Barker, well WRG back then, were the antithesis of Old School. They were all about ‘realistic’, ‘historical’, and ‘accurate’. Quarrie and others added layers of complexity to periods other than Ancients, and don’t even get me started about the Newbury bollox.
Oh I concur, wholeheartedly. It amused me no end when I first heard the term ‘Old School’ used about them (by people who hadn’t started gaming until the late 80s/90s I suppose) until I remembered trying to make Tercio and Newbury Renaissance (Constantinople to Vienna?) work and then the laughter stopped.