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09 May 2020 2:21 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Apr 2019 12:00 p.m. PST

What do you recommend?

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2019 12:28 p.m. PST

A few of us are looking at Rebels and Patriots. Each player runs an officer and about 50 figures, kind of company level. Have not yet played it, though. Osprey games.

Tony S05 Apr 2019 12:38 p.m. PST

We've played R&P for the ACW and enjoyed it. It's a fun game. However, for a bit more "realism" (and I fully realize what a loaded description that is) I'd also suggest Sharpe's Practice. Also great fun, and a bit more thinking involved.

Battle Phlox05 Apr 2019 12:58 p.m. PST

Brother Versus Brother, old but good and simple.

CaptainDarling05 Apr 2019 1:22 p.m. PST

We use and enjoy 61-65' Rules from Ganesha games…


22ndFoot05 Apr 2019 1:48 p.m. PST

Another vote for Sharp Practice.

Tommy2005 Apr 2019 2:58 p.m. PST

Battle Phlox:

Brother Versus Brother


coopman05 Apr 2019 4:16 p.m. PST

"The Sword & Secession" from here:

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2019 4:20 p.m. PST

My 'State of War' skirmish rules are free to download from our club website.

FABET0105 Apr 2019 5:02 p.m. PST

Bother Against Brother.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2019 9:57 p.m. PST

"Advance the Colors", an ACW skirmish rule set. It is designed for Company to Regiment sized battles.


redmist112206 Apr 2019 10:42 a.m. PST

Another plug for Sharpe Practice v2


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2019 1:55 p.m. PST

Helped develop "The Sword and Secession" rules. Nice, fun game, especially if you are already familiar with "The Sword and the Flame."


Battle Cry Bill07 Apr 2019 1:26 p.m. PST

BaB – Brother against Brother. (Officers get Thwacked!)

Howler11 Apr 2019 11:04 a.m. PST

Big fan of Bro Against Bro. Fun game

briansommers11 Aug 2020 7:29 a.m. PST

Where can you buy brother against brother?

Aspern1809 Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Sep 2020 9:23 a.m. PST

Another vote for Brother Against Brother!

Fiveocommando21 Jan 2021 12:25 p.m. PST

You can contact the writer of BaB on its Facebook page. He can hook you up with the rules.

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