Best Allies

18th century wargames rules from Veni Vidi Vici

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Best Allies are wargame rules for 18th century army level land battles. Each unit is a battalion of infantry, a regiment of cavalry, a battery of guns or a unit of skirmishers. The rules are independant of figure size but rather let the player choose what size and measurement system they want to use. We would recommend figures between 28mm to 15mm in size.
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Best Allies 18th land warfare


The rulers feature:

Alternate brigade activation with varying player iniative each turn. Ratings of commanders as; Poor, Average and Excellent allow those commanders to issue more orders to the units their command.

Units are 3 bases in size allowing them to be repositioned to show line and column formations. Entire bases are removed to represent casualties, with no partial hits left over. Units are grouped into brigades and moved as singe brigades.

Different rules for; formed infantry, Loose order infantry (light), formed cavalry, light cavalry, dragoons, artillery (battlion/galloper guns, field artillery and howitzers) and skirmishers.

Army lists for; Great Northern war, American Indian wars, war of Spanish Succession, Jacobite risings, Seven years war, American war of Independence and the French Revolutionary war.

Special rules for; units still using pikes, shock units and platoon fire


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Now available: Fighting Brothers, American Civil war rules

Using the same command system as the Best Allies rules but these stand-alone rules are modified to better reflect the American Civil war.

Shooting is now at longer distances to allow for rifled muskets being the standard weapons for infantry. Breech loaders and magazine weapons increase the volume of firepower. Indeed shooting now becomes the main mode of combat.

Organisation is now: brigades, divisions and corps (for really large battles).

Army lists are included for both sides, taking the form of brigades which can then be incorporated into divisions. As the armies brigade design changed throughout the war, different lists are available for; early, middle, late and end period brigades.

Price £8.00 as a downloadable pdf from Wargames Vault.

Both rules are available as a bundled deal for £10.80



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