The new set of ACW rules "Guns at Gettysburg" is now at the printers/publishers, it is hoped they will be out late 2006.
They are a based on the General de Brigade Napoleonic rules system adapted to the ACW period and maintain the regiment as the basic wargames unit, catering for brigade, divisional and even corps actions.
Updates, rules questions and discussion forum will be housed on this, the joint GdeB website.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
1) LARGE BATTALIONS: Any battalion over 40 figures strong that is graded Veteran or worse, will require a full move to carry out any formation change. (Half from column to closed column.)
2) BRITISH BATTALIONS OPERATING IN WINGS. Any British battalion graded as Line or better may split into two “wings” of equal size and operate as two independent battalions – however both must belong to the same brigade. 1 Turn is required to split the battalion into wings and this must be carried out prior to the battle or on Turn 1. No wing may number less than 15 figures at the time of the split. The battalion may recombine into one battalion at any stage of the battle. 1 turn is required to reform the battalion and both units must be within 5cms of each other.