BAR: Batailles de l'Ancien Régime 1740-1763 and More!
The next few posts will provide insights about BAR. For fun and brevity several miniatures from my collections will speak for me. You have questions. They have answers.
This is Part #1.
Part #2 is here: http://campaignsingermania.blogspot.com/2013/01/lets-talk-about-bar-2.html
We'll begin with our celebrated scouts, Troopers Ham and Corey, 10th Hussars, temporarily on leave from The Campaigns of General Pettygree [Colonial] Blog at your service.
Ham (left): "Why Bill asked us to do this is no mystery mate. We've seen it all."
Corey: "Aye. Getting away from them Tugs an' that Guru chap for a holiday ain't bad either. Lots of questions. Here's one now and can you beat that! Look who it is!"
Ham: "You're in luck Mr. Guru Sir. All games are conducted using Quick Reference Charts like this one. There is one set for large table surfaces and large collections and another which reduces movement and weapon ranges for smaller tabletop needs. Page 1 has movement rates and other useful things Corey and I like."
Corey: "Aye. Three cavalry speeds, pursuit options and the possibility of penetrating deep into and past an enemy's lines like Prince Rupert of the Rhine."
Ham: "Open it to pages 2-3 for weapons, melee and morale regulations. Lay it out as shown or fold to focus on just one page. Convenient and easy. Most players do not need much coaching about the basics after turns 2-3."
Corey: "Quick Reference Charts are updated periodically. Bill has updates available after February 2013. For example, rocket rules may be added after more trials where applicable this year."
Ham: "Quite so. Thank you yer honours. Ah, another inquiry coming up."
Corey: "BAR is about The War of Austrian Succession and The Seven Years' War; all mid-18th Century history. Is it useful for more?"
Ham: "Yes. Bill's friend Der Alte Fritz suggested some years ago that since the system works well and our pards like it - so why not adapt it to other time periods. Bill agreed. However, allow me to go back farther in time."
Corey: "BAR is the son of Bill's Drums of War Along The Mohawk published in the mid 1980s. BAR was developed from DRUMS for continental actions in Europe using the latest histories and analysis."
Corey: "Naturally there are differences in weapons, formations and such."
Ham: "Looks like a group of inquirers is forming up ahead."
Ham: "Aye. Let's go to a nice establishment we know to the left. Afterwards we'll say more. Follow us, if you please."
1) Troopers Ham and Corey will return soon for more insights about BAR. I know they want to talk about cavalry rules and fun stuff. More information is also available at http://www.oldregimerules.com/ Till next time....
2) If you have questions, place them below.