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    Ivan Sorensen

    First and foremost, if you haven’t grabbed it yet, swing by “the Vault” and grab the beta version of the upcoming NWG 1805-1914 rules.


    It’s set as a “Pay what you want”, so you can grab it for free, or you can throw in a dollar or two as a sign of appreciation.
    Unlike earlier beta’s I’ve done, this is polished a lot more layout wise, though it does lack any and all pictures.

    What is it?
    It’s a set of quick-playing rules (about an hour to hour and a half) for warfare in the “age of rifles”. From Moscow to Schlesvig to the Wilderness to Sedan to Mons.
    As a reasonably generic set, it aims at providing a good game for each period, rather than a perfect game for any one of them.

    It’s NOT a fivecore system, though the perceptive reader will no doubt notice some similarities.

    Scale is somewhat abstracted. The intent is that 8-12 units of infantry (4 stands each) will account for your entire force, however big it is. Hence, a stand may be 50 guys or 200, depending.
    If you’ve played games like the Neil Thomas 19th century rules, this approach shouldn’t be super strange to you.

    If you already downloaded it, a ton of updates have taken place, including toning down charges a little, fine-tuning a lot of aspects, adding concise suggestions for the game length and victory and alternate firing rules (to be a bit less dramatic).
    Armies also receive an automatic rally and shock action each turn, to keep things moving along a bit better.

    So go git ‘er.

    Nordic Weasel Games

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