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Offline CapnJim

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Re: Napoleonic Rules for small battles?
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2021, 05:05:31 PM »
WARNING - the following may be considered heresy by some!  :o  Having said that...

I would try Black Powder.  The heresy part is a single rank of figures per unit.  5 stands of 3 figures each.  15 figs per infantry unit.  The game itself works well for a fight of that size, and would fit on a 6x4 table easily enough.  Just my 2 cents...
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Offline NurgleHH

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Re: Napoleonic Rules for small battles?
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2021, 07:23:18 PM »
I would mention Fiftful of Lead:Big Battles with Fistful of Lead: Horse and Muskets 2.0
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Offline LazyStudent

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Re: Napoleonic Rules for small battles?
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2021, 08:30:32 AM »
To suggest something that takes the scale up a little bit, I would suggest looking at General d'Brigade or even British Grenadier (the AWI version) by Dave Brown. Both work with the battalion as the main unit, and while people have suffer from a lot of size creep, the rules work very nicely on a small division vs small division size scenario. 

Offline Norm

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Re: Napoleonic Rules for small battles?
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2021, 04:59:31 PM »
I think this chap uses home made rules, but thought you might like browsing through his blog as he uses a 6x4 with low unit count and has some excellent games. Link

http://hintonhunt.blogspot.com/2021/05/the-battle-of-bournemouth-game.html

Offline LazyStudent

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Re: Napoleonic Rules for small battles?
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2021, 08:55:53 AM »
Norm has a very good point, if you are happy to use home written rules then I can recommend looking into the following:

- https://chasseuracheval.blogspot.com/p/321-fast-play-napoleonic-rules.html

- http://landofthelead.blogspot.com/2013/12/28mm-napoleonics-2nd-game-with1-page.html

Offline ilkley Old School

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Re: Napoleonic Rules for small battles?
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2021, 09:34:00 PM »
I prefer the classics. So its Charge for me.


Offline SteveBurt

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Re: Napoleonic Rules for small battles?
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2021, 08:52:28 PM »
Charge is brilliant - but the rules are for 18th Century battles, not Napoleonics

 

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