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Tarriel22 Apr 2018 4:40 a.m. PST

I notice redoubt has changed hands and was wondering if their musketeer rules are their own or are they the Osprey En garde version ?

Reason being I seem to remember Redoubt having the rules long before osprey published theirs ?



Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2018 7:31 a.m. PST

Yes, I have the rules plus a scenario book

JimSelzer22 Apr 2018 10:51 a.m. PST

If you can find a copy try the GDW version from the 1980's they share the same title and subject matter not aware if the later is a direct sequel or just similar title

Winston Smith22 Apr 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

Which is proof you can't copyright a title.

Private Matter22 Apr 2018 1:43 p.m. PST

Apparently you can buy a copy of the original rules: auction

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2018 8:02 a.m. PST

I remember that toadying was quite useful in the original rules. Don't know about the Redoubt version.

KSmyth23 Apr 2018 7:00 p.m. PST

Love the GDW rules. Was quite thrilled when a friend gave me a copy a few years back.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Apr 2018 10:03 p.m. PST

You can get the GDW version on

Tarriel05 May 2018 3:24 a.m. PST

look slike redoubt have been bought out and do not list the rules or scenario anymore.

Anyone have contact number ad they are not replying to emails

the old number must have been disconnected

Tarriel19 Jun 2018 10:21 a.m. PST

Are the original redoubt musketeer rules call ALL FOR ONE ? by David Ratcliffe & Bill Johnson?. They also dida scenario set too

The Engarde rules Redoubt sell are the osprey ones and I cant find mention of another engarde set anywhere

Thanks Pete

bobblanchett31 Jul 2019 4:16 a.m. PST

Margam Evans owns the rights to GDW's Engarde and publishes the current edition in both Softcover and PDF.

I've just kicked off a game of "GDW" Engarde, we have players from all over


His Majesty in his Divine Wisdom has consulted and conferred with Maria, Regent, His First Minister Cardinal De Richelieu and The Minister of State and Minister of War and determined an AUDACIOUS, BOLD and INSPIRED plan for the Army this Summer Campaign Season.

From June through August 1610, The Annual Summer Campaign Season, The King will Order a Field Army to conduct Field Operations as follows

Field Army
1st Division (1, 2 Bdes Foot) (RM,PM,13F,53F)
2nd Division (4 Bde, RNHB) (69A,GR,RNHB)
Frontier Division (Frontier Regts)
Dragoon Bde (GDMD,PLLD)

Members of these units will leave Paris with their units for three months for the Regular Summer Campaign Season, returning at the end of August for the Announcement of Military Appointments and plans for the next Year.

All Brigade, Divisional and Army Command, Adjutant, Aides to Staff Officers and Brigade Major Military Appointments currently stand empty.

The Inspectors-General of Cavalry and Infantry are scouring the Staff Corps for Brigadiers of daring and resolve to lead each Brigade this Summer and will also consider petitions from other Squadron and Battalion Commanders who wish to Volunteer their units for Frontier Duties Before and After the Summer Campaign Season.

His Excellency The Field Marshal is set on his plan, but may be persuaded via petition from Regimental Commanders to Substitute one Regiment for The Summer Campaign.

As always, The Borders of France are constantly patrolled year round by The Four Frontier Regiments and the Crack, Dashing and Illustrious Royal North Highland Border Regiment.

Players stout enough to Risk a Fatal Musket-ball have His Majesty's License at any point for leave-of-absence(or Senses!) from Paris to join the Frontier Units for the remainder of the current campaign season and maintain their positions with their Current Regiment.

Brigade, Regiment, Battalion and Squadron Commanders may volunteer all or part of their commands (Sqn/Bttns or larger) for Campaign duty at the Frontier for whatever remains of the Current (non-Summer) Campaign Season.

Don't forget to Duck!

May God Grant Success to the King's Army!

Cirque Des Imbeciles Engarde!
Game Newspaper LE CANARD RIANT
January 1610 Deadline: usually first of the month, but i'll process when everyone is in if sooner.
ALL PRESS (sledging, challenges to duels, rumours, news in Paris, letters, applications, requests to resign and other announcements, love poems, limericks and pledges of piety, fealty and loyalty etc)
TO [](
for publication with turn results.
private negotiations are up to you via email between players
if there's in-game action you'd like to discuss or propose email the GM
usual game details:
To Join, pick a 2 to 4 letter name that resolves to a 2 to 4 letter word/acronym. (if you wish to be non-french, see the houserules)

[Engarde material:](

that has this game's initial houserules including the New Years 1610 edition of the game newspaper Le Canard Riant! and necessary links to the game tables, turn reports and rankings.

Homepage: [](

Standard EnGarde Tables: [!Tables.pdf](!Tables.pdf)
LCR NY1610 [](
Usual Suspects Contact List:
Consolidated Houserules: [](
and some links from other older defunct games that might inform and inspire you.

You can get a cheap pdf of the latest edition for a fiver from margam evans)

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