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longspear10 Nov 2022 10:00 a.m. PST

What rules are you using with these 30mm "toy soldier" minis?

I have not yet decided between an accurate, detailed rules or more toy-soldiery rules. All thoughts are welcomed.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2022 10:30 a.m. PST

At least for our Eureka Toytown gaming we are using a variant of the Battle of Teddyburg rules

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2022 11:28 a.m. PST

If and when I go fo them, I was considering using The Sword and The Flame

Prince Rupert of the Rhine10 Nov 2022 11:52 a.m. PST

If I were to do it I'd use something suitably old school most likely something from Don Featherstone. You could go full toy soldier and use Little Wars 😁

Royston Papworth10 Nov 2022 12:04 p.m. PST

I'm going to knock up some very simple games rules. I don't think this is the place for complicated rules..

arthur181510 Nov 2022 12:30 p.m. PST

You could try one of the versions of Bob Cordery's Portable Wargame for a very short, simple set of rules, or use the more toy soldier style A Gentleman's War by Howard Whitehouse.

Glengarry510 Nov 2022 1:12 p.m. PST

Go OG! HG Wells shoot'em up with matchsticks! With enough old school glossy varnish they won't get all that scratched up!

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2022 4:40 p.m. PST

As soon as I put another coat of varnish on the Berglander's I'll use One Hour Skirmish Wargames. Looking down the road probably a modified A Gentleman's War or The Portable Wargame.

I'm organizing forces using Iron Ivan's SCW set.

cloudcaptain10 Nov 2022 7:50 p.m. PST

As mentioned, Portable or One hour.

longspear11 Nov 2022 3:11 a.m. PST

Thanks for the suggestions. I'd not heard of the Portable Wargames book so will have a look for it. I had been considering Neil Thomas One Hour Wargames so will look at One Hour Skirmish as well.

MajorB11 Nov 2022 2:26 p.m. PST

One Hour Skirmish is a completely different game to One Hour Wargames. Different authors too.

Sigwald11 Nov 2022 3:20 p.m. PST

I'm a big fan of Howard Whitehouse's A Gentleman's War:


QUATERMASS12 Nov 2022 9:48 p.m. PST

Maybe ospreys
A World Aflame?

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2022 11:20 a.m. PST

Another vote for A Gentleman's War. There is also Funny Little Wars
I wouldn't use either of them for a serious historic wargame, but they would be perfect for a lighthearted fictional romp.

Funnylittlewars18 Dec 2022 12:19 p.m. PST

Bravo! And please cheeck out the new edition.

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DFrameJ Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2023 5:51 p.m. PST

I've gone to both site and blog and cannot find a link to order or download the rules. Any help?

arthur181515 Apr 2023 6:23 a.m. PST

Try Amazon to order Funny Little Wars.

DFrameJ Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2023 12:04 p.m. PST

It's there, but listed as ‘currently unavailable' :(

arthur181515 Apr 2023 12:27 p.m. PST

This should work:


DFrameJ Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2023 6:22 p.m. PST

It does, thanks!

Capt Flash24 Jul 2023 4:11 a.m. PST

I'm thinking FUBAR or one of the many One Brain Cell type of rules out there

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