why do we play it?
Have you seen the flags? YES!
What a selection of uniform colours! YES!
The personalities were big and corrupt and colourful (and decadent
) EMPHATIC YES!
The Lord Grand Prior's Regiment sounds much more interesting than the 4th Foot!! YES!
Now, I am not pissing in your pocket*
but, these are the rules and period that I have been searching for for over forty years and I am now a convert.
They are simple but elegant and already I have played through a few moves with bases of my Napoleonic troops to get some practice in.
I have put my good lady, Norma, on notice that these gentlemen warriors will be added to my collection despite the protestations and threats of divorce citing leaden infidelity. Give me a few months to paint up some battalions and squadrons and I may even gate-crash one of your games.
A great set of rules, Sir, and made all the more tempting by your article on Malplaquet in last month's Wargames Illustrated.
So far I have purchased second hand copies of both volumes of Funcken - The Lace Wars
and new copies of C S Grant's two tomes on uniforms from Partizan. I have also dug out all my volumes on Marlborough by Chandler. Now for the lead.
*Well maybe a little dribble!