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nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Jul 2018 12:56 a.m. PST

I've just finished reading "With Musket and Tomahawk. The Wilderness War of 1777" by Michael O. Logusz.
Overall an enjoyable read.
Long time board members already know that I am not a wargamer. However, while reading this book, I came across a chapter concerning Patriot frontiersmen, who operated far behind Burgoyne's lines. Apparently, they used terror tactics to disrupt supply lines and to kill and scalp stray enemy soldiers or Loyalists. They used stealth to launch surprise attacks from out of the darkness and before long they were known as "Demons" among the nervous British and German troops.
These men were operating on their own, far behind enemy limes. Capture meant torture and a slow agonizing death.
Indians and Loyalist Rangers were hunting them constantly.

Anyway, it seems to me that this would be a great scenario for a skirmish game. But what do I know!
I've already admitted that I don't game.

FlyXwire03 Jul 2018 5:19 a.m. PST

The type of scenarios enabled with the "Muskets & Tomahawks" skirmish rules by Alex Buchel & Fed Machu. These rules have been out of print for a few years now, but rumor has it that there's a 2nd edition in the offing. Hopefully these will be as beautifully produced and printed as the original [prized] editions were.
(my go-to rules for the FIW, AWI, and recently home-rule adapted for the ACW)
Btw, the Introduction page of M&T starts out -
"La Petite Guerre" in North America"…..

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