New nappy rules

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New nappy rules

Post by m1kel » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:31 pm

Im posting here in response to the twitter messages earlier this week. Daz and Richard played a game with new napoleonic rules. Is this an upgrade to LFS or a completely new set?
Anyhow please give us some more info and stop toying with our emotions ;)
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Re: New nappy rules

Post by Zippee » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:50 pm

Probably the Revolutionary Wars set Daz has been working on for some time.

Not an LFS variant

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Re: New nappy rules

Post by m1kel » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:40 pm

Any idea when the rules might be available for napoleonics?

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Re: New nappy rules

Post by john de terre neuve » Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:31 pm

Yes I really like CoC and Dux Brit, really by far my first choice in these two eras.

LFS, well I am a little less enamoured, I like the activation and the blinds, but I am really uncomfortable with a ruleset that has a basing requirement that is specific for different armies. I like the basing concepts of Lasalle as well as the movement based on base width. Unfortunately I am less and less interested in IGO-UGO games.

So we can always hope that LFS v4 may be in the offing.

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Re: New nappy rules

Post by SteveBurt » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:15 am

My understanding is that the new rules are not LFS v4, but a completely new set. I don't know at what level they are set (i.e. whether you command a division, a corps or an army).
Like you, I was put off LFS by the rather arcane basing requirements (basically it is designed for 15mm figures based for Empire). I know you can work round them, but it is a nuisance. Also, I felt v3 was a step up in complexity from v2 which I could have done without.

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Re: New nappy rules

Post by m1kel » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:26 pm

Daz!
Please let us in on your secret Napoleonic rules. You are killing us here;)

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Re: New nappy rules

Post by Zippee » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:56 pm

Back in January Daz wrote this:
"for my revolutionary rules I am using Rich's "Chain of Command" command and control system, not LFS style blinds and cards."

Of course you had to be a member of the LFS Yahoo Group to read it, so some of us have known for some time the direction of travel. . .

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Re: New nappy rules

Post by john de terre neuve » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:19 pm

It would be great to have a Napoleonic ruleset that one could be excited about.

Over the years I have tried LFS, FoB, RtE, Lasalle, FoG, Rank & File, WH Waterloo in that order.

Some of them I have enjoyed more then others but none of them do I get excited about like DuxB and CoC.

Maybe it is Napoleonic gamers, they always find something wrong with every set so we keep flitting about and never learn any set well.

John

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Re: New nappy rules

Post by SteveBurt » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:23 pm

We tried a Napoleonic adaptation of Maurice a few weeks back and that worked pretty well.
We used Shako for a long time, and I still think that's probably the best set overall I've used. I'm not sure version 2 was an improvement, though!

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Re: New nappy rules

Post by john de terre neuve » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:50 pm

I think Shako is IGO-UGO, so not interested.

Is Maurice card activated or is it more like Longstreet in that cards modify the play.

My favourite Napoleonic ruleset to date is Field of Battle, nice activation process, but I can not get anyone to play it.

John

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