Miniatures on a Grid: Baroque Battles

Ed M's Grid-Based Miniatures System
On this page, you'll find downloads for the rules and supporting components, as well as a complete set of desktop publishable "miniatures" to play  the game. For a few more views on what's in the package, you might check out the related March 10, 2019 post.

Baroque Battles Game In Progress

Baroque Battles (BB for short) began life as a desktop published battle game, Armies at Lutzen. As such, it brings the tabletop game to the miniatures environment. It could still be played as a “boardgame” or as a “hybrid” miniatures/board game: whatever your fancy prefers to call it. BB is more streamlined than the original and is more flexible given that it is a miniatures system. This grounding in a “paper” game also accounts to some extent for the “eye candy” in the cards and graphics (although I do tend towards players’ aids with “character,” regardless).  I've got an Eastern Renaissance version in the works and have ideas to take the system to other eras, so watch these pages for updates.

 DOWNLOADING THE GAME: SOME GENERAL ADVICE
All the files are in pdf form. Rather than arranging them in folders, I decided to post each file individually. This is a bit more fiddly in the retrieval but will be a bit less fiddly on the other side. When selecting the link to a particular file, the pdf should pop up. You will see the "download" icon (a downward pointing arrow) in the upper right hand corner. Choose this, and you will have the option to “Save File” or “Open With.” If you choose “Open With,” it will open and you can then choose to “Save As” and navigate to where you want it. If you choose "Save File” it will download to your computer in one step, which is fine if you know where your downloads go: find it and you’re off! If you have the Firefox browser, you can find recently downloaded files by clicking on the blue download icon in the upper right hand corner of the browser frame. 

BEGIN HERE: BAROQUE BATTLES DOWNLOAD INVENTORY AND GUIDE

The above pdf document provides a handy reference listing the game files, some brief explanation, and also contains downloading advice (so you can use as a reference to make sense of everything once its on your system).  

The downloads are grouped into three main parts:

GROUP 1: THE MAIN GAME FILES
BB 1  Baroque Battles Rules
BB 2 Player Reference Readme (a companion to the Player Reference)
BB 3 Player Reference
BB 4 Terrain and Deployment Player Reference
BB 5 Fate Cards
BB 6 Tactics Cards
BB 7 Commanders and Tactical Leaders

GROUP 2: SUPPLEMENTAL FILES AND INFORMATION

BBS 1 Ed M's Figures (examples of how I put together my system)
BBS 2 Gridded Game Mat How-To (a tutorial on how I made my game mat)
BBS 3 Markers (for anyone who would rather not use or make their own)
BBS 4 Scenario: Lutzen
BBS 5 Scenario: Generic (an open-ended "tournament style" scenario)

GROUP 3: BONUS MATERIAL 
BB Bonus 1 Desktop Publishable "Miniatures" 
BB Bonus 2 Fate Cards Back Pattern
BB Bonus 3 Imperial Tactics Cards Back Pattern
BB Bonus 4 Protestant Tactics Cards Back Pattern


Feel free to drop me a line with questions or bring my attention to any battle reports (assuming there might be one or more, ever the optimist...) 




3 comments:

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    1. Thanks for expressing an interest (I was wondering if anyone noticed these pages). I'll try to get something more share-able to together and post it sometime in December/January.

      Ed

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  2. Only just discovered your Grid page due to the link above and so am happily following, looking forward to seeing those pages flesh out. Happy New Year.

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