So time is in short supply until Christmas (it's a real day job/course/lecturing kinda thing...and it's pretty hectic).
With that in mind, we opted to go adventuring with the hexes again as it keeps set up minimal and arguments few.
I've looked at Command and Colours options back in the day, and my eldest daughter was a big fan of Battlelore when she was eight. She's eighteen now, and of course too cool for such trivialities (her Dad is not)...and yes folks, it's been 10 years since Battlelore! Where the heck did that decade go?
Anyway...to the point! The Prometheus in Aspic blog has a fantastic version of C&C Napoleonics, complete with cards, BUT designed for the English Civil War. A few tweaks, and it became 1689 with hexes...(Check out the blog. It's excellent.)
Now as MSFoy also mentions, there are some relevant links for other people doing the same thing, and while perusing the latest issue of Miniature Wargames (Henry's final issue sadly ), I noted that the famous Arthur Harman has also got a nice set of rules called Memoir 1643 (see what he did there?) in the magazine. So we'll be returning to this style of game.
And now the fame; I noted with interest that this very blog gets a mention in Henry's 'Blogs of the Month' in his last MW issue (402). Thank you kindly sir (and I promise to fix the title text)...no really. (last minute edit - New title block by youngest daughter - clearly she is better at this stuff than the old man.)
The battle was a minor affair - some Dutch and some French, a few Irish and English brigades mixed in, victory to the first side to eliminate five enemy units, five command cards each....and FIGHT!
Great game, great timing. Really intuitive set of rules - with no time lost with movement/measuring. Hexes trump tape measures.
The 'Chaunce' cards add really nice random elements too. Inspired system, with an inspired adaptation for 17th century.