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Markconz14 May 2016 3:51 a.m. PST

So I gave these a whirl today, here's a report and thoughts, cheers!

Whirlwind14 May 2016 4:16 a.m. PST

Good report, all those massed figures look great. Thanks for posting.

Ben Avery14 May 2016 5:17 a.m. PST

I might have to investigate these for club nights. Thanks for that.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2016 5:53 a.m. PST

In the rules as written, what does one stand represent? It seems that you have made a brigade four stands, which is different from the rules, is that correct?

I am also interested in a DBx system for Napoleonics, and I appreciate seeing a game that is run off an element based system in something other than 15mm.

True Grit14 May 2016 6:12 a.m. PST

Thank you Markconz but not for me, I will stick with DBN, its much more straight forward and more fun to play than HFG. (I have tried both)

lkmjbc314 May 2016 10:53 a.m. PST

Looks like a fun game. I have used it for SYW, ACW, and FPW all with good results.

Joe Collins

Markconz14 May 2016 7:39 p.m. PST

Thanks for the comments all!

79th PA, in the rules as written each stand represents a Brigade approximately, but there is a range of basing options described for stands. 40mm, 60mm, 80mm (depending on figure scale and number of figures you want on your bases – e.g. you could use 80mm bases but put tonnes of 6mm on them). So 100mm isn't actually far off the largest described in the rules.

True Grit, I'm thinking about the DBN rules too, and already bought the DBN Leipzig scenario. In what specific ways do you find DBN to be more straight forward and fun than HFG?

Drusilla199815 May 2016 6:56 a.m. PST

Guys, what is DBN? I play the DBX ancients line of games, but i'm not familiar with DBN.


True Grit15 May 2016 9:16 a.m. PST

Markconz, if you look at DBN you will see that its just for Napoleonic's, less complex with less basic factors and in my opinion easier to read. HFG has tried to incorporate to much, over too wide a period. Some of the factors IMO are unnecessary e.g +1 for longer range firing? at that ground scale? +1 for heavy Arty? but not against Cav? Heavy artillery in the Napoleonic period (12pdrs) could fire further but the weight of shell was balanced out by its slower rate of fire, as an example. Also 'push back' from Firing? with ancients maybe, Napoleonic's no. DBN also has a great simple attrition system that really adds to the game, from Fresh to Destroyed with Napoleonics is a bit too much.
Drusilla1998 if your interested check out their web site, lots of good pictures and all is explained

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2016 10:59 a.m. PST

Drusilla, DBN website

Terry3715 May 2016 11:16 a.m. PST

I am a BIG fan of DBN and have been playing it since it came out. Makes for a very enjoyable game!!!


Markconz15 May 2016 1:46 p.m. PST

Ok thanks for the feedback TG.

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