I was asked if I had an interest in trying out Shako II as a tactical level game for the Napoleonic period.
Shako II is a pretty through rewrite of both Shako and Advanced Shako rules.
After such a bad experience with the Original Shako I am hesitiant to fully commit to trying out the game. There are a couple of issues involved that I do not believe have been worked out.
The rules have gone from a streamline 20 page booklet to nearly 100 pages, that is not a good sign.
They have added lots of specialized rules (artillery pull-back, sappers, engineers and fortifications for example) that were not in the original rules nor the 'advanced rules' found online.
I am also concerned about the cost, as the rules have climbed from $20 to $42. For lots of nice looking pictures. Yawn...