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Rawdon22 May 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

I am looking for advice on the available rules for F&I skirmish miniatures games.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

RudyNelson22 May 2017 7:02 a.m. PST

I am an old time gamer and use GLORY which was released in 1984. Old but in my opinion good. Small up to thirty per player or side. Weapons are divided into cases and have a percentag chance to hit based on it.
Melee are dice comparison.

Personal logo Ivan DBA Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 7:07 a.m. PST

Muskets & Tomahawks.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 7:09 a.m. PST

Song of Drums and Tomahawks from Ganesha Games. Great rules, easy to learn.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 7:30 a.m. PST

This Very Ground. You are fortunate to have a number of good sets to chose from, so it is really going to me a matter of taste as to which one you prefer/like best.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 7:35 a.m. PST

We've used two:

"The Sword and the Forest" is a variant of the venerable "The Sword and the Flame" by the late Larry Brom. It can be as simple or as complex as you desire it to be. (2nd page, 5th down on right), but TSATF is required for the complete rules.

"Drums of War along the Mohawk" by Bill Protz. It is available from the author at . Bill is also the author of "Batailles de l'Ancien Regime" rules which is the 'big battalions' SYW rule set enjoyed by many.

Good gaming to you,


Psycho Rabbit Inactive Member22 May 2017 7:58 a.m. PST

I really like Muskets & Tomahawks from Studio Tomahawk.


Steve22 May 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

Songs of.. is good for a max of about 10 figs per side and only 2 players, but it is fun.

The others mentioned are for larger games. I'll also add in Sharp Practice 2.


rustymusket22 May 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

Brother Against Brother has rules for F&I and AWI.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

Muskets & Tomahawks is great fun!

Andoreth22 May 2017 9:51 a.m. PST

Our club uses Muskets and Tomahawks and it always gives a good game.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

Ditto to nnascati above. Song of Drums and Tomahawks

The two authors are wargame geniuses :-)

4D Jones Inactive Member22 May 2017 10:44 a.m. PST

'Close Wars' in Featherstone's book Wargames.

Rawdon22 May 2017 11:42 a.m. PST

Thank you all for the suggestions. I realize now that I should have added two data points. One is that the rules must cover Indians, settlers / militia, and regulars. Sounds like most of those suggested will do that. The other is that, ideally, the rules would allow skirmishes in the range of 30 to 100 figures per side, either individually based or on single-rank bases not exceeding three figures per base. I'll look into the sets mentioned.

I'm in 25 / 28mm but my working assumption is that skirmish rules are scale-agnostic, or, even if not, can be easily adapted to a different scale.

More comments / suggestions are still welcomed.

nazrat22 May 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

In my experience NOTHING is better than Muskets and Tomahawks!

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

Mine are free and on this site link
They are designed for exactly the types and size game you want!

Ashokmarine22 May 2017 3:43 p.m. PST

I like This very ground

redmist112222 May 2017 4:22 p.m. PST

Was a BIG fan of This Very Ground….but, I really enjoy the TFLs "Sharp Practice 2".


Microbiggie22 May 2017 4:40 p.m. PST

SP2 is my choice for F&I skirmish. It easily handles that size. Lots of free support on the TFL forum and yahoo group.

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP22 May 2017 4:55 p.m. PST

Brother Against Brother is a great set of rules, and it has a French and Indian supplement in the rule book.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 5:50 p.m. PST


The first set I recommended (The Sword in the Forest) would fit your requirements to a "T". You can see a couple of battle reports here:




Good gaming with whichever rules you decide to use!


Mirosav23 May 2017 7:17 p.m. PST

Song of Drums and Tomahawks.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2017 12:17 p.m. PST

Muskets and Tomahawks

Timotheous Inactive Member24 May 2017 5:13 p.m. PST

Song of Drums and Tomahawks while you build your collection, then Musket and Tomahawk, or Sharp Practice 2, or This Very Ground when you have enough figures.

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