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!
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:
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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