Last Thursday John and myself decided to have crack at 'Fortune And Glory" which has been written by Andrew Parr. This is a great set of rules designed for competitive horse and musket war games. They are still in the development stage and are still being play tested by Andrews local club and a few others around the world. We played our game on a 6 x 4 table with 750pt Armies and units of six bases. Andrew has done this for ease of removing causalities. Simply remove a base when your unit takes enough hits in one turn and fails to save them. No need for causality markers - perfect. Andrew now just has to find a publisher who is keen to take on another set of Napoleonic rules. But then again you can quite easily use these rules for most black powder periods, not just Napoleonics. If you are keen to know more or would like to have a read of the rules, just drop me an email and I will send out the most recent versions. Enjoy the images - French/Polish/Swiss Army defeats a poorly led Spanish Army.
Lance armed cavalry add a +1 against infantry.
French reinforcements move on. Each army Must keep a number of units off table at the start of the game that are considered to have straggled or been allocated as reserves. The number of units depends on army size being one unit for armies of 7 units (not counting officers or support deployments here) and two for larger armies.13th Cuirassiers
French Ligne Battalion - painted by David Imrie- now in John's collection.
Perry Miniatures - painted by Dragon Painting Services
French columns advance towards the Spanish on the heights beyond.
2nd Class Spanish cavalry reinforce the Spanish line.
A large battery of Spanish foot guns holds the right flank.