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charles popp13 Apr 2018 2:18 p.m. PST

As the search function is bye bye.
15mm figs. We use JR2 for ACW want something similar but different enough to Show the flavor. I have Wildernes war(leaning towards),War in Age of Reason(Meh,to abstrach ) and looking at Carnage and Glory 2(Played once and liked)

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 3:51 p.m. PST

The British Are Coming is a bit of a throw back set of rules…hit determination by percentage (base figure score times the number of figures with modifiers), and has zones of control, which isn't seen too often in miniatures gaming. Scale is one casting is 25 men. Can be found at Wargaming Miniatures for $16.95 USD.


There is a Yahoo group that supports the rules as well:


Lascaris13 Apr 2018 3:53 p.m. PST

We love British Grenadier for the AWI

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 4:08 p.m. PST

Ask John/Winston about his TSATF mod. Honestly, it sounds awesome.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 6:28 p.m. PST

Ive been using the Fire and Fury version – waiting to see if the upcoming 3rd edition of Guns of Liberty meets my expectations

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 7:30 p.m. PST

Dean West has developed two knock offs of JR called Final Argument of Kings for the SYW and another called Yankee Doodle for the AWI.

charles popp13 Apr 2018 8:22 p.m. PST

Dean west stuff is JR 2 or 3 Do not like 3

Vigilant13 Apr 2018 8:29 p.m. PST

Another vote for British Grenadier. It helps if you have a decent length of time to play but the rules were designed for the period and work well.

21eRegt14 Apr 2018 5:25 a.m. PST

Our group has been using Guns of Liberty for years now. As noted above, 3rd edition is coming this year.

coopman14 Apr 2018 5:54 a.m. PST

Try One Hour Wargames by Neil Thomas.

Sundance14 Apr 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

If you can find a copy, 1776 is fairly simple, but detailed enough and gives the flavor very well.

steamingdave47 Inactive Member14 Apr 2018 7:14 a.m. PST

Heard good things about " Loose Files and American Scramble"


Tony S14 Apr 2018 8:49 a.m. PST

I rather like Peter Pig's Washington's Army. Here's a description, link

(And just in case you don't like grid based rules, do not fear! These rules do not use a gridded mat).

Here's the ordering page.

charles popp14 Apr 2018 9:38 a.m. PST

DFoes BG work in 15mm and I have read both good and bad things.

charles popp14 Apr 2018 12:41 p.m. PST

Plus BG does not have figure removal right?

bandrsntch14 Apr 2018 7:31 p.m. PST

Fife & Drum Rules are easy to play and they are FREE! Check them out here: link

On his Blog he has examples of play:

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member15 Apr 2018 1:51 a.m. PST

@ charles popp:
- 15mm: You can use the rules for any size/scale of figure; the rules suggest using cm instead of inches for 6-15mm, but inches for 20mm and upwards. My club has used 25mm ranges and movement for 15mm figures to give a quicker game and it works very well.
- Casualties: Actually it does; you accumulate DPs (disruption points) for movement, receiving fire, etc up to three, and from that point you start losing figures as "real" casualties. However, you can rally off DPs (by halting and/or deploying a general with the unit, according to quality), after which you return to the process of accumulating more DPs again, and once you are back up to three, you start losing figures again.

There's a help group for BG here, which is monitored by the author himself and all the scenario authors:


There are also four scenario books which are invaluable for almost any other AWI rule set, as well as BG.

@ Tony S The Peter Pig rules are very good for competition games and "pick up" games at conventions; I prefer British Grenadier for historical battles and pre-arranged club nights.

Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 12:45 a.m. PST

American War of Independence. I'm a big fan of JR-II.

Rules: link

YouTube: YouTube link

panzerjager02 May 2018 6:50 a.m. PST

Loose Files and American Scramble – Beer and Pretzel gaming but good for conventions and fast play. Very little tweaking.


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2018 10:26 a.m. PST

Did he shout "The British are coming" or "The Regulars are coming" I think most consider themselves British at that early stage.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2018 10:30 a.m. PST

We use "Sons of Liberty". They are a free set of rules that we have made our own. Always gives a great game.

PDF link

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