Just dropped a beauty on the Pendraken forum. Somebody commented that he didn't like Might and Reason, or Maurice as rules for the SYW. He stated that he much preferred Polemos. I replied that, although I quite like the Polemos ECW rules I find the others in the stable rather tedious. Someone then replied to my post that this was the guy who actually wrote the Poloemos SYW rules. Ooer! Anyone else dropped any clangers lately? Best not to mention names.
It sounded like a good scrap and it's good to see that careful positioning of a ho-hum force can hold its own against superior opposition. Interesting also to see that, a la the PM, things are increasingly being put in bunches. I do hope Angus is not now sporting a silly Frankish top knot!
I do this to show that the gun is indeed supporting the battalion, so the line of infantry to the gun is seamless. I also have some separate 3pdrs as light battery pieces with a crew of three figures. Not everyone who I play SYW games with is well versed in C18th warfare so this helps them to determine which guns are supports and which are field pieces.
That seems like a good way of dealing with a tricky situation Ivor. Will bear in mind for my next game. I am intending to produce a National differences playsheet for each nationality, which will also include easy to forget rules and house rules such as your suggestion above and my feelings about the use of canister.
At last the Prussian battalion guns and field gun limbers are complete. Photo 1 shows the strong infantry left wing with the c-in-c marked as dependable and also showing a small 22.5, 30 and 45 degrees marker (Warbases). Photo 2 the field guns and limbers. Photos 3 and 4 the Guard - gun by Pendraken, flags by Baccus, infantry and crew by Old Glory.