Friday, 23 March 2018

For King and Parliament is in the shop!




TtS! “For King and Parliament” is a simple set of wargames rules for the Civil Wars in England (and Scotland and Ireland) of the mid-Seventeenth Century.


Written by myself and Andrew Brentnall, they use mechanisms that will be immediately familiar to players of the popular “To the Strongest!” ancient and medieval rules. Using For King and Parliament, a battle can be fought and won (or lost!) on a dining room table in less than two hours. The same rules, however, also support huge battles, involving thousands of miniatures and up to five players a side. The use of subtle grids dispenses with the need for measurement- and consequently play moves along at a cracking pace.


A unique activation system driven by playing cards or numbered chits introduces uncertainty; in some turns a regiment will fly across the battlefield; in others it will stubbornly remain rooted to the spot. The same deck is used to swiftly resolve shooting and melee; no dice, whatsoever, need be rolled! Special rules model the various firing systems used by the foot, and the occasionally uncontrollable nature of ECW horse.


The rules are written in plain English, and illustrated with appropriate diagrams, photographs and period images, sample army lists, examples of play and an introductory scenario.


The rules are available as a book (£19.99) and as a digital download (£9.99), or together for £24.99. Along with various accessories, they are now for sale in the BigRedBatShop. We do hope you enjoy them – and may none of your cards be Aces!

22 comments:

  1. Hurrah! Well done Simon, it all looks great.

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    1. Thanks for all your hard work, Andrew! It's been a great project - onwards to Salute!

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  2. Hurrah indeed!

    Small, rivet counting note: description for FK&P chits- artillery ammo is almost the same as for FK&P chits- pistol ammo.

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    1. Well spotted, the text on Artillery ammo does indeed say pistol! Gold star and top the class!

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  3. Just ordered and received my digital copy - at 11pm on a Friday night! Very impressed by your excellent service. The rule book looks to be clearly laid out and easy to read, but actually reading it will have to wait until tomorrow after work. Thank you!

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    1. I do hope you enjoy it Arthur! I'll be off to bed in a tick, big trip to the Post Office tomorrow!

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  4. I buy. I read. You are great!

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  5. Just ordered - looking forward to receiving

    Will come and say hello at Salute - ECW is now back on again in the shed and we will give these rules a trial in the coming weeks

    cheers

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    1. Super- will be nice to put a face to a name!

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  6. Would these rules work for 6mm? They look great fun

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    1. http://forkingandparliament.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/these-are-small.html

      Some Bacchus minis based for FK&P

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  7. Oh yes- they are scale independant. :-) People often use a 7.5cm grid with 6mm, and the chits that I sell instead of playing cards. :-)

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  9. Are the army lists in the main rule book?

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  10. There are army lists for the Edgehill Campaign in the rule book, together with armies for the Battle of Montgomery 1644. We hope to produce more lists over the next few months.

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  11. So, since I'm a sicker for ECW rules, I am intrigued by your new ruleset. I have a couple of questions that I couldn't find answers to. It looks like models are based by unit and not individually, but does it support individually based models? And I know you've said that it works for all size games, but roughly what number is models/units do your feel is optimal?

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  12. Hi Andrww, the glorious thing about grids is that one can pick a grid that fits you units- perhaps 15 or 20cm (I use 30cm). It absolutely supports individual minis. I think you'd want around 8 units a side for a modest game- perhaps 250-300 minis if using a 20cm grid- but one can play games with 50 units a side, or more. You can come and meet me and Andrew at Salute if attending, GG07, and even play in the game.

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    1. I'd love to visit at Salute, but that's be quite a trek from the USA ๐Ÿ˜“

      Thanks for the info though!

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    2. My pleasure. One day I'll make it to the US with a game!

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