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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 Oct 2018 8:52 p.m. PST

Do you game the historical triad: ancients, horse-and-musket, and moderns?

dilettante Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2018 8:56 p.m. PST


Yellow Admiral19 Oct 2018 9:54 p.m. PST

Different triads:

  • Foot, horse, guns
  • Air, land, sea
  • Armor, infantry, artillery

I was gaming the whole OP triad in the early 2000s (ancients/Medievals, horse & musket, WWII), but these days my ancients and Medievals are all collecting dust.

- Ix

Glengarry519 Oct 2018 10:13 p.m. PST

Dark Ages to 19th century.

JimSelzer19 Oct 2018 10:54 p.m. PST

age of chivalry
horse and musket

advocate20 Oct 2018 1:57 a.m. PST

Yes. Considering WW2 as modern.

McWong7320 Oct 2018 2:33 a.m. PST

Just as Brides must have "something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue", so all wargamers should have "something Roman, something French, something German, something unpainted"

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2018 4:47 a.m. PST

Yes. Considering WW2 as modern.

Tony S20 Oct 2018 5:33 a.m. PST


I also fall into McWong's descriptive category, in the Triad as well, having French and Germans across all three periods – although one would have to substitute Gauls and Franks for "French" for ancients. Heck – there are 10mm 1859 French on my painting table even as we speak!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2018 5:33 a.m. PST

No. No longer play ancients.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2018 6:28 a.m. PST

My triad is: medieval, horse and musket, and Victorian colonial.

But I also have the "quad" mentioned above: Romans (well, the Pontifical Guards), plenty of French, plenty of Germans, and more than plenty of unpainted.


warwell20 Oct 2018 6:36 a.m. PST

Yes, in a way.
Fantasy, h&m imagi-nations, and sci-fi (essentially WW2 in space)

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2018 8:15 a.m. PST

Yes, though horse & musket is where my heart is. Really, though, it should always have been a square:
Morschauser's "Shock Period" shading into
"Horse and Musket" between the plug and the socket bayonet, and becoming
"Moderns" no later than the tank. But existing alongside is always
"Colonials" where the two armies are from different periods. I keep waiting for someone to take this where it logically leads and have completely different mechanisms for the two sides.

Legion 420 Oct 2018 9:02 a.m. PST

Yep – Armor, Infantry, FA + CAS & Gunships …

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2018 11:18 a.m. PST

No. I generally don't play games set after 1900. But I love Ancients, Feudal, Horse & Musket and Victorian Colonial.

Stryderg20 Oct 2018 12:41 p.m. PST

My triad is: air, land, sea and space *.
So, yes to mine and no to yours.

* Yeah, I know.

rustymusket20 Oct 2018 3:41 p.m. PST

ancients, horse-and-musket and WWII (and Martian Front).

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2018 6:57 p.m. PST

+1 McWong73


Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2018 9:40 p.m. PST

The only triad that I game areChinese gangs.

kodiakblair21 Oct 2018 5:31 a.m. PST

No. I've never had any interest in horse & musket or moderns. No naval,sci-fi or fantasy either.

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 8:59 a.m. PST


Past, present, and future.

khanscom21 Oct 2018 4:23 p.m. PST

Yes-- but not at the same time.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 5:40 p.m. PST

A lot of Horse and Musket. Some WWII (if that is still modern), and rarely Ancients.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 8:41 p.m. PST


The Last Conformist21 Oct 2018 10:10 p.m. PST

My triad is more like Biblicals, Classicals, Medievals.

I've got some horse and musket stuff, but haven't played anything in years.

And I guess my Wings of Glory (WWI) stuff counts as Moderns in the grand scheme of things? It's not too long since they hit the table?

Wulfgar22 Oct 2018 7:56 p.m. PST

Is Historical Arthurian, Vikings/Saxons, and Anglo-Normans a triad?

Toy Soldier Green22 Oct 2018 8:27 p.m. PST


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 9:52 a.m. PST


Bowman25 Oct 2018 10:55 a.m. PST

Didn't know it was a triad but, yes.

AICUSV27 Oct 2018 9:35 p.m. PST

I play both types – horse AND musket.

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