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Must Contain Minis21 Feb 2019 6:55 p.m. PST

Recently I received a copy of Rebels and Patriots from Osprey Games. Last weekend, I watched some of the guys at the club play the game and wrote up a Battle Report and First Impressions Article of that game. Come on over and check it out…. link


Article found at… link

Joep123 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2019 8:36 p.m. PST

Thanks for posting this.
Very informative.
I have the rules and in the process of painting a FIW French Canadian unit.

Must Contain Minis21 Feb 2019 8:44 p.m. PST

Thanks Joe. The rules are on the simpler side of things, but that isn't a bad thing to me.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2019 1:58 p.m. PST

What do these groups of figures represent?

coopman22 Feb 2019 2:52 p.m. PST

1 figure = 1 man, I believe. This is a skirmish game.

Tony S22 Feb 2019 4:24 p.m. PST

Kind of. It's a toy soldiers type of game, so there's no real scale given, although a force is roughly a company according to the rules. We played that each 15mm figure was a 28mm figure. Most units are 12 men. I wanted to make each 15mm stand equivalent to a single 28mm figure, which would both look more impressive and also probably be closer to 1:1 scale. But I was overruled (mainly because the Yankees didn't bring enough figures).

It's also notable that P&R would be easily converted to European conflicts. In fact, I think it would be possible without any modification at all! Although the rules are officially for North America, oddly enough they have rules for "shock" cavalry. Santa Anna's lancers are the excuse for having rules for heavy cavalry, like cuirassiers or Napoleonic dragoons. (True dragoons – ie mounted infantry, like ACW cavalry – are of course included too.

My esteemed opponent suspects the authors could not officially mention anything about European black powder skirmishing, because Osprey already has "Chosen Men". (And for the record, we like R&P much better than CM).

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