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jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2018 5:50 a.m. PST

Due to space constraints we are offering the rules for £10.00 GBP per copy ex postage.

Find out more here:

leagueofaugsburg.blogspot.co.uk

Last Hussar03 Mar 2018 3:28 p.m. PST

Linky on the blog would be useful.

Last Hussar03 Mar 2018 3:41 p.m. PST

The postage is saying nil

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2018 10:08 a.m. PST

Fixed, thanks – small glitch. Link also on blog

Last Hussar04 Mar 2018 2:17 p.m. PST

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the link text isn't set up as a link.

However…

Bought more stuff I don't really need!

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2018 2:43 p.m. PST

Excellent rules. I bought my second copy some time back as the first one died.

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2018 3:18 p.m. PST

Finally, now it working :)

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

for those who have enquired whether the gatefold play sheet is part of the deal, yes it is!

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 9:06 a.m. PST

This seems to have given interest in the rule system a real kick in the pants – so much so that we have dusted off the never released Crimean Supplement – Four Empires. If there is enough interest we'll publish this in pdf only format

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 11:57 a.m. PST

The issue of a scenarios book is also under discussion right now

nsolomon9902 Apr 2018 4:59 p.m. PST

Just an observation …

In favour of a scenarios book might be the argument that there are a number of rules sets out there, some quite recent, that play at roughly the same size and scale and command level as Republic to Empire. Players of these other sets might also be attracted to a scenario book, so your potential market is broader than the customer base of your rules.

All dependant on the content of the scenarios book, of course.

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 1:18 p.m. PST

of course.

It would be interesting to see if a general selection was favoured or campaign specific ie
1806
1809
Russia
Peninsular
100 Days
etc

Marc at work18 Apr 2018 5:36 a.m. PST

Michael Hopper has cornered 1809 so you may wish to start on another period to attract the widest interest.

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2018 12:06 a.m. PST

We are running a nice big Aspern game at Claymore at the beginning of August for anyone want to see the rules in action

nsolomon9921 Jul 2018 1:37 a.m. PST

Definitely interested in a RtoE refight of Aspern!!

John Edmundson21 Jul 2018 3:35 a.m. PST

"In favour of a scenarios book might be the argument that there are a number of rules sets out there, some quite recent, that play at roughly the same size and scale and command level as Republic to Empire. Players of these other sets might also be attracted to a scenario book, so your potential market is broader than the customer base of your rules."

On the other hand, it might be so easy to modify the existing scenarios, many of which are written to be adaptable to multiple rule sets, that there would be little demand, unless for periods not well covered already.

Cheers,
John

The Wargaming Company21 Jul 2018 8:10 a.m. PST

Players of these other sets might also be attracted to a scenario book, so your potential market is broader than the customer base of your rules.

It would be interesting to see if a general selection was favoured or campaign specific i.e.
1806
1809
Russia
Peninsular
100 Days
etc

This is exactly what we have done with our ESR Campaign Guide Series. Our Campaign Guides are designed to be used with nearly any Napoleonic rule system. Time is given in time, not turns, our maps are in scale miles, not table feet scaled to any particular game system. The orders of battle provide detail down to the number of battalions of infantry, companies of specialists, squadron groups of cavalry, and artillery batteries; including number and type of guns.

To make life as easy as possible for wargamers, we host a Conversion page on our website which will let players convert the Commander the Unit ratings to any one of nearly two dozen different Napoleonic game systems – including Revolution to Empire. We routinely add support for additional systems to this Conversion guide to help ensure that no matter what game system you favor, you can benefit from our ESR Campaign Guides.

We currently offer ESR Campaign Guides for:

1805-1 covers from Wertingen through Austerlitz in Roll up that Map
1809-1 covers from Teugen-Hausen through Aspern-Essling in The First Battle Lost
1812-1 covers from Mir through Borodino in Master of the World
1813-1 covers from 1st Möckern through 1st Kulm in We shall meet in Vienna
1814-1 covers from Hoogstraten through Vauchamps in The most awful situation
Iberia-1 covers from Medina de Rióseco through Coruña in To Assure My Dynasty

Each ESR Campaign Guide is built around a historical campaign. The scenarios are provided in sequence, with a campaign framework for those who wish to play them as linked battles that determine the outcome of a larger game.

Each scenario is presented in a clear and easy to use format:

The Host Briefing: This gives a general historical context of what brought the two armies to this battle, a map that details the starting areas and arrival locations of all troops involved, an expectation for the scenario's duration and difficulty, the number of recommended players, and any special rules or conditions that apply.

The French Briefing: This is designed to be shown only to the French player(s) and gives a brief historical context of what the French knew coming into the engagement, a map based only on the French intelligence, the French victory conditions for the scenario, and the terrain conditions. Capped off with the French order of battle.

The Allied Briefing: This is designed to be shown only to the Allied player(s) and gives a brief historical context of what the Allies knew coming into the engagement, a map based only on the Allied intelligence, the Allied victory conditions for the scenario, and the terrain conditions. Ending with the Allied order of battle.

For battles where two portions of an Army are separated and have no communication or coordination; such as 1st Kulm, or Montmirail; we provide an additional briefing for the separated Army, so that it confronts the situation with only what the historical counterpart knew at the time.

Large engagements such as Austerlitz or Borodino are not broken into several different scenarios, but offered as single, large actions. We trust that players who wish to only fight a portion of such a big scenario are well capable of subdividing them and we try to ensure our maps, organizational tables, and the like do not get in the way of such efforts.

A unique feature of our ESR Campaign Guides is that each one includes between several hundred and over a thousand uniform plates. We aim to include every unit that is involved in any of the scenarios. Therefore, if you want to play the Battle of Dürenstein in 1805, but you need to paint up the Russian Vyatka Musketeer Regiment, you can simply open the included Uniform Guide to the appropriate page and fine them front and center:

-TWC
thewargamingcompany.com

Stoppage22 Jul 2018 10:07 a.m. PST

Great thread hi-jack!

Marc the plastics fan23 Jul 2018 9:33 a.m. PST

Oh to see a thread that doesn't have ESR on it.

But fair play to them, they are really pushing that marketing plan. Bit too hard sell for me but each to their own

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