Tuesday 12 June 2012

Volleys, Bayonets, Life, the Universe and Everything in it....

The past couple of days have been very trying. I have been caught in a maelstrom of my own making - a veritable smorgasbord of choices and the indecision inherent in such a Bacchanalian debauch. Why, oh why? You may well ask, but it all comes down to a very simple thing. I want to convert Volley and Bayonet into a hex based game using my block armies. The idea of using these rules was one that I had not considered in any great detail until the arrival of Napoleon Returns (covering the 1815 campaign) and the consequent reignition of my old army level aspirations.

It is certainly something to think about - long and hard.

The only problem I can foresee is converting the ranges and move distances into hexes. They have been converted into squares (for the 18th century) and this will be an avenue I shall look at in further detail and so will report back via the blog in due course.

In the meantime, my search for a copy of the rules (the 1st edition) and the ACW supplement continues.


Bluebear Jeff said...

You might try asking on the V&B Yahoo Group:


Someone there might be able to direct you to a first edition copy.

Also perhaps someone has tried converting to hexes already and you might see what they've done.

-- Jeff

Anonymous said...

This page has a number of playsheets for VnB2. I know you are going with 1st, but I doubt the ranges have changed greatly.


Hope that helps until you get the 1st edition.

David Crook said...

Hi Jeff,

Moves are afoot in that direction and have already yielded some useful ideas. I need to collate some of these and see what sticks.

All the best,


David Crook said...


Cheers old chap - much appreciated. I am thinking that it may be easier to go with the latest edition and take it from there but we shall see.

All the best,


Nick Atkinson said...

Ok have dug my copies out

Turn out I have the version two asa well

Would you be interested in my copies

David Crook said...

Hi Nick,

I most certainly would! Email me roguejedi@btinternet.com to discuss terms etc.

You sir are a gentleman!

All the best,


John T said...


Caliver books are advertising a reprint of the first edition at £15.


John T

David Crook said...

Hi John T,

Many thanks for the heads up - I have couple of other options on the go but it is always good to have a back up plan!

All the best,