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Dynaman878905 Nov 2017 8:02 a.m. PST

Some pictures on my blog of Fall In 2017. First Con I've been to in a couple years now.



HappyHiker Inactive Member05 Nov 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

So I need help. I've been playing kings of war and black powder with my 9 year old son(9 may just be too young) anyway we've had a good time playing kings of war. But this year we've been painting up napolionic s for black powder and had a few ok games. Today we went for a 'big' 8 battalion aside battle. It was a disaster. Nobody ever dies we played for hours until even I got bored and gave up. I've had to promise we'll never play bp again. So maybe I'm getting the rules wrong, bp has lots of modifiers etc, but it boils down to attack a unit from all sides and totally smash it, take the break test, even with a -5 modifier due to being smashed, roll a 11 unit retires. Everybody just retired not broken, game went on forever.

So is there a really simple rule set simpler than bp? With minimum admin, and ideally not too much u go I go? I was thinking over the hills, but the fatigue counters my be too much admin ? Or is bp as simple as it gets? Or am I just playing it wrong?

I guess the alternative is to mod kow for napolionics?

olicana05 Nov 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

Did you play the broken brigade rule? When half a brigade is lost or shaken it is broken.

All units save on 6s, all shaken within 12" of the enemy must retire, no rallies, etc.

Half Brigades broken, army broken.

Black Hat Miniatures05 Nov 2017 10:06 a.m. PST

Neil Thomas's napoleonics rules give a good game and are simple to follow without all the special rules, etc that bog black powder down…


davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

I would also recommend Neil Thomas for getting started with a 9 y/o. Lots of different eras to try

Dynaman878905 Nov 2017 10:47 a.m. PST

So this is 2here my fall in post went. And the lockfile bug is back more than 3ver. So much for tmp 4.0

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2017 11:04 a.m. PST

Thanks for the report on Fall In, Dynaman8789.

HappyHiker Inactive Member05 Nov 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

Errm not sure what's happened there ? Different post title. I'll check out Neil Thomas. Sorry to hijack your thread.

olicana05 Nov 2017 12:54 p.m. PST

three conjoined posts, now there's a novelty.

Dynaman878905 Nov 2017 1:15 p.m. PST

> three conjoined posts, now there's a novelty.

Give it time, it will become commonplace…

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2017 1:16 p.m. PST

If you want some simple Napoleonic rules, try Larry
Brom's 'Before I was a Marshal…' available from
Sergeants3. These are designed for convention play
and you should reach a conclusion in about 2-3 hours.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2017 2:20 p.m. PST

Great Day for the bug. Would love to know more about the titled topic…..The rest baffles me

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