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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Best Allies 18th century rules getting ready

After play-testing for a year. The rules are coming towards completion. Combat and movement are working nicely and the next stage is to develop army lists for points based games. That is a considerable task as the 18th century seems to have a lot of fighting. So the army lists will include; Great Northern war, War of Spanish succession, Seven years war, American war of Independence, Jacobite rebellions, American colonial wars, War of the First Coalition and Napoleons expedition to Egypt.
Nothing is set in stone until the rules are published though. So if you would like to get involved in the rule development, please join the Yahoo Best Allies group.
During the rule development I have come to warm to this period. Its not about long lines of troops simply blazing away at each other. The real skill is about marching your troops to the right position, overwhelming the enemy in that area and then being able to follow up that success, usually by having some spare cavalry to move through the hole created. The current development version of the rules are on the Yahoo group, so you can try them for yourself.