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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2018 5:42 p.m. PST

What's a good historical battle that makes a well balanced scenario for Black Powder? I'm thinking of a battle where both sides have an even chance of winning without having to make major rule changes or troop changes to make it competative.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2018 7:09 p.m. PST

You know, for a game which insists it doesn't have a scale, that leaves it pretty well wide open, though I still regard "even chance" as the domain of tournament gamers. That said:
The bigger and more formal southern battles of the AWI--Camden, Cowpens, Guilford, Hobkirk's Hill and Eutaw Springs.
From the War of 1812, Stony Creek, Chippewa, Lundy's Lane and Bladensburg
Buena Vista.
The first battle or two of Havelock's march on Cawnpore. After that, the British morale advantage becomes too great.
Would the ACW and Napoleonics experts care to take over from here?

Wackmole921 Jul 2018 7:28 p.m. PST

1st bull run

MiniatureWargaming dot com21 Jul 2018 8:07 p.m. PST

I have played Eutaw Springs with a number of different rules sets, and it is always balanced.

Dexter Ward22 Jul 2018 2:39 a.m. PST

Albuera, Quatre Bras, Aspern-Essling

MajorB22 Jul 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

I'm thinking of a battle where both sides have an even chance of winning

How do you calculate the chance of winning?

Winston Smith23 Jul 2018 7:18 a.m. PST

There you go again. There is no way to "calculate", as you well know. Even choice of rules change the "probability".
At best it's a feeling that a GM has based on period and rules.
A different card draw in Flames of Liberty can change everything.

Winston Smith23 Jul 2018 7:21 a.m. PST

I read many game reports of the French winning at Waterloo and the Confederates winning at Gettysburg.

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