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RogerC02 Jun 2018 10:37 a.m. PST

I recently bought a copy of BLB3 with a view to using it for the Great Northern War. I didnt let all the narrative being about Ireland put me off as I know its designed for GNW as well.

We had a playtest on Thursday which generally went really well. The mechanisms are great overall, significant concerns though about the movement, that aside happy to try them a few more times. Write up and pictures on the blog.



Maxshadow02 Jun 2018 2:39 p.m. PST

Beaut looking figures and helpful look at BLB.

RogerC03 Jun 2018 5:02 a.m. PST

Thanks Maxshadow, will be trying them again very son and sharing the results.

redmist112203 Jun 2018 2:52 p.m. PST

I've played all three versions of the sets, and yes, movement is a bit slow. I really enjoy the upgrade of the troops in this version, v2 was not abd at all. But the one thing I'm not a fan of is the simultaneous movement. I would have like a IGUO type method…or something close it as the other play way seems too gamey.

I read recently on their blog a GNW supplement should be coming out by end of the year. I've been waiting for that for a long time. I have a lot of GNW stuff. Oh in version 1 and 2, there are some minor rule changes for GNW too.


RogerC03 Jun 2018 3:29 p.m. PST

I didnt realise it was due so soon, that is exciting. We wil persevere and share our findings as we go.

ToysnSoldiers Inactive Member04 Jun 2018 1:34 a.m. PST


Those are good news. GNW is one of my favourite periods.

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2018 1:53 a.m. PST

Movement for GNW is different but it was in 2nd edition also.
You haven't been specific about your concerns so I cannot comment on them.

RogerC04 Jun 2018 11:52 a.m. PST

Thanks Barry, Clarence did give me some pointers about using march columns, The specific concern was that four inches moves per turn meant that on a 4 foot table we were unable to get to grips in a one night game. Its only our first game and we spent a lot of time walking through stuff so its still to be seen if we think this is a major concern. Essentially covering 4 feet at 4 inches per go with part of the ground hilly reducing to 2 inches per left us concerned that we could not squeeze a game into a 2 -3 hour session unless we started much closer together. Lets see what the next game brings.

RogerC05 Jun 2018 1:30 p.m. PST

Apologies Barry, answers received on the League of Augsburg forum.

RogerC08 Jun 2018 7:00 a.m. PST

Just added a post on the latest playtest using a variation of Feild of Battle see what you think:


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