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Post by Artimas » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:38 pm

Just received my RtE in the mail. My only question is: will I live long enough to read through the rules? (Just kidding!)

One serious question tho: do the current edition of the rules contain all the errata, etc., or are there further changes that I need to know about?

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Re: Here I go

Post by obriendavid » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:05 pm

The only major change I can think of was to do with the artillery rules because we found they were too powerful in combat and receiving casualties. Barry did produce an amendment but I'm not sure where it is but I'm sure he will reply when he gets back from his travels.
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Re: Here I go

Post by Artimas » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:01 am

Thank you David. I will look forward to hearing
from him.

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Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:06 am

Hi Artimas,

here is the official amendment:

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=3809

It was only printed on paper for the last Napoleonic Game I played at Derby.

Hope that helps,

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"Sort your filth out by yourself!" The King of Saxony Friedrich August III., at his abdication 1918, referred to the quarrels in the parliament and the squabbling within the provisional government.
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Post by obriendavid » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:06 pm

Well done on finding the artillery rules Gunter.

The FIBA has been changed slightly in that the attacker re-rolls all hits to determine the winner as a number of people thought that the defenders were having too much trouble trying to defend against heavy numbers.

There was also a long discussion about regimental guns and their effect but I can't remember if we came to a final decision about them.
Too many people were just using them to swivel and target enemy units that weren't even threatening the regiment they were attached to on the hope of causing a casualty and then a morale test.
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Re: Here I go

Post by Artimas » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:34 pm

Thank you both!

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Re: Here I go

Post by Artimas » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:54 pm

One last question: I am on page 32 of the rulebook and I have seen the
word "outwith" used several times so far. Now, I consider myself relatively literate and I have read English literature or rather literature written in the English language for many years, but I have never run
across this word. I had no idea what it meant. So the Webster dictionary
defines the meaning as "outside" and is Scottish first used in the 12th century .I'm really not trying to be critical, but why was this obscure word used so often?
Do the English use this word in everyday conversation? I wonder. I also wonder if is in common use in Scotland?

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Re: Here I go

Post by Greystreak » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:55 am

Artimas wrote:I also wonder if is in common use in Scotland?

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Och, aye! :lol:
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Post by Gerryjd » Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:35 pm

Hi Artimas,

Well, I have to say that I use the word fairly frequently and hear it in conversation as well, but I live in the West of Scotland, as does Barry, so it may be common to us here.

Dave O'Brien might chip in if it's any different in the East of Scotland( which knowing him it probably will be!!!! :-) ) Actually, he thinks we're from a foreign country!!! Lol

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You may call it sarcasm........I, on the other hand, prefer to refer to it as a humorous observation!!! :-)
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Post by obriendavid » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:28 am

Gerryjd wrote: Dave O'Brien might chip in if it's any different in the East of Scotland( which knowing him it probably will be!!!! :-) ) Actually, he thinks we're from a foreign country!!! Lol
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Anything West of Princes Street is foreign :lol:
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Post by barr7430 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:33 am

Artimas,

just returned from my travels but it looks as if the lads are looking after you fine. 8)

On the subject of outwith I make no apology. It is common proper English where I live. I refuse to bow to the conventions of international English or American English as they are not my language. Artimas I salute your common sense.. you looked it up. I do that frequently with words I do not understand. Language dumbing down makes the world a less interesting, less enquiring and generally more homogeneous place- I subscribe to none of these trends.

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Post by Ben Waterhouse » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:10 am

Aye lad, Happen sithee!
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Re: Here I go

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:29 am

barr7430 wrote:
Lang may yer lum reek!

.................. :shock:

In German: Ich versteh bloss Bahnhof!
(Translate this yourself) :twisted:
„Macht Euch Euren Dregg alleene“

"Sort your filth out by yourself!" The King of Saxony Friedrich August III., at his abdication 1918, referred to the quarrels in the parliament and the squabbling within the provisional government.
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Re: Here I go

Post by Artimas » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:39 pm

Barry:

No apologies needed! :D I just found it most interesting, that's all. And besides, I learned a new word! As an aside, I find Scottish totally baffling. I remember watching a Premier League match in which the co-anchor was a Scot. I simply could not understand a word he said the entire match! I wonder how many folks south of the border understand the Scots either? But that's a topic for another day. :twisted:

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Re: Here I go

Post by Greystreak » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:10 am

Artimas - Robin Williams' legendary take on 'things Scottish', in case you've never seen the attached clip: http://youtu.be/xDQd49rEF_0. :shock: :lol:
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