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M1kel

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Historical deployment
« on: June 11, 2018, 03:34:41 AM »
Hi,
I love Blucher. I’ve played quite a few historical battles always with great results.
I’m trying to convert some players away from AOE to Blucher. One of their main arguments is that they don’t like the card shape of deployed brigades. Think it makes it look like a board game.

Can anyone help me with historical deployment of brigades in square/rectangle as opposed to AOE in a long line?
Petty I know but......;)
Mike

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Re: Historical deployment
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 07:29:16 AM »
Colleagues and I ( members of Tradeston Wargames Club and Glasgow and District Wargames Club) have played a fair number of historical scenarios, mainly those produced by Ross McGhee of Old Meldrum Wargames club but also utilising scenarios produced by others for , as you,  indicate Age of Eagles and Grande Armee.

As tends to be the case, Borodino fights well as a wargame and Waterloo, as is usually the case with other sets of rules, much less so.

We tend not to use the cards but rather 60mm by 60mm squared bases, on which figures are based.

Having moved away from playing card bases it appears to us that the playing card dimensions is really are marketing device ( and a successful one at that) to draw players to blucher and a rules familiarisation device ( and again, a successful one at that)

When squared bases are introduced most of the problems tend to disappear.

Regards
Bill