I played a game using the Look Sarge, No Charts line of rules at Historicon. Info on the rules can be found at:http://www.bucksurdu.com/Buck_Surdu/Look,_Sarge,_No_Charts.html
have seen comments about these rules and their "funny" name on TMP but never
gave them much thought. The rules series has specific rule books for WWII, ACW,
Napoleonics, and Ancients/fantasy (in playtest). I played in a fantasy
One of the main points of the rules is that they can be played
without and reference cards or QRS. In place of these kinds of cards, the rules
use special dice and labels directly on the unit.
Dice- you can make the
dice using stickers and such. They play a nice role in the game mechanics and
involve both players in each combat.
Labels- All the combat, movement,
and morale info is printed on the label attached to each base. It did make
things very easy especially for a convention. Not sure if I would use them or
just go with a unit roster, but they were useful.
The rules get some
flak for saying "No Charts" and then having labels on the units...this argument
distracts from some clever mechanics and the labels do serve a purpose. I found
myself able to play through the game after just a simple in brief and a few
I have purchased PDFs of the Napoleonic set and the WWII set.
I am not sure they will take over from my preferred rules (Field of Battle), but
the WW II set has been making me think about doing a MicroArmor project. I will
get the fantasy rules when they come out too.
Looking forward to the next
couple of conventions. I will definitely sign up for some LSNC games.