Regimental Fire & Fury

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Regimental Fire & Fury

Postby Whiterook » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:08 pm

Regimental Fire and Fury: Wargaming the Civil War with Miniatures....
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Anyone have any experience with this system?

This regimental edition of the Fire & Fury system provides players an in-depth look at American Civil War combat. I am assuming its primarily playable with 15m; and at this smaller scale, allows you to take command of individual regiments and batteries and refight in greater detail many of the war's smaller engagements, as well as critical actions of the conflict's famous battles.
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Re: Regimental Fire & Fury

Postby Frizzenspark » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:07 pm

The focus is on smaller actions or portions of larger battles. Any size of miniature could be used provided consistency is maintained. The selected scenarios should give the interested parties an excellent scale for the game...

SCENARIOS in MAIN RULEBOOK
•The Battle of Ball's Bluff, October 21, 1861.
•Bloody Hill, The Battle of Wilson's Creek, August 10, 1861.
•Casey's Redoubt, The Battle of Seven Pines, May 31, 1862.
•The Battle Comes to Sheridan, The Battle of Stones River, December 31, 1862.
•Little Round Top, The Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863.
•The Battle of Olustee, February 20, 1864.

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RFF Scenario Book 1 1861-1862
SCENARIOS
•Battle of Big Bethel, June 10 1861
•First Battle of Bull Run, July 21 1861 - Henry House Hill
•Battle of Belmont, November 7 1861
•Battle of Pea Ridge, March 7, 1862
◦Leetown
◦Elkhorn Tavern
•First Battle of Kernstown, March 23, 1862
•Battle of Port Republic, June 9, 1862
•Second Battle of Bull Run, August 28, 1862 - Brawner Farm
•Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862 - The Cornfield
•Battle of Iuka, September 19, 1862
•Battle of Perryville, October 8, 1862
◦Polk's Right Wing Attack
◦Hardee's Left Wing Attack
◦Full Battle
•Battle of Prairie Grove, December 7, 1862
◦Herron Assaults The Ridge
◦Blunt To The Rescue
◦Full Battle
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Re: Regimental Fire & Fury

Postby Whiterook » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:09 pm

So you've played this system....and I take it you like it? I'm intrigued, but a little hesitant to start buying miniatures (which I'd get 15mm), which I'd be doing from scratch. Dioramas wouldn't be as much of an issue, as WWII countryside material would do fined, except for needing perhaps a few houses.

I suppose I could start real small, with enough miniatures for the smallest scenarios. The book and scenario book combo is a pretty good deal. Gotta save up some money first, as I'm pretty tapped out right now, but so far this is on my 'to buy' list.
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Re: Regimental Fire & Fury

Postby Frizzenspark » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:43 pm

Nope, just analyzed the descriptions; I'm familiar with the battles, so I was able to twig it out...
I do own Johnny Reb ..... haven't played it either, but I've read it, never got around to mortgaging the house to buy more miniatures... :D
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The game is well suppported, and I downloaded an AWI variant quite some time ago...

The game is well supported on the web, there is the:
Johnny Reb Gaming Society
http://scottmingus.wordpress.com/about/

There is a side-by-side review of 15mm ACW Miniatures at Deep Fried Happy Mice!
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http://www.deepfriedhappymice.com/html/acw.html
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Re: Regimental Fire & Fury

Postby Frizzenspark » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:03 am

The folks at JRIII have published a conversion chart for RF&F......

Lowell Hamilton is a long-time wargamer and gamemaster who is known for putting on his own excellent Civil War gaming layouts. He has been a leading proponent of my fellow HMGS Legion of Honor member Rich Hasenauer’s fine new rules set, Regimental Fire & Fury, which has rapidly gained popularity since its publication. There are literally hundreds of Johnny Reb scenarios that have been published over the past two decades (including several dozen that I have written). With a new generation of gamers moving over to Regimental Fire & Fury from the original brigade-level Fire & Fury, as well as many converts from the dozens of competing regimental-level ACW regimental rules sets, it has become clear that there is a growing need for a quick guide to adapting the older scenarios to make them usable for Regimental Fire & Fury.

Lowell recently filled that need with a fine article which first appeared in the limited hard copy print run of the JRGS’s Charge! quarterly newsletter. He has graciously allowed me to reproduce his original article, with Rich’s graphics and layout, here on my wargaming blog so that a much wider audience may enjoy his work.

Click here to download Lowell’s guide to converting Johnny Reb scenarios to Regimental Fire & Fury. You will need a .pdf reader (many are available for free on the Internet) to read this file. Thanks Lowell!

Converting JR to RF&F Article:
http://scottmingus.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/converting-jr-to-rff-article.pdf

And, keep in mind that the Johnny Reb Gaming Society accepts scenarios and strategy guides / painting guides / etc. for ALL regimental-level rules sets, not just Johnny Reb. So, please contact scottmingus@yahoo.com if you have fresh material for our consideration.

Enjoy!

http://scottmingus.wordpress.com/category/civil-war-wargaming/johnny-reb-3/
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Re: Regimental Fire & Fury

Postby Whiterook » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:36 pm

I've heard of Johnny Reb....it's been labeled as one of the best systems out there on ACW. I'd be curious to know what you think of it when you get going with it.

I hear you on mortgaging the house....this isn't a cheap hobby....but then again, no good hobby is cheap!
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Re: Regimental Fire & Fury

Postby Frizzenspark » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:12 pm

GHQ makes 10mm ACW miniatures that might be friendlier on the budget:
http://www.ghqmodels.com/store/military-models-rebellion-miniatures.html

Federal Brigade #1
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GHQ Stock # ACW150
$39.95
Unpainted Micro Force 10mm® American Civil War N-Scale Miniatures
64 x Advancing Infantrymen
3 x Drummers
3 x Federal Standard Bearers
6 x Mounted Cavalrymen
3 x Deployed Artillery Guns (Parrott or Ordnance rifles)
18 x Artillery Crewmen
3 x Foot Officers
1 x Mounted General
plus
Bunker Box with foam inserts
Full color catalog with painting & terrain modeling guides


Confederate Brigade #1
GHQ Stock # ACW151
$39.95
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Unpainted Micro Force 10mm® American Civil War N-Scale Miniatures
75 x Advancing Infantrymen
3 x Drummers
3 x Confederate Standard Bearers
6 x Mounted Cavalrymen
2 x Deployed Artillery Guns (12 pound Napoleons)
12 x Artillery Crewmen
3 x Foot Officers
1 x Mounted General
plus
Bunker Box with foam inserts
Full color catalog with painting & terrain modeling guides


I'll have to dig out my JRIII rules....
"Why piddle about making porridge with artillery and then send men to drown themselves in it for a hundred yards of No Man's land? Tanks mean advances of miles at a time, not yards.".
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Re: Regimental Fire & Fury

Postby Whiterook » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:21 pm

Budget friendly, definitely; Eye friendly, not so much. As I get older, it gets harder to work that small.
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Re: Regimental Fire & Fury

Postby Frizzenspark » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:00 pm

Don't I know it!!!!!!!
"Why piddle about making porridge with artillery and then send men to drown themselves in it for a hundred yards of No Man's land? Tanks mean advances of miles at a time, not yards.".
Maj-Gen Percy Hobart (1885-1957)79th Armoured Division


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