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dave8365 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2023 7:28 p.m. PST

I am currently torn between TSATF/800 Fighting Englishmen, TMWWBK, Rebels and Patriots, and Sharp Practice with regard to what i want to play for Colonials games (my toys are 15mm).

TSATF is a bit problematic because of the number of figures per unit (although i could do 4 base units instead of 5 base units…). But I really like elements of Dan Mersey's rules (particularly Mr. Babbage), and I also really like Sharp Practice (including the Sudan variant the Lardies published).

Has anyone done a mash-up/combination of various elements of these rule sets? If so, what did you keep and what did you discard?


DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2023 9:03 p.m. PST

I started using by battalion fire with 15mm connected with tsatf/800 fingting Englishmen for larger battles

Written as convention rules

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2023 7:56 a.m. PST

I know a gamer who plays a gridded version of TMWWBK and borrowed the 2 hits for a kill from R&P to cut down on casualties. link The only way is to try it and see if it works for you. What have you got to lose?

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2023 10:30 a.m. PST

Many have cut the numbers in half to play TSATF. The game still plays well doing that. Rather than a 20 man unit you play it with ten.

Personal logo Mister Tibbles Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2023 10:53 a.m. PST

Grattan54 is spot on with half strength and is how I've always played it.

dave8365 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2023 7:44 p.m. PST

Many have cut the numbers in half to play TSATF. The game still plays well doing that. Rather than a 20 man unit you play it with ten.

I have the Zulu and Sudan scenario books published by Skirmish Wargames, which use 8 figure units, and the modifications for that. My toys are mounted 4 infantry/3 cavalry to based on 40x20mm bases, with 12 figure infantry and 9 figure cavalry units.

I may try some solo games with that, or perhaps EHFE, with the Mr. Babbage rules tacked on.

Keep the helpful comments coming!


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