A fine example of the boats that was a common sight during the British-Prussian war of India 1889.
For rules we intend to use our very own blend of “the things we like NOW and then…”
A couple of “concepts” have been discussed:
Troops will be at an advantage if they move and fire in lines. Makes ordering easier, and fire more efficient (in a 1889ish kind of way).
Officers will be crucial to the game and be more free willed. They’ll have to take tests to let go of their lust to duel with enemy leaders encountered.
Leaders will take a song of blades and heroes like test to see how many actions they get and can spend them on their troops.
Different actions costs different actions points.. firing cost 1 point… reloading costs another.
Closecombat will generally be less lethal than you’d think… it’s going to be more fight and hold until one side runs. A few casualties will sneak in but no wiping the other out in a round or so.
Basic frame for infantry stats and vehicles will be Warhammer 40k 2nd ed. but morale, closecombat will, activation and a couple of other things will be totally different.
These are just primitive drawings of what it’ll be in the end.. not saying that it will be formulated into a definitive set at some point – just that we’ll have a better idea of the rules later..
Looking really much forward