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Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Oct 2016 11:12 a.m. PST

Here are some shots of an Edgehill game I recently played chez Andrew Brentnall, with his lovely 12mm collection.




The rules are "For King and Parliament", written by myself and Andrew, which I expect to publish next May/June.

More photos and tinformation on t'blog at link

Cheers, Simon

mumbasa19 Oct 2016 1:05 p.m. PST

Looks great, Simon and Andrew. Can't wait to get a copy! Peter, when is you next play test?
John Mumby

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Oct 2016 5:14 p.m. PST

Very nice troops and table.

clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2016 8:46 p.m. PST

Looks great Simon
I do enjoy To the Strongest.
Can not wait to see what you do with this period.
ECW is one of my favorites

Codsticker20 Oct 2016 8:04 a.m. PST

The rules are "For King and Parliament", written by myself and Andrew, which I expect to publish next May/June.

…but that's sooo far away… :(

Justin Penwith20 Oct 2016 10:46 a.m. PST

I see in the photo that this is utilizes squares for movement and presumably shooting. Will it also work without square or with hexes?

I've been searching for ECW and TYW rules which have the units on single bases, but these look good with three elements to a regiment of pike and shot.

What manufacturer for the minis?

Size of squares?

Size of bases?

Note: your blog is blocked by my employer's filter, so I cannot check to see if my questions are answered there.

Want additional playtester(s) from the states? I am having a 10mm army slated to be painted this December and January, and I am hoping your rules will fit my needs and that of my gaming group.

mollinary20 Oct 2016 12:20 p.m. PST

Hi Justin,

As one of the co-authors, I can answer some of your questions. I will leave Simon to try and deal with your question regarding hexes, or no squares at all, as his are the basic rule set we are modifying. From my point of view, however, it is the square mechanic which makes this system work so well.
Manufacturer for these minis. The infantry are almost all the old AIM 12mm figures, now marketed and manufactured by Caliver books, under the minifigs label. The cavalry are a mix of AIM and Pendraken figures. In this examples the squares are 125mm or 5" squares. This is my personal choice, to allow figures I based many years ago for a Volley and Bayonet variant, to do service for the new rules. You can adjust square size to fit your own choice of figure scale and unit size. My bases are 1 1/2" squares for both infantry and cavalry, usually three to a unit.

On playtesting, you,might want to contact Simon through the "To the Strongest" Forum, which takes questions on all aspects of the basic ancients rules and variants. Good luck with your new armies. I am finding developing these rules great fun, and I think they may be what you are looking for!


Ostrowski Inactive Member20 Oct 2016 1:37 p.m. PST

Impressive thanks for sharing.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Oct 2016 5:36 a.m. PST

Hi Justin,

Further to Andrew's comments we are writing the rules for square grids as these are readily available and experience with ancients and medieval gaming is that they work very well. However with a few minor tweaks you could play on a hex grid; units would sit in the hex facing one of the points. I may include a few lines in the rules to address the use of hexes.

Andrew is using 12mm minis, I plan to use 28s. My units will have a rather bigger footprint! :-)

You calare welcome to drop me a line if you'd like to plat test.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Oct 2016 5:38 a.m. PST

Sorry about the shouty font; I am posting from a train using my phone.

Justin Penwith21 Oct 2016 10:36 a.m. PST

@BigRedBat,I sent you a PM through your forums.

@Mollinary, thank you for your response.

itchysama08 Nov 2016 10:15 a.m. PST

Really beautiful work and display. Thanks for sharing both the pics and information on the rules. Look forward to further developments on them.

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