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thestoats20 Nov 2023 6:28 p.m. PST

Hey all,
After falling in love with Tsuba Miniatures' Russo-Japanese War range, I'm thinking I want to play a skirmish level or maybe platoon level game with not just infantry, but some cavalry as well. Are there any rulesets that would recreate this scale of the period effectively?
Looking forward to your responses!

Khazarmac21 Nov 2023 12:08 a.m. PST

Sharp Practice?

Edge of Empires21 Nov 2023 2:02 a.m. PST

People are adapting Chain Of Command and What A Cowboy from the Too Fat Lardies for this type/period of game. Through The Mud And The Blood would be a good out of the box option also from the Too Fat Lardies. There is also Scum Of The Earth from Nordic Weasal Games on Wargame Vault which could be adapted. Neil Thomas' Wargaming The Nineteenth Century could be adapted too for larger small battles.

advocate21 Nov 2023 2:42 a.m. PST

Sharp Practice will be too deadly. The other options suggested sound useful.

FilsduPoitou21 Nov 2023 5:30 a.m. PST

You could use The Men Who Would Be Kings?

DinOfBattle2 Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2023 5:42 a.m. PST

For skirmish games you could use Combat Patrol.

Fitzovich Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2023 11:51 a.m. PST

One Hour Skirmish Wargame Rules would cover the period.

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2023 6:13 p.m. PST

I was thinking of using The Men Who Would Be Kings myself.

Travellera22 Nov 2023 8:16 a.m. PST

The Men Who Would Be Kings for me as well

Henry Martini22 Nov 2023 8:23 p.m. PST

There's a couple of options in the Chris Peers stable for the early 20th century:

Although Contemptible Little Armies 2nd edition, which I have, is pitched at larger actions, apparently the US 3rd edition was modified to down-scale it for skirmish games.

Chris himself published a true skirmish WW1 set called 'To the Last Man', using the game engine of his 19th century set 'A Good Day to Die'.

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