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15 Jun 2022 6:20 a.m. PST
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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2022 9:54 p.m. PST

Hello everyone,
Please, I am looking for a rule specifically for the SYW or the WAS but dating from before 1976, you don't know and you know where to find it? .Thanks.
Paskal

Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2022 10:45 p.m. PST

Charles Grant's The War Game, 1972. Good for the WAS and SYW, and includes a campaign system and rules amendments for the WSS.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2022 12:10 a.m. PST

I have a rule of Charles Grant from the same period and with the same title but published in 2012 by Ken Trotman Ltd in 2012.
Thank you, it's not for collecting, but I find that the game systems before 1976 are more
interesting because they are more outdated, etc… If you know of any others, please indicate it.

Dexter Ward15 Jun 2022 12:54 a.m. PST

Charge, or how to play wargames, by Peter Young and Charles Lwaford

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2022 2:55 a.m. PST

Thank you, it's not for collecting, but I find that the game systems before 1976 are more interesting because they are more outdated, etc… If you know of any others, please indicate it

Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2022 3:20 a.m. PST

Paskal, the 2012 reprint expands on the original and includes information from Brigadier Charles Stuart Grant (Rtd), the original author's son. I don't think you'll find an earlier version of dedicated WAS/SYW rules. Even Charge, mentioned by Dexter Ward, is more a Napoleonic set.

PaulRPetri15 Jun 2022 4:30 a.m. PST

Try Tricorne by Ken Bunger. That is from before 1976 I think.

William Warner15 Jun 2022 12:06 p.m. PST

Koenig Krieg was written for SYW but it had a suppliment for WSS. Our group used to enjoy it a lot for WSS.

Scotty6615 Jun 2022 11:05 p.m. PST

I Have used charles grant The Wargame rules for my single based figures and black powder with Blenheim Palace amendments for multi based stands

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Dexter Ward16 Jun 2022 3:07 a.m. PST

Charge is definitely not a Napoleonic set. It has rules for light infantry, but no skirmisher, line infantry fight in line, there are no squares, and the all the pictures in the book are of SYW figures. It is an 18th century set for sure.

Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2022 3:54 a.m. PST

OK, Dexter. I was going off a couple of other books' comments, Charge having eluded my hands for a few decades. That would make them the earliest SYW/WAS set, as they were out in the '60's (? I think).

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jun 2022 12:16 p.m. PST

Tricorne is from 1977

Tricorne197116 Jun 2022 7:15 p.m. PST

My first Tricorne was published in 1971.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2022 2:41 a.m. PST

It's not for collecting, but I find that the game systems before 1976 are more interesting because they are more outdated, etc… If you know of any others, please indicate it,Thank you.

Dexter Ward17 Jun 2022 4:17 p.m. PST

Charge! was published in 1967

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2022 12:22 a.m. PST

Dexter Ward, great!

All periods combined, you're the one who found the oldest rule!

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