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FriedericusRex26 Apr 2020 9:10 a.m. PST

I'm a great fan of FOB and noticed today that it's newest version is now available.
I instantaneously ordered it and afterwards asking you if anybody had the opportunity to test it :-)

Greets Franz

Bede1900226 Apr 2020 9:25 a.m. PST

A new version?

Brownand26 Apr 2020 9:37 a.m. PST


JimDuncanUK26 Apr 2020 9:56 a.m. PST

FOB, it's a thing you keep your car keys on :)

Mike Petro26 Apr 2020 10:25 a.m. PST

Saw that. Wonder what the difference is? I didn't care for it in Napoleonics (no emergency square).

FriedericusRex26 Apr 2020 11:04 a.m. PST

Hi gents,

sorry I should have stated it completely – Piquet Field of Battle 3

Card-based system, covers 1642 to 1900

Greets Franz

JimDuncanUK26 Apr 2020 11:14 a.m. PST

Not played in my neck of the woods.

Mostly BP or BP2.

Dave Gamer26 Apr 2020 11:36 a.m. PST

I was one of the first to order it but it'll probably be a week or 2 before it comes. I think the pdf version should be available by the end of next week.

For those who care: link

Mike Petro26 Apr 2020 2:37 p.m. PST

Look forward to a review, or a whats new by Brent himself.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2020 1:16 a.m. PST

Waiting for PDF version.

Personal logo Gonsalvo Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2020 10:01 a.m. PST

I will do a blog post on FoB3 soon, but key differences:

1) Rules/"Lists" to cover the English Civil War

2) Inclusion of the "Season of Battle" simple campaign system

3) UI per unit changes slightly to 4 for Infantry and Cavalry, 3 for Artillery. Units are now removed at zero UI.

4) Sequence deck compositions change, and now there are only three, Poor, Average, and Skilled. The only difference between them are the number of Lull and Leadership Cards: Poor 3 Lull, 3 Leadership, Average 2 Lull, 4 Leadership, and Skilled 1 Lull and 5 Leadership.

5) The definition of the Leadership Card changes, and now includes Maneuvering (the Maneuver card is gone!), and "Daring Deeds".

6) There are clarifications to movement, especially as regards to bridges, Fords, linear obstacles etc, and limits to interpenetration.

7) new Pursuit rules.

Still no Emergency Square rule, but not hard to add (for Napoleonic era) – For example, roll the Defense die type of the infantry against the Defense Die Type of the attacking cavalry, if the infantry win, they form square; if not they don't (no penalty for the attempt). If you want to get fancy, you can add a modifier – Cavalry charged from less than 6", Infantry Down 1, 6.1-12 " no change, 12.1 – 24" Infantry Up 1, 24.1 – 36" Infantry Up 2. Easy-peasy!

Bede1900227 Apr 2020 10:15 a.m. PST

Will a pdf version be released?

If yes, when please?

Personal logo Gonsalvo Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2020 6:11 p.m. PST

Yes, there will be a pdf version. Soon, hopefully within the next week.

Bede1900228 Apr 2020 4:40 a.m. PST


FriedericusRex28 Apr 2020 12:17 p.m. PST

Dear Gonsalvo,

thanks for the compact info und the hack for squares.
I'll note that in my rules.

Also great news on the PDF. I ordered the rules and 2 card decks at sundays. Is there a discount for me?

Greets Franz

FriedericusRex16 May 2020 4:02 a.m. PST

I placed an order on April 26th.
I tried to make contact but didn't receive a reply since my order was received by Piquet.
Are there any problems over there?

Greets Franz

FriedericusRex19 May 2020 4:50 a.m. PST

I received a very good answer from Brent yesterday.
I didn't notice that the ruleset is produced via POD

Greets Franz

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