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Small Hill and Large Hill
« on: July 11, 2017, 06:31:12 AM »
Sorry everyone, I put my question in the wrong part so can explain only one reply.
I asked Sam or the play testers if a small hill can be 3bw in diameter and a large hill can be the same, what is the difference between a small and large hill, my take is that a small one is flat and a large one has a ridge, thanks Hannibal for your only reply, but did not satisfy me, although I took in what you said

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Re: Small Hill and Large Hill
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 07:17:34 AM »
Sorry everyone, I put my question in the wrong part so can explain only one reply.
I asked Sam or the play testers if a small hill can be 3bw in diameter and a large hill can be the same, what is the difference between a small and large hill, my take is that a small one is flat and a large one has a ridge, thanks Hannibal for your only reply, but did not satisfy me, although I took in what you said

I can't give you an official answer but a suggestion on how we play. A small hill is 2bw and a large 4bw. We also can put them at roughly the same size but denote the large hill as "steep" which would be difficult terrain.  A 2 level vs a 1 level. Just some suggestions.
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Re: Small Hill and Large Hill
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 04:28:25 PM »
I am a play tester, have really enjoyed playing Blucher, so I have played it many different ways, in campaigns, historical refights, one verses one and even had some competitive games, just not the standard tourney format. My favorite is Scharnhorst, probably about 200 games of Scharnhorst played.

The rules do allow for you to make all your hills 3 BW in diameter, but it is not what I would recommend.

My hills are all crested, no flat tops. They are different shapes, some in the shape of a “C” or “L” or an “I” or a dog bone shape, some crests are diagonal on the hill, some are semicircular, this allows for some steep slopes.

The rules allow you to combine types in a square, i.e. two large hills could be two separate hills or combine to make a ridge 3-4 BW wide by 6-8 BW long or to be stacked such as a 3 BW diameter hill on top of a 4 BW diameter hill.

The terrain is mandatory terrain on the maps, in addition, all players may add up two choices which are limited in choice and some armies can purchase additional terrain of the limited choices. Part of the limited choices is a small hill and/or small woods. If you make all you hills the same 3 BW, then a small wood will completely cover a large hill. I wouldn’t stack a 3BW small hill on top on top of 3BW hill, either.

Terrain has a significant effect on the battles, so being to use a players options in placement and size and selection makes the battle look better and allows the player the most choice possible.
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Re: Small Hill and Large Hill
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 07:23:47 PM »
Thank you Mike and hannibal. Have taken on board both your replies. My original thought was that a large hill meant large in height if it can be the same size as a small hill ffc

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Re: Small Hill and Large Hill
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 04:36:30 AM »
The height of all my hills is the same.
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