The game will be a solo affair, using the Basic rules presented by Young andLawford in Charge!, along with a few Featherstone-inspired bits to introduce random events.
I am in the midst of tacking my figures down to multiple bases. While this particular feature departs from my previously faithful adaptation of the unbased units in Charge!, The War Game, et al it should speed play appreciably. A necessary compromise, but I console myself by remembering that it was those photographs of colorful Napoleonics, on multiple bases of three, six, and eight figures apiece, from Peter Gilder's Wargames Holiday Centre, that inspired me in the first place thirty years ago. So, the "look" of my games from now on will be a mix of Young &Lawford's and the Grants' mid-18th Century armies on the one hand and Peter Gilder's massed ranks of Napoleonics on the other. Not a bad visual combination.
In the meantime, please look around the Grand Duchy of Stollen blog for a bit of fictitious background before the big game and another inspiring guestpost on figure painting from one Mike Siggins. Initial moves in the Battle of Neu Sittangbad are set to begin this coming Friday afternoon, February 17th, once I am home from school for the weekend. This production has been rated A, suitable for ALL audiences.