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Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jan 2020 1:53 p.m. PST

There's been some chatter that some people aren't interested in the rules because they use a square grid. As one of the reviewers has mentioned the rules have a chapter that explains how to use them without a grid and with a tape measure instead. There's more detail on how this works here: link

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2020 5:25 a.m. PST

Never seen grids as an issue, plenty of rule sets use grids/hexes. I have never had an issue with them; don't wargamers buy a set of rules then often bastardise them to their own needs (aka 'house rules')?

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Jon

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jan 2020 7:36 a.m. PST

@korsun0 I don't understand the problem either. I've converted rules both ways, adding and subtracting squares to suit. I've converted SPI games to figure games too.

And I usually chop rule sets about anyway.

Trebian

Royal Marine18 Jan 2020 2:19 p.m. PST

These are good rules, mainly because they introduce a period and continent not much played. Grid squares work well in other games so these rules should be supported.

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jan 2020 12:54 p.m. PST

@Royal Marine: Thanks for your support. Hope you enjoy your games with them. If you can find the time stick a review on Amazon.

Durando23 Feb 2020 3:05 p.m. PST

I think some high quality photos of a game with some good painted miniatures and an article written for one of the magazine's would see interest increase

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Feb 2020 9:12 a.m. PST

@Durando: That's a good point. Alas I have what I have, – 15mm miniatures painted with a big brush and covered with tinted varnish. I think the glossy mags want 28mm painted in the fashionable GW style. I have pondered on writing an article, but there's so much on the go at the moment that it hasn't reached the top of the pile yet.

Royal Marine01 Mar 2020 5:00 a.m. PST

@Trebian we haven't played the rules yet as we've been up and down the Shenandoah Valley since January in some sort of Civil War. Hope to give them a run out sometime soon though.

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Mar 2020 3:05 a.m. PST

@Royal Marine: You cannot know how both excited and slightly worried I am ahead of the first battle report for either of my rule sets.

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