Well the latest 'rules' seemed to work well. A few thoughts below:
Highland Charge melee bonus. I think a +2 is probably fine for the maximum bonus. Afterall cavalry only gets a +1. +3 when charging downhill I think would make them too powerful. More playtesting would certainly help.
Firing against the Highland Charge. I really like the variable response by the unit being charged. Sods law I rolled a 1 in our game, but c'est la guerre;)
No Battalion Guns. It was a bit of a shock at how close untis have to get before they can shoot at each other. For the '45 I can see the Hanoverian/British troops probably only getting 2 shots off before being charged by the Highlanders. Support from the Light Guns is pretty crucial as a result.
Another game planned this week so hopefully more feedback to come.
Post by lordgeorgemurray on May 19, 2017 16:01:46 GMT
Keith (and anyone else for that matter). Can I check what is envisaged for the basing of Highland Infantry. The convention we follow for SYW is that a standard unit has 4 bases, large 5, and small 3. The 45 variant says "Highland infantry will be based as close order infantry but their standard formation is a double line (2 ranks of bases)...."
Using 4 as the standard size does this mean that the Highland unit is 4 bases in total but deployed in 2 ranks (i.e. 2 up front and 2 behind, a square block) OR that the frontage is still 4 stands as per a regular unit but there is a second line giving a unit size of 8 stands. I assume you envisage the former for a standard Highland unit, a large Highland unit could have say 3 up front and 3 behind, can you have large Highland units? I would think no to a small Highland unit as smaller contingents were grouped together to try and create a larger "unit".
No such questions for Lowland Foot or Cav which just follow the normal rules. I like the idea of Triffling Cav units to represented the very small numbers of some Jacobite horse.