This site has been up for around 3 years now. My thanks to all who have posted (apart from the spammers). I'm sure other members and guests won't object if I say a particular thanks to those who have reached the status of 'Gods" - you are the guys who have made the site something of a community. I thought it was time for me to give something back.
I've been working on some basic Horse and Musket rules lately, and decided to produce a SYW version for this site. They can be found in the downloads section.
Feedback and questions (within this thread) would be very welcome . They are written for 28mm figures - for 15mm you can deduct a third if you want to use a smaller table, and for 6-10mm use centimetres in place of inches.
Photo below shows a recent playtest using the 'Clash at Kutzdorf' scenario. Click to enlarge.
It sounds really promissing. Perhaps a good idea for large refights like Lafeldt 1747 or Rocoux 1746. Although I fear that my wife would be confused because the rules are similar (inferior, regular, superior units for example) but different. Maybe it will be better for my group of gamers who prefer very simple rules. Many thanks for sharing.
Es marschierten drei Regimenter wohl über den Rhein...
Dindin - thanks for your comments. Artillery will indeed be a bit weaker in the simple rules. Your ideas about turn sequence are interesting - I'll have to look into them!
Thank you! I felt that your designing the artillery weaker in these rules is justified by the fact that this game may be suitable for very big battles, so the OOB will be "baptised" and an infantry battalion will represent a bigger formation, while a battery might stay a battery. I think that my idea for turn sequence fits for all the horse and musket periods. Movers are not accurate shooters I agree with your idea of attackers shooting before melee. I'm always eager to see how this could apply for GNW to accurately depict the Swedish Gå–På. Congrats, you did your best to keep the rules so short and simple! I'm sure some chaps in the club who do not want to bang their heads much over rule reading, will welcome them! I saw some little spots which probably need fine tuning, but we'd better listen to all other members' feedback and I promise to come again, hopefully having played one game before!