Continuous Fire Fight Rules

The Jackson Gamers’ have published the “Continuous Fire Fight Rules for the American Civil War. They write:

Robert Whitfield and Larry Brom developed these in 1984 after we refought the battle of Fredericksburg in 25mm scale, and the Confederates were unable to stop the Yankees by firepower. In these rules there is a �deadly ground� in front of an Infantry regiment (and to a lesser degree, in front of an artillery battery). Any enemy unit in that ground WILL be fired at until it is destroyed, or falls back voluntarily or involuntarily, or forces the units that are firing on it to withdraw.

The mechanisms of play such as Infantry and Artillery fire, Movement, Close combat (Melee), and Morale are taken straight from Larry Brom�s rules with little if any change. The unique facet of these rules is that once a unit moves into the �deadly ground� it will be fired at and will test morale, it may then return fire and the original firing unit will test morale. Then both units settle into a routine of firing and morale testing, till one fails morale or voluntarily falls back (or is destroyed). This is a difficult concept to grasp, because as miniature wargamers, we are so used to a turn sequence of: �we move, we fire, we test morale, we fight melees, we have another turn�.

Fire in this rules set is deadly. If one player persists in holding an exposed position, his unit or units will be destroyed by fire in one turn. Players must grasp the concept (so dear to the hearts of infantrymen) of bugging out if the fire-fight begins to go against them.

ECW Rules

The Jackson Gamers have this set of free wargamesrules for the English Civil War. They use a card activation system, (not surprising, considering the acknowledged Brom influence), and d6s to resolve actions. These rules are 20 years old and in their 6th edition, so they are well-tested.

Reasonable Brom

Reasonable Brom is a variant of Larry Brom’s standard rules for the 19th Century.

The Sword In Tibet TSATF Variant

The Sword In Tibet is a variant of Larry Brom’s venerable The Sword and the Flame rules. It focuses on actions in Tibet in the early 20th Century.

The Sword, The Flame, Machine Guns and Grenades

The Sword, The Flame, Machine Guns and Grenades is a World War II adaptation of Larry Brom’s The Sword and the Flame rule set.