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Father Grigori28 Jul 2017 6:26 p.m. PST

I'm thinking of adapting the old WRG rules for use with elements. Yes, I know they already deal in elements, but they are at heart a single figure system. I still like the old rules, but my stuff is 6mm, based up for either HFG (40x20mm) or Black Powder (20x20mm). I want to do wars in the Americas – from the French and Indian Wars to the Latin American Wars of Independence and the Texan Revolution, and to do battles as opposed to skirmishes. Black Powder is OK, but HFG is really not suitable; the old rules fit the bill nicely. But…I don't want to use single figues…

At the moment, I'm thinking to use the 25mm ground scale (1m:1 pace) and treat each 20x20 base as a single figure. It will mean some anomolies, but not many, and will mean that the battles will look good with the number of figures in a way that just wouldn't work with 15mm or 25mm figures.

Has anyone tried this before? Just interested to know peoples' opinions. Thanks.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2017 7:51 p.m. PST

Densepack is the way to go.
Use the base sizes for 15 or 25mm figures and fill them edge to edge with 6mm figures.

You use the rules as written and you get spectacular visuals.

Father Grigori29 Jul 2017 1:29 a.m. PST

That's not so different from what I'm doing. And I agree, with 6mm, the visual effect is spectacular. At full strength a British battalion will be 144 figures, and look very good on the table. It also gives a better feel for the problems of maneouvering units.

Glenn Pearce29 Jul 2017 7:08 a.m. PST

Hello Father Grigori!

There is no need to go back in time. Have a look at "Ruse de Guerre" from Baccus6mm. It is designed for 6mm and covers the F&IW, AWI and War of 1812. You can also use it for smaller North & South American wars. Scale your battle to any size that you want and change it as the size of your collection grows.

One of the key design objectives was to be able to blow up small skirmish battles into a better looking encounter that actually puts the dynamics in a better perspective.

Although designed to be used with standard "polemos" basing you can certainly use your 40x20 or a pair of 20x20 as well.

Put as many figures on the base as you want!

The rules are easy to learn, fun to play and fully supported on line by Baccus.

Sounds like a perfect match for what your trying to do. So no need to try and reinvent the wheel.

Best regards,


Father Grigori29 Jul 2017 7:51 a.m. PST

Glenn Pearce: Thanks, I might look at into them.
I tried the GNW Polemos set, and just couldn't get into them, which was a shame, because I really wanted to like them. Perhaps it's time to give it another go. Thanks.

spontoon30 Jul 2017 2:17 p.m. PST

Keep us posted!

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