On the other hand in that post I had just painted a 2nd Hussar for the Overhilse Hussars of the Republic and mentioned that I had 2 more ready to paint so as to bring the squadron up to strength. By an odd coincidence I just finished them yesterday, 2 years later!
|Oberhilse cavalry prepare to sortie from the lines.|
Anyway I got my answers since, as suspected, I had been down this road before. The answer is essentially that the Square Brigadier is about the General and the handling of the army, not about unit tactics and formations. So, putting that Old School aspect aside, I once again stripped down the rules to their original pattern. This assumes that unit officers are doing their job and lets the dice show how well they have done it while the general focuses on the plan and the handling of reserves.
I was also reminded that making the squares larger was mostly about making more room for 40mm friendly terrain not about changing the game.
Today I played through an exciting solo game using a stripped down, retro, version. I'll be polishing the draft this week and playing again soon.