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panzerjager31 May 2018 5:29 a.m. PST

Received a nice note on my FB Anglo-Zulu war feed concerning the free download of Black Powder Rules on PDF. Just downloaded a copy.


Even if you do not use or like these rules, they make for good reading.



Personal logo Texas Jack Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2018 6:05 a.m. PST

Hail Caesar and Pike and Shotte are also available.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

Very cool, thanks.

BorisTheSpider31 May 2018 12:11 p.m. PST

Tres bien!

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2018 12:40 p.m. PST



coopman31 May 2018 3:30 p.m. PST

Thanks! Just got the P&S rulebook for free.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2018 4:56 p.m. PST

Awesome! I finally get to read the rules!

- Ix

Toaster31 May 2018 8:44 p.m. PST

And I just picked up some Empress NZ Wars Maori today as well.


Marc the plastics fan01 Jun 2018 10:18 a.m. PST

I have BP and HC but these are handy to have on my iPad for travel etc, or for the search facility. A nice move, and I guess they have seen sales dwindle, so a push to get people to use the. And so buy supplements

Good marketing to my way of thinking, so I am happy

kustenjaeger01 Jun 2018 10:28 a.m. PST

I've picked up digital BP (which I have a hard copy of), HC and P&S from the UK store.

Thanks for the heads up.


itaphil Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2018 10:47 a.m. PST

Excellent. Thanks for sharing.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2018 6:57 p.m. PST

Are they coming out with a new version of BP? That might be a reason for the free download.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2018 8:22 a.m. PST

That wouldn't explain the other downloads, though.

Mister Tibbles02 Jun 2018 3:12 p.m. PST

The free downloads are for a limited time. Give away rules, maybe sell some more miniatures as a result? I already own them, but nice to have an official pdf. Picked up some other free downloads.

I wish they would give Bolt Action 2e as a free download. I already own 1e and really don't want to buy the rules again since I play solo. I know I'm cheap, but also lucky if I play once a year. ;-)

Steelkilt02 Jun 2018 6:31 p.m. PST

Thanks for posting the link!

Maxshadow02 Jun 2018 6:41 p.m. PST

Thanks. I wanted to see how the P&S book approached Reiters for my WSS armies but didn't want to buy the book for one rule!

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2018 9:42 a.m. PST

I wanted to see how the P&S book approached Reiters for my WSS armies but didn't want to buy the book for one rule!

You may not get a satisfactory answer. For WSS, I believe you'd need "Last Argument of Kings" which is a Black Powder supplement and not for Pike and Shotte.

Pike and Shotte has two supplements, "To Kill and King" for the ECW and "Devil's Playground" for the Thirty Years War.

Both rule sets are rather generic. If you want to know how a specific unit fought for a specific conflict, you'll need a specific book for that conflict. Or make it up based on what you already know.

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