Hats, Horses and Hexes (Wargame Rules)

This page is for my hex grid version of Neil Thomas' One-Hour Wargames rules for the English Civil War. In preparing this version I must recognise the work done by both Neil Thomas, the original author, and Kaptain Kobold, who designed his own and very brilliant version of the OHW rules for the ECW which I have now converted to hexes. You can find my version here. They are in my usual state of not being absolutely complete, they will need tweaking and I will need to get my finger out and start painting some 6mm chaps.

9 comments:

paul leeson said...

Hi,
I have had a quick go with these rules using my 6mm H&R armies which have not been used for, gulp, about 28 years !!!! I used my 75mm hex board but still kept within the 6x6 hex limit and it worked fine. No problems with the rules, I will certainly use them again in place of my 52 page ‘Wargames Research Group – 2nd Edition 1979’ set. I think I will create a simple record card for future games to keep track of troop types and hits etc.
Paul

Old Trousers said...

Hi Paul,

I can't tell you how nice it is to get good feedback on rules like this. Thank you!

Please let me know how it goes next time and do send me some pics of it in action. I'd also be interested in seeing your record cards and how they work.

All the best

Jay

paul leeson said...

Jay
You will have to educate me as to how to upload photos, I cannot see an obvious way from here !!
Paul

Old Trousers said...

Hi Paul, I hadn't thought of that, no problem tho. If you have YouTube account you can post them there and I can link through to them, or a Google Drive link I can access. If all else fails we can try e-mailing.

Cheers and thanks for your interest.

Jay

paul leeson said...

Hi Jay
Lets try this Google Drive link.
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_wTPyorqdh2b3h3dW9aNG5lUk0&usp=sharing
There are 2 sets of photos from 2 games. One a vanguard clash at a cross roads and the other the attack on a convoy based on that at Haford Bridge 3rd March 1645.
Paul

Old Trousers said...

Hi Paul, These are great! Thanks ever so much for sharing. I'll get these into a post shortly so everyone can enjoy them, especially the 6mm poodle!

By the way, I love your units. I have just had to get my H&R stuff out to compare notes. Also, where did you get your buildings from? They look a lot better than my wooden ones!

Cheers

Jay

paul leeson said...

Hi Jay. Thanks for your comments. The buildings are so old I cannot recall who made them, perhaps Hovels or Irregular Minatures, but it was back in the early 80's. But they have stood the test of time well !!
Paul

Anonymous said...

Utterly splendid adaptation! Many thanks for posting these. I love Neil's rules anyway, and am a firm hex convert ever since discovering Command and Colors.. I have revisited my WSS 6mm collection and have played out on a large hex mat (8 x 6 which works well enough). I am in the process of finishing off some MDF Hex terrain. Once done I'll post a picture of a game in progress.
Cheers,

Andy

Old Trousers said...

Hi Andy, many thanks for your feedback. I'm looking forward to a picture or two. That would be great!

Cheers

Jay