Rebels and Patriots


Rebels and Patriots: 1st Maryland Continentals

Apologies for the lack of updates, gaming has been going on that I haven't had time to sit down and properly report back on, with the last month seeing us delve into the American Revolution using Rebels and Patriots, which is proving fun.I'll try and get the reports written and uploaded as soon as I can, but as it is the 4th July I thought I better post a couple of photos of my first fully painted American unit, the 1st Maryland (who were victorious last night).The miniatures are all Perry plastics and were block painted, dipped and then had some details picked out. You may recall I wanted them to look like they were on campaign not parade, so I have gone for quite a grubby look. I need to add a bit of grub to the flag which I picked up from Maverick Models (well worth checking out).The unit is currently sixteen strong the idea being to use 12 for R&P and 16 for Sharp Practice (which is popular in Bristol). I have however slightly cocked up the 16 as the command figures should be separate for Sharp,

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Second Empire. Rebels & Patriots.

Hi! Today two new short reports from games we had during the last two weeks. The first was a test game of new Michael's set for the Franco-Prussian War and is called Second Empire. The other game, played last week was Rebels and Patriots and again I received Indians to play... By the way, we got a new home and soon we will receive keys. Now I busy with packing stuff and prepare to move, so be aware, that this space could be quiet for some time...Witam! Dziś dwa raporty z naszych gier, rozegranych w ciągu ostatnich dwóch tygodni. Pierwsza z nich to testy nowych zasad Michaela dla wojny francusko pruskiej, zwane Second Empire. Druga to gra z poprzedniego tygodnia z zasadami Rebels and Patriots, gdzie znów dostałem do gry Indian... Tak przy okazji, to znaleźliźmy juz nowy dom i wkrótce dostaniemy do niego klucze. Teraz zajęty jestem pakowaniem wszystkich rzeczy i może się tak zdarzyć, że to miejsce zamilknie na pewien czas...1. Second Empire.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael SchneiderUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY:&nb

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Go and try to stop my Hurons! Idź i spróbuj zatrzymać moich Huronów!

Last Thursday we had another French Indian War. Mike Evans asked to try Muskets And Tomahawks rules, as he never tried it before. However, because of recent Angus's fire and necessary of moving places, he temporary lost his rules and cards. Having game already set up, we decided to use Rebels and Patriots again.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy kolejną grę z czasów wojny angielsko-francuskiej o kolonie w Ameryce Płn. Mike Evans poprosił nas o grę z zasadami Muskets And Tomahawks, ponieważ nigdy w nie grał. Jednakże z powodu niedawnego pożaru u Angusa i konieczności zmiany miejsca zamieszkania, zasady i karty gdzieś się zawieruszyły. Mając już grę ustawioną, zdecydowaliśmy się użyć znów zasad Rebels and Patriots.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Mike EvansUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Mike EvansSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Angus Konstam1. Forces. Siły.FRANCE/FRANCJA(Angus, Michael, Bartek)1 x regular line infantry1 x light line infantry1 x Coeur de Bois3 x Militia3

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Rebels and Patriots: On Afghanistan's Plains...

Last week down BIG George came up with a cunning idea of playing a NWF colonial game using Rebels and Patriots rather than The Men Who Would Be Kings, partly, as we had both concluded the latter was more suited to the 1870's to '90's colonial form of warfare and we both have a hankering to do the Indian Mutiny and First Afghan War, and also just to see how differently they played given their common heritage.For the British I went with three units of Light Infantry, upgraded to Good Shooters and Aggressive and a unit of Light Cavalry upgraded to Veteran, Good Shooters and Aggressive. For his Afghans George split his force between Skirmishers and Natives beefed up into Large units (18 figures from 12).We picked the It's Awfully Quiet Out There... scenario from Kings but both had 36 point forces.As it was more a test of the rules than anything else I didn't take as many photos as normal. My battle plan was to try and get my force into the near right corner and then shoot the advancing Afghans down.The first

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Rebels & Patriots.

Last Thursday we had game with new set of rules, called Rebels & Patriots. This set is another clone of Lion Rampant, this time to wargame conflicts from New World, especially from the northern part. So far we really liked all the previous versions and we were very curious about new one.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy grę z nowymi zasadami, zwanymi Rebels & Patriots. Jest to kolejny klon Lion Rampant, tym razem poświęcony konfliktom z Nowego Świata, szczególnie z jej północnej części. Jak do tej pory podobały się nam wszystkie poprzednie wersje i byliśmy bardzo ciekawi tej nowej.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael EvansUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael EvansSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Michael Evans1. Forces. Siły.GREAT BRITAIN/WIELKA BRYTANIA(Mike, Peter, Michael)1st Brigade1 x Line Infantry (Large)2 x Line Infantry1 x Line Infantry (Small, Elite)1 x Gun2nd Brigade1 x Line Infantry (Large)2 x Line Infantry1 x Militia1 x Gun3rd Brigade1 x Line Infantry1 x Line

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness...

As previously posted 2019 will see me raising the flag of rebellion and raising an American force for Osprey's forthcoming Rebels and Patriots rules. I have always been interested in the Southern campaign so have decided to base my army on that of Nathanael Greene who took command of the Continental Army following the disaster at Camden, more specifically to start the American army at Guilford Courthouse and the battle there on 15th March 1781.Having seen a sneak peak of the AWI army lists I may have been a tad optimistic that one box of Perry's plastics would supply the bulk of my army in that a 12 figure line infantry unit is only 4 points out of a 24 point basic force, so I thought I better crack on if I am to have a reasonably sized army ready to defeat the nefarious British!So today I stuck together two units of Continental Army line infantry, that will be painted up as the 1st and 2nd Maryland Regiments who fought at Guilford Courthouse.1st Maryland Regiment (Continental Line Infantry)As the keen e

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Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death!

The news that Osprey will be releasing their latest Dan Mersey rules Rebels and Patriots in the new year has piqued my interest.The rules will apparently cover small North American battles (similar in size to The Men Who Would Be Kings from the French Indian Wars through to the American Civil War.I have to confess I am pretty much game for any American war from this hundred odd years, they all have some appeal, but having had a chat with George the other week the Revolutionary War appealed most to him so I said I was happy to raise a small army for that.As he already had a box of Perry AWI British infantry I have agreed to go American which is ok with me as there is no lace to paint and I don't like tea! :-)Having read a couple of playtest AAR reports, it looks like unit size is pretty much as per previous Mersey rules, regular/militia infantry 12 figures a unit, skirmishers and cavalry 6 and (possibly) Native American warbands at 18 (not 100% sure about this), so a box of Perry Continental infantry will give

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