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The Seven Years War

The Seven Years War – Playing the Period

Dealing with those Prussian Bullies The Seven Years War in the Journal Several years ago I wrote a couple of Osprey books on the Russian Army of the Seven Years War, so I suppose it was inevitable I would opt for the Empress Elizabeth’s lads. The Foundry range is superb, with a great range of

The Battle of Leuthen, 1757

The Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm The third game of my AMG 2017 weekend, played out on Sunday, was one of the great battles of the Seven Years War. Colin Ashton provided both the figures and the terrain, in a game which was a real pleasure to take part in. He’d thought this

The Battle of Falkirk, 1746

The Jacobite Rebellion, Honours of War, 28mm This weekend I was down in a hotel near Warwick, taking part in AMG 2017. This was a wargaming weekend organised on John Ray’s forum A Military Gentleman, open to people who bought his book of the same name. Essentially it was a weekend of mainly 18th century

The Battle of Saurentrauben, 1759

The Seven Years War, To the Strongest, 28mm I arrived at the club fully expecting to take part in a medieval game, set in the Hundred Years War. However, for some reason Dave Imrie – who was supplying the toys – opted for the Seven Years War instead. So, instead of the meadows of medieval

The Warburg, 1760

The Seven Years War, For King and Parliament, 28mm This week the game was a little unusual. Simon Miller visited the club, and laid on a game. Strangely, it wasn’t one using his To the Strongest Ancient rules (which I really like). Simon and my wargaming friend Andrew Brentnall has been developing an English Civil War

The Battle of Chotusitz, 1742

The Seven Years War, Piquet – Field of Battle, 40mm Yes, I know the Battle of Chotusitz took place during the War of the Austrian Succession, but I don’t have a slot for that conflict. So, it morphs into the Seven Years War. This game was fought during the AMG 2016 weekend, a wargaming event

The Battle of Munchhausen, 1757

The Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm   This week we staged a Seven Years War game, using the new Honours of War rules. The gamers are divided over these rules – some like them, others don’t. the nay-sayers claim – with some justification – that artillery is far too effective, and they’re slower

The Wagon Train, 1760

Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm This old Charles S. Grant scenario always produces a good game, however we play it. The thing is, we haven’t run one for a couple of years, so Dougie and I decided to give it a go this week. The premise is, a wagon train full of plunder has

The Battle of Munchwitz, 1758

Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm Our first game of the year was another of our test runs for Osprey’s Honours of War rules – – and our largest game yet. This was to be a largely Prussian – Austrian clash, but Dave Imrie developed “man flu”, and wimped out. So, my ineffective Reichsarmee

The Battle of Liliane-Funcken, 1758

Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm Our second December clash using Honours of War was a more straightforward clash than our last game. It saw two reasonably balanced forces line up along opposite sides of an 8×6 foot table, and then get stuck in. In theory there was an objective. there were two villages

The Battle of Kutzdorf, 1760

The Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm This week we decided to give the new Osprey Seven Years War rules a go using my French and Michael Schneider’s Hessians. The battle was lifted straight from one of the scenarios in the book – The Battle of Kutzdorf – and saw 2red” force holding two

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