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Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2023 2:06 p.m. PST

After playing a few games of Piquet recently I have added Big Man cards from TFL games which I discuss on the first part of my blog. The second part is a battle report of an exciting encounter between the FFL and the VM. All found here:
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Enjoy

Joe

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2023 12:49 p.m. PST

Joe,

Piquet, eh? How very interesting. I bought and tried them several years ago with Napoleonics and, like you, found them to be a bit slow. A few years later, based on a buddy's recommendation, I bought the WWII version, Field of Battle, and though I very much want to, I still haven't played them. You are creating quite the 'Frankenstein' set of rules; I'm picturing bits of Battlefront, Force on Force, TW&T, Combat Patrol, and now Piquet. Pretty cool.

The French had 15-man squads? I didn't know that, pretty wild. The Lieutenant did well to get back across the river and be productive, but where the hell was 3rd Platoon! ;)

"What do you mean I don't have a life? I am well adjusted!"
It didn't faze me that you'd made cards and kept them, but I was pretty impressed that you'd made French Indochina cards 15 years ago and kept them!

And of course, the Zero gets a Croix de Guerre but we 'have to see' about the NCO; some things never change… ;)

V/R,
Jack

PK Guy Brent25 Jan 2023 3:08 a.m. PST

It seems that most times that Piquet is mentioned, all assumptions are that the original game (now over 25 years old) is still the current state of the art product. True, Piquet and the 2nd edition supplements are still available, but Field of Battle 3rd Edition, and now the newly released Battle Command 1700-1900 are the flagship products. The "issues" from original Piquet aren't present, and haven't been, for many years.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2023 9:13 a.m. PST

That'll learn 'em to take on the Legion

Nice AAR

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2023 12:27 p.m. PST

Jack,
Yes I am creating a mish mash of rules but I am enjoying the ride. "Where was 3rd platoon?"
This was suppose to be another test game so I limited it to 2 platoons. I didn't intend to post it.
"…I was impressed you'd made French Indochina cards 15 years ago…"
Don't be. They were for both Indo-China and WW II. I took a mix of pictures.
" And of course the zero gets the Croix de Guerre…"
I put that in just for you!
Brent, I am guessing you are the publisher of Field of Battle. I am sorry you didn't like the post. I stated that most people either love or hate Piquet and stated what their beefs are. I then stated that I actually LIKE the system. I also stated that I own Field of Battle though I confess not the third edition. I thought I was complementary of Piquet. It just needs tweaking like almost every ruleset for what I would like (including mine I am sure.) I am still using it. I thought that was a good indication I liked it. BTW I left a message on your website about 10 days ago because I had problems purchasing Forgotten Heroes with Paypal. I never heard back. It took a few days but I did figure it out eventually.
Fredrick, you bet cha! As always thanks

Joe

PK Guy Brent25 Jan 2023 1:06 p.m. PST

Joe – I didn't dislike your post. I was glad to see parts of the game being used in a unique way. I was referring to the typical TMP response whenever Piquet is mentioned – it goes something like this: "I played Piquet once 21 years ago and I'll never try it again". Time moves on, things change. Battle Command isn't Field of Battle; Field of Battle isn't Piquet. You can always reach me directly at brentomanATq.com if you have any problems with the website.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2023 5:37 a.m. PST

Brent,
Thank you for your email. I did figure it out. I bought Forgotten Heroes as I enjoy customizing the decks for Piquet. I enjoyed the TO&Es as well as the inclusion of the earlier French War.[obviously]. I was disappointed in the unique cards but a PDF for $6 USD was well worth the price.
I included Field of Battle into my Piquet games as my "infantry move/Tank move" cards actually function more like FOB. I also use the initiative dice from FOB and if one sides loses initiative twice in a row they gain it automatically the third time.

Cheers

Joe

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