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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2019 6:13 a.m. PST

Just received this in the mail from Lori Brom announcing the upcoming 40th anniversary edition of the classic "The Sword and the Flame" Victorian colonial rules.


Lori said that they are planning a release late this year, November or December. Watch for more news!


Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2019 6:25 a.m. PST


Fitzovich23 May 2019 6:37 a.m. PST

Super! I will certainly want to get a copy.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2019 6:49 a.m. PST

I will probably get a copy just out of curiousity. I can't imagine what there is to change from the 20th.

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2019 6:49 a.m. PST

Really looking forward to it.

Mr Jones23 May 2019 7:34 a.m. PST

Is this the oldest rule set still in publication?

Formerly Regiment Games Fezian23 May 2019 7:47 a.m. PST

Jones, I know that at least Starguard is older.

I have played TSATF, but do not own it. I will probably get this edition when it comes out.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2019 9:59 a.m. PST

Will order a copy the day it becomes possible to order.

I think I have a dozen or so different TSATF (not
variants) rule sets. All the variants also, of course.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 May 2019 11:55 a.m. PST

Well, there are some things I'd address/correct, such as how hits from artillery are assigned, for example.

Lion in the Stars23 May 2019 2:03 p.m. PST

May pick this up when it comes out. I have the 20th anniversary version.

oldjarhead23 May 2019 2:29 p.m. PST

Buying it ASASP

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2019 3:41 p.m. PST

SWEEEEEET – Love the game – fun / fast and easy

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2019 4:52 p.m. PST


There will be some updates and changes but the basic 20th edition is, as far as I know, not significantly changed. One of the main changes is the incorporation of the errata that Larry put out.

Of course I'm sure Lori will be giving us even more information as the publication release gets closer.


SylvainArizona23 May 2019 5:50 p.m. PST

This is great news. I will definitively get it.

Chuckaroobob23 May 2019 7:43 p.m. PST

I'll buy one. Every gamer should!

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2019 8:51 p.m. PST

Cool. I remember when they were new. I feel old.

Which came first, though, the sword or the flame?

AICUSV24 May 2019 8:24 a.m. PST

Can Zulus still run faster than a horse? ;)

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP24 May 2019 10:10 a.m. PST

They sure did at Hlobane!

Ask the Light Horse caught on the run and Iklwa'd for their trouble!


Razor7824 May 2019 10:10 a.m. PST

This was the first miniature rules I purchased. Back in 1981 at the Tin Soldier in Dayton Ohio

coolyork24 May 2019 11:31 a.m. PST

I know at least a 1/2 dozen guys that will be buying the new set , can't wait !

Bismarck25 May 2019 8:39 a.m. PST

Gotta have it!

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2019 6:43 p.m. PST

Coolyork, only a 1/2 dozen buddy? Try a couple dozen just in our HMGS-South group, then our South Florida SMG group, then the Jacksonville Garrison, then Jackson Gamers, HMGS-East, our friends in Cali, Colorado, New Orleans, New York, Australia, Italy, etc, etc….

Lori sent me some postcards which I peppered the convention hall with, handed out, and put on all the TSATF game tables at Recon-2019.

Everyone who likes TSATF get the word out, watch the web, and the the Sergeants 3 website for updates.



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SylvainArizona02 Jun 2019 1:06 a.m. PST

Count me in !!! We play TSATF here in Arizona. I played it in Illinois. This is the best rule set for colonials. 40 years old, not a single wrinkle and still unmatched. No other rules can say that. Let's make sure it is true for the next 40 years.
Sergeant thanks for sharing the picture with Larry and George Carr Sr in your newsletter
It was an honor to know and game with both of them.
Semper Fi for those great gamers and Marines.

coolyork02 Jun 2019 6:34 a.m. PST

SgtGuinness , Your right ! I only mentioned a 1/2 dozen buyers because thats how many where sitting at the game table with me at the time :) Your right Im pretty sure the numbers will be considerable . I for one will do my bit to promote them as Im sure you and many others will do as well . Cheers Bro !

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2019 8:15 p.m. PST

Eyes peeled, Sarge -- watching for word of release of TSATF 40th Anniversary Edition! Thanks for posting, Colonel!

lugal hdan06 Jun 2019 7:27 p.m. PST

Yes! Looking forward to this. Thanks for posting!

hunter4a25 Jul 2019 1:03 p.m. PST

We definitely will be getting some copies out West!! Can't wait. Dan

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