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LORDGHEE30 Oct 2013 12:13 p.m. PST

What is the sequence of play?


Lord Ghee

RudyNelson30 Oct 2013 1:05 p.m. PST

I assume we are not talking about the 1976 set of napoleonic rules that I have. They have one in it.

ancientsgamer30 Oct 2013 1:44 p.m. PST

Please, don't go before Empire II, you will thank me later!

LORDGHEE30 Oct 2013 5:49 p.m. PST

I remember playing Empire and enjoying it. My copy is in a box under many boxes. I have not look at it in decades so fuzy on the Sequence. Need some help please. jusat a list is what I need.

Lord Ghee

Yankees Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2013 6:12 p.m. PST

Old technology. There are better games out there

RudyNelson31 Oct 2013 5:42 a.m. PST

Disagrre on the old Tech. Rule system design is always based on some prior concepts.
The bucket of dice for Napoleonics were dominant prior to Empire. It was the first modern developed system to return to the matrix concept of combat
I do tend to agree that Empire 1 and 2 were the best. I never played 3 but once and the others never.

Current systems are based on prior systems in some mechanic ways. So the term Old Tech does not apply to game design.

captain canada31 Oct 2013 3:14 p.m. PST

Too detetministic. Little allowance for luck.

LORDGHEE31 Oct 2013 7:44 p.m. PST

Ack no one has the Sequence to share?

Lord Ghee

Bandit11 Dec 2013 6:59 p.m. PST

As though "old" is bad. There are lots of valid complaints against Empire, "old" is not one.


The Bandit

WarDepotDavid11 Dec 2013 11:18 p.m. PST

Here's a link to a quick learn tool I wrote for Empire V which has the turn sequence in it.


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2013 4:53 p.m. PST

Empire, Ist Edition, 1975

Pg. 2, Playing Sequence

1. Writing or changing of orders, if any.

2. Change of formation or change of facing.

3. Movement of troops.

4. Artillery fire.

5. Smalls Arms fire (all fire and movement is assumed to be simultaneous but small arms fire is issued after artillery casualties are removed).

6. Close-Action, and Close-Action Results.

LORDGHEE16 Dec 2013 12:45 p.m. PST

Thanks for the information WarDepotDavid and Joes Shop.

Lord Ghee

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2013 7:33 p.m. PST

Move & act with your stuff then wait for like 1-2 hours for the other side moves and acts.


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2013 6:55 a.m. PST

What old folks home are you playing at?

Art15 Jun 2014 7:32 p.m. PST

G'Day Gents

I have some friends coming over tomorrow who have never played any Napoleonic game.

So as to introduce them into the Napoleonic gaming…I am using Empire I…

And for those who know me…I am a right xxxx about tearing into rules…

But Empire I and Empire II still has their usefulness.

Best Regards

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