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RobSmith16 May 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

I've posted a battle report and photos to the Wargame Spot blog at .

I've also started a discussion on the forum at link


Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 5:31 p.m. PST

Great AAR. thumbs up I plan on using TMWWBK for a 55 Days in Peking game this summer.

Oh Bugger Inactive Member17 May 2017 5:22 a.m. PST

Nice game, I do think TMWWBK has a lot to offer. I'm also remembering I have a bunch of allied and Chinese regulars and some mongol cavalry still in the bags. They might get painted now and used for TMWWBK.

RobSmith17 May 2017 8:16 a.m. PST

Yes. I like The Sword and the Flame OK, but TMWWBK does seem to play more quickly. It also seems to work well as a multi-player game.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2017 11:04 a.m. PST

Posted my rough army inventory to the forum; hope to join in on this sometime this summer! Am ordering a copy of the rules today to get ready.

clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2017 8:06 p.m. PST

Nice AAR
Thanks for posting

cae5ar14 Jun 2017 3:20 p.m. PST

Do these rules cover the Napoleonic period?

Early morning writer14 Jun 2017 9:50 p.m. PST

Um, why would colonial rules cover the Napoleonic period? Odd.

Own the rules, and no, they don't. But you could adapt them to just about anything – I think someone is using them for FIW.

Other than the hands full of dice (8-16, blech!), very useful set of rules with many good ideas in them.

pilum40 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2017 4:05 p.m. PST

I'm also using these rules for a 54mm AWI game "Along the King's Road-Back to Boston". I'm using Mr. Babbage as the Patriot commander and human players as the British. Your thoughts? I've had a blast putting games on using "Playing Mr. Babbage" with multiple players.

Early morning writer22 Jun 2017 4:59 p.m. PST

Drive that pilum forward. These rules – though I've yet to play them – seem highly versatile. I think in time, perhaps a fairly short time, these rules will supplant TSATF (except for a very few die hards who will refuse to convert). And they seem highly adaptable to any period with firing weapons – though perhaps they might break with mechanical devices. So, go forward and report back on your efforts.

Bindon Blood28 Jun 2017 2:10 a.m. PST

There is an article in an issue of WI on using one of the Rampant rulesets for Napolonics. Cn't remember which one though…

cae5ar28 Jun 2017 4:00 a.m. PST

Yes, it is a bit of an odd question, I'll admit… Until you consider that there is a Lion Rampant variant for fantasy, medieval, renaissance and colonial, with a gaping hole where Napoleonics should be. I just thought the colonial set might be flexed backwards to suit.

I've also heard of the WI issue on "Eagle Rampant". I wish I could get my hands on a copy or find an official version of these great rules for Napoleonics.

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