Friday, 18 July 2014
Northstar had a special offer on the Longstreet rulebook and card deck the other day, so I thought I'd take a punt and order them. I really enjoyed a game of Maurice that I played ages ago at the club so, as this is from the same author and uses a very similar system, it looked like a good buy. I've been flicking through the compact little rulebook today and it's very well laid out, with a straightforward text and lots of diagrams to make things clear.
The basic force level is the brigade, which consists of three infantry regiments of ten bases each, a cavalry regiment of eight bases and three artillery bases, so not unmanageable as a 15mm project, especially as there are plenty of potential opponents at the club. I have a big box of Peter Pig Union figures that I originally planned to use with Fire and Fury but, as I'm not keen on the rules, I think Longstreet would make a very good alternative.
All theoretical but a potential project for next year perhaps?