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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2019 2:22 p.m. PST

"It's was a week late for the the 214th anniversary of Austerlitz, but I only thought of setting it up on the actual anniversary & I wanted to knock up a new set of rules for the job. To make a good simulation of a large historical battle it is necessary to use a ground scale of something like 12" = 1 km to fit the battlefield onto a practically sized wargames table. Even at that, Austerlitz requires a 12'x6' table. Given that scale, 6mm figs are the best choice as larger figs are way out of scale with the terrain. I also happen to have a vast pile of 40 year old 6mm Napoleonic figs that only need a bit of base repair to get back into service. In the 1990's we had house rules for this scale of battle in "Marathon to Mafeking" but rules have moved on a bit since then so I wrote a new set rules for large black powder era battles. I chose Austerlitz to play test them because it was arguably Napoleon's greatest victory & it has all the elements to make it a good test bed. This set of rules (with the working title Austerlitz Rules are a mix of my Musket Action & my old Marathon to Mafeking 6mm rules. They are basically a simplifying edit of Musket Action, with less tactical options to sped up play, but more emphasis on grand tactics with a chain of command CIC-Corps/Division-Brigade. The turn sequence is IGoUGo, because as much as I like the Bolt Action system, it is isn't practical for very large numbers of units…"

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