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PrussianMonty29 Sep 2017 1:44 a.m. PST

Not strictly 18th Century but a lot closer than Renaissance so looking for rules recommendations for this period in 28mm scale other than BLB? I quite lite BLB but my potential opponents aren't at all enthusiastic so looking for something else. Looking at each unit being a regiment with maybe 10 units a side to start with if that helps.
Thanks

PrussianMonty29 Sep 2017 1:44 a.m. PST

Not strictly 18th Century but a lot closer than Renaissance so looking for rules recommendations for this period in 28mm scale other than BLB? I quite lite BLB but my potential opponents aren't at all enthusiastic so looking for something else. Looking at each unit being a regiment with maybe 10 units a side to start with if that helps.
Thanks

Dexter Ward29 Sep 2017 2:20 a.m. PST

Field of Glory: Renaissance will work

coopman29 Sep 2017 1:20 p.m. PST

How about "Baroque"?

PrussianMonty29 Sep 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

Thanks for the suggestions. We played FoG Ancients a few times but found it just to 'dry' for us so can't see us going down that route. I'll check out Baroque as I've not played that.

coopman29 Sep 2017 2:58 p.m. PST

The pdf of Baroque is $14.99 USD at wargamevault.com

Dexter Ward30 Sep 2017 3:30 a.m. PST

FoG Renaissance is a much better set of rules than the ancients one.
Depends what you want, though. I agree it's quite 'dry'.

clibinarium30 Sep 2017 3:49 a.m. PST

If you like the Black Powder school of rules there's "Pike and Shotte". The original rule book has Walcourt 1689 as one of its scenarios.

PrussianMonty02 Oct 2017 6:37 a.m. PST

Thanks for the advice and help everyone. I'm struggling to get a commitment from the other parties so I'm thinking of 'going it alone' and build both sides. However, if I do that then it will need to be small scale miniatures, i.e. 6mm or 10mm. Anyone have any experience of playing BLB in those scales please as I'll go with those rules if I'm on my own.
Thanks.

Frostie02 Oct 2017 3:08 p.m. PST

10mm Grand Alliance or League of Augsburg by Pendraken are just the best.

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I use Pike and Shotte, very good but will be trying Baroque also

PrussianMonty03 Oct 2017 5:54 a.m. PST

Thanks Frostie. I've come across the Pendraken range before and am very impressed. It's currently heading my choice list and I've sent for some sample packs so fingers are crossed. I'm hoping BLB will work ok with them but haven't found anyone yet who uses it in 10mm scale.

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