Napoleon's Rules of War Playtest in Charlie's Gaming Loft
Two Friday's ago we got together at Charlie's gaming loft for another round of play testing of his Napoleonics rules, Napoleon's Rules of War. Rob and I played the French and Ralph and Bob played the Austrians in a small mirror scenario. Charlie's most recent round of changes were made to allow games to reach a conclusion in a more reasonable amount of time. They've done exactly that. The new changes didn't significantly effect the play mechanics, but did adjust casualties and unit deterioration. The four of us played the game to completion well within a reasonable evening session even with much conversation and fun. The result, a close affair with the Austrians pulling out the killing blow in the last turn. Not to put it in question, they actually passed the French break point by a few points in their final bound.