The Wargamer's Corner
The Bloodybacks rules (for battles of the American War of Independence) were authored by Stephen Jones. I don’t know the date or even the year in which these rules came into being, I do know that they were being played (by Steve) at Salute in 2002. The demo game presented at Salute 2002 won an award for the “best painted” army…
I came upon the rules in 2004. As I remember things it was the 4th of July weekend and Mike Frank was visiting (from Visalia, CA) and I pulled out my copy of the rules and the four figures I had painted and showed them to Mike. From there we decided that these rules were promising and worth a further look...
We started off trying the rules as presented by Steve, but soon determined that we wanted to make a few changes here and there – not that the game as presented by Steve was good, we just felt that we needed to make a few changes. The rules presented here are our (Mike Taber, Mike Frank and Bob Henry) distillation of the rules devised by Stephen Jones. All credit for the original rules belongs to Steve – so please blame us for anything that we may have “screwed up”.
Mike Taber – October 2006
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