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reggie8810 Jan 2019 5:36 a.m. PST

Other than General de Brigade; what are rules for 1:20 ratio units? I play Fire and Steel, but I am thinking about updating.

Marc the plastics fan10 Jan 2019 5:54 a.m. PST

The Peter Gilder originals, which I think Pete Morley at Elite has updated


But GdB is a good set, highly regarded

Herce Salon de Guerre10 Jan 2019 6:13 a.m. PST

In the Grand Manner


skipper John Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 6:24 a.m. PST

Wasn't Column, Line and Square 20 to 1?

(how is that for updating??)

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 8:09 a.m. PST

Yes, "Column, Line, and Square" was set at a 1:20 ratio.


Whirlwind10 Jan 2019 8:16 a.m. PST

Republic to Empire.

Black Powder is often played with those ratio units too.

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 8:50 a.m. PST

David Brown's new General d' Armee rules have a 1:20 scale. We are really liking these rules.

Sam Mustafa's LaSalle rules are also at that scale.


Timmo uk10 Jan 2019 9:40 a.m. PST

Ignoring the figure:man ratio for a moment, the same sized units that you use for GdeB can be used for Avalon Hill's Napoleons Battles (NB). Rather than the model unit representing a single battalion, in NB the same unit becomes a brigade, enabling you to play some of the big battles of the era, on a 9' x 5' table.

The nominal ratio is 1:120 for infantry and 1:80 for cavalry.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 10:16 a.m. PST

TMP Topic on Column Line and Square
TMP link

Dexter Ward10 Jan 2019 10:29 a.m. PST

Neither Lasalle nor General d'Armee mandate a particular man to figure ratio (and a good thing too). You can play them with whatever number of figures in a unit you like.

Teppsta10 Jan 2019 4:16 p.m. PST

General d'Armee was designed using 1:20 units

JMcCarroll10 Jan 2019 5:24 p.m. PST

The old " fire and Steel " rules used 20 men to one SP.

marshalGreg11 Jan 2019 8:51 a.m. PST

I have a play version of Empire V to a 1;20 establishment.

Carnage n Glory II will also work for those sized battalions.
GdA/GdB & In Grand Manner

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