Thursday, March 5, 2015

Black Powder: Quick Reference Sheets

Hello all,

In preparation for a Black Powder Napoleonic game that I'll be running at KublaCon I've updated my quick reference sheet for Black Powder and figured I would post it up.  In addition to the main rules QRS I have British, Prussian and French quick reference sheets done for the Albion Triumphant volume 2 expansion and have included them below as well.

As with the Dead Man's Hand QRS, if you would like a PDF of the sheets just drop me an email at and I'll send them along.  General idea here is that you have two double-sided sheets for the main rules and one double-sided sheet for the nationality you are playing.  I'm working on nationality sheets for Albion Triumphant volume 1 (specifically updates for French and British - with additions of the Spanish and Portuguese).

I'll note that for command tests my group "house ruled" that it was too easy to get 3 moves --- so we say you get three moves only if your modified command result is 2 or less.  If you want to modify these QRS for yourself, just drop me an email and I can send you the original files (they are in MS PowerPoint).

Images below of the QRS pages.


  1. Well done! These sheets are very well written.

  2. Really useful and nicely done. Thanks.

  3. I was just thinking revisiting these rules - which I haven't played since 2012! I would like to do Toulouse. Thanks for the great work on these QRS.

    1. Excellent, they are easy to go back to ... thanks!

  4. With Your QRS I can start the game with Black Powder finally :). Thanks!!!

  5. Hi there
    I have shared your files to my Black Powder rules page as i think it would be of interst to my readers

    Take care


  6. Thanks Jay,I really appreciate these sheets. I would like to change back your house ruled chart on commands. Could you send me the files? The rulebook is a little dense for my beer and pretzl club. These will be great. We are doing ACW though. Thanks again

  7. any chance you could send me the files please?

  8. Thank you so much for your time and effort Jay

  9. I have Got one question. This +3 bonus when cavalry vs infantry in openas a combat result modifier is a homerule or is it some where in the rulebook. Because i know about these squares but have not heard about bonus for cavalry fighting infantry in open.