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Deucey Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2023 9:51 a.m. PST

What rules (that you have actually played) would you recommend for WotR battles.

15mm is the most likely scale. I'm wanting battles rather than skirmish.

I'm thinking of Triumph, Peter Pig rules, and I plan on trying out Test of Resolve at Historicon.

Thanks for your input!

BillyNM09 Jun 2023 10:37 a.m. PST

Laugh all you like, but I found DBM work for me.

Woollygooseuk09 Jun 2023 10:52 a.m. PST

A Coat of steel by the Perfect Captain is a good take on the period and always creates an interesting game IMHO. There's a campaign system as well.


kevin smoot09 Jun 2023 11:00 a.m. PST

You can always try Impetus by Dadi and Piombo. The basic rules are at Wargames Vault for $5 USD


Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2023 11:13 a.m. PST

I really enjoy Triumph! but Test of Resolve does it for me. I like the fact that it's written specifically for the period, so that it gets core things right (e.g. bowmen, formations) but doesn't bog you down with extraneous minutiae.

Wackmole909 Jun 2023 1:26 p.m. PST

Flower of Chivalry

JeffGrein Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2023 2:15 p.m. PST

Another vote for Test of Resolve

A period specific rule set.

Mirosav09 Jun 2023 7:07 p.m. PST

Have heard good things about Test of Resolve. Will try it out at Historicon.

Personal logo Mister Tibbles Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2023 7:09 p.m. PST

To the Strongest using 15mm Peter Peter figures, which have the the largest line. Played a complete game and liked it. Scales up well. Can play from 2 to 6 players easily. We replaced cards with chit pull.

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2023 8:24 p.m. PST

Ugh. Test of Resolve is already full at Historicon.

lloydthegamer09 Jun 2023 8:34 p.m. PST

Bloody Barons from Peter Pig.

raylev309 Jun 2023 10:11 p.m. PST

Another vote for Bloody Barons from Peter Pig. Easy to learn and fun to play.

Dexter Ward10 Jun 2023 3:05 a.m. PST

Never mind the billhooks

Jcfrog10 Jun 2023 4:33 a.m. PST

Try these free rules by an historian reenactor who practically lives the period.
Aptly named "Blood+and+Horse+Droppings"

Don't be put out by the bases, nothing forbids you to use groupings of DBM types or anything else.

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2023 9:36 a.m. PST

The second edition of Hail Caesar has a Wars of the Roses module in it and there will be a separate army list book coming-out sometime soon. Never Mind The Billhooks seems to be pretty popular right now as well.

Gonsalvo10 Jun 2023 8:00 p.m. PST

There are three ToR events at Historicon. If they are all full drop by the game anyway. No shows are common, and even if you don't play, you can get a very good sense of how the rules work. Most games will take about 2 hours~!

Gonsalvo10 Jun 2023 8:02 p.m. PST

I think Mark is running an another game with ToR, too.

DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian10 Jun 2023 8:12 p.m. PST

I use Might of Arms. Ran several Con games with it to good results. link

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2023 8:39 a.m. PST

I'll definitely drop by. Thanks!

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