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Friday, 5 August 2016

The Cards

As readers know I play Piquet style games and that means using cards.

I found some nice, near contemporary, images for both the Mexica and Spanish card decks for Have a Heart.  I was very pleased to find some images of the Spanish and Tlaxcala together.  The cards are now done and you can see them here.  I'll say thanks again to Jarrovian for the cold laminating tip.


Here is a close up of the two images I eventually chose for the back cards.  Mexica on the right and Spanish and Tlaxcala on the left.


The full card deck for both sides is as follows.

Spanish and Tlaxcala
Number of cards
Mexica
Number of cards
Move
3
Move
3
Lull
3
Lull
3
Melee
3
Melee
4
Missile reload
2
Missile reload
4
Tlaxcala
Missile reload
1
-
-
Lombard reload
2
-
-
Army Morale
3
Army Morale
3
Command
3
Command
3
Manoeuvre
2
Manoeuvre
2
Tactical Advantage
2
Tactical Advantage
2
Group Move
1
Group Move
1
Total cards
25
Total cards
25

For anyone is wondering about the ’Lombard’ cards, the Lombard was a type of light, breach loading ship's gun used by Cortez on his expedition to Mexico.  The breaches could be prepared in advance and so a brisk rate of fire was possible for a while. Two Lombard cards might be excessive so I will keep an eye on that.

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