Friday, 14 June 2013

Morschauser's 'Frontier' wargames rules: some suggestions and a request

I have yet to stage the play-test of the newly-formatted version of Joseph Morschauser's FRONTIER wargames rules (although I do have a scenario in mind) and I have already had some interesting suggestions as to how the rules could be developed as well as a request to write a version for a hexed grid.

The suggestions I have received so far include:
  • Allowing Native infantry and cavalry to make diagonal moves;
  • Allowing all mounted cavalry to make straight line diagonal moves as long as they end their move in contact with an enemy unit (i.e. a 'charge' move).
Both suggestions have a degree of merit, and are definitely in keeping with Morschauser's design philosophy. That said, I don't intend to incorporate either of them into the rules until after I have staged my planned play-test ... which will hopefully be sometime very soon.

4 comments:

  1. I think he meant he had received a request (to write a hex based version). I had to read it twice to be sure ;-)

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  2. Conrad Kinch,

    I had a request to write a version of the rules that can be used with a hexed rather than a squared grid.

    Being a true Brother in the Craft, I have declined the request ... for the moment!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Millsy,

    You are absolutely correct ... and when I re-read what I had written I realised that I had used 'an request' rather than 'a request' in my text.

    The error has now been corrected.

    All the best,

    Bob

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