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KeepYourPowderDry31 Jul 2022 10:51 p.m. PST

My latest rules review looks at the stalwart Forlorn Hope rules. Old style rules, possibly not for those weaned on bish-bash-bosh style of play.

Spoiler alert: I rather like them


Timbo W01 Aug 2022 11:27 a.m. PST

My favourite set of ECW rules too, but with some qualification. They do best for the smaller battles in my view, eg Nantwich, Stratton or Hopton Heath.

For the bigger battles eg 1st Newbury, Cropredy, Cheriton I found that running them as an umpire gave me a literal headache. Too many tables and reactions, at least when most of the players were unfamiliar with the rules. Eventually I switched to 1644 for the larger battles. These are a bit 'bang, you're dead' and musketry is very lethal very quickly, but they are a lot faster and simpler to play.

takeda33301 Aug 2022 10:23 p.m. PST

The charts and army lists alone are a must have. Agree the rules are a little much for those wishing to play something faster.

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