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Gunpowder Period

The rules allow games from the end of the dominance of the Swiss Keil to the end of The Mahdist Wars in the Sudan.

The design philosophy of the rule set provides a simple approach that can be used to play wargame battles at brigade or higher command levels, irrespective of the figure scale (6mm, 10mm, 15mm, 25mm and even 1/32 scale) with your own current models and common basing formats currently in use. There are many very good rule sets aimed at a specific period in the hobby which provide a detailed simulation of warfare in that period. These rules have been designed to provide the player with challenges based around the manoeuvre and the management of their units in a quick play format while still maintaining a feel for the period.

– publisher's listing

Nigel Emsen
Quick Play Rules
Year Published
In Print
36-page book


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Gunpowder Period

Quick Play Wargames Rules 1560AD-1885AD


Also known as Hordes of Models and Buckets of Dice (Gunpowder Period) and Hordes of Models and Buckets of Dice: Volume 3.