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vlad4822 Sep 2021 4:43 p.m. PST

The Little Wars TV channel has new fast-play AWI rules for sale.
Is anyone looking at these rules. It is pricey for a short rule set but money is going to the American Battlefield trust.

Prince Alberts Revenge22 Sep 2021 5:22 p.m. PST

Ironically enough I placed an order for them last night. I believe they are called "Live Free or Die", nothing seemed particularly ground breaking and different mechanics seemed like ones I had seen in other rulesets. That being said, I liked how the different mechanisms worked with each other.

The one thing that may be a turnoff is the number of stands one needs for battles. It seemed like a decent amount but maybe not. I will order the PDF scenario book too.

John Leahy23 Sep 2021 3:26 a.m. PST

I bought both. Supports the Battlefield Trust so that's good. The rules look solid. Won't know more until we play them. I also was not excited about the unit sizes. I may play around with it. I prefer 3 or 4 stand units for my 1/72 20mm figs. The scenario book looks pretty nice. Lots of scenarios covering the war. 2 scenarios for Monmouth. Early and later ones.

Thanks

John

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2021 8:58 a.m. PST

They have a video up with a play through. Reminds me of ‘Loose Files and American Scramble', except I don't recall seeing a variable movement system like ‘Loose Files'.

David Grech23 Sep 2021 1:05 p.m. PST

its based on Andy Callan. also DMZ inherited. brought up to modern times

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2021 2:32 p.m. PST

I'm wondering if they would work for the ACW with some minor tweeks. Mainly because I already have hundreds of stands of 15/18mm ACW troops.

David Grech24 Sep 2021 10:42 a.m. PST

They will work its just a game mechanics. depends how much historical input is included. but then there's fire and fury regimental and brigade system readily available

Jeffers24 Sep 2021 1:21 p.m. PST

From what I've seen, I'll stick with the original Loose Files!

vlad4828 Sep 2021 2:56 p.m. PST

I'll look forward to some AARs on this one.

John Leahy04 Oct 2021 10:56 a.m. PST

I actually was impressed by the time and thought they put into it. On their Patreon they have hours of discussion about the development of the. Quite interesting from a rules perspective.

Thanks

John

Aspern1809 Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Oct 2021 5:51 p.m. PST

Looks good. I bought the hard copy. I'm looking forward to some variants! Might be easily adapted to SYW and early NAP.

AuttieCat Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2021 7:34 p.m. PST

Is the hard copy available at this time? L.W.'s website states that it would not be ready for mailing until the 27th of September. It is now October.
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