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Dragoon vs. Hussar

Covers the "Horse and Musket" era (1775-1830). 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.

Thomas R. Coveney
Balboa Game Company, Inc.
Out of Print
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
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.

Individual (on base disk)


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Dragoon vs. Hussar

Horse & Musket Era Single Combat