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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 9:40 a.m. PST

Like other posts, I'm looking for a good set of medieval rules but I have a few specific needs.

- I'm looking for one specifically made for or primarily intended for 28mm miniatures
- Not sure there is one this specific but I'm looking for one that covers the late medieval period easily without needing modification.
- I'd like to be able to play most of the battles of the War of the Roses and Italian Wars without needing 1,000s of miniatures.

Thanks for any tips.

teboj1711 May 2018 9:59 a.m. PST

Take a look at Day of battle, Medieval warfare, Lion Rampant, Sword and spear.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP11 May 2018 10:49 a.m. PST

Bloody Barons might be very useful for its historical /battle content. it is written just for the WOTR.

advocate11 May 2018 11:23 a.m. PST

To the Strongest will do that. I'm playing a War of the Roses campaign at the moment.

lkmjbc311 May 2018 12:44 p.m. PST

DBA 3.0 is excellent for late Medieval. I have play tested it in great depth for HYW, WOR, Swiss vs Burgundians and other classic match ups all using 25mm.

Check out my book Great Battles of History for DBA 3 for several late medieval scenarios… including Verneuil and Enguingate.


Joe Collins

platypus01au11 May 2018 3:04 p.m. PST

Poleaxed 2 from the Lance and Longbow Society.


10mm Wargaming12 May 2018 4:14 a.m. PST

I would recommend Hail Caesar Rules. Hope it helps.

As always, comments are appreciated.

Take care


coopman12 May 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

"To the Strongest" and "Rampant Lion" are my favorites.

Ney Ney12 May 2018 7:25 a.m. PST

Lion rampant when I want simple and fun. Poleaxe do 2 when I want something grittier.

Bloody Brains mentioned by Peter Pig I wanted to like but struggled to get my head around.

Marcus Brutus12 May 2018 7:20 p.m. PST

We play Impetus and I think it was actually designed first to handle battles of this period. We recently did a convention game called Hundred and One Years War where a English War of the Roses army fought a Late French Ordonannce army. Great looking game and a lot of fun too. There was a moment when the French Knights went forward and one could almost hear the thunder of the hooves. The big bases look so good. I would never go back to small base games.

IMG_20180505_1353285 by Eusebeia2002, on Flickr

IMG_20180505_1353378 by Eusebeia2002, on Flickr

IMG_20180505_1354250 by Eusebeia2002, on Flickr

IMG_20180505_1637463 by Eusebeia2002, on Flickr

You can see all the pictures at


Ney Ney13 May 2018 2:03 a.m. PST

That look great!! Thanks for sharing

coopman13 May 2018 5:44 a.m. PST

Great looking figures.

Thomas Thomas14 May 2018 9:36 a.m. PST

We did A Game of Knights and Knaves specifically for Medieval battles using roughly the DBX engine (though radically re organized and tailored for late medieval battles).

Unlike many DBX oriented products we emphasis 28mm (to take advantage of the great plastic figures now flooding the market).

The Fire and Ice Expansion covers the War of the Roses in both history and fantasy (Red and White – get it?). The Olde World Expansion covers the Hundred Years War in both history and fantasy.

Available through WargamesVault and fully supported. (Demo games at NashCon and Historicon).

Thomas J. Thomas
Fame & Glory Games
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