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LVLAURN29 Nov 2011 6:11 p.m. PST

Hey guys,

I was just going over my newest WI mag and seen a great add for "by Fire and Sword", a XVII century wargame.

I happen to love the winged hussar look and always wanted to get into this period (or at least paint some)… but what blew me away was the 400 page rule book for this system… I've looked everywhere, but I can only find the rule book in Polish. Anyone know if they have an English version? of intend on making one? I would love to get my hands on the book alone…never mind the minis :)

I looked on the site, but I could not find out.

thanks in advance

LVLAURN29 Nov 2011 6:15 p.m. PST

Just did a search of the message board here, and answered my own question…. sorry bout that.

"High five for jumping the gun"….oops

JSchutt29 Nov 2011 8:52 p.m. PST

Very entertaining movie (subtitled) of the same name. Looked to be a great resource for period flavor. I better start building my army now. A bit of coaching on unit size and basing would be helpful teaser.

WKeyser30 Nov 2011 12:51 a.m. PST

I think an english translation is due summer 2012, but not 100% sure.

Sosna1 Inactive Member30 Nov 2011 9:58 a.m. PST

Hi, yes translation of our rules is in progress. I hope to have it ready in January so book should be printed on April. We wil see how it goes – book is really huge….

There is some pictures of our rules:

LVLAURN30 Nov 2011 11:27 a.m. PST

Thats Sosna1.

Can't wait….

nickinsomerset30 Nov 2011 2:15 p.m. PST

Looking forwards to it, it is good that the base sizes, if not unit size are the same as for FOG (R)

Tally Ho!

WKeyser01 Dec 2011 12:11 a.m. PST

Any chance of a pdf release along with the paper version?

Sosna1 Inactive Member07 Dec 2011 8:33 a.m. PST

WKeyser, we will have basic rules in pdf for free download. However full rules would not be available in pdf format

Robert Burke11 Dec 2011 1:09 a.m. PST

I'm willing to buy a copy just for the colour illustrations.

Fettster Inactive Member03 Apr 2012 5:27 a.m. PST

Any more update on the release date for the english translation of the rules?

Or maybe just some army lists as a PDF so we can start building our armies in anticipation?


Kadrinazi03 Apr 2012 9:52 a.m. PST

We do not plan any pdf with armies as yet, as without rest of rules they will not have much sense I'm afraid. But of course You can always write questions about army composition to: and we do our best to help You with any enquires and advice about units, etc.
We're still working on translation, then there is of course proof reading as well, we hope that publishing date of May 2012 is within our range (as obviously April already arrived and book is not here ;)). There is plenty of things to translate rulebook of almost 400 pages, with plenty of historical descriptions of units and armies, besides the rules of course. As soon as some more info will be available we will post it here, on out website and on Facebook page.

balticbattles04 Apr 2012 11:21 a.m. PST


Could you provise a brief summary of rule mechanisms to give us an idea whether we will like the rules?


Kadrinazi04 Apr 2012 11:43 a.m. PST

Anatoli wrote brief summary on his excellent blog, when he reviewed Polish rulebook:


balticbattles04 Apr 2012 1:52 p.m. PST

Thanks very much, the rules aren't my style but I'll be buying the book for the history, information and pictures :)

Killerkatanas06 Apr 2012 6:11 p.m. PST

Very excited about the rules.

My question is will the rules/lists eventually cover the Siege of Vienna 1683?


Kadrinazi07 Apr 2012 6:36 a.m. PST

Current army lists cover period 1648-1678. Of course Ottoman and Polish army lists still can be used for 1683 campaign but at some point in future we would like to publish supplement book with rules and army lists dedicated to siege of Vienna and 1683-1699 war.

Killerkatanas27 Apr 2012 10:26 p.m. PST

I'm looking over my figures. The rules call for 4mm bases, each with 3 figs on them.

Not wanting to rebase, Does it matter how many figures are on a stand?

I currently have the troops based 3 foot or 2 mounted figs on a 25mm frontage, far smaller than the 40mm stands. However, if the number of figs on a stand does not matter then I can use what I have since the frontage is the same for both my cav and foot.


Kadrinazi27 Apr 2012 11:59 p.m. PST

That shouldn't be a problem Brian, as long as size of bases is same as in rules. If You need more or less minis on base that's up to You, let's not be too strict about it :)


Killerkatanas25 May 2012 5:25 p.m. PST

Any updates?


Kadrinazi26 May 2012 1:53 a.m. PST

Unfortunately no, there will be delay in publishing English rules but I'm unable to give You any timescale for that.


Killerkatanas04 Jul 2012 11:57 a.m. PST

A litle over a month later…any updates?


Kadrinazi04 Jul 2012 2:24 p.m. PST

Nope, if there would be any I would post them. Sorry guys :(

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Jul 2012 10:17 a.m. PST

Are any historical scenarios planned to be included with the rules?

Kadrinazi06 Jul 2012 2:06 a.m. PST

Do You mean like based on real battles? No, all scenarios are generic (like ambush, assault on village, foraging, etc) but we tried to add some historical flavour here and there ;)

badger2224 Oct 2012 7:47 p.m. PST

OK, many months later, any updates? Very interested in this set.


darrenwalker92 Inactive Member26 Oct 2012 6:17 p.m. PST

Along with an update on when, can anyone say if they will be available in Australia, or mail order to Australia?


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