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Stew art Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2023 6:52 p.m. PST

Hey all,

I recently picked up the FFoL rules by Wiley games. I got the core rules and bigger battles bundle. The seem fairly complete for a fun toolkit approach.

But I see there are a number of supplements available; horse and musket, might and melee, etc..

My question is are these worth getting? Their not terribly expensive but I'm curious if the supplement books add substantially more to the core rules or they more just examples of how you can tweak the rules for a genre?

Thanks for the advice.


Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2023 5:08 a.m. PST

If you have FB the Wiley Games FB page is pretty active. Jaye will answer if no one else does. I do know that the other books add stuff based on their subject.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2023 6:40 a.m. PST

Stosstruppen is correct Stew, you will definitely get a response on the FfoL Facebook group. I do have most of the supplements though, and would say that they add genre specific chrome to the basic game.

Personal logo Mister Tibbles Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2023 6:34 p.m. PST

I own most of the supplements. Which are you interested in?

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2023 10:10 p.m. PST

Thanks guys. I don't have FB.

I went ahead and picked up Horse and Musket. The price was reasonable.
I see that the main differences from the core rules seem to be;
Team traits aren't mentioned
Some traits from the core rules have moved around.
A Retreat rule
A better weapon rule for melee
Additional scenarios

So kinda what it says on the tin. Rules seem the same overall with a little additional differences for the genre. Seems like you pick and choose between two.

Mister Tibbles; would you know if the fantasy (like might and melee) are good for lord of the rings type games? Or just worth it in general?

dantheman28 Sep 2023 6:53 p.m. PST

Interesting conversation as I just bought the Big Battle pdf.

Did message Wiley games before purchasing as I was more interested in large skirmish games for ACW and possibly Napoleonics.

Almost bought the Horse and Musket rules, but Wiley games said it was for smaller battles like the core rules. So I didn't get it.

Thoughts here?

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2023 10:14 a.m. PST

Yes, while the horse and musket supplement does have stuff for the ACW it's a small skirmish game like the core rules. Players control individual miniatures instead of units and the book starts off with 5 or 6 miniatures per player.

If you want to use units then Bigger Battles is the book you want. But the rules in bigger battles and for the core rules are very similar. 😀

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