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Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Nov 2014 4:20 a.m. PST

This Friday (28/11) I'll be publishing an innovative set of Ancient and Medieval wargames rules called "To the Strongest!"


This week, in a short series of posts in the lead up to publication, I'll be describing the rules on my blog. The first post is here:-


The rules will be released as a 68 page PDF for a price of £9.99 GBP. They include numerous illustrations of games and miniatures, diagrams and examples. They can be run on an iPad or similar tablet, or printed out and bound.

I do hope that you will find them interesting!

Best, Simon

olicana24 Nov 2014 4:30 a.m. PST

Well done Simon, anyone interested in ancient and medieval gaming should take a look at these. Your games are legendary.

Good Luck,


KTravlos24 Nov 2014 4:36 a.m. PST

Well done indeed. A great set.

The Colonel Inactive Member24 Nov 2014 5:42 a.m. PST

Having played these rules at a Wargames Holiday event, I fully support the above comments. Good rules which produce a good, entertaining game. And very flexible for scale and base size. I'll certainly be getting a copy.

The Colonel

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2014 5:59 a.m. PST

Good stuff, and congratulations on publishing them. LOTS of work there!

wargame insomniac24 Nov 2014 7:05 a.m. PST

Well done Simon. Sure it will be great for all your hard work to pay off. Best wishes.


LEGION 1950 Inactive Member24 Nov 2014 7:20 a.m. PST

Simon, good luck and we will be using these rules next Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers Mike

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Nov 2014 7:43 a.m. PST

Thanks all!

Hi Mike, that is very cool- I'll look out for the game on your blog. I do hope you have fun! Mail me with any questions.

Best, Simon

Terrement Inactive Member24 Nov 2014 7:56 a.m. PST

Had an early look at a "beta" version, and I think these are well worth a detailed look. Well written, very understandable, good use of examples and diagrams. I think it also captures that intangible of having the right "feel" to it.


HarryHotspurEsq24 Nov 2014 9:00 a.m. PST

I'll have to take a peek at these :)

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2014 10:33 a.m. PST


Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Nov 2014 10:47 a.m. PST

Thanks chaps!

Harry, I am very curious to see them played with 6mm minis, especially very pretty 6mm minis…

Dark Knights And Bloody Dawns Inactive Member24 Nov 2014 12:34 p.m. PST

And they even work well with Parthians!

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Nov 2014 3:06 a.m. PST

You are going to have to show me those Parthians, Nigel! Any photos?

Best, Simon

HarryHotspurEsq25 Nov 2014 3:46 a.m. PST

Simon, I know you use LOTS of units in your games, but can the rules also function with the fewer units that we mortals can field? My Seleukids have around 28 units or so (including skirmishers etc) I think.

My regular Roman, Carthaginian and Spartan opponents have about the same.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Nov 2014 4:13 a.m. PST

Hi Harry,

The rules have been designed to address both two player games on a 6x4 or smaller and also the huge games I run at shows. I recommend that each player has at least eight units, and ideally around a dozen. Your 28 units would be enough for two (or even three) forces.

What are the base widths of your units, please?

Best, Simon

Temporary like Achilles Inactive Member25 Nov 2014 7:29 a.m. PST

These will be a cracking set of rules. Looking forward to Friday!


Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Nov 2014 8:23 a.m. PST

Thanks Aaron, proof-reader extraordinaire!

HarryHotspurEsq25 Nov 2014 1:55 p.m. PST

Simon – most units are 80mm wide, but small units (for HC) are 40mm wide.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Nov 2014 2:04 p.m. PST

Thanks Harry- you could use a 10cm or 12cm square box, big enough to take a playing card, or use the small playing card chits that Warbases make.

Best, Simon

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