Saturday, 20 May 2017

Free ACW hex based rules

Two Flags - One Nation. These are my own hex based ACW rules. They have existed as a set of home-brew rules for 10 years and more and have morphed through a variety of versions.


This year I have re-visited the rules and taken them back to their original hex based roots, adding some changes that I have enjoyed in my more recent rule dabblings, in particular Eagles at Quatre Bras.

This post replicates the design notes from the rules, while the rules themselves (including two scenarios) are now available as a free download (copyright reserved) in the resource section of this post.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

TravelBattle by Perry Miniatures

TravelBattle Battle by Perry Miniatures

With this blog having a focus on playing games in small spaces and my own like for using grids for wargames, it should be of no surprise, Dear Reader, that I pre-ordered this game when first  hearing about it. 



The fact that the game covered the cross-over of using figures and a boardgame style grid was of intrigue and I both wanted to support the project and of course have a look how the Perry's had tackled a grid based system.

This post is a detailed of 'out of the box' look at the components and system.

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Monday, 17 April 2017

The Joy of ... Nostalgia, Basic Squad leader.

A look at scenario 1 - the one that started it all!

Of course at the time it was never thought of or marketed as 'Basic', but with the evolution of the system into Advanced Squad Leader (ASL), it now seems almost necessary to add the 'basic' monicker to the game title for distinction.



For those of us who have been around long enough to have played and played and played this game in our early years of wargaming, there is a shared understanding of just how important this title was in enthusing a generation of tactical gamers and designers.

Having recently managed to get a decent copy of this game in my hands again, I have been keen to get the game to the table and relive Scenario 1: The Guards Counterattack.

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