Saturday 21 December 2019

Last Christmas....

... I gave you some rules....
This Christmas, I'll do it again....

Last year, it was the Polemos: Age of Alexander rules, this it is my 'Wars of the Counter-Reformation' rules, which have been in use for a while, but not properly written up. Probably you need to use them with Polemos: SPQR in mind, if not available to make up for all the things I've assumed by not stated (you can only do so much in 4 pages, after all).

The PM: AOA rules are available from the link on the rules page, and in due course, WotCR will be there as well. As a bonus, there is a one page set of naval rules as well, which I used for the action off Scarborough.

I discovered that JWH had asked some questions about these rules about six months ago, and I had not noticed. Apologies for that. The answers are that while skirmishers have gone to 500 foot and 250 horse, nothing else has really changed in terms of base size. The model is of a core unit of blokes standing around while small groups run forward, shoot and then run back. You can base skirmishers on double-depth bases if you like, to get a bit more action going as a sort of diorama.

And with that, I wish you a Merry Christmas.


  1. If you were to do Gaugamela with your rules, would you simply set it up as a huge game and increase your collection, or would you change the base:people ratio?

    1. I would change the base : People ratio. Or really, I would work out the widths on the original battlefield, apportion my table appropriately, and fill in the gaps with the number of bases I can manage, a bit like Charles Grant's approach to eighteenth century battles. The look and feel matters, rather than the details, I guess.

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