Dragoon vs. Hussar

rulebook cover

Out of Print
Brief Description

Highly detailed rules for one-on-one mounted combat, covering blade and firearm attacks, wounds, morale, surrender, campaigns, and more. The heart of the system is a small clear plastic disk divided into 8 pie-shaped sections. This disk is placed under the figure and helps regulate turning/movement and combat range/effectiveness.

A wide variety of troop types from the period are described in game terms. For large engagements, the rules recommend that each player control a single figure.

The game can be played "out of the box" with a pair of cardstock horse and rider figures which fold over to make serviceable two-dimensional figures.

Period "Horse and Musket" era (1775-1830)
Ground Scale Unstated
Time Scale Unstated
Figure Scale Each figure represents a single horse and rider.
Miniature ScalesIntended for use with 54mm figures, but conversions for 30mm are included.
BasingIndividual (on base disk)
Contents Boxed set includes:
  • 25-page 8 1/2" x 11" rulebook
  • Light Cavalry movement log/record sheet
  • Heavy Cavalry movement log/record sheet
  • Card with charts and tables
  • 2 clear plastic base disks
    plastic base disk
  • 2 fold-over cardstock horses
  • 2 fold-over cardstock riders
    cardboard figures
  • 2 six-sided dice
  • 1 ten-sided die
Designer Thomas R. Coveney
Publisher First edition published in the mid-1980's by the Balboa Game Company

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Last Updates
18 July 1998clarification: out of print
16 July 1998fixed flipped disk
15 July 1998page first published
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