This Friday night we are planning a NWF frontier game. Here's the sit rep and map from Charles S Grant's Scenario book (a must have for any miniature gamer).
The rules I am proposing are Ross Mac's "With MacDuff to the Frontier" which can be found on his blog. A few notes on troop types.
- British Infantry carry Breech Loading Rifles (BLRs), in this case Martini-Henrys. They get the +1 for BLR firepower but the range is the same as the MLRs (16", 8" short) as confirmed with Ross. They also count as Elite.
- Better Indian infantry (Ghurkas, Piffers etc.) count as British, other Indian infantry aren't as well trained so lose the +1 for firepower and Elite status. These guys carry Snider BLRs.
- Afghan or other Native Regulars carry BLRs but aren't as well trained so don't count the +1. They might count as militia or regulars depending on the scenario. They also carry Sniders or equivalents (often surplus British army ones).
- Pathan or Afghan tribesmen count as irregulars, and carry as mix of weaponry counting as Jezails on average. They make guns over open fire pits, so get the -1 for inferior equipment. An evil GM might rank a unit or two as Elite or fanatics, but most are just interested in loot.
- Imperial Cavalry are regulars and carry carbines (count as MLRs as firepower drill was not great). Many count as Veteran and lancers obviously carry long pokey things.
- Mountain guns count as light guns, travel as pack and take a full turn to unpack and set up and prep for fire.
- Other Imperial artillery counts as rifled (or in some cases smooth bores where forced to improvise older weaponry).
- Afghan regular artillery use BLRs (Krupp and Armstrongs that were better than anything the Brits used) or smooth bores. They get the inferior equipment -1 modifying to shoot.
- Tribesmen with artillery have smooth bores and get the -1 for inferior equipment.