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@Roundie, We have played the battle twice using BP and once using Shako. The first BP game had a very similar result to the Shako game, the second game the brits and spanish rolled better and tried different tactics.
Initially I was not a fan of Shako but as myself and others became familiar with them and we got less random variation/interpretation of the rules I find I like them more. I still play BP and there are a few things that BP allows you to do that I haven’t found a way to replicate in Shako yet.
Our club also does Waterloo using Shako in 28mm with every unit represented.
So the rules definitely work for the big games and battles and the majority at the club prefer Shako to BP. We do have some house rules that we have collectively agreed upon to tweak areas we think could be improved / done differently.
Really nice! This is for Black Powder?
Figures are based for Shako II as this is the basing standard the club I attend uses for Napoleonics but they are used for that ruleset as well as Black Powder and Carnage & Glory
Wow! You certainly started the year off well! Sounded like a tremendously exciting game – it certainly looks like it was! It’s always nerve wracking, for me at least, advancing infantry with little cavalry support against mounted with artillery support. But that’s the fun of Napoleonics line, square and column. Seems like your battalions did better than mine would have.
We just about held in there on the right. A few sacrificial battalions to soak up hits allows the supports to get in relatively unscathed.