Rebels and Patriots

Rebels and Patriots

Wargaming Rules for North America: Colonies to Civil War

Osprey Wargames 23
  • Author: Michael Leck, Daniel Mersey
  • Short code: OWG 23
  • Publication Date: 24 Jan 2019
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From the first shots at Jumonville Glen to the surrender at Appomattox, Rebels and Patriots allows you to campaign with Wolfe or Montcalm, stand with Tarleton at Cowpens or Washington at Yorktown, or don the blue or grey to fight for Grant or Lee. From the French and Indian War, through the War of Independence and the War of 1812, to the Alamo and the American Civil War, these rules focus on the skirmishes, raids, and small engagements from this era of black powder and bayonet.

Your Company is commanded by your Officer during these tumultuous conflicts. Each battle that your Officer faces allows him to develop new and interesting traits. Does he perform heroically and earn a nom de guerre? Or falter, to be forever known as a yellow-belly? Designed by Michael Leck and Daniel Mersey, with a core system based on the popular Lion Rampant rules, Rebels and Patriots provides all the mechanics and force options needed to recreate the conflicts that forged a nation.

Biographical Note

Daniel Mersey has spent three decades leading miniature armies to spectacular defeat on ancient, medieval, and colonial battlefields. He has won no medals and his armies will never salute him. His previously published games include The Pikeman's Lament (Osprey, 2017) with Michael Leck, The Men Who Would Be Kings (Osprey, 2016), Dragon Rampant (Osprey, 2015), Lion Rampant (Osprey, 2014), Dux Bellorum (Osprey, 2012), Song of Arthur and Merlin (Ganesha Games, 2008), and Glutter of Ravens (Outpost Wargame Services, 1998).Michael Leck is a Swedish wargamer who runs the extremely popular and inspiring Dalauppror blog. He is the co-designer of The Pikeman's Lament (Osprey, 2017) with Daniel Mersey and has contributed several articles to wargaming magazines in his quest to spread light over the major events in Swedish military history. He has a growing international reputation as a ‘wargamer who games', presenting demonstration and participation games in the UK and Sweden.

Contents

Overview
Understanding the basics
Playing the game
Army lists
Strategies and tactics
Sample armies
Scenarios
Campaigns

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