The Kingdom Is Ours
We should be used to 28mm Civil War figure manufacturers publishing their in-house rules, Warlord's Pike and Shotte, Foundry's 1644. The Kingdom is Ours is Bicorne's foray into rules publishing. Whilst it is to be expected that these rulebooks become glossy showrooms for their figure ranges, The Kingdom Is Ours has a stronger whiff of it being Bicorne's catalogue with some rules tacked on, rather than a set of rules that showcase figures from a particular range.As appears standard, there is a very brief timeline and introduction to troop types encountered in English Civil War battles.
|The ever splendid Peter Dennis providing the cover artwork|
By the time we get to p21 we finally get to see the 'Bicorne fast play rules', all pretence that the rules are called 'The Kingdom Is Ours' has now been dropped.
|Just one of the pages of the quick play sheet|
Okay, familiarity would speed things up considerably, but there are quite a lot of tables to check for various phases slowing things down. The quick play sheet runs to 5 pages, a detachable or separate quick play sheet is not included, nor have I found an 'official' one for download.
- tape measure
- 1 purple D6 (the dice of doom)
- at least 20D6 per side (each 'set' the same size and colour)
- D10 for morale
- a dice pot or bag
- unit trackers - one for each unit
- command tracker - one per commander
- gazillions of different coloured dice for casualties/ammo/status markers (10 D6 required for each unit tracker, 5 D6 for the command tracker))
- different coloured (again) D6 for combat
- a protractor