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Dan in Vermont26 Mar 2018 12:40 p.m. PST

so I have the three British Grenadier scenario books but i'm looking for some simpler rules than British Grenadier.

does anyone have easy conversions to ascertain the number of figures for a given rule set.

For example, if BG scenario books say "16 figures" for a given unit what does that equate to with another rule set such as Guns of Liberty, Peter Pig, Blackpowder, and Sharpe Practice. Thanks!


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 2:23 p.m. PST

I play with my homegrown Sword and the Flame variant, Flames of Liberty.
If the BG scenario says 16 figures, I use 16 figures.
Of course figure availability enters into it to.
I use the books as guidelines, and not as law etched in stone.

historygamer26 Mar 2018 5:43 p.m. PST

Usually it says in the book what the ratio is, but if it doesn't it is usually 20 to 1.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member27 Mar 2018 1:40 a.m. PST

Dan – There are actually four BG Scenario Books. As HG says, the ratio is usually 1 figure = 20 real men; where a particular scenario uses a smaller figure:man ratio, it will say in the text (and usually explain why).

Durban Gamer27 Mar 2018 3:59 a.m. PST

Using my own DBX variant on a small table. Start with 1 stand per unit in the BG scenario. If I want a bigger game, I can increase the number of stands representing the larger units to 2 or 3.

Dan in Vermont27 Mar 2018 6:32 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone. I posted this same question on the Scenarios board and "22nd foot" noted:

The standard figure scale in British Grenadier is 1:20. So you'd get the number in another rules set by:

BG Figures x 20 x New Game Ratio

Using your sixteen figure battalion converted to a 1:33 figure ratio set as an example:

16 x 20 x 1/33 = 9.6969

Hope this helps.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member27 Mar 2018 1:19 p.m. PST

To make things easier, you can round that up.

To 9.7.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 1:38 p.m. PST

Use a "true 25mm" figure for the 0.7 figure.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Mar 2018 6:52 a.m. PST

Good call – 15mm would only be 0.6.

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