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FusilierDan01 Oct 2018 4:08 a.m. PST

Here's a short review of the Flint & Feather rules for pre/early contact North American Warfare. Describes what came in the kickstarter.


The summary Great Game, Quality product.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 6:39 a.m. PST

The page count seems pretty hefty for a skirmish game. How would you rate the level of complexity? How useful are the index, organization of the book, QRF, etc.?

4DJones01 Oct 2018 7:56 a.m. PST

What does the 'flint' refer to?

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 8:13 a.m. PST

Possibly flint weapons?

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 8:35 a.m. PST

I have yet to check out the finished book, but we've played 8 or 10 times with Howard and the rules are easy to grasp. THe game flows smoothly Up to about a dozen guys per side, I think we've found that a couple of groups of 3-4 figures per player is ideal. If you're not used to the card driven combat resolution it could take a couple minutes to get used to, but it's rather simple really. Flint and Feather is in regular rotation with our group, as well as Howard's earlier game with similar rules mechanics Battle Troll, a Viking game.

FusilierDan01 Oct 2018 6:13 p.m. PST


I'd give it a 2.5 out of 5. The index is fairly detailed so should get you to where you want to be quickly. The books organization follows a logical pattern, is filled with examples of play and bits of historical color. There's an appendix of names and one for how to paint the figures. All the cards need and charts are there. A bibliography gives suggestions for the history, culture of the First Nations. The QRS is color coded and would cover front and back of one sheet of paper.

It contains a fair amount of information about them period and is complete in its own right with suggestions of books to read for those who want more information.

Certainly they could have cut down on the number of photos, left the pages of cards out to save a few pages but I think they provided a complete and attractive package.

Thanks for asking the questions it made me look a little harder at the rules and think of how to write a review a little more.

Olivero Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2018 9:37 a.m. PST

2.5 out of 5 you're sure? To my understanding that would mean a pretty poor product, nowhere near great…

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2018 10:21 a.m. PST

Thanks, Dan. I presume he is answering my question about complexity and saying the level of complexity is a 2.5 out of 5.

FusilierDan02 Oct 2018 11:09 a.m. PST

79thPA has it right. 9 out of 10 for quality,playing,fun.

saltflats192902 Oct 2018 8:37 p.m. PST

Here is a link to a game played:

Bowman04 Oct 2018 6:39 a.m. PST

Lovely looking game.

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