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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2020 1:49 p.m. PST

Can the popular set of rules cover the "Age of Rifles" (ie 1860-1914) with a Supplemental book or would it be too difficult to bend the rules of this period due to longer firearm and arty ranges, and other reasons?

RudyNelson29 Sep 2020 2:12 p.m. PST

Black Powder has supplements covering several British colonial campaigns. Plus there is the ACW supplement. So you should be able to get one of the colonial systems.

Capt John Miller29 Sep 2020 7:33 p.m. PST

Remember, BP is a "toolbox" of rules that can be modded to suit your needs.

advocate30 Sep 2020 12:02 a.m. PST

I was always in favour of a "Shoot First!" rule, for this period especially.
Units fire before rolling for command. Any unit that fires gets a -1 to command.
This prevents rushing up to close range and getting the first shot in. It also slows down units who get involved in a firefight, so adding a real decision point from a game point of view.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2020 1:15 p.m. PST

As much as I know it will never happen, I'd love to see a Franco-Prussian Campaign book for BP.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2020 12:11 a.m. PST

Well… the Perrys recently revealed they'll be releasing a FPW range, so since they're very close to the BP guys and seem to game with them pretty often… never say never! When those figures are released you may at least get a FPW/Black Powder magazine article, no doubt illustrated with some very nice pics.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2020 7:43 a.m. PST

Oh my goodness! That is excellent news Guru! I'd love to paint up and game battle of St. Privat.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2020 1:38 p.m. PST



Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2020 12:42 a.m. PST

Oh those are gonna be nice Guru! Hope the Prussian allies like the Bavarians are included too!

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