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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2023 9:45 p.m. PST

I'm working up to a solo game next week. This is intended to bring me up to speed so when I introduce it to my pals, it will be a relatively painless experience. The rules are remarkably straight forward yet offer enough choice to cover a wide range of armies & situations.

However, I have a few questions & the forum, over at TLoA, seems dead. So, to the experienced players out there…..

1. ADC rule. I very much like the mechanism but I don't see the point. It seems a slow way, very much open to failure, to contact a single unit which appears to have strayed from its brigade. Or am I missing something?
2. Horse in melee. Am I correct in thinking only a single squadron charges into a melee. And if it continues, you can add a second squadron(& possibly a third or fourth if it goes for an implausible 3-4 rounds)?
3. Regimental guns? I have quite a lot & would like to use them – add a firing dice to a P&S regiment?
4. The FAQs cover highlanders. Other Scottish troop types are covered by 'raw', 'trained' & veteran' status. But Scottish (Covenanter) cavalry – Trotters? Gallopers look too dashing.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2023 6:33 a.m. PST

The Scottish cavalry were mainly mounted on smaller horses that the English (Royalist or Parliament) were. I think that may be why they are "trotters" rather than "gallopers."


DeRuyter Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2023 9:00 a.m. PST

I have wanted to try out these rules for a while now. They do look quite straight forward. Looking forward to your thoughts after you play them.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2023 12:03 p.m. PST

Trotters- you're probably correct though what they did with their lances whilst riding up to fire pistols is an enigma.

I can certainly give the Covenanter cavalry some further nuance by making most 'raw' – maybe one unit 'trained'.

@ DeRuyter. I'm confident they should work well. I'll stick a report up after the solo/training game I will shortly have.

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