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Field Marshal09 Apr 2018 3:36 p.m. PST

Greetings all,
Can anyone recommend to me a set of rules which is at about 1:20 scale and has some granularity but doesn't bog down in rules?


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2018 4:39 p.m. PST

Although not necessarily exactly a 1:20 ratio, Larry Brom's "A Glint of Bayonets" has served us well over the decades.

You can get it here:


Field Marshal09 Apr 2018 4:57 p.m. PST

Thank you I shall have a look at them!

Yellow Admiral09 Apr 2018 8:15 p.m. PST

Rank & File by Crusader Games is not strictly a 1:20 set, but the rules are hella simple, quick to learn and play, easy to add chrome to (if desired), and units are battalions of 4-10 bases. With 3-4 figs/stand, a 1:20 battalion can have 120-800 men, which is reasonable for the ACW.

- Ix

Timmo uk11 Apr 2018 1:52 p.m. PST

Guns at Gettysberg was written for 1:20 and I think Dave Brown's new ACW rules, published by TooFatLardies (TFL) are also for 1:20.

I imagine They Couldn't Hit an Elephant also published by TFL could be played at 1:20.

bobm195917 Apr 2018 4:03 a.m. PST

Legendary Wargames were publishing an ACW version of Grand Manner…..not sure if it ever got launched though. It was called Grand Skedaddle.

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