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Whuppin' Jonathon

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The Napoleonic Wars are in full swing...

The familiar sight of long lines of scarlet-coated British infantry advance on their enemies, ready to shatter them with their disciplined volleys...

But wait.  The opposing soldiers are in line, not an attack column.  Some of them wear grey, not blue, and they speak English, albeit with a strange accent.

French-speaking troops are on the British side, decked in distinctive "habitant" dress.  On the flanks, buckskin-clad frontiersmen face off against painted Natives, both using tomahawks and scalping knives rather than bayonets.

These are not the ordered fields of Europe.  This is the wooded wilderness of North America, where artillery pieces are a rarity and cavalry almost non-existent.  Welcome to the Anglo-American war of 1812.  It's Napoleonics, but not as you know it...

A complete ruleset for recreating the War of 1812 on land in miniature, "Whuppin' Jonathon" allows you to refight the small-scale but desperate battles that saved Canada and established the United States as a respected world power.

Use of d10 dice exclusively.

Rules for infantry, cavalry, guns, howitzers, and rockets.  Sample battle to illustrate the game - the battle of Frenchtown.  Includes an easy to follow ready reference sheet.

NOTE: this is the British version of the rules, featuring British spelling, priority and set for download in A4 format.  The American version is "Whuppin' John Bull", which you can find at

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