Isabelino Grenadiers of the Guard
Foreign Legion Mountain Gun
The next question was the orders section. Most Generals have a rating of 8. Needing an 8 or 7 to get one move, a 6 to get 2 moves then 5-1 gets 3 moves whilst a 9-12 gets none at all or a blunder. This feels dramatic at both ends you are far more likely to get no moves or 3 than to just get one or two moves. I don't have all the answers but there are a couple of things we will try. Firstly making it more likely to move once or twice so 8-7-6 move once and 5-4 move twice. Then considering higher staff ratings so no moves is slightly less often. I have also introduced the rule that if in attack column a unit always gets one order.
Carlist Grenadiers Courtesy Chris Charlton
Isabelino Guards Brigade
Navarese Guides above and Below
The last thought then was around Brigade moral. Currently this kicks in at 50%. This is fine if a brigade is 3 battalions as 2 will have gone before the third follows. But with two battalion brigades or a brigade with a small cavalry contingent these could become very brittle. This is more about how I approach a scenario. So for future I may use two battalion brigades but only where I want them to be particularly brittle. For attached small cavalry units these will mostly not count towards brigade morale.
Legion Lancers in front of provincial Militia
The Legion Advances with Elan
Legion Lancers charge the flank of the Carlists
Madrid Volunteers from Chris Charlton Collection
Marinos lancers clash with Isabelino Line cavalry
The Navarese brigade sees off the guard cavalry
Other than that we all agreed the rules played very well indeed. We will play again in early June where we can test the amendments and share with you on the blog.
Carlist Mountain gun
The Navarese Brigade
Alavese marching out of the town.
The table at the start of the game
Alavese holding the town