Sunday, May 08, 2011

Rules Study

Been away from the tabletop for some time now, looking at gathering back up some of my games materials and putting in some tabletop games.

While waiting I have been exploring the world of 6mm Napoleonic and Horse & Musket eras and rules sets for those games.

So far I have found at least 6 free sets and some reviews of the Polemos system.

Question for readers, have any of you used any good systems that you would recommend?


Bluebear Jeff said...

I've got a copy of "Polemos GNW" if you'd like to borrow it to get a better idea of its mechanisms . . . I don't think that they change much from period to period (although period specific stuff does).

I also have a copy of "Volley and Bayonet", which I know that some use with 6mm if you want to borrow it (since it is Nappy-oriented).

Essentially any element-based rules system can be used with 6mm. And from what I've read, folks often use 15mm-sized bases with a lot of 6mm figures on them.

I also have a few 6mm samples from Baccus somewhere (not sure where) . . . nice figures, but much too small for me to deal with . . . although easy to paint as I understand.

-- Jeff

MurdocK said...

Excellent Jeff,

Yes I would love to examine their system to see what it is all about!

I have long enjoyed Napoleon's Battles and may use it for the process as well, however I am opening up to all possibilities now.

Perhaps I can examine them when we meet for the game later this month?