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20 Mar 2018 4:43 a.m. PST
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  • Changed title from "Nice easy flexable 15mm fantasy skirmish rules?" to "Nice easy flexible 15mm fantasy skirmish rules?"

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Maxshadow20 Mar 2018 3:19 a.m. PST

For example I use to enjoy the original Games workshop rules. Any suggestions? I am looking to play Tolkien games.

PzGeneral20 Mar 2018 4:24 a.m. PST

Song of Blades and Heroes?

Ashokmarine20 Mar 2018 4:24 a.m. PST

Depends on the size of game you want but I like Dragon Rampant or maybe Songs of blade for smaller games

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2018 4:56 a.m. PST

Song of Blades and Heroes. You could easily command a couple dozen figures per side.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Mar 2018 5:33 a.m. PST

Dragon Rampant is fun, fast and very flexibly. You'll need armies of a couple dozen. Units are 12 or fewer figures, and armies usually have no more than 5 or 6 units.

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2018 5:56 a.m. PST

Which original Games Workshop rules? Meaning old Warhammer, with blocks of troops? The Lord of the Rings rules?

Song of Blades and Heroes is an elegant game. I'd like it to take one step up to a large skirmish game, but not mass based.

I've been playing Age of Fantasy, which really is a simplified Age of Sigmar. They also have a Regiments version for blocks of troops
and Skirmish for a handful.


Stryderg20 Mar 2018 6:47 a.m. PST

Give Two Hour Wargames, Sword Play a look:

Works well solo or all players on the same side, or player vs player. Your troops follow orders until combat starts, then they may charge when you don't want them to, or run away when you don't want them to, etc. Almost everything is determined by rolling 2d6 and consulting a table. You'll memorize the tables pretty quickly since you mostly use 2 and there are 3 options per.

MajorB20 Mar 2018 11:32 a.m. PST


Maxshadow21 Mar 2018 3:35 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone for your ideas and suggestions. I meant the original LOTR big skirmish rules. Sorry I didn't make sense!

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2018 5:42 a.m. PST

You could certainly just stick to those rules, and decide whether you wanted to change your measurements or not.


Logain21 Mar 2018 7:26 p.m. PST

Dragon rampant would be a good game that would be comparable in scale to what you are used to.

Maxshadow03 Apr 2018 1:46 a.m. PST

Thanks Dragon Rampant seemed to suit what I was after the best. Wow they are interesting rules.

Capt Flash04 Apr 2018 12:05 p.m. PST

Here's an idea… use Mighty Armies- dispense with the base sizes, and you can still count flanks and rear attacks, so no need to modify the rules.
I'd suggest giving everyone a 6+ Save for free, and charge 1 Point per save increase….

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