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Wargaming the Age of Marlborough

These rules find their basis in the Le Kriegspiel series of rules, which were originally published in France and translated into English in the 1960's. Wargaming the Age of Marlborough aims to update these rules to the current state-of-the-art, while narrowing the focus to the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

The basic units are battalions (infantry), squadrons (cavalry), and companies (artillery). The rules cover melee, ranged combat, charges and morale. Movement rules allow a variety of speeds, depending upon formation (for infantry) or the amount of maneuvering desired (cavalry). Formations allowed are single- and double-line, square, and column. Written orders and the use of leaders are suggested but not required. The rules are written in a condensed fashion which compresses a lot of information into very few pages. Use of charts is minimized.

Balanced armies can be constructed using a points system. Sample organizations are given for Anglo-Dutch, Austrian, Bavarian, French, Russian, and Swedish units. Special rules emphasize the differences between the forces of various nations.

Pat Condray
Historical Products Company
Year Published
Out of Print
12-page, digest-sized rules booklet
40-60 cavalry or infantry per figure
4-6 guns per figure
Intended for use with 15mm figures
Type # of figures Suggested Stand Size*
width x depth
Infantry 3 1" x ½"
Cavalry 1" x 1"
Artillery 1 gun
2 crewmen
1" x 1 ½"
* as given us by the designer


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Wargaming the Age of Marlborough

Including Provisions for the Great Northern War

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Second edition published 1986 by Editions Brokaw.


Wargaming the Age of Marlborough Tables

Quick Reference Sheet. 2-page PDF