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General Brady

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Re: What are the WORST Napoleonic rules?
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2012, 05:56:53 PM »
Well I'm glad you blazed a trail for others to follow, Sam! As for FoGN, I am truly disappointed with how poorly organized the rules are: there is so much in there, but it's hard to remember all the important details that didn't make it into the charts! Much easier to read and comprehend the charts for Lasalle, IMHO.

Funny, I really like FoG for Ancient and Medieval, but find FoG-N to be a real slog to get through.

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Re: What are the WORST Napoleonic rules?
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2017, 10:52:38 PM »
I know it's an old thread but the first one I found when searching in Google.
So as my first post I cannot understand the fuss over Blackpowder it is essentially an early 1970's set with pretty picture. Allegedly it is fast play but we always seem to get through more turns in 3 hours using WRG 1685-1845 than we do with Blackpowder.
Close second Warhammer Waterloo.

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Re: What are the WORST Napoleonic rules?
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2017, 03:19:33 AM »
Black Powder always gives a good game.
But if I play a Napoleonic battle or ACW or Zulu War with those rules, I always feel I've played a game of Black Powder, not actually fought a historical battle.
People like the rules because they are simple and exciting and can be used to play many different periods.
People also dislike the rules for the same reason - all the periods end up feeling the same, and any tactics are often at the mercy of the dice.