Continuing to work on our joint venture to put on the Battle of Hanau (October 30th, 1813), Seth came up last weekend to playtest the new rules I have been developing.
Because of our use of very large base sizing, the type of grand tactical game we have envisioned, and the requirement to keep the game rules as simple as possible for the convention but still be Napoleonic in style, we felt a whole new concept is required.
The lone picture (we both had technical difficulties with our cameras!) shows to good effect the look of the game. One should ignore the uncompleted bases and rudimentary terrain as this was a private game we did much to hammer out the concepts. Of course this was between two like minds; once played by the convention player, the rules will surely fall apart <grin>
I now understand the popularity of the Austrians. Very effective looking on the tabletop. Easy to paint (white primer, a touch of flesh, browns and facing colors, a quick wash and taa daa) and the white wave of their infantry crashes upon the enemy.
(please note that the rules will not be published and are strictly a private venture and perhaps, after the convention, thrown away!)