Wargaming the Seven Years War with 40mm miniatures, done by: Johann-Peter Scheck and Anselm Scheck

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Battle: wargame plates

This weekend the big summer battle will happen and all regiments are packaged in travel-boxes. For each of them we made a plate with name, colonel, flags, firepower and manpower. The lightblue ones are french, the darkblue prussians, green stands for russians and white for Saxony. This should be a help on the battlefield to know the power and dynamic.
We have some simple rules: the whole army/each regiment can be moved at the same time once; infantery moves 9cm, cavalery 27cm. Then the enemy does the same and so on.
Cavalery and infantery can fire on distance: we count the weapons; at the close fight, the differences of each type will be counted: fusiliers count 1 point, grenadeers 1,5 pt., officers 2 pts., dragoons and hussars 2pts and cuirassiers 3 pts each.
So you can give some nuances in the speed of your move or keeping distance - according to the character of your regiment. E.g. dragoons are good attackers on distance, because they fire 3x, in the close fight they aren´t well exercised, so 2pts. In opposite, cuirassiers fire 2x, in the close fight they unfold their great advantages and fight with 3pts. each.

Well, next post will inform you about the end of the battle.

1 comment:

  1. Have a wonderful game and do please post pictures and a battle report.A safe journey to you all.