Anyway for yesterdays game at John's he hosted a large ACW game using the new Pickett's Charge Rules by Dave Brown.
Now John knows I love the Blackpowder derivative for the ACW, I was also impressed by his amalgamation of them with the old Fire and Fury so when he said we were going to use new rules, I was a bit concerned about rule overload.
Well what a lovely surprise, the battle was extremely tense, I was the Union this time, very frustrating [ same old story, ones when I needed sixes and vice versa] but fast moving. Dave has captured the friction brilliantly, and has given a great feel for a period where the armies were heroic at times, panicky at other times, and in the early years, just not well trained. I cannot recommend these rules enough, yes I will still use Blackpowder, but these wargame rules just feel right for my understanding of the period [ which doesn't say too much]
Don't expect your troops to march where you want and do the things you expect. A great game even though I was whipped, let down by the Iron Brigade!