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Spanish Fury: Battle

These rules cover conflicts involving at most 2500 men, at the least about 500. This includes all types of low-level fighting, from ambushes, prison-breaks, cattle rustling to the storming of same forts. We tried to keep the rules down to a minimum, so not every contingency is covered. If you run into an awkward rules situation, either write us or insert your own idea. These rules are really meant to be taken for fun rather than as overly realistic. Still, we tried our best to keep a balance.
Spanish Fury; Actions! introduction

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Figure scale is up to you – 1:40 being a good start, especially if you don't possess 400+ figures. As each stand is roughly meant to represent a company, and these ranged in our era from just under 100 men to a little more than 200, you can see the range of figure scales available. The ground scale is roughly 1"=25 yards. An Artillery model represents a battery of 1-3 guns. As far as time is concerned, it is impossible to dogmatically adhere to a give turn being a specific amount of time, because the variety of circumstances makes it impossible. There are historical battles from this period that were over in less than an hour, and others that lasted all day. We therefore submit that a turn represents anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour.

The basic troop unit in these rules is the regiment.

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Conventional basing principles don’t apply to the rules per se; since regiments are thought of principally as blocks, or cards, in these rules, any basing will do, as long as it is fairly consistent. Some flexibility is good, since you don’t want to make it difficult to show different formations. We use 1”x1” bases for all companies, both Horse and Foot. Our cavalry are based two figures to a stand, and most of our foot are based 4-6 figures to a stand. Don’t worry- regardless of what rules your figures are based for, they’ll work with Pistolado II!
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Spanish Fury: Battle

Rules for large-scale battles in the Wars of Religion, 1560-1604

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This is module two in the Spanish Fury series. Alternate title: Pistolado.

Currently on second edition.


Battlefinder! Western Europe - 1000 A.D.-1700 A.D.

Battlefinder should be looked on more as a play aid or component than a complete campaign game. It is in essence a modular campaign board that can be used in thousands of configurations. You can use this in conjunction with our miniature rulesets (Strongbow, SF: Actions and SF: Battle) or with any other set you might own…
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The Complete Spanish Fury

Explains the history of the Spanish Fury project, and the relationship between the first five modules (Siege, Battle, Actions!, Sail, Campaign). 2-page DOC

Spanish Fury: Campaign

A boardgame with an interface to use the other four modules. Included is a scenario from the First Wars of Religion in France. Armies and Navies maneuver on the board, capturing towns and provinces while defeating enemy armies.
The Complete Spanish Fury page 2

25-page DOC

Spanish Fury: Duel

You knew it was coming! How can we have games such as Actions! where officers can fight in single combat, and not have an amusing set of dueling rules? Clearly we couldn’t. These rules are used for those so willing to fight out any kind of duel. You can even use them for Sail!, Lanterna! And Voyage! Since our Spanish Fury! Systems uses individual named officers, the scope for this game is obvious.
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Spanish Fury: Siege

This is a boardgame that covers a siege and usually assault on a town. Units represent companies of foot and horse, pioneers and gun batteries.
The Complete Spanish Fury page 2

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