What do you guys think of this new rules set?
My friend got it recently and, well, to be honest, I don't think much.
-Units are treated as units with no individual characters in them which personally, I find horrible.
-Artillery have a naff rule where one piece on the table counts as two pieces firing.
-Columns don't move any faster than lines for some reason.
-Skirmishers don't even get models to represent them but are 'just there' somehow.
-Canister and Howitzer fire have really irritating mechanics..
There are good things about the rules, like the order cards are nice and reserves and format of troops. However, the whole thing is mainly glossy pictures and advertisement and the rules just don't do the period justice IMO. Has anyone else here seen the rules? Am I being super critical? It just seems to me that they really don't add up.
I am definitely waiting for Black Powder, a system that I have heard negative about so far.
Just as a side note, with their uber high prices and variable sclupting, do you think Foundry are really behind? I mean Warlord and Perries bring cheaper, generally better sculpted models that are often in plastic, shouldn't forget to mention Victix there either. Foundry just seem to be still set years ago, reluctant to make plastics and still believing that they have manopoly on the market
Sorry if that last bit seems like a rant, I just found that I would quite like some British 12pdrs but was shocked by how expensive they were.