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HappyHiker15 Jun 2020 3:29 a.m. PST

Has anyone tried playing Gripping Beasts saga with 40k Minis ?
Which battleboards did you use ?

gbowen15 Jun 2020 3:44 a.m. PST

No but the BHGS tournament rules ban Space Wolves as Vikings so someomne must have thought of it. The Age Of Magic book specifically invites players to do what they like.

HappyHiker15 Jun 2020 4:34 a.m. PST

Maybe I'll look at age of magic then. I wasn't thinking of playing a tournament just some different rules set to use the 40k minis with.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2020 6:08 a.m. PST

If you are familiar with "The Sword and the Flame" colonial rules by Larry Brom of Sergeants Three, then you might like the sci-fi variant "Frogs in Space." Written by a good friend of mine to use his WH40K figures, it posits that the French Empire survived and expanded into the galaxy.

You can get it here: Scroll through the pages to find it.


HappyHiker15 Jun 2020 7:16 a.m. PST

@ColCampbell – Thanks, not familar with Sword and Flame, but I have a problem forking out $16 USD based on a thumbnail, Like so many wargamming rules/books seem to expect people to do. I was looking for something a bit more mainstream, bolt action, saga sharpe practice etc. but in space. Something thats a popular ruleset but less complicated than 40k.

jefritrout15 Jun 2020 9:41 a.m. PST


The Sword and Flame is mainstream colonial wars. It has been around for over 30 years and is still played quite a bit. I know that I played it in the 80s and 90s quite a bit. I would say TSAF is easily more popular than Sharpe's practice and probably more than SAGA and this is from someone who plays SAGA alot.

mad monkey 115 Jun 2020 10:15 a.m. PST

Take a gander at these:

4DJones15 Jun 2020 11:52 a.m. PST

There's another TSATF variant kicking around on the web: The Power Sword and the Flamer.

nvdoyle15 Jun 2020 8:53 p.m. PST

Another voice for One Page Rules. They're quite good. You do lose some of the granularity of 40k (there's a quality stat and a combat stat, with various special rules that modify those), but it retains much of the flavor. My only gripe is that movement is *fast* – advances and charges are essentially maxed out 40k rolls for the same. But making them rolls again is perfectly simple. After playing with the basic rules (free) I happily joined the Patreon for the expanded rulebooks. You'll see some Bolt Action DNA in there, too. Order dice and BA's reaction system are easily ported as well.

HappyHiker16 Jun 2020 1:33 a.m. PST

Had another look at One page rules, and they do look good. I'll definitely give those a go, thanks.

Dexter Ward16 Jun 2020 3:38 a.m. PST

Saga Age of Magic would be fine with 40K minis. Just decide which faction best fits the minis you have.

Skinflint Games17 Jun 2020 9:15 a.m. PST

Yes, +1 for One Page Rules, Grimdark Future is a great game to just throw down with, and Grimdark Future: Firefight gives you a little more detail too

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