I’ve been exploring rules to use for the American Revolution, especially for a campaign. Based on the figures I have, especially those painted, I think I would do the 1781 Southern campaign first and if that worked the 1777 Burgoyne campaign next. In reading as many primary and secondary sources I could find about those campaigns it was clear that there were very few big battles and many smaller ones. As I read about the many smaller battles it occurred to me that those smaller battles looked a lot like some of the American Civil war scenarios that were produced for Johnny Reb (1 and 2). That led me to consider a version of Johnny Reb for the American Revolution. I could never get the Volley & Bayonet wing scale rules to work (Greg Novak took the secret of the Wing Scale with him to the grave) and Piquet is really for battles with 12 to 24 units per side, so Johnny Reb looked like a good choice. The 3rd edition of the rules are more playable to my tastes, so I found some existing Johnny Reb charts (found here: http://scottmingus.wordpress.com/2008/03/09/johnny-tremaine-variant-for-johnny-reb-3/) and revamped them to my tastes. I played one game several months ago with an earlier version of the charts and it worked very well. So right now I’m rebasing and expanding my American Revolution units to a 1-20 scale to try this out further. If it all fails, the same figure basing can be used with Piquet or Volley and Bayonet (my other choices).
Here are my charts (they are for 15mm figures):