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    Ivan Sorensen
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    These games look fairly similar to me from cursory page flipping: Multi-stand units, individual stand removal in combat, morale checks with lots of modifiers etc.

    Any personal experiences any of you have comparing the two?

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    #87128
    kyoteblue
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    I played both but it was so long ago I don’t remember which I liked more.

    #87130
    Norm S
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    I am not able to provide a comparison, but it is worth noting that Fir and Fury now also has a regimental level set of rules and Johnny reb has 3 versions and there are definitely gamers who will argue the preference of one version over the other, with quite a few sticking with version II.

    #87157
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Gotcha.

    The version of F&F I read through was the original in the blue cover, with the Gettysburg scenario in the back.

    JR was 3 I believe, but I’m not sure.

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    #87160
    vtsaogames
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    I believe JR to be substantially more complex than F&F. Less complex than either is Bloody Big Battles, which covers the 19th Century mainly aimed at European battles but has been used a lot by others (including me) for ACW battles. Again, multi-stand units (brigades and/or divisions). BBB much like a stripped down F&F. If you want granularity based on various makes of small arms, JR is your bet.

    This too shall pass

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