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arthur181510 Sep 2019 1:37 p.m. PST

I've just seen these rules on Wargame Vault, but the description says very little and there is no preview. Does anyone possess a copy and could give me some information about the rules? Thanks in anticipation.

arthur181512 Sep 2019 12:59 p.m. PST

After emailing the author and receiving a helpful reply I have purchased the PDF from Wargames Vault.

The rulebook is only 15 pages long, including the cover, and contains the rules, army lists for the main combatants and a simple scenario for Waterloo.

Figures must be mounted on 1 inch square bases and represent brigades of 1000 or more men. D8 are required. Unit losses are represented by morale chips.

The rules are simple and appear suitable for youngsters and newcomers to the hobby to fight large battles in a relatively short time. When I've played a few games I'll report back in more detail.

Whirlwind12 Sep 2019 1:09 p.m. PST

Thanks very much Arthur, that sounds interesting.

alphus9916 Sep 2019 11:50 a.m. PST

I'd like to hear more in due course, too :)

Aloha6027 Sep 2019 1:39 p.m. PST


1 base (1" square) = 1000-5000 troops (Brigade).

Initiative Phase, Movement Phase, Combat Phase & Morale Phase.

Winner of initiative moves first followed by opponent moving their troops.

Combat follows (if in base to base contact) with possible morale check if unit has a 'Morale chit' – initiative winners artillery may fire during this phase.

Morale phase for getting rid of 'Morale chits'

3 chits and its 'goodbye' for a unit.

There is no ground or time scale.

There are some extras: 'Types of play, National characteristics & scenario (Waterloo).

Thoughts: scenario seems very light on artillery, minimal text will require some house rules, mods or communication with author, skeleton of a very compact & easy to play game.

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