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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2018 11:20 a.m. PST

….Colonies to Civil War

"We are glad to announce that we (Daniel Mersey and Michael Leck) are once again teaming up with Osprey Games to bring you a new set of wargaming rules!

Rebels and Patriots will be a set of easy to learn and fast-moving miniature wargaming rules offering you the chance to lead small armies of soldiers across the North American continent in the late eighteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries. The rules are written with a focus at conflicts on the North American continent from The French and Indian War (1754–1763), through The American War of Independence (1775-1783), War of 1812 (1812–1815), Texas Revolution (1835-1836), Mexican–American War (1846-1848), up to the American Civil War (1861-1865).

Rebels and Patriots will help you to refight company-sized skirmishes, ambushes, escort scenarios, and other tasks performed by a small company of soldiers rather than a full army. Game play is intentionally easy and cinematic, and your success is driven by the quality of the officers leading your company: the rules play up the feeling of adventure, where Heroic Officers lead their men to glory…"
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Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2018 12:19 p.m. PST

I like his rules, and especially his rule-writing.
But I hope he doesn't go too generic. Some period flavor is always welcome.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 4:41 a.m. PST

I also really enjoy his writing. Looks interesting!

historygamer21 Feb 2018 5:50 a.m. PST

I'm confused. The previous two posts reference liking someone's writing, but two authors for these rules are listed. Who are you both talking about?

Just reading the above, these rules seem more inclined to compete with Sharpe's Practice than tactical wargame rules.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 7:28 a.m. PST

I'm referring to Daniel Mersey.

historygamer21 Feb 2018 7:54 a.m. PST

What has he written?

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 8:41 a.m. PST

Amazon Page:


historygamer21 Feb 2018 9:40 a.m. PST

Sorry, never heard of him or these books, but then again, they really aren't in periods I game in either.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 10:06 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it boys!


coopman21 Feb 2018 1:39 p.m. PST

I always thought that the Rebels & the Patriots were one & the same, so the title is problematic for me. I look forward to seeing what they come up with though, even if it has the Continentals fighting themselves in some sort of Imagination Civil War.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 2:55 p.m. PST

Helps to read, I thought since it was posted here it was an AWI set or rules. It's multi-period set of rules. Okay, nothing to see here, move along.

Next time just post on the Historical Wargaming board.

HANS GRUBER22 Feb 2018 3:22 a.m. PST

Deja Vu
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Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2018 1:48 p.m. PST

I'm so confused.

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