The rules are card driven with all units of a type on a side (Regular, Irregular, Indian Provincial, and Militia) activating at once. Activation is usually move, shoot, reload, or charge/fight. The twist number of activations and activations per card varies by type. For example Regulars have 2 cards each with 2 activations where as Irregulars have 4 cards each with one. Militia I think had a single card with 2 activations. So flexibility / capability are built in by the cards.
Melee and shooting are pretty deadly with a high change of dying if you are hit. Its semi skirmish with units of 4 - 8 figures and officers moving individually.
For this game we pitted French vs British fighting over a farm. The French regulars surged forward to take the farm but moving early on both their cards became pinned down in the first tuern and never really recovered.
The supporting Compagnie de Marines routed the British lights and also shot-up some militia pretty badly. They second company than captured the barn and traded fire with the Provincials.
The final action was a charge by the French Indian allies which routed Roger's Rangers and then sent them crashing into the Provincials. This later action was one of mutual annihilation leaving the French in charge of the farm.
|Indians vs Rangers|
The game was certainly fast and furious. Every one moves every turn but the semi-random order means care must be taken not to get isolated and be at the enemies mercy. I can see keeping track of the being a useful skill