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OSL200021 Jul 2017 3:31 p.m. PST

What do you think is a good figure/unit ratio to have a balanced game using TSATF?
Im thinking 1 British/Allied unit for every 2 enemy units. What do others think?

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2017 4:13 p.m. PST

2.3 to 1

lugal hdan21 Jul 2017 5:30 p.m. PST

Don't the rules suggest 3:1 in favor of whoever the natives are?

My guess is,
3:1 if the non-Colonial Power doesn't have rifles
2:1 if they do.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2017 5:49 p.m. PST

Zulus 3:1 for sure, Pathans maybe 2:1, Boers probably even up, 1 to 1.

SgtGuinness21 Jul 2017 5:50 p.m. PST

OSL2000, It really depends on the scenario. Is it a historical battle, historical fiction, or Hollywood based. Who''s attacking and defending, what are the objectives, what are the troop qualities and OOB's, what is the terrain? I take all of these factors into consideration when I design a scenario. Sorry if I muddied the waters more……

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2017 7:42 p.m. PST

The 20th anniversary edition rules suggest the following (from page 10):

Pathan: 2.25 Pathan figures for each British figure.

Zulus: 3 Zulu figures for each British figure

Egyptians: 1.25 Egyptian figures for each British figure

Boers: 1.25 Boer figures for each British figure

Dervish: 2.25 Dervish figures for each British figure


OSL200022 Jul 2017 7:30 a.m. PST

Thanks for the suggestions. This will help.

ITALWARS Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member22 Jul 2017 12:49 p.m. PST

from my own experience the official ratio remenbered to us by Col campbell are true even in particular situations as the natives being protected in acertain way by buildings, stockades, Tatas or zaribas

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