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  • #71377
    OB
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    I’m turning out units and modifying stats for a Late Roman version of Lion Rampant.  Some 15mm Huns and Germans with more to come.

    Romans Rampant

    Franks next.

    Franks

    Angles or Saxons.

    Romans Rampant

    More on my blog if you are interested.

    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

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    OB
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    #71387
    Victoria Dickson
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    I really like the look of that basing system, is that the official basing in the rules?  If it’s your own system what diameter circles do you use for the different numbers of horse and foot?

    Also,  what would you say the minimum table size is you could use for 15mm figures and still get a decent game?  I’m tempted to get these rules, just don’t want to buy them and find I don’t have the room available to play them.

     

     

    #71389
    OB
    Participant

    Thanks Victoria, I really like the look of the basing system too.

    I think the bases above are pretty close to the ‘official’ base sizes for 15mm figures . I base single foot on 15mm diameter circles and two infantry on 25mm diameter.  For horsemen singles on 25mm and doubles on 30mm diameter circles.  As long as you have consistency I don’t think it matters too much as there’s not much traditional lining up in the game.  Units move, shoot and fight in bunches.

    The given minimum table size for 25/28mm is six foot by 3 foot so a minimum of half that for 15mm is fine.  I’m guessing that wont be a problem for you.

    I find Lion Rampant to be a lot of fun and it’s very adaptable.  I got my copy from Amazon at a good price if that’s of interest.

    There is also a forum for the rules, let me find a link. 

    https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/duxrampant/

     

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    #71392
    Guy Farrish
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    I reckon you could comfortably play on a 4’x3′ board with 15mm – 6’x4′ (or larger) is the recommended table size for 28mm.

    Dan suggests changing measurements in inches for 28mm to cms for 15mm figs so 4’x3′ should work.

    Some scenarios would be okay with a little bit smaller but you aren’t going to get down to a DBA style 2’x2′ board.

    It’s designed as a large skirmish ‘hollywood’ game with individually based figures. But you can easily play bases of several figures as a ‘figure’ if you want to make it look like a bigger combat – of course your required table size may go up if you get too ambitious.

    Army numbers differ depending on points values and composition but are normally between 40-60 figs at the 1 fig on 1 base style.

    We have had a great time with them although if you are very concerned about ‘accurately reflecting’ Mediaeval warfare you may find it a little too Black Shield of Falworth (but I find that a plus point for a change!)

     

     

    (Oops! Sorry – overlapped post didn’t mean to stick my oar in.)

    #71393
    Victoria Dickson
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    Thanks, looks like Amazon is getting an order. 🙂

    #71395
    Victoria Dickson
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     (Oops! Sorry – overlapped post didn’t mean to stick my oar in.)

    The more opinions the better, thanks. 🙂

    #71410
    OB
    Participant

    Indeed the more the merrier, and as Guy says you can have a great time with these rules-hence all the variants popping up every where.  The last time that happened it was with DBA.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #71414
    willz
    Participant

    Nice figures OB.

    I went down to Plymouth Association of Wargamers PAW this Sunday for a few hours (first time for several years), Al and Ken were playing “Lion Rampant” I was most taken by the rules they looked simple, fun and fast to play.  So yesterday I bought a set on line and await the delivery with controlled excitement.  Hopefully I will get some games in over the next few months, I have a 25mm medieval army all painted never gamed with so I am all ready to go.

    #71459
    OB
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    Cheers William, you have the rules in a nutshell.

    OB
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