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Dan in Vermont26 Mar 2018 1:40 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 Smith26 Mar 2018 3:23 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.

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 6:43 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 Inactive Member27 Mar 2018 2:40 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 4:59 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 7:32 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 Inactive Member27 Mar 2018 2:19 p.m. PST

To make things easier, you can round that up.

To 9.7.

Winston Smith27 Mar 2018 2:38 p.m. PST

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

Supercilius Maximus Inactive Member28 Mar 2018 7:52 a.m. PST

Good call – 15mm would only be 0.6.

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