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AGregory15 Apr 2018 7:21 a.m. PST


I have just put up my computer-assisted (yes, computer-assisted) traditional toy soldier game. But that's maybe not as weird as it sounds – it still involves handfuls of six-siders and very conventional mechanics. The computerized part is just set-up for fighting a series of engagements, following the course of one regiment during a battle.

I wrote it because – although I have quite a decent collection of 54mm glossy toy soldiers – as wargaming miniatures go, they are expensive and take up a lot of space. This game requires only two dozen soldiers, and allows you to get a full battle's worth out of them.

It incorporates some fun events – you can get targeted by francs-tireurs, shelled, etc. and you can not only be mentioned in despatches and win the Victoria Cross, you can also get cashiered or scapegoated by incompetent superiors. It's different – check it out. It should run on pretty much any computer or device – it's just a web page using Javascript.

It's called "With the Colours in the Late War: Being an Account of the Regiment's Adventures in the Recent Continental Unpleasantness". Rules are only one page. You can find it at link

A. Gregory

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2018 8:20 a.m. PST

Neat ! I'll give 'em a try !

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