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    Hi all,

    I’m looking for recommendations for a flexible and simple set of rules for fantasy mass battles. Getting back into fantasy after a long break and looking for ideas. I’d prefer something that I can use with figures on 25mm bases as the thought of rebasing gives me the fear!


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    Katie LKatie L

    “Fantasy Warriors”. 25mm bases for almost everyone (except halflings), rules for all sorts of species, dragons, magic, enchanted weapons, campaign system.

    PDF downloads at https://www.fysh.org/~katie/wargames/downloads/fantasy_warriors/



    I’ve been working up on a set of rules called Sword & Spear from Polkovnik Productions. S&S is for ancient (in the broad, Phil Barker sense) big battles. I’m impressed by the multi-player variant, which works well in a club setting with 4 to 10 players in a game. There is a Fantasy version. The rules are scale and mounting agnostic, you can use whatever you like, as long as all your units have the same frontage. Checkitout:


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    Daniele V

    I like Kings of War, it’s very simple but fun (at least for my tastes) you can download the core rules and lists for free to give a look http://www.manticgames.com/free-rules.html

    Another option is the new Of Armies and Hordes by Ganesha Games, I have still to try it but looks interesting, it uses area movement




    I’m fond of Rally Round the King from TwoHourWargames for massed battles. It’s element based but you could easily put your figures onto movement trays of the right size. I also like AD&D Battlesystem 2nd Edition. Your 25mm bases would not cause any problems with that system.

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    Hordes of the Things. DBA based, but a really good set of rules, with each base being a unit.


    Thanks all, in the end I’ve been drawn to Dragon Rampant. Simple but effective and much more tactical than it first appears.

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