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Seven Years War

These rules have been written to give an easily playable game which reflects the style of European land warfare during the Eighteenth Century, particularly the Seven Years War. 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.
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Will McNally
In Print
Available online (10-page PDF)
These rules assume that 25mm figures will be used, but they can be used for 15mm by using ⅔ the distances specified.

The scales are flexible and can be adjusted to reflect the size of battle being fought provided the ratios are maintained.

Figure Scale:
1 figure = 50 men
1 gun = 6 guns

Ground Scale:
6" = 200 yards (20mm)
10cm (4") = 200 yards (15mm)

Time Scale:
1 move = 10 minutes

The close order infantry units represented under the rules are equivalent to regiments of 1200 men. Open order units represent a battalion, of about 600 men, and cavalry about 3/4 squadrons or 400 men. A twelve gun battery is represented by an artillery unit, but regimental guns are only taken account of in an infantry units firing.
All units under these rules are composed of four identical bases of figures (except artillery and wagons). Each base measures 45mm x 45mm (20mm) and 30cm x 30cm (15mm). Artillery units are made up of two gun bases and two limber bases. Supply (wagon) units comprise two wagon bases.


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