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BillyNM28 Apr 2018 4:33 a.m. PST

I have used them – but not a lot as AWI isn't one of my periods. I like them but I find the random movement can be slow if you're fighting more than half a dozen units a side. For command and control we've always just used written orders that apply until changed by the commander who had to be with the unit – I've thought about adding ADCs to send messages but never got round to it. For non-competition gaming this form of C&C is fine. I've always found the shooting and especially the combat system to be very satisfactory, it's refreshing not to roll buckets of dice. As the rules are free I'd recommend you try them and tweak to suit your tastes – I've had a go converting to hexes.

parrskool28 Apr 2018 4:41 a.m. PST

… wasn't there a version for European wars ???

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Apr 2018 7:47 a.m. PST

I'm not sure how much of an "update" you would regard it, but "British Grenadier" is an amalgamation of "Loose Files & American Scramble" with the Napoleonic "General de Brigade". Personally, I regard BG as the best set of AWI rules I have ever played, but I also acknowledge that it is not everyone's cup of tea because its is best learned by playing with/against someone who is already familiar with the rules.

BorisTheSpider28 Apr 2018 9:24 a.m. PST

I like these, reminded me of Loose Files a bit. link

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Apr 2018 11:13 a.m. PST

Fair enough, AC.

Jeffers28 Apr 2018 12:33 p.m. PST

Love the rules but made a few changes over the years to tie up some of the loose ends. I liked he random movement but adapted it a little so that you could move a short controlled distance or roll for a longer move and risk disorder.
Not played it for years as I sold my 6mm collection and haven't had the time/money to replace it with Blue Moon figures, but I would probably revisit the original set as it was designed for 15mm. I can put a copy of my 6mm set up on my wiki site if you wish.

Virginia Tory29 Apr 2018 4:37 a.m. PST

BG actually plays fairly quickly once you get the hang of it.

Jeffers29 Apr 2018 10:28 a.m. PST

Look here:

I've dumped everything here for you that I had on my old wiki. The campaign rules are based on the Columbia Games Liberty map, which I would still use because it's attractive to look at! Hope you find some useful ideas in there.

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