First off, I wanted to share this bit of news from the Crusader Publishing site posted on January 2nd:
Free March Attack Rules for Bloggers
"For the next couple of weeks I am giving away PDF copies of the March Attack rules to anyone that runs a blog. Simply drop me an email at Crusader Publishing with a link to your blog and I'll email you a download link to the rules. I tend to send out free printed copies for review with magazines and thought it may be a nice idea to do the same for web sites.
I know that when I look at buying a new game I tend to search around for examples of games, descriptions and battle reports rather than read the 'official' blurb. So, no strings attached, if you see them and they are not your kind of thing, don't play Napoleonic much or just already have a set that you are happy with that's fine. If you give them a go and like them that's a bonus, if you just want to read and write a review - good or bad - I'm happy with that too."
I really haven't had the chance to look them over, so I'll hold off further thoughts for now. At first glance they appear to written for 15mm Napoleonic battles which is a scale I no longer play. They also look well laid out and organized with a high production quality. I think it is a nice idea by Mark Sims to give out a "sample" of his gaming rules, especially for some of us that have no local shops that stock his publications.
We can see pictures of his miniatures on the web before we buy them, but it's sometimes harder to invest in a rule book by just seeing its cover and a brief description. Anyway, I figured some of you 15-18mm guys out there might find this info useful.
During my brief correspondence with Mark, he also confirmed that he plans to start working on his Seven Year's War miniature range again later this year. Although he did also mention they would come in the second half of the year and anything six months out is really still up in the air at this point.
Either way, a return to this range sometime in the future is welcome news. I'm still deciding wither to jump into a SYW or Napoleonic 28mm project first, but I will be using Crusader and Wargames Foundry minis for my SYW armies when I do.