- The use of commanders to issue orders and increase infantry shooting capabilities with a risk of getting killed.
- Cover halves shooting ranges rather than adjusting to hit chances.
- Dicing for commanders to issue orders.
As with many of my attempts at house rules these are grid-based rules which use a 6" square grid.
My gaming table is 6' by 4' so I have a playing area of 12 squares by 8 squares. This is fairly close to Battlecry's gaming board 13 hex by 9 hex and most interestingly the large range of scenarios/maps freely available here.
So I am now going to slowly work my way through these ready made scenarios having started with Second Bull Run, Virginia Brawner's Farm, August 28th 1862.
|Second Bull Run scenario converted to a square grid|
|Confederate start to get the upper hand with support from their artillery positioned on the hill|
|The final moves as Union forces retire from the field|