[USEME] Labor of Gods, USEME in the Mythical Greece
What about if we play battles between heroical greeks and minotaurs, reviving the mythical Odyssey, and the Iliad? For that there is a very very interesting wargame called "Labor of Gods", based on SuperSystem. I made a review of it a few months ago. But now, I want to explain you how we can play mythical battles with USEME, and I am goin to based on the Labor of Gods wargame.
The characters, can be made as with USEME Fantasy, and to convert them inHeroes, we can give them the Hero rule, and a high ELAN rate.
The weapons will be the same, except the Crossbow, Firelock and Trebuchet. The armoured special rule will be only considered for troops that wear the Hoplon shield.
The groups of troops can have a Musician, that will work giving them a +1 ELAN, with a range of 6". Working like the Commissar from USEME WWII.
The special rules like Night Vision, Sniper, Insurgent, Rage, savage, Iron Willed, Eagle Eyes and Fleet Footed, can be converted into "Blessing of the Gods", in that way.
Night Vision: Blessing of Hecate Sniper: Blessing of Zeus Insurgent: Blessing of Athena Rage: Blessing of Ares Savage: Blessing of Hera Iron Willed: Blessing of Poseidon Eagle Eye: Blessing of Zeus Fleet Footed: Blessing of Hermes Cleric: Blessing of Apollo Light Troops: (Consider forest and brushes as normal terrain) Blessing of Artemis.
All the Heroes must have a Blessing. As in all Greek tragedies, the heroes were envied by other gods and by the simple mortals, and normally dead in a tragic situation; for that, one time per battle, the Opponent player can choose to oblige an enemy Hero to reroll a roll, having to accept the new score. But after the battle the Heroes have a +1 on their After game roll.
But the normal troops can have special rules following the USEME normal system, they don't get the Bleesing, and don't get the favour of the gods for the After game roll, and neither the Greek Tragedy special rule.
Let's take a look on some samples:
Normal Troops Cretan Archers: Infatry Elan 3 Move 6" Short Bow Skeletons: Infantry Elan 2 Move 6" Sword Amazon Warriors: Infantry Elan 3 Move 6" Spear Shield Greek Warriors: Infatry Elan 4 Move 4" Armoured Spear
Mythical Creatures Gorgon: Creature Elan 4 Move 4" Long Bow. Change State Spell. Medusa, the Gorgon: Creature Elan 5 Move 4" Long Bow Hero. Cyclops: Monster Elan 3 Move 6" Monster Melee Weapon. Minotaur: Monster Elan 4 Move 6" Monster Fist Rage.