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  • #10674
    OldNick
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    Loved these rules when they first came out.  I feel they capture the period very well and give you a sharp fast game.

    Curious if anyone else out there play these and if so what house rules or modifications thry use.

    BTW I tend to use armies based on historical ones (Cornwallis vs Gates/Greene) but standardized unit size.  Thus most of my line troops have 10 stands of 3 figures each; light troops 4 stands of 3 figures each and cavalry 5 stands of 2 each.  For historical refight I used historical troop numbers.

    “the regular troops, who had the keen edge of sensibility rubbed off by strict discipline and hard service, saw the confusion with but little emotion.” 

    #10675
    willz
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    Never heard of them before, sound interesting, have you got a link to them.

    #10681
    Hwiccee
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    William: The rules are here – http://www.wfgamers.org.uk/resources/callan/lfas.htm

    Nick: We regularly play them with basically no modifications. We have a few house rules to do with set up and arm composition but nothing much. What mods do you use?

    #10686
    Count Belisarius
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    We tried these many years ago and tweaked them for our own use and called ours ‘Loose Bowels and Scrambling Americans!’ 🙂

    Then everyone drifted away and I moved over to British Grenadier.

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    #10693
    OldNick
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    Not too many modifications.   We ignore to commander giving order.  On movement we let brigades roll for movement and all units within brigade have same movement rate.  Also units must move full movement rolled unless commander states to stop at fence/wall that sort of thing.

    “the regular troops, who had the keen edge of sensibility rubbed off by strict discipline and hard service, saw the confusion with but little emotion.” 

    #10694
    willz
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    Cheers for that “Hwiccee” I will have a good read of these, I notice that figures are based in 3’s, mine are based in 4’s I suppose they will work.

    #10697
    OldNick
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    Number of figures per st and ate not that important. You toll fir fire by stand

    “the regular troops, who had the keen edge of sensibility rubbed off by strict discipline and hard service, saw the confusion with but little emotion.” 

    #10727
    John Watts
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    I use a brigade order system – nothing elaborate, just markers to indicate the brigade objective. With all those woods, I use a variable visibility rule while in the woods – average die in inches, add 1D3 if enemy is moving.

    #10737
    Hwiccee
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    Yes we use similar low key order rules. Basically you need to issue an order to move somewhere drastically different or do something drastically different to what you have been doing.

    We also say you can stop when you reach on obvious line – a fence, edge of a wood, etc.

    #10743
    OldNick
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    Those sounds like great ideas.

    “the regular troops, who had the keen edge of sensibility rubbed off by strict discipline and hard service, saw the confusion with but little emotion.” 

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