Black Powder 2!
Tagged: Black Powder 2
September 25, 2018 at 7:54 pm #147452
Here is a photo of me talking to you chaps courtesy of Warlord’s Facebook group.
Attachments:September 26, 2018 at 3:50 am #147454Mark StanochParticipant
Here’s a preview of a game I am planning in Sarasota Florida in November…if you’re in the neighborhood, come on by! Click here!September 26, 2018 at 10:59 pm #147511
Thanks Al for the heads up the content of BP2 it sounds good a general tidy up and some improvement add on rulesSeptember 27, 2018 at 6:54 am #147512
Good find of the Pic, Big Al. I’m the ‘grey’ one 🙂September 27, 2018 at 2:47 pm #147576
So we definitely did meet and chat! Next time I will introduce myself properly!
It looked a good game. Loved the figures and scenics!September 27, 2018 at 4:18 pm #147588
Thanks Big Al! The lovely boards belong to Mr. Stallard, and the raven haired youngster with me (only in his 40s!) did a fair amount of the figure painting. I was pleased that it all went together so nicely, and hopefully we’ve encouraged some more Bolt Action-ers to get ‘proper armies’ as well 😉September 27, 2018 at 5:36 pm #147598Dr DaveParticipant
Might it not be best to avoid the awkwardness of “Hi, I’m flatulent cuirassier” or whatever. It might not be a forum member you’re addressing. Perhaps a prelim introduction? A visible, yet unobtrusive item worn about ones person. A red carnation springs immediately to mind. But then we might run the risk of being mobbed by the ever present Blackpowder groupies who loiter at wargames show entrances waiting for a glimpse of Rick Priestly and his devotees. Might I suggest a simple phrase, so outlandish in its sense that no sane person would ever utter it. How about “I understand that British Infantry rarely fixed bayonets” as an opener. You would then realise this is probably a WG-BP forum member. Your confirmatory response would be “Yes. I do so admire all the achievements of the French army during the 100-days”.
To a non member fairly innocuous comments. But no wargamer in their right mind would ever say such things. Thus, to those in the know, proper introductions would them follow.
“I am Inept Corsican”
“I am diminutive European Dictator”
Normal conversation would then follow…
Just an ideaSeptember 27, 2018 at 7:36 pm #147600
Dr. Dave, you will always be Flatulent Cuirassier to me!
I’d prefer the more traditional:
“The sad sobs of the violins of autumn …”
I’d always remember this one!September 27, 2018 at 8:31 pm #147603Dr DaveParticipant
Jean has a long moustache
Jean has a long moustache
I love love love that bit.September 27, 2018 at 10:06 pm #147604
I think if we made the code message “John has a long moustaches.” then that could work 🙂September 27, 2018 at 11:11 pm #147606
You’re overthinking it. Besides, going up to someone and using my forum name isn’t likely to appear too odd.
Actually, we did it a couple of times at Salute. One of the forum mods made badges for anyone who asked for one. We all wore them and met up for a group photo at the Warlord stand. Worked well that time!October 1, 2018 at 7:25 pm #147802
Al I received my BP2 edition today and would love to cut to the chase re changes tweaks or new additions please. What have you noticed other than skirmishes blocking fire and evade. While on the topic of evade p.66 I noticed that a unit in March column can evade by changing into skirmish for regulars and warband for irregulars at the cost of one move …. no problem there but since I want to use BP2 mainly for regular armies does the whole infantry unit go into skirmish( say it hasn’t open order ability and only uses skirmisher screen with attack column or line what happens/what happens cavalry especially heavy cavalry in this situation when evading in March column?/artillery when evading in March column?October 1, 2018 at 8:06 pm #147804
The rules for evade only apply to particular units and formations. Mostly, it is skirmishers or unit’s in Open Order that are able to evade. Line units would not normally be able to evade. Instead, they would stand and receive tha charge, or if the chargers are cavalry, they will attempt to form square. The exception is when the unit is in March Column, where it has the choice to change to Open Order and attempt an evade. That is a hefty gamble because you have to roll as if giving an order. You will always get a single move, even if you fail the roll, but if that happens, the unit is now in Open Order and facing a charge seeing as it takes a move to change to Open Order.
A Warband is a little different because it does not have the training to react by forming square. Either way, if the charging unit contacts the one that attempted to evade, the evading unit is destroyed. So, I would consider the options before chancing an evade.October 1, 2018 at 8:24 pm #147805
Any other new or revised things you’ve noticed in the rule book V2 ??October 1, 2018 at 8:45 pm #147807
I pm’d you everything. Didn’T think Warlord would appreciate me telling the world on here.
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