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Large Army Rules

Posted by ironbrigadier on 23 Nov 2010, 23:58

I finally convinced a few friends to join me in historical wargaming. The only way to pull this off was to show them Irregular Miniatures 6mm (I would prefer 20mm but I am the only one with a job) Army Packs that are fairly cheap. We still haven't decided on a time period. I am wondering about rules for: Ancient/Medieval periods, 1700's, Napoleonics, and WWII for armies that will be rather large in terms of the number of figures. I want to find the period that would be the most fun to play...basically rules that aren't terribly complex, that are fairly fast (4 hours to play), and accomodate large armies.
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Posted by musketier on 24 Nov 2010, 06:12

That is certainly a tough question, for ACW and napoleonics rules that are fast to learn and play pretty fast I would go with Fire and Fury and Age of Eagles you can see them here:
http://www.fireandfury.com/#. There are also rules at the Baccus 6mm site but I am not to familiar with them. This site : http://www.juniorgeneral.org/index.html, gives a lot of info on many periods that you can expand on in scale. I hope that helps get you started and remember its to be fun! :-D
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Posted by Ochoin on 24 Nov 2010, 12:07

Do you know this site?
http://www.freewargamesrules.co.uk/

Free, maybe, but there are some very good sets of rules here.

regards, donald
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Posted by ironbrigadier on 24 Nov 2010, 18:19

Thanks for the tips. I think I will end up splicing some rules together and seeing what happens.
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Posted by musketier on 24 Nov 2010, 20:57

That usually works best :-D
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