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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Dec 2017 12:07 p.m. PST

Have you found the ruleset(s) for Medieval gaming that make you happy? Or are you still looking for something "better"?

KSmyth05 Dec 2017 12:10 p.m. PST

I've never been happy with big battle rule sets that homogenize every period of gaming from Sumer to Charles the Bold.

That said, I love Lion Rampant, and think they're a lot of fun. Not perfect, but very fun.

princeman05 Dec 2017 12:14 p.m. PST

Found mine- To the Strongest. Great games in a reasonale time and easy to teach new players.

RudyNelson05 Dec 2017 12:17 p.m. PST

I am happy playing Supreme Warlor's Bloodlust.
I enjoy the old style mass combat and removing the casualties with a saving role for half casting losses.
The racial dice vs standard d6 makes fantasy games unique.
The old defensive armor versus weapon types is one an old guy like me likes.we did adopt standard unit sizes as compared to the old as many men as points allow.
For me enjoyable and I love tweeting it too.
We have played 15mm, 10 mm and 25mm games.

lloydthegamer Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 12:46 p.m. PST

Bloody Barons is an excellent set of rules for the Wars of the Roses. We are playing it right now and having a great time. Lloyd

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

Happy with Lion Rampant.

Glengarry505 Dec 2017 1:06 p.m. PST

I like Lion Rampant but is one ever COMPLETELY satisfied? There's always the temptation to tinker!

David Manley05 Dec 2017 1:14 p.m. PST

I only dabble in medieval land combat so I find DBA quite sufficient.

From a naval perspective I'm quite happy with my rules :)

advocate05 Dec 2017 1:31 p.m. PST

Not entirely. But I'd probably need specialist rules – shieldwall, crusades, wars of the roses – and I probably wouldn't get buy in from the club to go so specialised.

Sean D Clark05 Dec 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

Another vote for Bloody Barons. I played this for the first time in a few years a couple of weekends ago and it was a blast. The scenarios are excellent too.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

Lion Rampant looks like a winner for me. I wrote my own siege rules.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 4:41 p.m. PST

Day of Battle is excellent.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 6:20 p.m. PST

Very pleased with Lion Rampant. Perhaps a DBA clone for large battles.

SultanSevy05 Dec 2017 7:06 p.m. PST

Really like LION RAMPANT for medieval battles.

ancientsgamer Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 10:58 p.m. PST

Big Battle…. Might of Arms which is free now

Skirmish with units…. Lion Rampart

Skirmish with individual figs… Montjoie

Abstract Big Battle…. DBA 2.2

What am I trying next…. Mortem Et Gloriam

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

I like the home-brew rules I developed years ago and
still use…

Bandolier06 Dec 2017 3:55 p.m. PST

Tree of Battles by Legio Games is also very good.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 3:59 p.m. PST

I enjoy Sword and Spear and Hail Caesar.

coopman06 Dec 2017 7:30 p.m. PST

To the Strongest works for me.

Thomas Thomas08 Dec 2017 8:07 a.m. PST

I'm satisfied with DBX but only because I spent a year developing A Game of Knights and Knaves which uses a modified version of DBX mechanics.

Not satisfied with Lion Rampant as a skirmish game – planning on doing a modified Blood and Plunder for medieval skirmish.

DBA is a great system but a bit too abstract to capture the middle ages. Ancient Gamer re DBA Big Battle – strongly suggest using DBA 3.0 over 2.2 for medieval battles. We specifically set out to improve DBA's simulation value for medieval battles over 2.2. Its why Mr. Barker put me on the project. While not perfect 3.0 is a big step forward for medieval period over 2.2.


Clays Russians08 Dec 2017 8:13 a.m. PST

Saga, for those "I hatemynieghborbecauseheisad"""soIamgoingtolaywastehisearldome" and lion Rampant with at least double the recommended points. Still need siege rules,!

Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 9:23 a.m. PST

Might of Arms is a very sensible set for large battles. DBA for small ones though I am learning L'Art de la Guerrero.

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