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What rules are you using now?

Posted by musketier on 21 Jul 2010, 18:42

I basically use variations of Fire and Fury for gunpowder era thru WW2
I am also going to use Niel Thomas's Ancient and Medieval wargame rule book its very simple and looks quite good.
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musketier  United States of America
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Posted by big p from gmg on 21 Jul 2010, 19:07

Ancients/Medieval - Impetus
Horse & Musket - Blackpowder
ACW - Blackpowder & Guns at Gettysburg & Brother Against Brother
Colonial - Blackpowder & Brother Against Brother
WW2 & Moderns - Force-on-Force/Ambush Alley & Rapid Fire 2
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big p from gmg  Ireland
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Posted by Fabien G on 23 Sep 2010, 20:54

(I'm only interested in WWII)

why are they so many rules?
Is it worth it buying several rules (RapidFire, Blietzkrieg, Force on Forec, and so on...)?
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Fabien G  France
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Posted by davbenbak1 on 26 Aug 2016, 14:59

I see that it has been a while since this thread was posted to. I use Carnage & Glory II. It is a computer moderated rule set with various versions that cover TYW/ECW, WSS/7YW, Napoleonics, ACW, FPW eras. Gret support from the author through a Yahoo group. The ground scale is in paces and I find that it works great with 1/72 figures. Very convention friendly as well since new players don't have to really know much to get started. The computer does all the calculations.
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Posted by Ochoin on 16 Oct 2016, 20:52

Fabien G wrote:(why are they so many rules?

That, of course, is an interesting question.

The game of tennis, for instance, has only one set of rules.

Why does even a single period (eg WW2) have literally hundreds o sets of different rules?

Because we wargamers are crazy.

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Ochoin  Scotland
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Posted by Beano Boy on 17 Oct 2016, 02:39

Gosh! A 2010 Topic long dusted over has been discovered
and after blowing it off,and having given it a fresh gleam of polish
those intrepid crazy war gamers are afoot again.

Where is muskertier when one is needed? BB
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