Welcome Ivor, I'm familiar with some of your ACW work, mainly through The Zouave and Charge magazines (and owning a copy of BAB). Good to hear you also have an interest in SYW.
Welcome Nick. Like you my SYW journey has been in fits and starts. Initially I had 15mm armies for Konig Krieg, but it never really took off. Sold those, then moved to 10mm and initially used Minden Rose, but found the melee rules difficult to untangle, especially in multiple melees. However they did get me building up my armies. Then moved on to Maurice, but found those games difficult to satisfactorily conclude - the attacker always seems to be at a disadvantage. Black Powder proved to be a much better option, provided most of the extra rules for Prussians were ignored. However, I picked up a copy of HOW at a show in November and am totally hooked on them, to the extent that I am once again buying figures and expanding my armies with a view to campaigning.
Hello all,Kenneth Armstrong-Taylor,52,live in Aveyron,France.Been wargaming since I went to the big school.First fell for the tricorn men from the start.Today I am mainly into 40mm but do have a largish 28mm french army,mainly converted warrior figures.cannt wait to try these rules out and modernise my thinking.Any one passing this way is always welcome for a game.French,English German and at a push Italien spoken.
yes its from the cymrieg,only thing stopping me from taking French nationality is the little game played every year befor Easter,just cannt get behind those thugs in blue when those red boys are there.24 years Ive been here been teaching rugby to French children for 15,but you cannt change an old dog to quickly.
Hi everyone, Graham Cummings - have always loved the 18th century in particular the War of the Austrian Succession and the '45 rebellion so much so I contracted my own figures to be sculpted and formed my own very small business ( Crann Tara Miniatures).
Keith I have played the rules and thoroughly enjoyed them - a little tweaking with house rules but nothing dramatic. I will be using them at my demo game at Partizan this year. Graham
Keith, Thanks. The game will be based on Marshall Saxe's proposed invasion of England in 1744 in order to put the young Charles Stuart on the throne. I've picked up on Colin's house rules re canister range etc. Going to try out the '45 suggestions and see how they pan out. The rest as they say is under consideration Graham
My first game with these rules when they arrive is going to be a reoccupation maybe even liberation of Ireland.Irish scots brigade with kerns v German blue coats and my 3 British battalions.A completly possible imaginary scenario that I cannt bring prejudice too.Not sure what to do if any one wants to surrender.
I purchased a copy of the rules on Kindle, after finding my local shop didn't carry a copy. The rules look like my cup of tea. I hope to try them out next week, after our current Franco-Prussian war battle is resolved.
I live in New York City with my wife. I was born and raised in the city and began gaming with toy soldiers back in 1963. Our little gaming group is called The Corlears Hook Fencibles, after the name of our local area and park. By the way, the slang term "hookers" derives from this neighborhood, which boasted the cheapest street walkers in the 19th century. For years I thought Corlear was a Dutch name but a Dutch friend says not. A recent book about colonial wars in the Mohawk valley says it is an Algonquin term for tribal diplomats. But I digress...
We have a bunch of 15mm Seven Years War figures. Of late the only rules we've used for them have been Neil Thomas' One Hour Wargames. Honours of War looks to be more substantial without needing advanced mathematics. Let's see, I have Prussians and Russian, other Fencibles have Austrians, French and British. And some 96 Indians so we can venture across the pond with the French and Indian War.