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doctorphalanx14 Sep 2019 11:55 p.m. PST

Steven Thomas (of is developing a set of grand-tactical rules for the Thirty Years War. They are available for free download from Steven's blog at link

I'm quite excited by these and am starting a Thirty Years War project. More info on my own blog at link

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2019 1:46 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing – Looks like they are worth a try

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2019 12:47 p.m. PST

Really like the basing and scale of the game. Downloaded the rules. Look interesting.


GHECKO2215 Sep 2019 3:10 p.m. PST

Look interesting – will check them out.

nsolomon9915 Sep 2019 5:15 p.m. PST

Thanks, fascinating period of history, really lacking some good rules. I've downloaded and will read through.

balagan20 Sep 2019 5:08 p.m. PST

Thanks to @doctorphalanx for posting the download link and for sharing his thoughts as he gets into Tilly's Very Bad Day.

If you are interested in my own battle reports and general musing on the rules, then check out Tilly's Very Bad Day

doctorphalanx02 Mar 2020 2:14 a.m. PST

Version 2 of TVBD is now available. This is a mature version with lots of new tweaks and improvements, but the core rules maintain their original fast-play simplicity.


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