At the end of the last century, in 1997 a local group in Western New York, The Jogglers, began toying with many miniature rule sets. They collectively came to the conclusion that each and every set of rules they played had virtues but none seem to fulfill their understanding of history as revealed and exemplified through their miniature gaming. Their first inclination was to simply modify existing popular trendy sets of rules pouring out of the hobby. This proved most unfulfilling. Since they knew that most gamers not attending conventions modified rules. Modifying the popular rules proved equally unfulfilling. There was only one alternative. . . write their own. This they did with the Hack Series. In the back ground Richard developed Eagles, Swords and Bayonets.