Just received the rather large Republic to Empire rules and had a quick skim over them last night, so far so good, I hope to find a sunny spot to settle down over the weekend for a closer inspection and a nice cuppa. Now I know that they have been around for some time and this is a bit old hat but as they are the only Napoleonic specific rules I have owned, other than second-hand copy of Machine Gun Quarry, it is something of a moment for me.
1st impressions? Well they can only be superficial at the moment but; nice production values, well illustrated and the concepts/foibles that plague shrinking history down to war game level are explained in an easy to read manner (hopefully the mechanics will be also). The last is particularly useful for the novice so I have hopes that the rules aren’t just for the experienced aficionado but more user-friendly to cater for the lay gamer of the period.