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After a long journey, the Flashing Steel rules are out and available for sale. These are the rules for skirmish level war-games for the Late Renaissance: the 30 Years War, 80 Years War, English Civil War, French Wars of Religion, Swedish-Polish Wars, Holy Roman Empire – Turkish Wars, and the Gold Age of Pirates. It is man-on-man skirmish with an emphasis on dramatic actions. The result is a set of rules that are less about historical accuracy (though they are) than in capturing period flavour.

Thanks to everyone who I ever bored by talking at them about this topic. Special mention to Simon and Paul, who were always peripheral to the main event, but who provided some valuable insights.

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