XX001 3 x 3 cm bases (square) These are used for the majority of Peter Pig rule systems. Usually infantry 40 Bases in a pack. £3.50
XX002 3x 4 cm bases (rectangular) Usually used for cavalry and equipment. 40 Bases per pack. £3.50
XX003 4 x 4 cm bases (square) These are usually used for guns and generals 10 Bases per pack £2
Battle Clock £4.50 (XX020) To record the game countdown. Goes from 0 to 21. Many Peter Pig games use a 21 point countdown. Diameter 3" (7.5cm)
The famous Piggy Dice £6 Bag of 20. Choose colour All dice are 16mm size. Piggy on the 6. Black D6. (xx201) Red D6. (xx202) Orange (xx203) Kawasaki green (xx204) British racing green (xx205) Blitzkrieg grey (xx206) Spitfire blue (xx207)
16mm dice. Peter Pig first produced these dice with piggy head on the 6 (instead of the traditional 1 in 2003). Another innovation from Peter Pig.
XX004 Pair of choice dice 2 faces "I choose" 4 Faces blank. Used when a player wishes to choose the location of the casualties inflicted. Used in some Peter Pig rules. £1.50 per pair
Peter Pig 15mm figures Peter Pig is one of the world's leading 15mm figure manufacturers. We make 5500 different figures and models. These are distilled into 1800 (15mm) packs. Every range has an associated set of rules. Also, there are related 15mm scenery ranges to accompany the figure ranges. In these days of wandering measures of sizes into 18mm, 12mm and other sizes close to 15mm; Peter Pig has remained true to the 15mm ideal. These other sizes are often an attempt by a manufacturer to create a market for just their peculiar size. It is also used by sculptors who cannot work well with the 15mm size restriction and so need extra size in order to create acceptable sculpts. Peter Pig will continue to do 15mm wargame figures. We will also constantly return to each range in order to carry out updates and additions. Thus we have 15mm ranges with longevity and future potential.
Lots of specific AWI mechanisms, as WA is restricted to just that war. WA shares the same skeleton as the samurai (BAW) and CWB (ACW) sets. Players each bring a points based army to the game. The game generates the scenario by way of considering player’s enthusiasm for being the attacker and his leanings in events. The basic unit is the infantry battalion. Peculiar to this set are off table flankers, riflemen, Indians and a lot of scenery.
Period of Warfare covered Peter Pig games always cover a narrow period in order to capture that period. Thus, the most important aspects of that war can be modelled and the less important ones piled into the general mechanisms.
The American war of independence /revolution.
Game setting A mid sized battle of the war. The opposing armies are acting on their own without other armies nearby.
Associated Peter Pig range Peter Pig always makes sure that the necessary stuff to play the game is available. Range 5. A massive range, all in proper 15mm size.
Game scenario generator Peter Pig games are never two equal sides "bashing it out". Yes. Players allot 60D6 amongst 9 events. Events consist of Subterfuge, battle plan clarity, Political pressure, Scouting, Supplies, Artillery, Random events, Weather, local support. Each army has adjustments to these due to their historical situation. Players roll their allotted D6 for each event and a result is created. Dice not allotted to events are put in the attack dice mechanism. This will decide the ferocity and owner of the attack. One player might put more D6 into attacking whilst another might put extra into supplies etc.
Historical scenarios included Bunker's Hill Freeman's farm Brier Creek Newtown Camden Kings Mountain Hannah's Cowpens Guilford Courthouse Eutaw Springs
Game table size Peter Pig games should fit on a normal living room table. 5 by 3 feet. Small table size to allow reaching, scenery population and play upon a normal (?) home table.
How much scenery needed Peter Pig games use templates to represent scenery areas. The trees and houses are indicative not literal.8 templates ecah of 6x12".
How many D6 needed Peter games allow a bunch of D6 to be rolled in order to bell curve the outcomes. Results group around the norm but extremes are possible. 20. Typically need 7 D6 for fights. 5D6 for shooting.
Measurement method If measuring has to be very accurate, time is wasted and cheating can occur. Inches.
Basing convention Peter Pig rules use 3x3 cm bases for most troop types. this size is tactile. has the same frontage when turned and allows figure formations to have depth as well as width. 3x3 cm bases for 2,3 or 4 figures.
Typical army composition Most PP games use about 100 figures a side. enough for PP to make some big sales and not too many to paint. A typical army might consist of 8 foot units, 1 cavalry unit, 1 field gun and 4 mounted commanders. Armies of about 180 figures.
Number of army composition lists included Narrow period focus allows "in war" diversity to be modelled.
Early war British Northern theatre Early war British southern theatre Late war British Northern theatre Late war British Southern theatre British loyalist Southern theatre Early war American Northern theatre Early war American Southern theatre Late war American Northern theatre Late war American Southern theatre American militia army
Unit motivation mechanism There must be a reason for the general to be where he is. His presence should make a difference.A commander rolls 2D6. needed score is combination of unit quality, commander quality and distance. failure marks the end of that commander for that turn. All un-motivated units get a residual 1 Action point. the rules include command levels for the historical commanders.
Moving mechanism Something simple that can be memorised. PP rules give a move distance worth having. Units move in increments of 4".Generous movement and manoeuvre distances to allow bold moves that cannot be foreseen and blocked due to small increment implementation.
Shooting mechanism Shooting takes into account amount , skill and modifiers but ends up with a bunch of D6. Saving roll gets both players engaged.1D6 per base for shooting. Units shoot in 1 rank of bases only. First shot gets a bonus so that players often hold their first volley.
Fighting mechanism PP fight mechanism only consider about 8 modifiers. But these are the important ones for that period. another reason for keeping the period span small. Before a fight there is a falter test, to see if a target unit just runs away (militia in the open) or might even stand so firm that the chargers call off the assault. Don't forget that most of the cavalry in AWI are not heavy charging cavalry but dragoons and lights.
Morale mechanism Usual mechanism is 4,5,6= fails. 1 fail is not too bad. 3 fails is usually "goodnight Vienna". A pile of D6. Typical morale throw uses 2D6. Worst morale throw might be 7D6 when the sky is falling.
Game length Most PP games last 6 turns. The games are always alternate move type but with interaction via saves, reaction and opportunity. 2.5 Hours. Usually about 6 turns. Game length is based upon a countdown from 21. Reduced by a D6 each turn.
Book keeping Usually a few numbers to write down at the beginning but nothing after that. Most games have a planning sheet available as a free download on the PP website. None after pre-game.
Principal victory condition The two sides usually have different criteria to win. Most victory conditions are awarded in D6 multiples so their exact worth is not known until the game end. Destruction of opponent's forces and capture of tactical objectives.
Changes needed for 25mm gaming Not all PP rules can be played with all figure sizes. usually the rules are written for 15mm. Some bigger sizes such as 18/20mm can use the same basing and measurement without any change needed. 25mm will be given a conversion factor. Double all distances. This would need a table of 8x5 feet.
Accompanying scenery range PP likes to provide a one stop shop. Yes. Houses and a nice bridge.
Best parts Bits we like about the game. Each player must put 1 to 3 units off table as flankers. The “cut off” nature of armies in the field meant that they were often flanked. A flank attack can be devastating but then the loss to the on table army whilst you are flanking can also be terrible. Best flankers are light infantry. the quality of a unit is recorded by the flag/command stand (some units do not have flags) position.
Notes This might be of interest. Indians are pretty poor in these rules. Militia are specifically catered for in WA rather than some fudge on ordinary infantry statistics. These things can be done when rules cover a very specific period of warfare.