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Which Wargame?

Posted by MiniatureMadness on 23 Oct 2014, 19:40

Hi all!
I would like to know if you can use 1/72 minis for any wargames. I used to do warhammer but stoped because of prices and then moved to 1/72. I would like to know if there are any wargames out there that i can play using 1/72 roman era minis? It would help if they have rule books that i can find as well.
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Posted by SKORRA on 24 Oct 2014, 07:40

Hi,

I always feel like a sales rep for THW but you can find free start rules at that link :

http://www.twohourwargames.com/free.html

Choose Sworplay if you need to play your romans and Chain reaction if you need to play modern.

Then, if you like it, you can buy a period rule add up.

That's small group/squad level rules but take a look. It could be nice for you.
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Posted by Wheeling Turn on 24 Oct 2014, 10:24

Normally You can use all kinds of rules. I simply use the suggested base sizes for 28mm models.
My preference go to rules like DBA/DBM, Fields of Glory, Hail Caesar or Impetus.
Look for Basic Impetus as this is a free set of rules and the amount of models per base is irrelevant.
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Posted by MiniatureMadness on 24 Oct 2014, 16:33

Thanks Skorra, i took at look at the swordplay one but i would prefer a game where you can place many models on the board at one time, any suggestions?
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Posted by carlosfaro on 01 Nov 2014, 17:14

Hello miniature Madness,

If you played Warhammer Fantasy, you can easily switch to Warhammer Ancient Battles (WAB) uses a similar system with 1 base = 1 fig = 1 soldier system and D6 tables for hitting-damage and so on

Of course you will not finde Wizards, Magic Items or Monsters here... (unless you adapt some rule if you wanted that)

Although the game was thought to play with historic 28 mm figs (cheaper than Warhammer fantasy, for exmaple Warlord Mins; but still expensive) you can use without any probken your 1/72 guys, rebasing as yu want

For me was a good idea :)
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Posted by Fire at Will on 01 Nov 2014, 20:55

I would try Hail Caesar, the latest ruleset for Ancients from Rick Priestly
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Posted by zirrian on 02 Nov 2014, 12:51

WAB, Kings of War with the historical army lists, Crusader, Hail Caesar, these are the ones I can recommend.
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Posted by MiniatureMadness on 02 Nov 2014, 15:12

Thanks all for the recommendations but i think i should turn to Warhammer Ancient Battles because i know the rules for warhammer and i can use as many minis as i want.
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Posted by Brigadier General on 05 Nov 2014, 03:43

Are you planning on playing against a human opponent or playing solo? If solo then DBA2 or Basic Impetus would be good sets and both available for free online.

v/r,
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Posted by Cameronian on 05 Nov 2014, 11:40

Use your Warhammer figures with HOTT rules, make up elements using sabot bases.

DBA is what brought me into ancient gaming with 1/72 plastics, basing 60mm wide; base depth requires some flexibility as the rules have depths which are plainly ridiculous. Base depth is best judged from the size of the figures, rather than attempting to stick to what the rules say, e.g. all my infantry are on 60x30. There are variations on DBA and HOTT for all periods up to modern era, a visit to the Fanaticus site has all the info needed.

As far as lots of figures is concerned, Big Battle DBA is available.
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Posted by MiniatureMadness on 05 Nov 2014, 17:42

SV52 wrote:Use your Warhammer figures with HOTT rules, make up elements using sabot bases.

I unfortunatley sold all my warhammer figs when i stopped but i am trying to paint up a carthaginian army for dba wargaming :) And i will probs mostly play by myself because i dont know anyone who does wargaming
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Posted by Cameronian on 05 Nov 2014, 18:14

DBA adapts to solo play pretty well, that's how I use it myself. A new board on DBA solo has recently opened at Fanaticus, so you aren't alone (playing solo you are, oh, you know what I mean!) One thing though, I would start at the standard size army in the beginning and expand as rule familiarity grows.
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Posted by MiniatureMadness on 05 Nov 2014, 19:35

okay,where can i access the rules?
MM :)
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Posted by Cameronian on 05 Nov 2014, 22:31

Two possibilities:
1. Buy latest version (3.0) which means the old version (2.2) should be going cheap around the place.
2. Download The Unofficial Guide to DBA UPDATED FOR v2.2+ from http://www.wadbag.com/DBAGuidePlus/. (2.2+ has added a few things which players wanted.) This is a plain English version of the rules. A common criticism is that the way the rules are written, they can be difficult to interpret. This is a better option than laying out cash for something you might not take to.

Failing that, Basic Impetus is a free download http://www.dadiepiombo.it/images/stories/dp/basic2.html
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