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Thursday, 30 July 2015
I Have Seen the Future.
My rules of choice were Frank Chadwick's original Volley and Bayonet wargames rules which while on the face of it seemed simplistic, were and are very subtle and well thought out rules.
Now its fair to say since I took on my two big wargames projects of the SYW and the Italian Wars I have neglected the Napoleonic period, which is a real shame.
That was until John invited me to fight a Napoleonic 10mm game using the new Blucher rules written by Sam Mustafa.
In the words of Rene Zelwhigger, the rules had me from the start. Again on the face of it the system seems very simplistic, the reality is the opposite. I have now used the rules twice, and can honestly say, I have seen the future of Napoleonic wargaming, the rules are that good.
I have taken the step of actually buying the rules, which proves to me that I am very impressed with them. What is so good about them, well the command and control for one, the firing systems for a second, and I particularly like the way certain commanders can influence a unit or corps.
Now I have the rules I intend to see if I can use my 6mm armies without too much rebasing etc.
I dont think it should be too much of an issue, but I would like to pretty up the basing and make the divisions of my figures really look like a division of troops.
Sam Mustafa has an excellent site regarding the rules and is worth a visit just to see what I am burbling on about
Certainly for me an exciting wargaming development.
A photograph, of my original Volley and Bayonet based 6mm Napoleonic troops.