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Author Topic: Muskets & Mohawks vs Muskets & Tomahawks  (Read 1600 times)

Offline BillK

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Muskets & Mohawks vs Muskets & Tomahawks
« on: July 11, 2017, 02:06:45 PM »
Has anyone played both Muskets & Mohawks and Muskets & Tomahawks?
Comparison? Thoughts?

I'm considering a game along the lines of 15-16 figs vs 20-24 figs with tribes and irregulars.

Thanks,
Bill

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Re: Muskets & Mohawks vs Muskets & Tomahawks
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 04:42:37 AM »
Hi Bill,

Cluck here. I've played both. You saw my post on Muskets and Mohawks so should have a basic understanding of how it plays. It is really designed for small battles rather than skirmishes. The key difference between M&M and M&T is that M&M's 10-man units behave more like units in that all of the soldiers in the unit maintain a formation (even if it is "skirmish") and all perform the same action, whereas in M&T, though the units are similar in size (between 6 and 12 soldiers generally), the soldiers can perform different actions each turn. M&M shines with more units/figures than you are contemplating; M&T may give you a more engaging game experience.

If you like the THW mechanics, check out the man-to-man version for the F&IW, Long Rifle.

Offline BillK

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Re: Muskets & Mohawks vs Muskets & Tomahawks
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 01:15:04 PM »
Chris,

Thanks for that added bit of insight.

Bill

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Re: Muskets & Mohawks vs Muskets & Tomahawks
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 04:38:53 PM »
I always say the ideal size for a game of Song of Drums and Tomahawks is about a dozen figs per side. I often pare it down for convention games I run, but that is pretty close to the size you're looking. It is true man-to-man skirmish with no "units"...

Here's a page with scads of AARs from a bunch of different players...
http://www.firstcommandwargames.com/song-of-drums-and-tomahawks/

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Offline BillK

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Re: Muskets & Mohawks vs Muskets & Tomahawks
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 05:38:27 PM »
Mike D., Thank You for the info.

Offline Dr DeAth

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Re: Muskets & Mohawks vs Muskets & Tomahawks
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 01:52:55 AM »
If your looking for a game with 15-20 or so figures a side go with Song of Drums and Tomahawks. M&T in my experience is for larger games.

Edited for some truly desperate spelling and grammar. That'll teach me to post when I'm dog tired.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2017, 02:24:27 AM by Dr De'Ath »
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Offline SteveBurt

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Re: Muskets & Mohawks vs Muskets & Tomahawks
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 09:41:56 AM »
Indeed Muskets &Tomahawks  is excellent, but you will have 6-8 groups of 6-12 figures each, so 50 to 80 figures per side.

 

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