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Joeseph McCarthy
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Does anyone remember R & S?

Here was a game that was simple as Hell. Yet is consistently produced hot contests and was quite skill-intensive. And as a method to produce mix & match battles?

We came up with a set of organizations. Roughly (from memory)

BN = 3 x EB

Regt = 3 x BN + attached artillery

Division = 3 x Regt + attached artillery

And other associated groupings (Cavalry, MRs, etc.).

Then we'd pit organizations against each other in meeting engagements, Offense/defense, etc. And we found that the Prestags boards were perfect for use in R & S.

Hours and hours of hot, sharp, varied battles.

The scenarios and the board that came with R & S were so-so, but the counters and rules made for an excellent game.

I still play it.

Mogadeet

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This game?

Rifle & Saber

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Oh, you mean Rifle & Saber. This game:



Yeah, I remember. My favorite game in the series--just because it's my favorite period, I guess.


 
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I bought a new copy (original white box) in 1973 but traded it away several years ago. It was an okay game but not one of my favorites.
 
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That game was FUN.

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