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The rules used throughout this campaign are the excellent Sharp Practice set produced by "Too Fat Lardies". They are especially designed with the Napoleonic Wars in mind but are equally useful for any black powder period.
Our group finds them particularly lighthearted and fun, with enough tactical decisions to still make the game challenging. The Big Men are the greatest draw card, personally representing the players and all with their own little quirks and personalities.
Taken from the Lardies' site:
Winner of the TMP "Best Historical Wargame for 2008" Award, these are the ultimate rule set of rules for wargaming the actions of literary heroes, with swashbuckling advantures in the black powder age. Packed with colour and character Sharp Practice transcend the gap between wargaming and role playing and allow the gamer to fight large scale skirmishes between 30 and 120 figrues per side.
Comprehensive rules on developing your characters are combined with an elegant combat system. Ideal for the Napoleonic period but with ample room in the rules for expansion to other campaigns, with rules on North American indians, colonial types, small boat actions and cutting out parties, as well as an eye opening section on Napoleonic drill on the wargames table.
The rules are available for purchase here.