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Keith57
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« on: 28 July 2020, 08:50:27 PM »

Hi everyone. I just wanted to flag up a set of Napoleonic rules which I am currently developing, called Shadow of the Eagles.

Some of you may know me as the author of Honours of War, the Osprey set for the SYW. Around a year ago I decided to tackle the Napoleonic period with the objective of producing a set that was simpler than most of the current main sets, would sell for less (no coffee table books!) and that also included some solid background for new players.

Partizan Press have recently agreed to publish the book, and we're hoping to have the rules for sale around Christmas this year.

So I wanted to ask for any Napoleonic gamers (or potential Napoleonic gamers) to join me on the development and playtesting site and contribute your thoughts and suggestions. The current version can be downloaded for free:

https://groups.io/g/eagles-shadow

You do have to register, but it's very simple. You don't have to do a playtest (although that would be great), just reading through and coming up with any initial thoughts is also fine.

I hope you can join me in the journey to producing a really solid and successful rule book for this flagship period.

Keith Flint.
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Chad
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« Reply #1 on: 28 July 2020, 10:38:30 PM »

Will do. I will concentrate on the Revolutionary period that I have been studying for about 2 years.
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« Reply #2 on: 28 July 2020, 10:49:28 PM »

Sunjester - Fancy trying the Little Wooden Men with these?
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« Reply #3 on: 28 July 2020, 10:50:29 PM »

Do I have to join the group?
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« Reply #4 on: 29 July 2020, 06:53:26 AM »

Joining the group allows you to access the rules, plus give any feedback etc to Keith.
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« Reply #5 on: 29 July 2020, 08:27:10 AM »

Interesting, I'm not yet a Napoleonic player but interested in getting into the period in the future so this comes at a good time.
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Keith57
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« Reply #6 on: 29 July 2020, 09:21:42 AM »

@ Last Hussar - as Steve says, the short answer is yes, if you want to download the rules and join the discussion. It's an email group, so you do need to enter an email address and get approval from me to join.

I'm assured by those who know better that 'groups.io' are very kosher indeed, and no security or personal data issues are at all likely to arise. And I haven't refused to allow anyone to join so far!
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Keith57
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« Reply #7 on: 29 July 2020, 09:23:26 AM »

@mmcv - you're just the kind of guy I'm looking for.
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« Reply #8 on: 29 July 2020, 09:56:49 AM »

Interesting, I'm not yet a Napoleonic player but interested in getting into the period in the future so this comes at a good time.

A true wargamer - no period is quite off the menu. I approve.
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« Reply #9 on: 29 July 2020, 10:50:01 AM »

A true wargamer - no period is quite off the menu. I approve.

Most wargamers are slappers, if its the only offer going on that club night, they will take it.( and possibly regret it in the morning ) Smiley  Saying I am not playing "Gorka Morka (other lower calibre wargames are available) " again.  Only to do exactly the same thing the following club night - Much like an inebriated  Essex girl on a Friday night. ( Inebriated girls of other counties are available). Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: 29 July 2020, 11:13:06 AM »

Are you implying an Essex girl would ever be sober on Friday evening?
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« Reply #11 on: 29 July 2020, 11:21:54 AM »

I'll sign up as I do plan to do a Napoleonics project and though I like the Portable Napoleonic Wargame that I have used it is maybe a bit simple at times.

@ Last Hussar - as Steve says, the short answer is yes, if you want to download the rules and join the discussion. It's an email group, so you do need to enter an email address and get approval from me to join.

I'm assured by those who know better that 'groups.io' are very kosher indeed, and no security or personal data issues are at all likely to arise. And I haven't refused to allow anyone to join so far!

groups.io is the replacement for Yahoo groups except for the fact it works.....
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« Reply #12 on: 29 July 2020, 11:33:55 AM »

Keith

I assume you want comments on the Group site and not here.

Chad
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« Reply #13 on: 29 July 2020, 11:35:37 AM »

Are you implying an Essex girl would ever be sober on Friday evening?

Having grown up in Essex sober  come in many forms from "I am completely sober as I have only had 1 beer" to so drunk the girl in question has a "Sh*g card"  similar to the 18th century dance card, but an Essex girl equivalent.  Evil

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« Reply #14 on: 29 July 2020, 12:29:47 PM »

@mmcv - you're just the kind of guy I'm looking for.

Yes grabbed a copy of the rules and reading over the introduction it does sound very much like it! I'll give it a proper read through in the next little while and while I've no Napoleonics to playtest with, I have some 2mm Crimean War troops in progress that could be shoehorned into service for some test games down the line.

A true wargamer - no period is quite off the menu. I approve.

So much history, so little time...
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