To Arms!

Brief Description A set of rules intended to recreate major historical battles on the tabletop, with 2-4 players per side. There are rules for command and control, orders, fatigue, initiative, and morale. Each turn consists of a variable number of impulses, and tactical moves and melee are handled on a move-countermove basis. Combining the basic rules with a period supplement provides complete rules for that time period.
Period 1750-1875
Scale One infantry or cavalry figure represents 100 men; one gun represents 3-4 guns. One tactical impulse represents 20 minutes. The ground scale is 1" = 100 yards, with a height scale of 1" = 20 yards. Designed for use with 15mm figures.
Troop Type # of figures base size
(frontage x depth)
Infantry 3-4 1" x 1/2"
Cavalry 2 1 1/4" x 1"
Artillery 1 gun
2-5 crew
1/2" x 1 1/4"
Contents Binder containing 44 pages of basic rules, reference card, two marker/template cards, plus at least one of the following:
  • 32-page ACW rules supplement
  • 42-page Napeoleonic rules supplement
  • 18-page Frederickian rules supplement
Designer Michael R. Childers
Publisher First edition published 1993/5 by Mage

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Last Updates
7 December 1996reorganized
2 December 1996reorganized
29 November 1996reorganized
28 November 1996contents clarification
25 October 1996page first published
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