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PM jambo1
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What other rule sets do people most commonly use?
jambo1
14th Mar 2015 09:06:30

Black Powder is my choice at the moment but looking DBN to see if that ha any potential.


PM GeneralWhiskers
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GeneralWhiskers
15th Mar 2015 09:18:16

I normally fight solo using Kallistra hexagon terrain, modelled and modified.  I have developed a generic simple set of rules for 1700-1950 with modules for each major time period, but don't use them much nowadays.

Here is my list in descending time order:

1936-1945: Memoir44 adapted.  Rapid fire (testing), Battlegroup awaited, Homegrown.

1900-1920: Homegrown, Great War awaited.

1880-1910: Rules for the Conduct of the War Game

1790-1815: Commands & Colors Napoleonics, "Est-il hereux" (an eclectic "pre-Reisswitz" game for display at reenactments - available from me on demand)

1700-1715: Now normally played in 2mm, otherwise homegrown rules for 6mm.  Will try C&C for the next outing.

1630-1650: Period largely ignored nowadays, except in 1830mm scale. Various rules tried and all abandoned.


PM Spifner
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Spifner
18th Mar 2015 07:29:02

Black Powder works well, you need an enormous board for 28mm, so 6mm on a 4'x4' board is great. Basing wise, artillery is 2 guns, this allows for half batteries if needed (in some of the campaign books). 6 stands of 8 men for a regular bttn, again easily allows for formation changes and size variants. Cavalry 6 stands of 3 for the reasons already given.  Oh and skirmishers I put two men to a stand for mixed order etc....

 


PM robjones888
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robjones888
18th Mar 2015 10:21:02

Am just starting a napoleonic Volley and Bayonet project; have used the rules a couple of times and quite like the simplicity of it.

 


PM Broeders
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Broeders
21st Mar 2015 09:40:18

Rank and File for ACW, AWI and Napoleonics. Spearhead for WW1 and WW2. DBA 3.0 and Swords & Sandals for ancients. Principles of War for all periods. 

 


PM JimONeil
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JimONeil
3rd May 2015 03:06:10

Age of Eagles, Age of Honor and now Regimental Fire nd Fury for those "Big Unit"  down in the dirt games,

AoE/AoH use 2-3 bases  per regiment (I use 3/4 inch by 1 1/8 inchwide) with two strips of infantry or 3 Cavalry figure per base.  An Inf base is around 400 men or a bit more, while a cavalry base is around 240-300. An Artillery base with 2-3 figures and a gun is a single battery. This is for games between Armies...whole Armies, Like Blenheim or Malplaquet.

RF&F uses a 3 figure base representing 40 Infantry, 2 figures of cavalry is the same I think and a gun with crew represents a two gun section. Some of the regments can have a LOT of bases (like 36-42 or so) and that isn't the Austrians either. Geared to the ACW, some secarios for Napoleonics have just been released. I'm thinking a base as described above with 8 figures (two strips) will make a good base in 6 mm.

Jim


PM steve_holmes_11
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steve_holmes_11
5th May 2015 07:23:15

Black Powder for Napoleonics.

I'm currently basing a bunch of Dark age fellows for Dux Bellorum


PM billmitchell
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billmitchell
11th May 2015 08:13:18

I use Age of Eagles. It's based for 15mm but works well with 6mm. I use the same base sizes just add more figures per base.


PM william butler
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william butler
17th May 2015 01:47:13

Ancients - Scutarii


PM Hertsblue
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Hertsblue
18th May 2015 08:56:50

Currently getting started with Bloody Big Battles


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