Designed for Red Actions!,
but with scope for other rules.
don't mind the usual run of army lists and the points systems that go
with them, as such. However, I dislike the way that they generally
permit "power gaming" (whereby players attempt to extract the
most powerful army for any set points value regardless of how
historical it might be) and basically encourage games to always be at
equal points. So I wrote some army lists for the Pygmy Wars which
address these concerns.
I have tried to make them as generic as possible, so that they can be
easily converted to any rule set. The points system is that of Red
, slightly amended, and they assume the use of my extended (but
unofficial) card set (see
They are easily adjusted to any other system that uses the company as
the basic unit.
The double-sided version is basically the same as the single-sided,
except that an allowance is made for the space of the binding on
opposite pages. Just put page 2 on the back of page 1, page 4 on the
back of page 3 etc. I do this by using the print every odd
page function and then putting the paper back in the printer upside
down and printing every even page – generally harder to do
than it sounds, I know.
for other formats
If you want a version in some other format than pdf I am happy to
the lists work
I kept in mind two basic principles: 1) regular armies had a
well-defined structure, and 2) that a commander did not have free
choice about which troops he might have available to fill a particular
part of his line.
For the main regular armies units are selected in "chunks" –
generally regiments or brigades – with some limited scope for
the player to pick what he or she gets. However, many of the real
1918-1919 armies, especially the more minor ones, were not organised in
any real manner – for those you get the excitement of a
totally random selection of units.
Although there is nothing preventing a person just picking each of the
options rather than rolling dice, it spoils the fun.
Corrections and extra
I am very happy to have feedback on any aspects of the lists that
bother people: either in layout or accuracy.
I may add a few more lists over time, but for the most part omissions
are due to my lack of interest or knowledge in a particular area
(Interventionists particularly) or because I don't like writing lists
for armies that did not fight as large units (Hetman Ukraine, US in
If anyone wants to supply me with lists in the same style for the
Northern Intervention or the Finnish Civil War, I would be most