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PM An Old Scaley
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An Old Scaley
15th Jan 2015 08:37:47

What's happening with these rules?


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PM hwiccee
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hwiccee
17th Jan 2015 10:24:53

I think that Peter the owner of Baccus plans to re-release the old rules but only as a PDF, rather than as a hard copy. As I understand it this will happen soon. 

At some point in the future I would like to do a new 'set' covering this war. This will not be a full set of rules but a supplement to one of the other sets, probably the SYW set. It will probably also be PDF only.

 

 

Nick


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peter
17th Jan 2015 07:11:53

Nick is correct, I am planning to re-release the GNW rules this year in our new format of download, Rules onna Stick and hard copy print from Lulu.  In the fullness of time there will also be a GNW app.  

I've not been doing much on the rules of late as the work leading up the launch of the new site has taken up all my spare hours, however once the dust settles down here I will be getting back to layout work and I really want to get both Nick's GNW and SYW rules out this year.


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An Old Scaley
16th Apr 2015 06:11:33

Ridiculous length of time to reply for which apologies.  However strikes me that were it to be a supplement the appropriate place would be "Chosen Men, well Disposed" as they are at about the same scale or is the forthcoming SYW set going to subsume the wholof the early 17th Century?  


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hwiccee
17th Apr 2015 09:00:54

Well better late than never :)

No the SYW set won't subsume everything and yes maybe we will go with CMWD. In short which ever we go with we are talking quite some time away and of course we will have to play test it. But at the moment I am thinking that it will probably be easier to use the SYW set rather than CMWD. This is mainly because with any WSS set you kind of have to add things to do the GNW. While with a SYW set you kind of take things away.

I am not sure that makes sense but perhaps think about skirmishing light cavalry and charging infantry (i.e. infantry relying mainly on charging rather than firing) - so GNW Cossacks and similar cavalry plus Swedish infantry. Neither of these are used in the WSS so you would need new rules to cover them. But in the SYW rules you already have skirmishing light cavalry (Cossacks, Hussars, etc) and charging infantry (Highlanders and the Prussians when they are using bayonet charges). So while the rules for GNW light horse and charging infantry might be different (they probably will be for the infantry but the light horse will probably be the same) we are talking just about modifying an existing rule.

 

So probably it will be easier to go with the SYW set but we will see :)


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peter
17th Apr 2015 11:53:47

Nick beat me to it! 

What he said....

 


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peter
1st Dec 2015 05:11:25

The new edition the Polemos GNW will be coming out soon.  Maybe before Xmas depending on how the printing goes.  

If you're reading this you are among the first to know...

 


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njt236
2nd Dec 2015 03:02:53

I'm one of the first to know!!!!!


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

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dourpuritan
2nd Dec 2015 08:18:01

Indeed!


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An Old Scaley
15th Feb 2016 02:36:05

Got the PDF in December will get the hard copy soon!

 


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