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Tin Soldier Man Inactive Member19 Nov 2012 12:13 p.m. PST

So, imagine you could commission a rule set to cover any period of your choice by any author of your choosing. Which period would you choose and who would you choose to write them?

mbsparta19 Nov 2012 12:19 p.m. PST

Classical Ancients
Jeff Jonas

Fat Wally19 Nov 2012 12:45 p.m. PST

Franco-Prussian War – Rich Clarke of TooFatLardies

I've been waiting patiently for years as I know he will eventually come up with the goods.

I can tell.


Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2012 12:49 p.m. PST

Okay, I'd be happy with both of the above!
But I'd love to see Howard Whitehouse rules for the
Indian Mutiny.

Timmo uk19 Nov 2012 12:56 p.m. PST

Andy Callan guesting with the TooFatLardies ECW

Toy Soldier Green Inactive Member19 Nov 2012 1:06 p.m. PST

DBF rewrite by Phil Barker.
Mass Fantasy by Andrea S. Ganesha Games

Waco Joe19 Nov 2012 1:12 p.m. PST

Gunpowder Empires (Ottomans, Safavids, Mughals)15th to 18th centuries with Sam Mustafa.

Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2012 1:49 p.m. PST

We should put together a petition.

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2012 2:03 p.m. PST

AWI by Richard Borg. I know he has done it, but I haven't seen it. Clash for a Continent/Hold the Line just didn't do it for me.

BrotherSevej19 Nov 2012 2:17 p.m. PST

Sci-fi by Phil Barker.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Nov 2012 2:28 p.m. PST

If only Steve Mynes would write a set of Zulu War rules.

Personal logo Scott MacPhee Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2012 2:30 p.m. PST

There are already two rules sets which, if I had to choose just one game to play for the rest of my life, I would choose one of them.

Fire and Fury Regimental by Rich Hasenauer
Commands and Colors Ancients by Richard Borg

mbsparta19 Nov 2012 2:53 p.m. PST

Fire and Fury Regimental by Rich Hasenauer
Commands and Colors Ancients by Richard Borg

…………… Jeff Jonas can beat up either of them.


Timbo W19 Nov 2012 3:02 p.m. PST

Allegedly the TFL were making a set of ECW rules called 'In the Buffe' but I've heard no more – any news?

Timbo W19 Nov 2012 3:27 p.m. PST

Oh, and of course the long awaited 'War of Jenkin's Ear' by John the OFM.

John Leahy19 Nov 2012 4:17 p.m. PST

Field of Battle by Brent Oman. It covers 1700-early WWI so I'm not too limited. The core rules are also being used for Ancients which I love. Best set of rules I have ever played!



redbanner414519 Nov 2012 6:58 p.m. PST

Battalion level Napoleonics by John Hill.

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2012 8:10 p.m. PST

Ringworld by Larry Niven

Crimson Skies Redux

Classical Ancients/Fantasy for ImagiNation Campaigns

A what-if early Space Race/Exploration/Interplanetary Warfare game with modular Gemini/Soyuz/Apollo miniatures and Moonbase skirmishing

A good futuristic undersea campaign

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2012 7:46 p.m. PST

Simple ancient rules conceived by Phil Barker but written by somebody who can make themselves understandable to a wide community of players.

vtsaogames21 Nov 2012 10:03 a.m. PST

What Fat Wally said – Franco-Prussian War by Rich Clarke.
Hopefully it would work with the 12 man/4 stand infantry units I have.

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Nov 2012 2:49 a.m. PST

AWI by Artie Conliffe. I really like Crossfire; although, I've not seen a successful attempt to grow this to multiple players per side. If he could do for AWI what he did for WWII with Crossfire, that might be really interesting. The recent issue of Miniature Wargames had an interesting article about a "morale game" by Wally Simon. Combining some of those ideas with some of Artie's other ideas might make a real winner.

Sailing naval (pirate, perhaps) skirmish game by Chris Palmer (of GASLIGHT). This would be something where each player has one ship and there might be just three or four on a side. Enough sailing detail to make commanding a single boat interesting and provide tactical decisions to the player.

(Jake Collins of NZ 2) Inactive Member28 Nov 2012 11:09 a.m. PST

Spearhead 2 by Arty Conliffe. A refresh and update would be great.

Oberst Radl Inactive Member04 Dec 2012 11:25 a.m. PST

I'm with timmoUK, ECW by Too Fat Lardies

David SCWG Inactive Member07 Dec 2012 4:56 a.m. PST

Ancients by David Brown.
General de Brigade Ancients

flipper18 Dec 2012 9:47 a.m. PST


Fast play Napoleonics by Scott Bowden…

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