Earlier this week, Baccus announced the forthcoming release of their latest set of rules in the Polemos series – Ruse de Guerre, written by Glenn Pearce.
This set of rules complements Baccus’ recent releases of several new infantry packs for their French Indian War range – and indeed, new army packs for the FIW will be added to the existing range of Seven Years War figures.
However, Ruse de Guerre doesn’t just cover the French Indian War, but also the American War of Independence and the War of 1812.
The conflicts of these three wars had a distinctly different character to the European wars of the period, and it is this that the author has attempted to capture.
Baccus have released a sample of the rules, which include some notes on troop basing, ranged combat, and an example scenario, as well as the designers notes for the rules.
Dave Luff and I have been looking at the French Indian War as the setting of our Sharp practice campaign, and Per Broden has already created a 6mm version of the game for the Joy of Six 2017 (Which I will be umpiring). These mass battle rules may well encourage us to potentially collect our armies in multiple scales – though they will have to go to the back of the current painting queue.
Ruse de Guerre is due for publication at the end of February.