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Warspite110 Oct 2023 6:22 a.m. PST

Not my area but my videos of their games at Newark, UK, has drawn responses. One of these is: "Where can I find the rules?".

Does anyone have a link for where these rules can be found?

Barry

JimDuncanUK10 Oct 2023 6:37 a.m. PST
Warspite110 Oct 2023 6:52 a.m. PST

@Jim DuncanUK
Thank you, I have passed it on.

This appears to be the best link from there:
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Barry

cromaguera10 Oct 2023 8:27 p.m. PST

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Rocco Siffredi11 Oct 2023 5:13 a.m. PST

I have learned a few new things thanks to this excellent and insightful essay. Additionally, if you have time, pop by getaway shootout for some downtime.

And how is this relevant to the thread?

Also, I was under the impression the craze for VBCW has died down.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2023 8:48 a.m. PST

"I was under the impression the craze for VBCW has died down."

Are we only allowed to play the popular periods these days? How popular? And who counts?

But I suspect it's here to stay, at least at a low level. British players get to use models of their own areas, and it has lots of potential for Sea Lion, Interwar and early WWII fans, together with the joy of inventing one's own units.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2023 8:24 p.m. PST

The Very British Civil War is not a set of rules. It is a hypothetical environment for playing games. It is a "gaming period" like US Civil War or World War 2. Various players and groups use various rules. I have used Flying Lead, for example. There is a very active facebook group, 1.1k members.
link
Some folks put on a big game at the English Con Partizan and they are planning another for Salute. Not as active a period as Ancients. Napoleonics or WW2 but still with a goodly number playing.

Rocco Siffredi13 Oct 2023 9:00 a.m. PST

Are we only allowed to play the popular periods these days? How popular? And who counts?

Hey man, take a chill pill. You seem easily incensed. It was merely a personal observation and not a criticism. An observation based on what I have seen on blogs and at shows. Just that I feel like VBCW has had its moment in the sun, like the Back of Beyond before it. Nowhere did I call anyone a fookin' fool for dabbling in the period. Youse plays what you want. Man! So sensitive.

bobm195917 Oct 2023 6:00 a.m. PST

Solway Crafts & Miniatures did the "definitive" rules & source books for the period.
Their website seems to ne no more but Noble Knight stocks some of the stuff.
The main rules are called Brigadier '38

Marcus Brutus19 Oct 2023 1:31 p.m. PST

Because VBCW isn't history it has a certain fanciful character for me and I've found it quite fun. I built a unit of French Foreign Legion for a my gaming group and we easily found a way of including the French government's interests in Greater Albion. Lots of laughs with various factions fighting with different motivations.

Kuznetsov03 Dec 2023 10:58 a.m. PST

Old website can be view here: link

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