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Perris070726 Jun 2021 12:06 p.m. PST

Asking for a friend who is collecting a 28mm ACW force. What rules are popular at 28mm, and how should he base his infantry? He is interested in both skirmish actions and larger battles. Thanks much!

MajorB26 Jun 2021 12:11 p.m. PST

Most rules are size agnostic. For skirmish you'll need to base figures individually. For larger battles try 4 figures mounted in 2 ranks of 2 on a 40mm square base.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2021 2:33 p.m. PST

I do skirmish in 28mm using Osprey 'Rebels and Patriots' rules. These rules for are good for large skirmishes or battles and multiple players.

'Brother against Brother' is another large skirmish set I use, but out of print and hard to find. A second edition is in the works but it is taking a long time to come out.

Muskets and Tomahawks is another skirmish set, but the ACW rules are not out yet. Rules have a little more detail and is best with less units and players on the table. I use these for AWI and FIW.

Finally there is Sharp Practice. Played it a few times. Not my favorite as it is best for smaller skirmishes with two or four players. Nothing wrong with that, but not what I am looking for.

Everyone has favorites. It all depends on how big a skirmish you want, how many players a game, and how much detail you want. Unless you specify what you want you will get tons of 'best rules' claims until the cows come home. These are the four I have played.

Regarding basing, I put my figures individually on metal washers. I recommend the same because you can always make magnetic movement trays if you want to group figures.

Major Mike26 Jun 2021 3:49 p.m. PST

I have used my 28mm troops to play Henry House Hill and The Battle of Cloyd's Mountain using Bloody Big Battles. Only used a 6'x4' table top too.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2021 5:56 p.m. PST

If you talk to Mark at scale creep he can get you in contact with the publisher of Brother against Brother and you can buy a PDF from him for $10. USD

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2021 6:39 p.m. PST

If you want to play skirmish games and large battles, you probably want to mount individually for your skirmish games, and use sabot bases for big battles.

Perris070726 Jun 2021 7:37 p.m. PST

Thanks. I will pass this along.

Norrins28 Jun 2021 5:18 a.m. PST

I used Fistful of Lead for skirmish games and then scaled it up using their Bigger Battles set.

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