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Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2013 8:53 a.m. PST

I have been doing some reading on King Philips War. There is a wealth of information about the battles and skirmishes to do a booklet of scenarios. I am wondering if people would be interested enough to make it worth the effort. Any thoughts here?

MajorB26 Sep 2013 8:56 a.m. PST

a booklet of scenarios

For what rules?

Pictors Studio26 Sep 2013 10:27 a.m. PST

Why would they need to be rule specific?

I'd be interested. I have figs I could use for the Europeans and the Indians wouldn't take long to paint. I'm all for it.

Berzerker7326 Sep 2013 11:10 a.m. PST

Yes, I would very interested. I have lots of woodland warriors ready, would just need to get my puritans painted!

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2013 11:15 a.m. PST

The actions ranged from 10 -20 on a side to 200+ each.
Many of the early battles are lopsided ambushes of the colonists. Some of the Colonial officers were complete novices and allowed themselves to get buffaloed.
I think the trick is to use info for a couple of popular rules.

Microbiggie26 Sep 2013 1:28 p.m. PST

Sounds like a good idea to me. And I also do not see why they need to be for a certain set of rules.

Fergal26 Sep 2013 2:02 p.m. PST

I'd love to see something like that. Go for it Mate!

I'm one of the majority that loves reading historical accounts but stink at turning them into interesting scenarios.

(Stolen Name)26 Sep 2013 4:06 p.m. PST

Sounds like a great idea – I play F&IW using Muskets and Tomahawks but this war is on my to do list as suitable for skirmish gaming.

michaelsbagley26 Sep 2013 7:32 p.m. PST

I'd be keen on such a book… specially if it was rules neutral. Or is the phrase rules agnostic?

tancred27 Sep 2013 4:31 p.m. PST

Sounds good!

Paint Pig27 Sep 2013 7:44 p.m. PST

A very good idea indeed Jlunberg, I'm all for it.

Why would they need to be rule specific?

Pictors: Agreed, sadly I find spoon feeding has becoming increasingly prevalent within the hobby.


ps I mean no slight on you Major, hope the sore clears up soon wink

Bumbydad08 Oct 2013 4:04 p.m. PST

Very interested! I'm using plastic 20mm figures (from Esci, I think, but might be wrong on that): colonists (combatants and non-combatants alike) from their Puritan set, with a few TYW figures mixed in; Indians from their AWI set, even though they are not quite accurate; and the non-combatants and lodges from their "Friendly Indians" set. The Balagan site has scenarios and other information of relevance here.

roryg195711 Oct 2013 12:33 p.m. PST

I would love such a book; I'm almost strictly a 1/72 gamer and so I got Revell's 30 years war figures and some Imex and the Italeri AWI Indians for just this area; only now I'm being tempted by 30Yw and ECW.

"The First Frontier" by Weidensaul has some good ambushes and fights, but not as granular as I'd like.

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