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by Cold Steel
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Square vs. Column
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Re: Square vs. Column

John, it truly was painful. The other guy threw more 6s against my cav unit than I threw in the whole night. The column of mob makes sense in the particular situation I described. However, it does not address the issue of players ignoring forming square against cavalry. Even had the unit not routed ...
by Cold Steel
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Square vs. Column
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Re: Square vs. Column

I understand DB's rationale on columns applies to more than just the Austrians. I was elaborating on drawing the wrong conclusion from his example in a previous thread. The problem is the +2 for a column removes any incentive to form square. +2 makes sense for a closed column, but not for a column o...
by Cold Steel
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Square vs. Column
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Square vs. Column

Something is broken with our squares (poor pun intended). We are finding no one bothers trying to form square when a column is threatened by cavalry, a very unhistorical result. No matter how badly a column has been shot up, it gets to hold its formation and deliver a volley at effective range every...
by Cold Steel
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Very Small Regiments
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Very Small Regiments

You have to merge small brigades or change the scale of the game. For example, 10 CSA brigades actually fought in the Sunken Road at Antietam, but there are only 4 in the scenario. Colquit's and Mahone's brigades had been fighting since dawn and were both under 200 men by the time French's division ...
by Cold Steel
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Lard America Events
Topic: Lard America at Cold Wars 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

Re: Lard America at Cold Wars 2019

I will be running a General d'Armee game in the RAW club room Friday at 1 PM.
by Cold Steel
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Sources of Scenarios?
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: Sources of Scenarios?

Now you can get a bundle deal of all 41 issues of Charge! magazine. Every issue has at least one scenario, as well as lots of useful and trivial information, including painting and terrain tips, uniform info, and brief biographies. https://www.wargamevault.com/product/168980/CHARGE-Master-Bundle-BUN...
by Cold Steel
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Battery’s With Artillery Assault Order firing Canister
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: Battery’s With Artillery Assault Order firing Canister

Consider it double canister, where a 2d canister round (minus the powder charge) was loaded and fired at point blank range.
by Cold Steel
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Conversion of Historical OB's
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Conversion of Historical OB's

Brigades being reduced to the size of a regiment or smaller was a common occurrence. You have to combine small units and reduce the number of brigades to make a scenario playable. The Sunken Road at Antietam is a classic example. The scenario lists 4 brigades for the CSA, including combining Wright'...
by Cold Steel
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Sources of Scenarios?
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: Sources of Scenarios?

Brad Butkovich's scenarios are great. Scott Mingus published dozens of scenarios in 3 books, Antietam and 2 on Gettysburg (now out of print but available 2d hand), plus each issue of his old Charge! magazine. I ran Scott's Fair Oaks scenario yesterday at Fall In with a different set of rules. Check ...