Help support TMP

"Good Rules for Siege or Fortress-centric battles?" Topic

8 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Getting Started with Medievals Message Board

Areas of Interest


Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Top-Rated Ruleset

Days of Knights

Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 

Featured Workbench Article

Homemade Palm Trees

Dervel Fezian returns from Mexico with a new vision for making palm trees from scratch.

Featured Profile Article

Groundcloths & Battlesheets

Wargame groundcloths as seen at Bayou Wars.

Current Poll

1,233 hits since 22 Nov 2017
©1994-2023 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Donegal22 Nov 2017 4:14 p.m. PST

Does anyone have a recommendation for a rules set for Dark Ages thru Early Medieval siege or fortress-centric battles?

I am thinking along the lines of the Man-to-Man rules for Chainmail but more modern or, at least, better organized and complete.

I got this great castle from Blue Moon Manufacturing and would like to use it as more than a backdrop! :)


Great War Ace22 Nov 2017 4:45 p.m. PST

An assault is an assault in any age. Ladders, siege towers/belfrys, rams, mining, making holes in walls, busting in gates, etc. and etc. and etc. Abstraction needs to be kept to a minimum if you want to get the feel for an assault, and our system is man-to-man in appearance and results, since each base/figure resolves combat individually.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2017 5:07 p.m. PST

As I recall, Tactica Medieval had a decent skirmish level set included in the rules, that was designed for castle sieges.

SultanSevy22 Nov 2017 7:11 p.m. PST

I second Nick's thoughts. Tactica Medieval has some really nice Siege rules.

DColtman22 Nov 2017 7:38 p.m. PST

I think GWs Lord of the Rings skirmish game would also do a good job of it. There were rules for siege engines, ladders and breaches – all that stuff. I think the Siege of Gondor book might be a good source?

YogiBearMinis23 Nov 2017 6:44 a.m. PST

I second taking a look at LOTR/Hobbit rules.

Donegal23 Nov 2017 9:18 a.m. PST

Thanks all for the ideas. I will check them out!

athun2523 Nov 2017 1:22 p.m. PST

Third vote for Tactica Medieval. Simple system works great for convention games, too.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.