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02 Oct 2021 11:23 a.m. PST
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RogerC02 Oct 2021 6:47 a.m. PST

So we play tested a new to us set of rules for American War of Independence called Bloody Backs. Have to say it played really well, right up with images here.


John the OFM02 Oct 2021 7:20 a.m. PST

Nice paint job there.
It just occurred to me that regiments wearing "roundabouts" do not show facings. That means that the regiment can be rather generic, and that a command stand can be the only distinguishing feature.

smithsco02 Oct 2021 9:48 a.m. PST

Are these rules posted anywhere or available for purchase?

RogerC02 Oct 2021 11:03 a.m. PST

Fair point about the roundabouts, makes them very useful.

The rules are a free download I believe try google and if you cant find them let me know and I will ask for you.

ezza12302 Oct 2021 11:23 a.m. PST

Looks like the rules can be found here: PDF link


smithsco02 Oct 2021 12:47 p.m. PST

Thanks! I have some Awi troops but haven't found the right rules. I'll give these a tru

RogerC02 Oct 2021 2:28 p.m. PST

I have had the same issue tried a few with varying degrees of sucess its early days but I have a good feelign about these.

Old Contemptible02 Oct 2021 3:03 p.m. PST

Those biscuits look a lot like cookies. Nice looking figures and game.

When I started out painting Continentals units I also thought they should get two flags like the British. But I have learned a lot since then.

My Continentals other American units since then, have only one flag. I also try to avoid stars and stripes flags. Not as successful with that.

I haven't gone back to change the others either. My British Guard also have their flags which they didn't carry. Great way to avoid losing your colors.

RogerC03 Oct 2021 8:01 a.m. PST

Thanks Old Contemptibles, bit like you not eally keen to go back and change them now, I dont plan to add much to the collection now but worth keepign in mind.

John the OFM03 Oct 2021 8:51 a.m. PST

If a regiment has fought well for me with wrong flags, I would be a cad to go back in and fix it.

bobm195904 Oct 2021 2:03 a.m. PST

Strange US flag variant (red white and blue stripes) flying over Filey again at the weekend to commemorate the Bonhomme Richard vs HMS Serapis incident.

John the OFM04 Oct 2021 3:56 a.m. PST

That's the odd thing about the Betsy Ross flag. It was definitely used at sea, and was flown in fortresses.
It's the use in the field as a regimental flag that is rather dubious.

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