Wargame Rules for 1683
These rules have been written to give an easily playable game which reflects the style of European land
warfare during the last years of the Seventeenth and early Eighteenth Century, focusing on the wars in Eastern
Europe and particularly the siege of Vienna. To simplify the game a standard size of unit is employed and
only a few major formations are permitted. Figures are not removed but a simple record needs to be kept of
the status of each unit.
– Wargame Rules for 1683 introduction
- Will McNally
- Year Published
- In Print
- Available online (14 pages, on scribd)
These rules assume that 20/25mm figures will be used, but they can be used for 15mm by using 2/3 the distances specified. The scales are flexible and can be adjusted to reflect the size of battle being fought provided the ratios are maintained.
1 figure = 50 men
1 gun = 6 guns
6" = 200 yards (20mm)
10cm (4") = 200 yards (15mm)
1 move = 10 minutes
The close order infantry units represented under the rules are equivalent to regiments of 1000 men. Open order units represent a battalion, of about 500 men, and cavalry about 3/4 squadrons of 400 men. A twelve gun battery is represented by an artillery unit.
– Wargame Rules for 1683 page 1
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The Siege of Vienna and Eastern European Warfare