Sunday, July 13, 2014

Army Man Game Write-up (working)

Army Man Game

Amry Man | Range | r  s p f  o i  c
 Rifle        3    1 2 2 1 2 2 1
SMG        2    1 1 2 1 2 2 1
Pistol/Radio    1    2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Flag/Blade    0    Kills All
Specialty    3    1 1 1 0 2 1 2
auto-rifle    3    2 2 1 1 2 2 1
sniper        6    2 2 2 2 2 2 1
car/horse    2    1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2

All Units have 2 Health

1 Movement per turn

Even Grid is the map (graph paper)

Car Has Double Movement

Sniper takes one movement turn to shoot. (e.g, can't move and shoot in the same turn for a sniper)

Accuracy = 1 / Distance (from target)

Distance is one linear unit of the grid.

a unit can fortify during movement phase to sacrifice movement, allowing it to roll to shoot during an enemy's turn given an enemy comes into sight, so long as the fortified unit doesn't move from the position it fortified in.. The fortified unit would roll simultaneously, where 1:1 is a draw, and both units roll again.

perhaps put up walls or buildings to limit visibility and to provide obstacles, obstructing the shots attempted.

Units have visibility so long as it is unobstructed.

Given there were vehicles, a box where a half a line of a graph paper unit could represent a door to a building, or an obstacle vehicles couldn't pass through, where the units could get through the doors and over the obstacles.

Game Play Scenario

Turn Order

Move -> if unit has a shot (roll to shoot) -> end of turn . with the option of standing still. Sniper setting up has a movement cost of one

The board can be confusing, either play as battleship notation,

(I move to my unit to B7, neutral watching map says "Unit in view at D7", I roll to shoot.)

(I move my unit to B5, neutral party says "No unit in view")

Each unit and its movements being listed on player papers, to be checked by a neutral party to relay information without giving away troop locations that are out of sight.

The enemy stating when a unit is in view is the only way to do it without making a sort of post-it note maze, even then hand motions would give away troop locations)


  1. Another way to play, without a neutral party, is to use Hole-punch circular debris as unit marks on the graph paper, and have the opponent look away during one's turns given one has small sticky notes to set up walls tall enough to hide the circles.

    This perhaps is more useable as a video game for cell phones or something, where the visibility is more so easily accommodated.

  2. mortar functions as a sniper with the setup time, has the range of a sniper, but uses the damage output of a rocket against units