The new set of ACW rules "Guns at Gettysburg" is now at the printers/publishers, it is hoped they will be out late 2006.
They are a based on the General de Brigade Napoleonic rules system adapted to the ACW period and maintain the regiment as the basic wargames unit, catering for brigade, divisional and even corps actions.
Updates, rules questions and discussion forum will be housed on this, the joint GdeB website.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
1) LARGE BATTALIONS: Any battalion over 40 figures strong that is graded Veteran or worse, will require a full move to carry out any formation change. (Half from column to closed column.)
2) BRITISH BATTALIONS OPERATING IN WINGS. Any British battalion graded as Line or better may split into two “wings” of equal size and operate as two independent battalions – however both must belong to the same brigade. 1 Turn is required to split the battalion into wings and this must be carried out prior to the battle or on Turn 1. No wing may number less than 15 figures at the time of the split. The battalion may recombine into one battalion at any stage of the battle. 1 turn is required to reform the battalion and both units must be within 5cms of each other.
Friday, September 01, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
This refight of Germantown was graciously hosted by Alan Perry.The rebels almost managed complete surprise upon the British defenders as they advanced through the early morning fog. But a US tendency to fire at anything in the fog, esp. their own men, combined with a tenacious British defense eventually saw the forces of his majesty hold the field!
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Monday, May 01, 2006
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Caliver Books are now taking post free Pre-orders for Vol 3 The Glory Years.
It contains the following scenarios:
1. Marengo 1800: The Austrian Breakout.
2. Marengo 1800: Blooding of the Consular Guard.
3. Marengo 1800: Desaix’s Counter-Attack
4. Halsach-Jurgen1805: The Kaiserliks Strike Back.
5. Austerlitz 1805: Attack on the Pratzeberg.
6. Austerlitz 1805: Attack on Stare-Vinohrady.
7. Austerlitz 1805: Attack of the Russian Imperial Guard.
8. Auerstadt 1806. Davout against the Odds
9. Friedland 1807: Ney’s Attack.
10. Eggmuhl 1809: Charles vs. Napoleon
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Friday, March 10, 2006
Saturday, January 14, 2006
NEW RULES FOR GRANDES BANDES
1. Any Light or Line Battalion deploying more than 50% of its strength is classed as in Grand Bandes, (Open order) and not as skirmish order.
Light battalions are now restricted to deploying a maximum of 50% of their strength in skirmish order. (This was the standard amount usually deployed, I know that occasionally more were committed to the skirmish line but that was rare, so for the sake of simplicity and realism, we’ll keep it to 50%.)
2. Grandes Bandes is regarded as a close order formation in “open order” and not skirmish order. There must be a minimum of half-base width between each base. All companies are placed in the line; there is no command base to the rear.
3. 1 Turn is required to form or reform from Grandes Bandes. Must reform into line formation prior to any other formation change.
4. Target modifier = -2.
5. Fire as close order infantry.
6. May charge/stand in melee as normal without restrictions.
7. Classed as formed infantry for movement purposes – except Grandes Bandes move at column speed.
8. Classed as formed for all morale purposes. (Unless faltering or unformed through melee, etc.)
9. Classed as an unformed unit for all melee purposes, when opposing close order troops, (including artillery).
10. Skirmishers treat grandes bandes as close order troops for all purposes. (I.E. skirmishers may not charge units in grandes bandes.)
11. Grande Bandes use the Light Battalion Recall Table. All French units from 1796-1809 receive a +2 modifier. French, British & Prussian infantry receive a +1 modifier from 1810-1815.
12. Any infantry type, (Line Light, Grenadiers, etc) may deploy into Grande Bandes (Open order). Only Light infantry may deploy in skirmish order.