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Webcatcher01 Aug 2020 11:08 a.m. PST

What rules do people recommend for large scale battles like Saratoga?

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2020 11:12 a.m. PST

Ive started using the Fire and Fury variant – see TMP link

For Cowpens as a starter

Waldorf01 Aug 2020 3:27 p.m. PST

British Grenadier

historygamer01 Aug 2020 4:37 p.m. PST

Second vote for BG.

Durban Gamer02 Aug 2020 3:24 a.m. PST

DBN (not their AWI variant) or Warfare's Tremendous Feats – Bleeped text. The sheer variety of uniforms in the AWI encourages rules systems using only 1 or 2 stands per unit.

Rich Bliss Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2020 7:19 a.m. PST

Volley and Bayonet. I'm one Hesse-Hanau artillery stand away from finishing the forces for First Freeman's Farm

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Aug 2020 8:56 a.m. PST

Do consider "Washington's Army" from RFCM at peter pig.

Here is a full description of how the rules work.

Good luck in your search


IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2020 1:43 p.m. PST

Third for BG.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2020 2:03 p.m. PST

Martin, what does a stand represent in your rules?

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Aug 2020 3:27 a.m. PST

Good question.

I model figure = 16 real men.
A stand can have 3 or 4 figures on it depending whether it is regular line or looser militia et al formations.
Thus, a 4 figure British infantry "line" stand represents 64 men.
Because Washington's army is a battle level set of rules it is not loose enough for the "anything can be anything from skirmish to battle" fudge type armies.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2020 10:06 a.m. PST


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