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KeepYourPowderDry28 Aug 2023 8:55 a.m. PST

Latest rules review at KeepYourPowderDry looks at Liber Militum: Tercios. link


Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2023 9:12 a.m. PST

Interesting. It would be good to include the figure scale, how units are based, etc., but I appreciate the review.

Anton Ryzbak28 Aug 2023 6:08 p.m. PST

This is the only rules-set that has ever gotten me to re-base an army. I switched my 2000+ ECW/30YW forces from George Gush's rules to this set. The units are variable; your are acting as a general so if you are Dutch you command battalions, Spanish means tercios, These will happily work for 15 or28mm figures (actually as the base represents the "footprint" of the unit you could use any size minis or just write "Tercio" on the base) Just a tip of the iceberg; lots more here link


takeda33328 Aug 2023 6:17 p.m. PST

Thanks for the review. I'd forgotten about these.

Prince Alberts Revenge28 Aug 2023 6:42 p.m. PST

Tercios uses "element" basing where one base is a unit. Tercio-style formations are based on a 12cm square, other infantry on 12x6. Deep horse formations are 8x8, regular horse are 8x4 as are detachments like commanded shot. Artillery are 4cm squares. These are the sizes for 15mm and 28mm figures.

Different types of units are available to different nations' armies (e.g. tercio style squares are only available to HRE and Spanish armies whereas). Each unit type has certain set characteristics: speed, melee, shooting, discipline, courage, stamina, defensive ratings against infantry, cavalry and artillery and what weapons are used (musket, arquebus, pike, etc). The different types of units reflect the evolution of military philosophy with tercios and classic squadrons reflecting earlier approaches and reformed battalions and modern squadrons reflecting later innovation. Cavalry is handled in a similar fashion.

Hope this helps.

BillyNM28 Aug 2023 10:07 p.m. PST

The basic rules (Brevis Tercios), more than enough for a good game, were released as a free pdf.

You can get them here: PDF link

I regularly use them in the Brevis form as the extra detail in the full set (which I have bought) doesn't seem worth it to me.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2023 10:26 a.m. PST

Thanks for another succinct and informative review. Those who commented also were informative. I've been searching for a rules set since FOG-R went out of fashion in our area. I didn't love it but it made gaming with my WTK/TYW armies possible. Re-basing is not an option at this point in my life although a gaming buddy gave me a set of the Tercio rules.
Onward Through the Fog!

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