|Markconz||14 May 2016 3:51 a.m. PST|
So I gave these a whirl today, here's a report and thoughts, cheers!
|Whirlwind||14 May 2016 4:16 a.m. PST|
Good report, all those massed figures look great. Thanks for posting.
|Ben Avery||14 May 2016 5:17 a.m. PST|
I might have to investigate these for club nights. Thanks for that.
|79thPA ||14 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 Grit||14 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)
|lkmjbc3||14 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.
|Markconz||14 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?
|Drusilla1998||15 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 Grit||15 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 ||15 May 2016 10:59 a.m. PST|
|Terry37||15 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!!!
|Markconz||15 May 2016 1:46 p.m. PST|
Ok thanks for the feedback TG.