Friday, 6 July 2007

Rules - Terrain


Buildings should be either small 50mm x 100mm holding 1 unit or large 100mm x 100mm holding 2 units. Units occupying buildings have no flank or rear and each base can fire or melee out of any side of the building it is in contact with. If the two bases of a unit fire in different directions treat the firing of each base as a the unit in column firing.. Isolated farms and hamlets should be represented by a single small building, Villages by two or three, and towns by four or more. Buildings like the Chew House at Germantown which held a British Regiment should be represented by a single large building.

Rough Ground & Swamps

This represents areas of either difficult movement or where difficulty may be experienced maintaining formation. Typical areas include a fields of crops and rocky or uneven ground. Swamps are areas of rough ground which are impassable to mounted or wheeled units.

Woods and Forests

Woods are not consistent and should be made up of a mixture of areas of dense and open woodland, rough and open ground consistent with the area being fought in. Troops can be detected and fired at the following ranges in wooded areas:-

Dense WoodsOpen Woods
Couriers du bois, Rangers and Indians1"3"
Other Open Order Foot2"6”

Rivers and Streams

For simplicity streams are 2" wide and rivers are 6" wide. Rivers cannot be crossed except by fords or bridges.


Hills are not defined by their height but by the difficulty of ascending them. Most hills should have gentle slopes but depending on the geography some will have steep or impassable slopes. Other terrain features can be combined with hills and their effects on movement should be combined. Dense woods on steep slopes should be considered impassable to all troops except light infantry and rifles.


These are considered the same as open ground unless the optional road movement is used. Roads on hills can have a different slope than that of the surrounding ground. Where roads cross streams or rivers there must be either a bridge or ford. Roads, and bridges are 2" wide

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