Saturday, 5 January 2013
Well I tried out the rules 'About Bonaparte' - and found them not for me ! - sadly . There is nothing wrong with the rules , they are quick and relatively simple to use, BUT not Old School !. If I may explain my problems with my Napoleonic armies (I will be laying down on a couch whilst typing this and will have a bearded Freudian gentleman taking notes ) , my 28mm Napoleonics were bought on mass from Foundry when they did army and unit deals and were to be used for Grant's Napoleonic Wargaming rules . The problem was that I found that his Napoleonic rules were not as good as his Horse & Muskets set , the morale rules do not seem to work and the combat systems for hand to hand clashes are a bit cumbersome , the shooting rules are straight forward enough but I ended up disillusioned with them and mothballed my figures. I do believe General De Brigade rules give a good Napoleonic game and I have played them successfully in the past ,but for solo play they are rather slow and there are a lot of rules to remember - and they are not O.S. ! .What I want is single based figures , big battalions , simple rules that can be remembered easily , are conducive to solo play and give a quick decisive game!. So my quest goes on- I will look again at the Grant Napoleonic rules and maybe try grafting on a simple morale system onto them .