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DinOfBattle221 Sep 2011 8:00 a.m. PST

Good morning,

I wanted to officially announce that Din of Battle 2nd edition (Colonial Supplement for Piquet) is officially available to purchase.

Piquet: piquet.com
Author's DoB2 Website: link

Thanks
Eric Burgess

Allen5721 Sep 2011 9:02 a.m. PST

Eric,

A bit concerned about asking since my attempts to figure out what Piquet is were incorrectly interpreted when I initially asked questions. I am not bashing your rules or any of the Piquet system.

Am I correct that these rules need the basic Piquet rules to play?

What about Field of Battle? How does DoB2 differ from those rules? It seems they both cover the same eras so I have to assume there is some difference in mechanics or focus.

Your AARs on the Plains Wars piqued my interest in the Piquet rules. I really liked your Plains War campaign using the DoB2 rules but there are so many Piquet sets that I am a bit confused.

Al

JeffGrein21 Sep 2011 9:39 a.m. PST

Al,

You are correct that you need the basic rules to use DOB2. I think the basic rules are heavily discounted though. FoB is a different game. The base mechanics are the same but the game does play differently. I will let Eric answer any specific questions since this is his baby.

Jeff

DinOfBattle221 Sep 2011 10:11 a.m. PST

Hi Al,

As Jeff said, you will need the Piquet Master Rules to play Din of Battle 2nd edition, although I tried to put as much information directly into DoB2 so you don't have to keep referencing the Master rules.

Field of Battle and Piquet are similar, but pretty different. Both use cards as the sequence of play. FoB is "lighter" in that it has less things to deal with and the impetus is equal in FoB.

If you want more detailed information, you are welcome to ask question directly – EBurgess@Carolina.rr.com.

As you see from my blog I have used DoB2 to fight both a Boxer Rebellion Campaign and Plains War campaign.

Lastly, Din of Battle 2 is focused one Colonial Warfare while Field of Battle is more about large scale conflicts with a couple big colonial periods thrown in.

DoB2, in my opinion, will have much more colonial flavor due to unique sequence decks, campaign muster special rules, stratagems, and more unique unit ratings.

Cheers!
Eric

Gonsalvo21 Sep 2011 11:49 a.m. PST

Hi Al,

If you have not played either Piquet or Field of Battle it is a bit hard to understand the differences. They come from a shared lineage, but are certainly different games despite their commonalities. There is a very detailed review of FoB and FoB2 on my blog at:

link

A detailed description of Piquet, and my own Band of Brothers 2nd edition supplement for same can be found here at my old site:

gonsalvo.com/bob/index.html

I probably should do a post contrasting Piquet and FoB at some point, as it is a very common question. *In general*, the period supplements will have more period detail/flavor. Piquet itself is both more chaotic, but also requires more tough choices on the part of the gamer. Field of Battle is potentially less "unfair" and plays and sets up faster, but may have somewhat less period flavor as tings are "painted' with a broader brush in this set. Field of Battle is unquestionably the better choice for big games (especially involving more than 2-3 players a side), and most gamers will find it easier to learn and "buy into" the design if coming from more traditional systems. For one or two players a side, and especially solo games, the standard Piquet Supplements (which do require the Master rules, but those are only $5) are great if you can accept far less than perfect control of your army!

Peter

doug612522 Sep 2011 4:00 a.m. PST

What scale are these rules best suited for?

DinOfBattle222 Sep 2011 5:01 a.m. PST

Are you talking miniature scale or game scale?

The rules should work with all miniatures scales, except maybe 40mm. We have playtested with 15mm and 25mm.

There are three game scales: squad, company, and battalion where that is the size of the smallest unit in on the table.

Eric

laptot28 Sep 2011 4:12 p.m. PST

Eric,
Recieved the 2nd ed. you so kindly sent me. Fantastic customer service.

Thanks Again

Malcolm

michaelw989 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 8:04 a.m. PST

Where can I get Din of Battle 2nd Edition? The links don't appear to go to it

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