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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 1:58 a.m. PST

Howdy All

The rule "They died for glory" is my favorite for the War of 1870 …

In fact I like so much the French Second empire, that I often haunt that there is not, it seems, the future game modules for the Crimean War and the Franco-Austian War of 1859 as indicated Page 25 of this rule …

In fact, what is missing are the Smooth Bore Gun and muskets …

For the rifled weapons were not systematically used in these first conflicts of the French Second Empire.

No one has ever tried to add them, he will miss that to play the Crimean War and the Franco-Austian War of 1859 …

Where to contact the two authors (Dave Waxtel & Robert Burke) of this very good rule?



Paskal Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 4:36 a.m. PST

Ah I forgot,I put several ads to buy figurines,please see if you have to sell …

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 5:52 a.m. PST

Here is a company that sells Franco-Prussian War miniatures (as well as Crimean War Miniatures, Austro-Prussian, and Franco-Austrian War miniatures) in 15mm: link

This company also sells French, Hanoverian, and Austrian Miniatures appropriate for those same wars as well in 25mm (28mm): link

I have 25mm (28mm) miniatures from their World War I range and they are excellent figures. I plan on purchasing some of their French, Hanoverian, and Austrian miniatures for the 19th century conflicts in the future. This company offers a 40% discount for large orders all year round and around Christmas time they have a 50% discount sale on large orders:

I hope that this helps,


Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 6:40 a.m. PST

I bought quite a number of painted and based 1870 French from this site:

- Ix

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

If you go to the sergeants3 website ( link ) and browse
the extensive list of rule therein, you should find the
_Chassepot and Neeedlegun_ rules for the FPW.

These contain variants for the Crimea, the Franco-Austrian
conflict and the Austro-Prussian conflict.

The link is to the list of rules available to order.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 7:34 a.m. PST

Thank you all, but I do not look for French Second Empires figurines, please see all my buying ads of figurines on the marketplace…

I would also like to contact the two authors of "They died for glory",Dave Waxtel and Robert Burke to find out if they had in the past planned suites for their masterpiece("They died for glory")…

Porthos13 May 2017 10:47 a.m. PST

There is a Yahoo Group for They Died For Glory. I have seen mails from Robert Burke there. So my advise is to join the group.

Figures: I use Pendraken's 10mm figures. Enough quality, enough quantity (different figures, I mean) and the 10mm scale is (I think) better for this period (with a much larger fire distance).

Robert Burke13 May 2017 12:59 p.m. PST

Robert Burke here (co-author of They Died For Glory). Thank you for your post.

If you look on the Infantry Fire Table you will see stats for French Reserve Infantry. If you want to give them muzzle-loading rifles, have them roll one die for every six figures firing instead of the usual 1 for 3.

I have been working on supplement for the Mexican-American War, the Crimean War, the Franco-Austrian War, the Austro-Prussian War (including the Second Schlesweg-Holstein War), and I someday hope to do a supplement for the last Samurai (Satsuma) Rebellion of 1877.

If anyone would like to contact me directly, I can be reached at Burker1 (at) aol (dot) com. I have copies of the rules for sale and if anyone would like to send me a scenario for one of the periods mentioned above I'd love to see them. Writing the rules is easy compared to coming up with historical scenarios and then playtesting them.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2017 2:35 a.m. PST

Howdy Robert.

Thank you for your answer.

Yes I roll one die for every six figures firing instead of the usual 1 for 3 as explained in the rule on page 14, but you are talking about the MLRs, I speak about SBMLMuskets and MLSB guns …

1/Their range is different (very important) and their rate of fire and the impact of their bursts also …

2/The cavalry must be able to fight on foot, because she did it, especially the French ..!

3/You count the uhlans and lancers as heavy cavalrymen ???

4/It was only necessary to give them an advantage (compared to the other cavalrymen) at each first shock against cavalymen without lances and a constant advantage (compared to other cavalrymen) if facing infantrymen …

5/The cavalry must be able to shoot on horseback and on foot because she did it, especially the French ..!

6/It is also necessary to add the types of artillery pieces used by the French Republic in 1871 … Very important.

7/That would be nice too, if there was a budget for the figures and a Total Army Maximum Budget,because you never know where to stop the size of your army …

It is the top that must be worked …

Robert to contact me directly, it's:



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