This was probably a very stupid idea, but I was determined to put ALL basic, optional, advanced and
optional advanced rules on one
page. And I wanted it presented in a visual way, as to make it possible to instantly identify not only the category but also the "alignment" of the optional rules (pro Union/pro CSA/neutral).
The optional/advanced rules are provided with references to the "living rules" by Alan Emrich
This player aid is meant for those who start with the advanced game and for refreshing the memory of experienced players.
The zipfile contains a .jpg you can print on A3 or the US equivalent of a large
piece of paper. Don't bother to print it on A4 or letter: you won't be able to read it. Unless you print it on several pages ofcourse (2 laminated pages, taped together so you can fold it, works great). Still, you might need a magnifying glass.
The file also contains the MindManager mindmap (for those who have the program and want to make modifications).
About the layout:
- The 'flags' (pro Union, pro CSA or neutral) are only placed on the main occurence of an optional rule, as to avoid clutter. The markers for optional/advanced are placed where ever they apply.
- I did include the advanced game and battle sequence but left out the tables (command, border states and so on) because most advanced players don't need them or use other player aids for that (like the Gettysburg battlemap or the player aids from Alan Emrich).
(Edit: version 1.1 is on its way: tiny adjustments and more colours for easier reference)