WCC new editions of rules
18 August 2019
Wargamer Collections Calculator will soon be releasing three sets of free rules, all designed for fast play tabletop wargames or participation games using the Rules for Playing Battles series.
In case you were wondering where all this comes from, you need to know that Peter has previously written many rules. Those first sets were published by Baccus6mm in April and July of 2008.
The intention is to rewrite these rules using the Building Rules for Gaming Battles process and republishing them into Rules for Playing Battles, with maybe a series of battle sets or scenarios to cover the various periods. The key is to make battles you can play in a reasonable club time frame.
Peter's first published set of rules were the Polemos, Franco Prussian War (FPW) rules in April 2008. They were designed for 60mm x 30mm bases filled 6mm troops but could be used with any scale figures.They are fast playing and easy to use with a command system that forces you to think about how to use your troops.
The single rulebook for FPW came in two parts, set one Commandant de Bataille is for smaller actions or for playing sections of a larger action in more detail.
Set two Kommandant der Armee lets you command larger forces playing games on a very large scale! You can still buy the book from Baccuss6mm or as a pdf download from Wargames Vault for about £9 ($11.10).
Peter also wrote two free supplements to complement and convert the rules for the Risorgimento 1859 - Summer 2009 and the Austro Prussian war of 1866 - Summer 2010. Each supplement comes instructions on how to set up the game, how to play the game, full orders of battle army lists, army generators and a scenario.
The Risorgimento 1859:
Fratelli d’Italia and Feldzeugmeister
Austro Prussian War of 1866:
Bruderkrieg and DeutscherKrieg
Peter's second set of published rules were the Polemos American Civil War set, released in July 2009. It is also two sets of rules in a single book. They are the, On They Came (OTC) rules which allow the wargamer to fight battles with armies of up to corps size. The second set, Crisis of Allegiance (COA) will allow the wargamer to refight the very large Gettysburg type battles of the period. They were designed for 60mm x 30mm bases filled 6mm troops but could be used with any scale figures. Again they are fast playing and easy to use with a command system that forces you to think about how to use your troops.
They both use the same figures in both sets of rules, as the basing system is universal - only the nominal scale will differ. Again You can still buy the book from Baccuss6mm or as a pdf download from Wargames Vault for about £9 ($11.10).
Peter also wrote two complete supplements for Polemos American Civil War. However, they never got to the publishing desk for print as Baccus6mm were very busy on building more figure ranges. These cover new scenarios, new army generators, new OOB’s, generals and a campaign system for both COA & OTC.
He also wrote an Army Starter Pack for a boxed game of Polemos ACW rules and completed the first in a proposed series of Army Lists for Bull Run/Manassas 1861.
On top of that, he did some scenarios for Prairie Grove 1862 & Kernstown 1862 and the East Cavalry Battle at Gettyburg 1863. These didn’t make it to print either due to work pressures at Baccus.
Peter then stopped working on Polemos ACW, but now plans to rework them through the new Rules for Playing Battles series.
Having left the ACW rules alone for a while, he began work on two more sets of rules. They are two standalone single sets - a very English medieval set called A Corruption of Blood - Wars of the Roses and a colonial set of rules set at the company scale called A Steady and Deliberate Fire - Colonial war.
These sets will be certainly converted for release. Alongside these there is a current work in progress called Edge of Swords, Early Medieval - The Anglo Saxons 800 to 1066.
Well that seems a fine body of work to be carrying on with for the future. Again we may need to sell these at a small fee to support the Wargamer Collections site.
Please Note: All images are draft images and may not represent the final covers .