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Marc the plastics fan26 Sep 2016 11:48 a.m. PST

I see some great photos of german tanks in a thre colour scheme clearly base coated in german yellow (I know). But the primers I use from PSC or Vallejo are significantly sand coloured. Not that attractive greenish shade. So what are people using please?

Many thanks

Shakespear26 Sep 2016 11:59 a.m. PST

I'd like to keep my table size to 4X6 or smaller, if possible

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2016 12:18 p.m. PST

Baroque would work for that size table.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2016 12:20 p.m. PST

I would go with skirmish rules at that scale and size table, Bolt Action, Chain of Command, I Aint been shot Mum, THW NUTS, Frank Chadwicks Men under Fire. FOW is probably the most common usage though. I do not dislike FOW but 15mm is an absolutely horrible scale to do it in my opinion, FOW plays best in 1/285 or 1/300.

David Manley26 Sep 2016 12:32 p.m. PST

I use a DBA variant that Peter Colbeck put together for one of his campaign weekends some years ago. It was itself based on the Humberside variants

MajorB26 Sep 2016 1:00 p.m. PST

I would go with skirmish rules at that scale and size table, Bolt Action, Chain of Command, I Aint been shot Mum, THW NUTS, Frank Chadwicks Men under Fire. FOW is probably the most common usage though.

For English Civil War?

Zippee26 Sep 2016 1:33 p.m. PST

Not sure what difference the miniature size makes – you can use nearly any rules with any miniature.

However Baroque in 15mm works well on 4x4 through 6x4 – depends on what base size you use. My 10mm are on 120mm bases so the 6x4 works best. But reverting to an 80mm base and 4x4 or even 4x3 would be more than enough for most games.

And it's a cracking game.

dragon626 Sep 2016 1:33 p.m. PST

Come now MajorB, bashytubits is referring to bug intrusion question + post title, not message board. In basytubits defense the question itself does not ask about the ECW and the first post, the bug, is easily understood to be operative

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2016 1:36 p.m. PST

DBA-RRR with double or triple sized armies.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Sep 2016 2:21 p.m. PST

There are lots of rules out there. more by the day.
Here is a bit about Regiment of foote (Peter Pig)
The table is 4 feet by 3 feet. Uses 6" grid.
Generates its own game scenario each time. attacker/defender. Allows for Scots too. Plenty of historical battles included.
Specifically written for ECW.. Camps, cannonade, general's abilities, pike effect and army lists.
Typical army 10 foot units and 8 cavalry units plus guns and dragoons etc.
Foot units three bases. Cavalry units 2 bases. Videos on you tube.
Good straightforward rules that give a full battle in 2 hours. This is the 2nd edition 2015. There is a first edition 2002.


Shakespear26 Sep 2016 3:49 p.m. PST

Wow, regiment of foote sounds right up my alley.

Baroque has been on my list awhile too.

Is the basing similar?

I might get both.

corona66 Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2016 5:10 p.m. PST

Just fought another great ECW battle using DBR. 6 x 4 is plenty big enough for the standard game scale, but the rules also offer a condensed version

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2016 7:04 p.m. PST

The bug strikes again, I guess I responded prematurely. For the English civil war I recommend Tercios in 15mm.

If you decide to do WW2 then my above comments are appropriate.

bruntonboy26 Sep 2016 9:03 p.m. PST

Regiments of Foote for our group and has been our favourite rules set for years. The original v.1.

Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2016 10:05 p.m. PST

Modified AWI Rules would probably work??

nazrat27 Sep 2016 6:58 a.m. PST

Another vote for Regiment of Foote!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member27 Sep 2016 7:32 p.m. PST

FoG-R works well for our group.

Shakespear29 Sep 2016 10:34 a.m. PST

$300 USD+ worth of Peter Pig on the way..

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2016 1:55 p.m. PST

Our group uses FoG:R and Baroque, both have their good points, and both work on 6x4 tables in 15mm.

cturnitsa Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2016 9:52 p.m. PST

I'm a big fan of Forlorn Hope. Admittedly I still play the 1991 version (after finally replacing my older version from 1987).

Looking forward to trying Regiment of Foote however.

Lance Flint15 Oct 2016 7:56 a.m. PST

"Gott mit uns!" Is a newly released set of rules for the TYW and ECW period.
Geared towards larger battles on a grid system of squares.
Fast play and simple to pick up, but with enough character to reflect the main issues of the time.

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