Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg

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Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg

Post by barr7430 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:00 am

I am delighted to introduce a brand new set of rules for the period written to fill a gap in the series available from League of Augsburg.
http://leagueofaugsburg.blogspot.ae/201 ... ue-of.html

The rules are currently at the play test stage but are already proving to fit the bill as per their specification.

I have long wanted a set of nuanced rules to fit between grand battle scale (Beneath the Lily Banners) and skirmish(Donnybrook).

These rules are designed for small to medium sized engagements with variable sized units from 6 to 60 models. BLB based and sized units can be used without modification but you could also add several extra stands on to BLB units to make larger and grander looking regiments.

The rules work on card driven system similar to Donnybrook and incorporate several innovative features and themes not previously used in LoA publications.

Table sizes can be as modest as 6 x 4 or even 4 x 4 but can scale up to whatever you want. Units per game for a standard scenario are 4 or 5 per side. Game length 90 - 120 minutes as a norm. The rules will work for any battle from around 1618 to about the AWI period but are grounded firmly in the core period of 1660 - 1746.

To put the rules in context think about battles like: Killiecrankie, Dromore, Newtonbutler, Sedgemoor where relatively small forces of variable sized units engaged.

The blog will feature 4 test games over the next few weeks. The plan is to have the rules published as soon as is practical.The rules do have a name but for now that will remain under wraps.
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Re: Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg

Post by 18th Century Guy » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:35 pm

Looking forward to this! I love the variable sized unit concept.
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Re: Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg

Post by Dfogleman2 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:05 pm

These rules should be perfect for the smaller GNW actions, of which there were many. So it shouldn't take long to build a Swedish force for these rules, once the figures come out.
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Re: Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg

Post by barr7430 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:45 pm

You're making the right connections Dannie! :wink:
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Re: Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg

Post by markdo » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:58 pm

Exciting!
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Post by Redmist1122 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:55 pm

Barry,
You mentioned a card driven game similar to Donnybrook, but will it simplistic as Donnybrook or a bit more in-depth as Maurice? Looking forward to what you guys come up with. I like card driven games, but the crew here is a bit skeptical...
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Re: Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg

Post by barr7430 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:16 pm

Aha! I love a challenge! Why don't you and the gang get involved in the play testing as you did with BLB?

PM me if this is of interest

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Re: Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg

Post by toggy » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:43 pm

Greg

If your guys enjoyed playtesting BLB then they'll have a great time giving these a try.

Dave & myself have played 4 great games, realistic but immense fun, give them a go.

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Post by Redmist1122 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:02 pm

Bob,
Threw our name into the hat to playtest...looking forward to giving them a go, hopefully this weekend with it being a holiday attached.
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Re: Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg

Post by Captain of Dragoons » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:07 pm

Hello Barry,

I was just looking on the blog at the first play test post. Was curious if these new rules will tie in somehow with the Ireland Supplement or will the supplement stay based on BLB2.

Very interesting project, would be ideal for Tangiers, Ireland or even small actions between Turenne and Conde!

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Post by obriendavid » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:52 pm

I think the plan is to produce these as a stand alone title as they will cover many periods.
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Post by barr7430 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:45 pm

At last a bit of movement on Ireland.. I am thinking a pdf on Aughrim first. Have started on it. more news soon!
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Re: Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg

Post by obriendavid » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:04 pm

If any of you are interested in the rules, Barry, Gerry and I will be putting on a demo using the rules at Partizan this Sunday, come along and say hi!
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Post by quindia » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:20 pm

Captain of Dragoons wrote:Hello Barry,

I was just looking on the blog at the first play test post. Was curious if these new rules will tie in somehow with the Ireland Supplement or will the supplement stay based on BLB2.

Very interesting project, would be ideal for Tangiers, Ireland or even small actions between Turenne and Conde!

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Edward, the Ireland book will include scenarios for BLB, Donnybrook, AND the new book, offering a wide range of game types.
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Re: Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg

Post by Captain of Dragoons » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:00 pm

Edward, the Ireland book will include scenarios for BLB, Donnybrook, AND the new book, offering a wide range of game types.
Is this a war gaming first: A scenario book that supports three different rule sets!
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