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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2020 11:07 p.m. PST

Only these three….which do you choose?

Disco Joe09 Oct 2020 2:19 a.m. PST

American Civil War.

Grey Heron09 Oct 2020 2:23 a.m. PST

Spanish Civil War.

Timbo W09 Oct 2020 2:38 a.m. PST

English Civil War

ACW second, never played SCW

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 3:03 a.m. PST


Tanks and planes and flags, oh my….

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 3:06 a.m. PST

All 3.

Calico Bill09 Oct 2020 3:11 a.m. PST

American War Between the States.

FusilierDan09 Oct 2020 3:14 a.m. PST

I have figures for ACW and SCW. I've mostly played ACW. It would be a hard choice between the two. ECW has been on the list for decades but I doubt it will ever get done.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 4:17 a.m. PST

All three

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 5:06 a.m. PST

American Civil War followed distantly by ECW

Never played SCW, largely because no one in our group has the figs/rules – would if they did

Son of MOOG09 Oct 2020 5:23 a.m. PST

tie between ACW and ECW

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 5:45 a.m. PST

ACW. But then I live right in prime ACW territory.

I have played ECW and SCW. of the two, the Spanish Civil War has more variety.

Thomas O09 Oct 2020 6:27 a.m. PST


Huscarle Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 6:34 a.m. PST

Probably ECW (mainly because I have a good number of figures). I wouldn't mind doing the RCW, but I cannot afford the time or money to get into any more periods.

peterx Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 7:33 a.m. PST

SCW-the wide variety of troops, tanks, airplanes and flags are interesting to me. The history is compelling too.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 7:37 a.m. PST

ACW and ECW -- have 15mm figures for both.


Jeffers09 Oct 2020 7:47 a.m. PST

ACW. First ‘proper' wargaming project. With Airfix.

ECW after because it's local.

No interest in SCW whatsoever.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 8:12 a.m. PST


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 8:16 a.m. PST

Probably ACW, but the SCW has a lot of "between wars" appeal. Not interested in the ECW.

Gunther von Kessel09 Oct 2020 8:38 a.m. PST

ECW, then after a distance ACW.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 8:47 a.m. PST

ACW, then the ACW, and lastly the ACW.

(I really like the ACW).

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 9:47 a.m. PST

Another all three man. I've got both sides for them all.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 10:34 a.m. PST

I would definitely try the ECW.
I have no interest in the SCW at all.

Makhno191809 Oct 2020 10:42 a.m. PST


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 10:43 a.m. PST

ACW & ECW no interest in SCW

Cerdic09 Oct 2020 10:44 a.m. PST

ECW – a bunch of bumbling amateurs in big floppy hats!

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Oct 2020 11:12 a.m. PST

ACW and SCW. ECW just seems so 'small'

raylev309 Oct 2020 11:29 a.m. PST

Three very different kinds of eras…depends on what you want.

ACW…rifles muskets, lots of infantry. Cavalry not so much

ECW…pikes, infantry, and cavalry

SCW…automatic weapons with a few tankettes

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 12:17 p.m. PST

ECW, then SCW.

Titchmonster09 Oct 2020 12:24 p.m. PST

ECW then ACW

Gear Pilot09 Oct 2020 12:46 p.m. PST

Spanish Civil War

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 1:32 p.m. PST


donlowry09 Oct 2020 3:01 p.m. PST

ACW, mostly because I know a lot more about it than I do about the other two.

RudyNelson09 Oct 2020 4:55 p.m. PST

ACW. I think SCW using Bolt Action would be fun.

khanscom09 Oct 2020 6:40 p.m. PST


Green Tiger09 Oct 2020 10:42 p.m. PST

ECW,SCW – I gave away my ACW but who knows – maybe in 12mm?

Mike O10 Oct 2020 1:33 a.m. PST

Spanish Civil War

JimSelzer10 Oct 2020 4:56 a.m. PST


I have read that ECW is more popular in USA because its not our history We have no horse in the race and that ACW is more popular in UK for same reason. Do you think that is true?

Mike O10 Oct 2020 5:43 a.m. PST

… I wouldn't mind doing the RCW, but I cannot afford the time or money to get into any more periods.

Yes, Huscarle, perhaps the vast expansive Russian Civil War should have been included too?

EJNashIII10 Oct 2020 5:51 a.m. PST

Jim, not in the states. Frankly, most americans just are not that familiar with the ECW. Of course, I live in the heart of the eastern theater of the ACW. Everyone's great grand papa fought in the ACW.

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2020 9:46 a.m. PST



ACW is last because I have lived most of life in areas where it isn't over yet.

I'm with Mike O with regard to the Russian Civil War.


Corporal Fagen10 Oct 2020 10:06 a.m. PST


Steamingdave210 Oct 2020 12:02 p.m. PST

ECW, assuming you mean the mid 17th century conflict, even though it is misnamed. Scottish armies were pretty significant, there was a lot going on in Ireland and Wales played its fair share as well. There were other "English Civil Wars" of course, rather a lot of them.
I do have ACW forces, but have too many other projects on the go to contemplate starting another, so SCW will be out of the reckoning for me.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2020 12:21 p.m. PST

@Steamingdave2, at least as an American I didn't call it the "British" Civil War.

Martin Rapier11 Oct 2020 12:15 a.m. PST

I play all three, but if forced to pick just one, Spanish Civil War.

MacColla11 Oct 2020 6:32 a.m. PST

SCW in 20mm, ECW (the Scottish bit) in 28mm and ACW in 54mm.

John Switzer Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 8:41 a.m. PST


Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 3:56 p.m. PST


Murvihill13 Oct 2020 5:24 a.m. PST

I played an ECW game once with a man named Black, who said he liked ECW because whoever won, Englishmen died. Of course, the first thing he painted was a Scottish mercenary regiment.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Oct 2020 6:40 a.m. PST


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