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  • in reply to: Batting For Both Teams #30449
    OldNick
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    Always buy/ paint both sides for any period I do.

    “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.” 

    in reply to: Ahistorical Battles #30448
    OldNick
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    Always collected both sides of a historical era.  American and British for AWI/ Russian and British (and now French) for Crimean.  Never saw the purpose of non historical match ups.

    “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.” 

    in reply to: Buildings AWI #28270
    OldNick
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    The miniatures are 28mm

    “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.” 

    in reply to: Monmouth Courthouse #27488
    OldNick
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    Wow!!!  Outstanding looking game. Great terrain and figures.

    “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.” 

    in reply to: Greene's South Campaign #27486
    OldNick
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    Jeff

    Late to the party on this one!  But thank you  for sharing this.  Your order of battle is outstanding.  On par with the late Greg Novak’s works and just as good. Really good stuff.

    Almost finnished with my AWI troops for tjis theater.  For a campaign I will he using Steve Hallers old article campaigns without maps
    <p style=”display: inline !important;”>from vol 1 no 1 of the courier.  Really a series of connected battles but it works.  Will substitute your order of battle for his.  Really good stuff here thank you!</p>
     

    “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.” 

    in reply to: "Whites of their eyes" rules #21460
    OldNick
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    Ok!  Finally tracked down a set of the rules and the author.  As the Green Knight said the author wrote a nice series about AWI gaming in the old original edition of the courier back in the 1970’s.  They helped to create a life long interest in and fascination about the AWI and evan a career of 30 years with the NPS.  So thank you go those who helped with this!

    “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.” 

    in reply to: How do you like my Trenton 1776 game? #21302
    OldNick
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    Thank you for posting this. Your game is beautiful!  Heck it evan looks cold!

    “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.” 

    in reply to: 30mm Jacdaw WAS #21301
    OldNick
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    Very good news!  Always loved the Willie figures by Suren. They had a charm that is lacking from many manufacturers.

    “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.” 

    in reply to: "Whites of their eyes" rules #13359
    OldNick
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    Patrice

    Wish I could say something witty snd funny but truth be told I was just  brain dead. I should have posted that I was looking for a copy of The whites of their eyes rules by Steve Haller.  These came out in the 1970’s and were published by The Courier  (first edition Courier not the glossy second edition which was reestablished in the 1980’s).  Steve Haller was the original editor for their american revolution theme.

    “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.” 

    in reply to: French weapons Crimean war #10789
    OldNick
    Participant

    Thank you both for the information!

    “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.” 

    in reply to: loose files and American Scramble rules #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.” 

    in reply to: loose files and American Scramble rules #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.” 

    in reply to: loose files and American Scramble rules #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.” 

    in reply to: Beer & Pretzels — How do you define it? #6496
    OldNick
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    To me “beer and Pretzel” are what brought me back to the table.  I started out withMorschauser’s rules. Moved to Column, line and square.  After that the super realistic super real its not a game its a simulation rules 🙂 I tried Empire and actually nodded off during a charge.  That was not for me.  So I went for simple rules but with a twist.  “Loose files and American scramble” gave me a game simple game but reflected what my reading suggested a rev war battle felt like.  The d points sre a simple but clever way to reflex troop training and morale.  I could teach the game to new players and they picked it up and ran with it.

    “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.” 

    in reply to: Which are your favorite 18th century figures #6272
    OldNick
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    Fife and Drum miniatures for Am Rev War.  Great figures and very nice/easy to paint. Especially like the campaign look for the British.

    Also Kings Mountain miniatures.  A smallish company who are doing southern campaign 1780-81.  A true labor of love.  Wonderful excellent figures.  While I had only planed to have one battalion 71st in my army I added a second they were so nice.

    “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.” 

    OldNick
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    I play 25/28mm American Rev. War with “loose files and American Scramble.”  Picked them up in first issue of wargames illustrated and never looked backed.  While most of the time I used 20mm figures from Frying Pan and Blanket I have recently converted over to 25/28mm from Perry snd especially Fife and Drum miniatured

    “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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