To motivate myself I decided to get all completed units onto the tabletop to see how they look. The figures are from "Wargame the Jacobite '45" paper soldier book by Peter Dennis. I chose to increase the original 28mm sized figures to 42mm.
The book also comes with a set of rules by Andy Callan. You can play the full 5 page ruleset or a streamlined 1 page subset of the rules. The full rules cover, amount other things, how units are deployed for a battle which are both interesting and add period flavour. I plan to use the streamlined rules for my first game. The rules are straightforward and each turn has the following stages:
Players dice to decide who shoots first with units rolling a number of dice based upon the number of bases they have and adjusted for unit type and quality. Casualties are recorded and a base removed after every three casualties. The fight stage is similar to shooting and deals with charges and melee and dice rolls are again based upon the unit type and number of bases.
Movement like shooting is diced for to determine which player moves first, with move distances being variable for some units.
Unit discipline triggered in certain situations, such as when a base is lost, and units can become shaken or rout.
Anyway, here are some photos...
|British infantry and artillery|
|A view of Jacobite forces from British lines|
|The British lines|
|A view of both armies|
|A closer view of the single artillery unit - more to be made|