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23-01-2010, 05:18 PM
...What rule set do you use?
Ok I've got some Napoleonic Models (Victrix and Perry, with some Chiltern Miniatures) and looking for a good rules set. I'm leaning towards this: Black powder (http://shop.warlordgames.co.uk/black-powder-2028-p.asp) because it has rules from Circia 1700 to 1900, and because it was written by Rick Priestley and Jervis Johnson both of GW fame I think? Being in Colour is of course a big bonus.
Does anyone have it or some thing else for the napoleonic period, (Around 1775-1825) if so what are they like, to general, to complex, hard to read, lacking an inclsive index?

Also if anyone know about feudal Japanese rules I'd like to know about them too. (In english please! :silly:)

23-01-2010, 07:44 PM
Black Powder is the one that springs to mind, though I've not read it so can't really atest to its ease of use. I was talking to the guys from Warlord at the last Games Day, they seemed like they knew their onions if that helps lol.

24-01-2010, 12:51 PM
Thanks, onions were part of the staple food diet of the period of course so no worries there! XD

19-03-2010, 05:02 AM
I found black powder to be a good ruleset for that period, that said i never did learn the full rules, as the people i was playing with homebrewed some rules to allow us to play in a non-historicvally accurate setting...

kharn the betrayer
19-03-2010, 09:08 AM
It all depends on how detailed you want it.

Black powder is good for a kick about but lacks the indepth command and fog of war that true nappys rules give you. However true nappy rules sometimes bog you down in small details and stop you killing stuff.

Heres some that I have tried:
Free one.


Also reviews of some others are here:


I use DBM for my Jacobyte battles, however they are on a smaller scale than most of the Napoleonic battles. Ah yes brings back memories....