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WFGamers02 Aug 2017 1:08 p.m. PST

A 'what if' scenario based on the Glorious Revolution, 1688. In reality James II was deposed without any major battle. This scenario is a 'what if' the English army of James II and William of Orange's, later William III, invasion force had clashed and fought a battle.

The scenario is for the 2nd edition of the Twilight of the Sun King and can be found here – link in the files section, and on this forum – link . The scenario is available as a 'regimental' level game and there is also rough notes for fighting it as a 'brigade' level game.

Old Smokie02 Aug 2017 2:51 p.m. PST

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2nd link
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WFGamers02 Aug 2017 4:08 p.m. PST

Try this – link

On the other forum you join which is free and easy & anyone can do it. The scenario is also on various facebook groups.

MrDilly03 Aug 2017 12:20 p.m. PST

It was neither glorious nor a revolution, it was a defeat of the British army by an invading force dressed up by propaganda to look good

steamingdave4704 Aug 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

@MrDilly- it led to the removal of an ineffective and despotic king. Call it what you like, some of us like the result, as it paved the way for Britain to become a modern state.

wdrenth05 Aug 2017 3:08 p.m. PST

The Bill of Rights and the Mutiny Act that passed in 1689 were indeed two very important steps towards defining the role and position of the standing army with respect to Parliament. It made the army no longer the tool and toy of the monarch, but subordinate to Parliament.

There are many ways to designate the events of late 1688 and 1689: revolution, coup, dynastic settlement, preemptive strike. The Nine Years' War is sometimes called the War of the English Succession.

In any case, it would be naive to think that William crossed the channel in November with an army of 20,000 men (including elite formations like the guards and the regiments of the Anglo-Scots Brigade), just because he got an invitation and thought the English were such nice people that deserved to have their legal king removed :-)

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