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Fenman15 Oct 2020 7:27 a.m. PST

I play most of my English Civil War Wargames using the For King and Parliament rules by Simon Miller and Andrew Brentnall.

I have tried many rule sets DBR, DBRRR, Regiment of Foote (1 and 2) Charge Pikes to name but a few.

However I feel the style of FK&P gives a feel to the games that I like, it plays fairly fast as being on a grid there is no measuring for movement, Ranges or command distances with a unique activation system and a diceless shooting, combat and moral system using playing cards or D10 dice should you prefer.

I am very interested in how others view these rules.

advocate15 Oct 2020 8:25 a.m. PST

I very much enjoy them, for the reasons that you've given.

cj177615 Oct 2020 8:48 a.m. PST

I think they're a super set of rules.

I enjoy the different unit types,i alway thought ECW units were all the same.It leads to some interesting decisions
About what type ( shooters,pike or mixed) to choose.

Steamingdave215 Oct 2020 11:27 a.m. PST

Only played a couple of times, but enjoyed the games. One point that we did consider was whether it would work OK using D10s rather than cards.

Phillius Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Oct 2020 11:38 a.m. PST

My favourite set for the period. Great rules.

Bede1900215 Oct 2020 1:21 p.m. PST

I liked them.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2020 1:46 p.m. PST

We've used both FK&P as well as his "To the Strongest!" (TtS!) rules. Like both of them but just don't get to use them as much as I'd like to.



Fenman16 Oct 2020 10:21 a.m. PST

Steamingdave2 asked if it could be played using D10 dice.

Yes it can and in fact I now play all my battles using D10

TangoOneThreeAlpha16 Oct 2020 11:34 a.m. PST


Great set of rules. Since my group started to play them (and To the Strongest!) we tried cards, chits and D10's and much prefer D10's (and use chits during a turn to remind us of the current activation level for units). Cards all over the table really spoilt the look for us.

Cheers Paul

Personal logo Gonsalvo Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 4:22 p.m. PST

I like both TTS and FK&P a lot. I use big cards. Clear them off at the end of each sides move for the visuals and photos!

Shardik17 Oct 2020 6:45 p.m. PST

I use the mdf tokens you can get from the Big Red Bat shop.

Frostie17 Oct 2020 11:08 p.m. PST

I have played TTS, like it, I even bought a 10cm x 10cm cloth from TinyWargames(great guy).

We used cards but I prefer MDF Tokens or Dice. I feel dice would add more random affects as you can predict the cards or token because you can see how many of each number have been used already

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