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johannes5509 Sep 2021 3:21 p.m. PST

I like the colourfull period (1690-1700) but looking for rules.
Any suggestions?

alan in canberra09 Sep 2021 3:52 p.m. PST

Beneath the Lily Banners. Written specifically for this period and adaptable to all scales of figures. Regards Alan

dbf167609 Sep 2021 6:22 p.m. PST

Agree that BLB3 are excellent. For larger battles try Twilight of the Sun King and its variants.

Sharpe5209 Sep 2021 10:39 p.m. PST

+1 to the above.

All Sir Garnett10 Sep 2021 1:46 a.m. PST

Agreed BLB3 plus Twilight of the Sun King

Personal logo sillypoint Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 2:14 a.m. PST

I went for BLB 3- The War of Three Kings.
It suits a less competitive, less complicated style of wargaming.
Less absolute control of units than most wargames rules, more control of units than BlackPowder.

WKeyser10 Sep 2021 2:51 a.m. PST

Take a look at Captain General from the Pike and Shot society, great command and control and the combat really gives a period feel. The difference between the deep formations and the shallower ones is well shown.

The Platoon firing infantry are on three bases 4cm wide, while the Rank firing are on two bases each 4cm wide. The interesting thing is that you can get two ranks of five figures on a 4cmx2cm base. So three of those will make the British and Dutch units, the middle stand will have pike. The French will be three ranks of 5 on a base 4cm x 3cm and each base of 15figs with 4 figure of pike on each base. A great way to visually see the difference between the two methods in use. The combat is rather elegant without figure removal.

Command and control is great in that each brigade is issued an order but it must be activated by a limited and ever changing Command Point pool.

johannes5510 Sep 2021 3:26 a.m. PST

Thanks for the answers. Will look into the mentioned rulesets

Prince Alberts Revenge10 Sep 2021 12:28 p.m. PST

There's also In Deo Veritas from Helion and Sam Mustafa's Maurice can be used for Grand Alliance. I own all of the sets mentioned on this thread but tend to gravitate towards IDV or Maurice for the period.

Steamingdave211 Sep 2021 9:00 a.m. PST

Been playing Twilight of the Sun King 6 or 7 years. Ideal for the bigger battles from Aughrim up to Neerwinden/Landen. Really enjoyable ruleset.

johannes5513 Sep 2021 2:25 p.m. PST

question; we wnat to play in 28mm; are the mentioned rules usable?

AussieAndy14 Sep 2021 7:53 p.m. PST

I think that Might and Reason (with the WSS module) would work well. Units are brigades. No problem using 28mm. By the same author as Maurice, but in my opinion, better.

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