Luckily John returned to them and used them in his big game. The rules worked well even with all the figures being on one base representing one regiment which made things a bit fiddly as we recorded the causalities.
The yellow tokens indicate that my units had thrown their additional rally throws in order not to become disordered. Sadly I failed every re roll!
Releasing one of my reserve cavalry regiments I charged into the weakened and disordered triumphant Austrian dragoons. Pay back time. All I needed to cause causalities was anything but a one. What could go wrong?
Rank and File provided a great game with a lot of friction for both players. Nothing is guaranteed, the commanders of which I lost two due to combat can assist a unit in a morale situation but dont have the influence that they have in Black Powder which somehow added to the battle.
The principles are simple and I understood the basics after a couple of moves. The rules worked really well for the Seven Years War period and gave a better feel for the period than their rivals Black Powder. I will use them again when using my armies and I have replaced my dice.
French heavy cavalry painted by the great Tony Runkee. Sadly they may look good but they fight like girls.