Historical skirmish rulesets

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Grondhammar
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Historical skirmish rulesets

Post by Grondhammar » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:02 am

Hi, I'm new to the forum and new to the hobby as well.

I'm an amateur historian and have spent more time on archaeology digs and creating dioramas for museums than miniatures gaming. But after some involvement in a Roman/Saxon diorama I caught the mini wargaming bug.

Specifically I'm interested in skirmish-level play, with anything before 1200 AD as the milieu. I've only played Commands and Colours Ancients, and a bit of Saga. I liked a lot about Saga. But the lack of terrain and flanking rules in Saga was a turn-off --- terrain building is the reason I started wargaming, and having it just look pretty seems like a waste of resources.

With that as background... does anyone have suggestions? Ideally this would be something I could acquire relatively easily in the US.

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Re: Historical skirmish rulesets

Post by coldsteel » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:44 pm

Maybe Warhammer Ancient Battles if you can find a copy...?
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Re: Historical skirmish rulesets

Post by Grondhammar » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:10 am

Heard of it but had not tried that one out. I'll ask around, thanks.

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Re: Historical skirmish rulesets

Post by Senaj001 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:10 pm

Warlord Games currently sells a rules set called Centuria. It's larger than a true skirmish game, but smaller than than most. Units for the game are made up of 28mm models with an average infantry unit being 8 models, or 16 for hordes. Cavalry units are 3 models. Typical armies are between 10 and 15 units, depending on points.

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