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The von Reisswitz Kriegsspiel

Undoubtedly the most important wargames book ever published, the 1824 von Reisswitz Kriegsspiel rules are unique in that they are rules written by a Prussian army officer who fought and was decorated for valour in the Napoleonic wars. These rules provide not only a framework for fighting games on maps, but also provide a complete and comprehensive refrence work for anyone who truly seeks to understand warfare of the Napoleonic period.

As well as the original 1824 rules we can provide the 1862 update that covers the new weapons introduced, such as the Dreyse Needle Gun and rifled artillery, and the scenarios and maps that can be used to fight your battles. Truly a stunning piece of history.

– publisher's listing

Georg Leopold von Reiswitz, Georg Heinrich Rudolf von Reiswitz
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The von Reisswitz Kriegsspiel

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The Koniggratz Map

A superb 1:7500 scale map of the historic battlefield of Koniggratz. A whopping 44 sheets of A3 in wire bound format on top quality art paper, this goes together in a to provide a huge battlefield for your Kriegsspiel games. Perfect for the kriegsspiel gamer and the military historian alike.
– publisher's listing

The Meckel Map

Originally produced in the 1870s specifically for detachment sized Kriegsspiel games, we are able to provide this on a CD set up for A3 print size. The original map has been hand coloured by Bill Leeson and are the perfect battleground for your armies.
– publisher's listing

The Metz Map

The Metz Map is the ultimate map for Kriegsspielers and for those interested in the Franco-Prussian War. 100 sheets in size, totalling over 10′ by 9′ the map covers a scale area of nearly 220 square miles around the fortress city of Metz. Detail comes from the Prussian Army survey of 1872 with 1cm on the map representing 100 paces on the ground, 20cm to a mile.

Designed for the Prussian Army to fight their wargames on, the map covers the battlefields of Gravelotte- St Privat, Borny-Columbey and large sections of Mars le Tour, making this equally interesting for the student of the campaign of 1870.

As well as the 100 sheets there are four small scale overviews of the map area, the north west, north east, south west and south east to facilitate the movement of larger armies on the map.

– publisher's listing

The Waterloo Map

Twelve Scenarios for Kriegsspiel

Penned by Bill Leeson to accompany the Meckel Map these scenarios are written to be played as a normal game or to be conducted solo, with full orders given for one side in all cases.
– publisher's listing