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31 Aug 2017 12:43 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian31 Aug 2017 10:56 a.m. PST

Which set of rules do you recommend for the War of the Spanish Succession?

Wargamorium31 Aug 2017 12:05 p.m. PST

Should this not be on the 18th Century Board??

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

Beneath the Lily Banners! Though we are still waiting for V3 to be released!

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

I am going to be using Age of Eagles supplement Age of Honor.

boy wundyr x Inactive Member31 Aug 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

Twilight of the Sun King, though I'm struggling a bit with the 2nd edition, it's not quite as clear to me as 1.1 was.

Khusrau Inactive Member31 Aug 2017 1:45 p.m. PST

Really depends on what you want from a set of rules, the scale you are using and so on.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 2:23 p.m. PST

Beneath the lilly banners!

Prince Alberts Revenge31 Aug 2017 2:28 p.m. PST

I enjoy Maurice for WSS. Simple, streamlined game rules that can have plenty of period feel by using the Nationals advantage cards properly.

Skeets Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 2:58 p.m. PST

We have been using Blenheim 2004 for quite a few years now and have been very satisfied.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member31 Aug 2017 4:52 p.m. PST

Twilight of the Sun King, by far. There is very little that differentiates the others.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member31 Aug 2017 4:56 p.m. PST

edit: Ga Pa is excellent IF you are REALLY into detailed games that take longer.
Maurice is a great game, but it is a whole different world.

steamingdave4731 Aug 2017 5:08 p.m. PST

Another vote for Twilight of the SunKing. We use 10 mm figures, 2 x 60mm bases make up a unit, but you can use any scale of figures and any basing, as all gire and movement dustancesxare referred to as " base widths". Have played Blenheim and Ramillies. Same rule set also useable for Great Northern War and War of League of Augsburg. Basic rules are easily picked up by most players.

Joe1870 Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 7:16 p.m. PST

I have also used Twilight and like the rules. I have 2nd edition, but have not tried them yet.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 7:26 p.m. PST

Another vote for BLB.

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 7:55 p.m. PST

Might and Reason

Timotheous31 Aug 2017 8:46 p.m. PST

Might and Reason, or Maurice!

Khusrau Inactive Member31 Aug 2017 11:57 p.m. PST

Well, currently using Horse Foot & Guns, and have Maurice.

DGT123 Inactive Member01 Sep 2017 8:57 a.m. PST

BLB looking into using Pike & Shotte, and Carnage and Glory 2.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2017 1:57 p.m. PST

Might and Reason, Maurice.

mghFond03 Sep 2017 1:47 p.m. PST

Yet another vote for BLB!

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 9:09 a.m. PST

Wait, there's more than one ruleset for West Side Story?!?

cae5ar05 Sep 2017 7:16 p.m. PST

I'm yet to find a set of rules I like better than Maurice.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART10 Sep 2017 4:58 a.m. PST

We used Black powder. For us, the rules chose the period for various reasons. It played fast and fun. Like Khusrau says, what kind of experience are you looking for. If the rule set is called 'Battle of Midway' and is perfect for European Medieval combat, go for it.

Royal Marine11 Sep 2017 1:42 p.m. PST

West Side Story was very complex and needed a good rule set. Not sure that Broadway captured the feeling well so a West End re-write is needed.

Sgt Steiner13 Sep 2017 2:17 a.m. PST

Piquet Field of Battle or Cartouche are nice alternatives as is Die Fighting and Capt General in addition to those already mentioned

Elbow Mac Inactive Member05 Oct 2017 3:16 p.m. PST

Probably me being useless but where can you get Might & Reason – I can't find them anywhere

DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian20 Oct 2017 2:11 p.m. PST

Carnage & Glory II is outstanding. If you don't like the computer, then GaPa is specific to the period, outstanding army lists (I used them to my whole OOBs and use them for C&G as well), and GaPa plays well. Some unusual aspects and mechanics, but works well and plays well.

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