I spent the last two nights pouring over rules. These included Armies of Arcana, Dragon Rampant, One-Hour Wargames, Warmaster, and Rally Around the King, as well as some really oldies like Chainmail, and Royal Armies of the Hyborian Age. The winner: Dragon Rampant! There is a little bit of tweaking to be done, but for the most part, I think it will work. I think the students will be able to learn the mechanics pretty quickly, and not be bored by it. Maybe I am over-generalizing, instant gratification is a big concern of mine with regards to the students.
Next step is to come up with a scenario, and start making up stat cards for the various units. I want to make this as easy for the players as possible.
On a side note, as I was going through my bookshelf looking for appropriate rules books, I thought, my goodness, I've accumulated a heck of a lot of rules over the years! There were some that I didn't remember even buying.
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