the Matrix. Sharp as a tack, but after a dozen jousts, he didn’t come up with anything more than the obvious cited above.
A forum search fetches nothing specific about jousting strategy. I found a thread, Problems with Chainmail Jousting, which mentions the above strategy but nothing more in depth.
I should mention that I’m not looking for problems in the game or how to fix anything. I just want to know if I’m missing any other strategies. Thanks for your time and expertise.