21/08/2014 at 08:01 #5239FrogParticipant
Like the title says.
For big battles (big being a relative term for the AWI and the ’45): Flint & Steel.
Skirmish: This Very Ground.
Naval: Ship O’ the Line (the miniatures version of Wooden Ships & Iron Men, which actually pre-dates the board game).
Bunch of monkeys on your ceiling, sir!21/08/2014 at 09:15 #5242
I am using Charles Grant “The Wargame” or Brigadier Peter Young’s “Charge” at the moment. I am having a look at “Honor’s of War”.
To night my gaming buddy Andy and me are having a game using “The Wargame” rules.21/08/2014 at 09:30 #5251Henry HydeParticipant21/08/2014 at 09:52 #5254HwicceeParticipant
I use a variety depending on the type of game I want.
For GNW I use the Polemos rules for large battles. A modified set of ECW rules for smaller actions. I have also been tweaking the Twilight of the Sun King rules for this war.
For WSS it is the same modified ECW rules for smaller actions and Twilight of the Sun King rules for large battles. I also have tried a variant of the SYW rules below for this period with some success.
For WAS/SYW it is the forthcoming Polemos rules generally. But I also use the old The Wargame/Charge rules on occasion.
I don’t play so much AWI nowadays but I still play Loose Files and American Scramble from time to time.21/08/2014 at 10:40 #5292piers brandParticipant
Occasionally British Grenadier and Blackpowder for large games.21/08/2014 at 12:01 #5297EtrangerParticipant
Carnage and Glory, the computer moderated set. I’ve also got Sam M’s Maurice which I’m planning on trying out soon.21/08/2014 at 13:40 #5311Nick the LemmingParticipant
Maurice. Does everything we want it to, and we always have great fun playing it.21/08/2014 at 18:30 #5347Not Connard SageParticipant
Still using Might & Reason
Might as well, no reason not to…
Obvious contrarian and passive aggressive old prat, who is taken far too seriously by some and not seriously enough by others.21/08/2014 at 19:01 #5361Henry HydeParticipant
Still using Might & Reason Might as well, no reason not to…
That, Monsieur le Sage, might be considered reasonably humorous.21/08/2014 at 19:17 #5364Not Connard SageParticipant
Dunno about that Henry. I was getting me coat as I typed it 🙂
Obvious contrarian and passive aggressive old prat, who is taken far too seriously by some and not seriously enough by others.21/08/2014 at 22:07 #5375Iain BurtParticipant
I am mostly using Henry’s rules. I’m also rather fond of Rank and File.23/08/2014 at 23:01 #5608SparkerParticipant
Maurice as its popular at my Uni club and seems to work well with our 10mil collection. Though I daresay if SYW 28mil plastics ever take off my usual megalomania will kick in and I’ll have to use Black Powder for mega games….
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Matthew 5:924/08/2014 at 00:16 #5617Adam HayesParticipant
Piquet: Cartouche 2 for most battles. Donnybrook for skirmishes and Beneath the Lily Banners for Marlburian and Great Northern War.24/08/2014 at 22:58 #5730BlackhatParticipant
Beneath the Lily Banners for WSS – it works and gives a good game.25/08/2014 at 10:58 #5645greenknight4Participant
40mm Horse and Musket Games
Currently I only game with 40mm figures by Trident and Sash and Sabre. I use the Command and Colors Napoleonic rules modified for AWI or SYW. If you are familiar with Volley and Bayonet I play at the level where a single base equals a half a battalion. I use 120mm x 25mm stands and place 5, 6 or 7 figures depending on their over all order. The C&C cards and dice make for a fast and fun game. For convention games I use a Hotz Matt cloth done in 5″ hexes. At home I play with inches.
My scenario ignores the first line and starts as the British approach the second.
I used Command and Colors for the rules but went with a squared table top.
Author of Day of Battle, I game in 25mm and 40mm scales. Also enjoy Horse and Musket and WWII Western Front Games.25/08/2014 at 12:12 #5778
Thanks Green Knight a couple of lovely looking games.25/08/2014 at 17:26 #5794Colin AshtonParticipant
Black Powder for AWI and SYW/WAS. Suitably tweaked and played in the spirit of the period they work really well.25/08/2014 at 21:03 #5816Buff OrpingtonParticipant
Henry’s rules for large, multi player games.
Long Rifle for F&IW skirmish and I intend to use Muskets & Tomahawks for medium sized 28 mm games.26/08/2014 at 00:08 #5836Truscott TrotterParticipant
Muskets and Tomahawks for Skirmish level up to 40 -50 figures per side (although we have done larger multi-player games)
Looking at Black Powder variants for larger games although willing to consider other suggestions26/08/2014 at 11:26 #5881Steve BurtParticipant
Maurice for army level, Muskets & Tomahawks for French & Indian War skirmishes and raids.26/08/2014 at 16:04 #5909
I know commenting on how good rules are is a subjective mater, but what’s “Maurice” rule set like to play. Could I play it on a club evening in 4 hours.27/08/2014 at 02:19 #5985Nick the LemmingParticipant
Yes, easily William. We ran a campaign at club nights for quite a while, I don’t recall any game not getting finished, and we typically start at between 6 and 7 and end by around 10. There’s a review of the rules on my blog somewhere (click on the link in my sig below, then click on the Maurice tab at the right hand side and it should lead you to several AARs and the review I did).27/08/2014 at 09:31 #6001John WattsParticipant
For the really big battles we use Age of Honor, the second son of F&F – though we have used it successfully for battles as small as Chotusitz. For smaller battles, it really depends on the particular war. The Spanish Succession gets Ga Pa, or if we want something simpler
Marlbrook s'en va-t-en guerre', a hefty conversion of an unplayable set published in Henry's old magazine. For the 7YW and WAS we use Rank and File with home-grown command and manouevre rules to make the whole affair more ponderous, and for AWI eitherLoose Files and American Scramble’ or `British Grenadier!’27/08/2014 at 12:38 #6008
Cheers Nick, that was an informative and useful report.28/08/2014 at 18:10 #6149GoldwyrmParticipant
I run games with Blackpowder with LAoK supplement for SYW and Imaginations, soon to be using it for AWI after I pick up the newest book.
With the locals I also play OGABAS (Oh God Anything but a Six) for Imaginations, a variant of Shako for SYW, and The British are Coming for AWI.28/08/2014 at 23:55 #6235OldNickParticipant
I play 25/28mm American Rev. War with “loose files and American Scramble.” Picked them up in first issue of wargames illustrated and never looked backed. While most of the time I used 20mm figures from Frying Pan and Blanket I have recently converted over to 25/28mm from Perry snd especially Fife and Drum miniatured
“the regular troops, who had the keen edge of sensibility rubbed off by strict discipline and hard service, saw the confusion with but little emotion.”29/08/2014 at 07:17 #6266PijlieParticipant
We have played a lot of Muskets & Tomahawk for skirmish level games and Black Powder for AWI and Imaginations big battles. Good use of the Useful Rules in BP gives a good result for the period (although opinions tend to differ rather strongly sometimes). I played Maurice a few times, which worked out well.
http://pijlieblog.blogspot.nl31/08/2014 at 21:25 #6643Keith FlintParticipant
For the type of games I like, Blackpowder with a few period tweaks (not necessarily those in Last Argument of Kings) is my favourite commercial set. I am a fan of the simple but lively game.
William, in your first post you mention Honor’s of War. Would that by any chance be Honours of War? Not trying to score points here, I merely seek clarification!01/09/2014 at 11:47 #6688
Yes Keith that would be “Honours of War” my bad spoiling is blame01/09/2014 at 12:31 #6705Caesar AndersonParticipant
Maurice01/09/2014 at 18:39 #6764Alan GruberParticipant
You can’t beat Charge or the Grant ones…02/09/2014 at 17:40 #6873Jeff GlascoParticipant
For big battles, I use Volley & Bayonet; simple but not simplistic and produces historical results. For battles where an infantry unit is a battalion, I use Piquet Cartouche 2 (which I helped with); lots of fun to play, good for solo, and seems like the period in History it is representing. For skirmish games, I like Two Hour Wargames’ Long Rifle rules; I think the Two Hour Wargame’s system is excellent. I have also played and enjoyed Might & Reason by Sam Mustafa, which I might use for a larger scale imagi-nation project someday.
Jeff02/09/2014 at 23:46 #6923Brendan MorrisseyParticipant
British Grenadier for larger AWI battles, Sharp Practice for smaller ones.
General de Brigade and Sharp Practice for anything French Revolutionary.
Charles Grant Snr’s The Wargame (combined with his son’s two scenario books and two uniform books) for WSS.
Not quite 18th Century, but Field of Glory Renaissance and the Duty & Glory army lists supplement for late 17th Century.05/09/2014 at 21:40 #7219Meic KellyParticipant
Black Powder for AWI, will give Black Powder and Beneath the Lily Banners a go for WSS when I get some painted up.
Like Muskets and Tomahawks for skirmish. Also have a copy of Maurice but haven’t played them yet.
Donnybrook look interesting, have a copy but not managed to game yet.
Command Base http://meicwargames.blogspot.co.uk/06/09/2014 at 16:57 #7384Fat WallyParticipant
‘British Grenadier’ for AWI and ‘Die Kriegskunst’ for SYW
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http://www.fat-wally.com/06/09/2014 at 17:07 #7388repiqueoneParticipant
My group uses Die Fighting II for the WSS using the Linear Warfare Template. Several AARs are to be found at http://www.repiquerules.com/page2/page2.html06/09/2014 at 17:37 #7394Will McNallyParticipant08/09/2014 at 13:09 #7540John YatesParticipant
For the WSS I use Beneath the Lily Banners, 28mm Ebor.
For the SYW I use Honours of War, 10mm Pendraken.
The honours of War rules are being play tested before publishing and give a real feel for the period. Yahoo Groups honoursofwar if you fancy a look.
If I start taking responsibility for my actions who knows where it would end!08/09/2014 at 13:32 #7541Steve JohnsonParticipant
Black Powder for me, really to minimise the amount of rulesets that I have to remember.16/09/2014 at 19:03 #8482Mike TurnerParticipant
Skirmish – Muskets and Tomahawks
SYW – Die Kriegskunst and Black Powder’s LAoKs – both rulesets have the same basing!
DKK is good for smaller fights, LAoK is good for big multi-player
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