For some time now I have been looking for a decent, fun set of skirmish rules for use with my ECW figures that involve very small amounts of figures, anything really from about 10 to 50 figures. I have looked at other sets and found them not really to my taste, either being too complex or for too large an action. Recently I started looking elsewhere and found 'Lion Rampant' which although not ECW they looked worthy of converting as they are a really good fun set of rules. A few days ago however I found 'Smooth & Rifled' which is a set of skirmish rules for use with multiple periods from ECW to Colonial and they are a great little set of rules. They are just perfect for low level actions and you have the freedom to make units as you wish, what's more the army lists are all free to download. I go my copy as a PDF for only £8.00 from Wargames Vault and are great for use on my tablet PC as well as being able to have a back up printed version. On the subject of PDF rules I do wish that many more companies would make their rules in this format as it is very much the way forward for wargames rules in this digital age.
Stephen Wylde BA (hons)