Mollwitz to Freiberg is a set of rules for playing tabletop wargames representing battles in the middle of the 18th Century of European history, using 25-30mm size model soldiers. The rules cover the period roughly 1740-1790. One of the key concepts of war in the “tricorn” period is the idea of the steady infantry line. Troops in such a formation are assumed to deliver powerful defensive volleys when attacked. This makes them difficult to break via frontal charges until they have been weakened. Artillery ranges are relatively short and batteries are more easily overrun. But guns are still a necessary ingredient for victory in most situations. Control of larger formations such as brigades is crude; the rules reflect this by giving leaders a short and frustrating command distance.
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Rules for Tabletop Wargames Set in the Mid-18th Century Using 25-30mm Size Model Soldiers