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John Michael Priest20 Apr 2020 8:56 a.m. PST

My newest entry in Ramblings of a Military Historian: "Wargaming in 54mm (Part 1)" has just gone on line .(Heavily illustrated)


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2020 9:35 a.m. PST

Great looking game. What are your unit sizes?

John Michael Priest20 Apr 2020 9:41 a.m. PST

Each infantry piece, excepting officers represent 50 men in column or in battle line. Officers are individuals as are sharpshooters and skirmishers. Artillery crews are 12 men each. IN my set up each side has two batteries each of 4 – 6 guns. Infantry regiments are set up by stands with 2 pieces each. each army has the following in groups of 4: 5,4,3 stands and 1 each of 6,7,8 stands though a gamer can make the brigade any size he want.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2020 1:01 p.m. PST

Very nice. My favorite gaming scale: both for size, and because I use fast-playing, easy-to-learn, rules -- which I happened to write, too. I love gaming with 54's. Wish I had a table that size, always available. Cheers, and thanks for sharing!

John Michael Priest20 Apr 2020 2:35 p.m. PST

Luckily, we have a basement.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2020 7:24 p.m. PST

Reminds me of my youth, but not nearly as grand, congrats!

John Michael Priest21 Apr 2020 2:54 a.m. PST

Thank you.

AICUSV22 Apr 2020 2:59 p.m. PST

Its been about 40 years since I handled 54mm figures. Recently I painted a small group for my grandson (this after finishing two 15mm armies) enjoyed doing them so much I just ordered some for myself. Going back to my beginnings – I'm going to play with toy soldiers.

John Michael Priest22 Apr 2020 4:48 p.m. PST

The games system can be scaled to smaller size pieces as well. One way to get younger individuals into gaming it to use toy soldiers. I used it in school and, in general, the kids and the administration liked the games I ran.

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