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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Nov 2017 7:26 p.m. PST

How often do you take the same historical battle, and fight it multiple times using different rulesets?

PzGeneral23 Nov 2017 7:50 p.m. PST


Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2017 8:12 p.m. PST

I have purposely done it three times in a row to test out skirmish games and see which mechanics I like best. It's happened on larger battles, but those are some time apart and it's not intentional.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2017 8:21 p.m. PST

Only to test a new rule set

Must Contain Minis23 Nov 2017 9:30 p.m. PST

I have done this with World War 2 rulesets. I play two "officially" and encounter other rules when I go to conventions. I love testing out new rule sets, especially at conventions.

mumbasa23 Nov 2017 10:06 p.m. PST

My quest for the "perfect" rule set led me to try 4-5 sets of rules for Palo Alto. I eventually settled for Brent Oman's Field of Battle2 which I had helped to playtest ;) However, if I come across another Mexican-American set, I wouldn't mind giving them a shot.

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2017 11:24 p.m. PST

I always seem to play Cowpens and Guilford Corthouse when I try new rules for AWI.

advocate24 Nov 2017 12:11 a.m. PST


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2017 2:18 a.m. PST

Well not exactly. I have taken a scenario and used the same nations armies but at different eras. Like this,


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2017 3:18 a.m. PST


nsolomon9924 Nov 2017 3:46 a.m. PST

I use Teugen-Hausen from the 1809 Danube Campaign to test new Napoleonic rules sets.

Personal logo Shaun Travers Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2017 4:00 a.m. PST

Umm… 10 times with the Battle of Callinicum with different rules, about 15 with the battle of Heraclea with further different sets and 4 times with Hydaspes with different rules. I have another battle setup and hope to play anything from 5 to 12 further different rules with them but unlikely to start this battle until later in 2018.
I posted my battles with the different rules to my blog. Shameless plug – here is the link to the page with a link to most of the battle reports, sorted by ruleset:


Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Nov 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

For Mumbasa,



Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2017 9:16 a.m. PST

Quite a bit actually. I use it as my benchmark for rules sets that I am curious about. I used the Battle of Bouvines 1214 because it has a couple of well balanced armies and a nice variety of troop types for a medieval game.

Russ Lockwood25 Nov 2017 4:33 p.m. PST

Sometimes. We've done Battle of Raab a number of times over the years with Snappy Nappy, and decades earlier, with Empire.

Just re-did Edgehill with FoG this year -- last one was 2015.

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