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Forged in Blood is a “Big Skirmish” wargame for the Pike and Shot period. Play raids, ambushes and reconnaissance missions, foraging parties, baggage supply raids, and attacks on isolated outposts and vulnerable gun positions.

MID SCALE: an army is 60 to 70 single based figures;

SMALL AREA: a 4’x4’ or a 3’x3’ table;

CAMPAIGN GENERATOR: follow a chosen band through linked encounters;

TROOP CHARACTERISTICS: identify your units with historically meaningful descriptions;

CHARACTER TRAITS: import heroes from Flashing Steel or create them from scratch

RULES: for lighting fires, grenades, demolitions and more!

ARMY LISTS: sample lists with variations for early and late 30YW, Spanish, French, Early and Late Swedish, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Wallachian, Moldavian and Transylvanian, Ottoman, English Civil War, Covenanters, and Irish.

FULLY DESCRIBED SCENARIO: with full unit descriptions to give you a head start


This is a stand alone product. You do not need any other books to play.

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andy C May 12, 2020 11:45 am UTC
My pike and shot armies are multi based, could I use them anyway?
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Andrew B May 13, 2020 1:15 am UTC
Hi Andy. The game was designed to model small groups moving around causing mischief rather than big regular formations. As such there's a fair bit about moving the individual models and still describe them as a 'unit' and individual figure removal for casualties. That being said you can still use your multi-bases, but you'll need a have way to differentiate between when it represents 10 men running as a bunch (the usual), and when they are being shouted at to stand shoulder to shoulder. It has a significant impact on movement and visibility. Also, you'll need to mark each figure as a casualty in some way. Hope that helps, Andrew
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Allan G May 10, 2020 1:41 pm UTC
The description of the game suggests a heavy European focus. Can it be used for pre-Edo and Edo period samurai in Japan "out of the box", or would it require some conversion work, or is it unsuited for samurai?
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Andrew B May 10, 2020 10:23 pm UTC
Hi Allan. The focus is on European conflict of the period, modelling those characteristics. There were many similarities with the Japanese experience, of course, but there were also many specifics that give the particular flavour. You could add additional Troop Characteristics to model Edo era tactical doctrines, but out of the box FiB does not provide these. Hope that helps, Andrew
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Allan G May 11, 2020 12:19 am UTC
Thanks, Andrew!
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