Sunday, 13 March 2016

Free game and ....

New Weasel stuff 

I keep wanting to do the old joke about the difference between weasels and stoats, luckily for everyone I just can't bring myself to write it down! Hobby time very strictly limited at present but I am keeping myself up to date on a few things which are worthwhile sharing more widely.

Waterloo Squares

A neat little print and play game on a 10 by 10 square grid by Eddy Sterckx covering the whole of the battle of Waterloo. Uses a card system for command and combat. Very nice. Its free and available from BGG here. This was designed for the 2015-16 BGG wargame PnP competition. More information about this year's competition and the games is here.

The Weasel stuff

First up up is a beta set of 19th century rules covering Waterloo to Mons (that sounds like a book I've got). They are described as:

From Shako to Coal-scuttle is aimed at a game with 8-12 units of infantry or cavalry, each 4 stands strong, supported by a few artillery batteries. It should be playable with any figures you already own, whether you are gaming 1815 or 1915.
Its a beta version so unfinished and, as a result, you can get them on a pay what you want basis from here

Second up is a really very cool tool for the new Five Men at Kursk rules. It randomly generates missions, forces and even the map. All you need to do is enter some details about the year and combatants etc and there you go. By the way, when I say really very cool I mean absolutely brilliant in case you thought I was being halfhearted about it. Check it out here.


arthur1815 said...

Thanks very much for the link to Waterloo Squares. I've downloaded it and printed off to play. Looks good fun.

Me said...

I am having some difficulty finding the Panzer8 yahoo group (the link in your blog history did not work, nor could I find the group by searching in Yahoo).
Could you please point me in the right direction?


Old Trousers said...

Hi Steve, The Pz8 Yahoo Group ceased a short while ago. The games designed by Pz8 and friends can be found at his old website



Chris Kemp said...

A weasel is weasily wecognised, but a stoat's stoatally different?
Boom boom! I take it that you will be here all week? :O)

Regards, Chris.

Old Trousers said...

Yes, here all week! I love that joke, glad it was you rather than me that delivered it tho!


Jay :)