August 2017

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Paris The City of Light


Wargame Rules for the War of the Spanish Succession

* “Marlborough goes off to the war” a famous bawdy song of the period

The wars in the Low Countries followed a ritual of a campaigning season in the spring till autumn followed by a long period in winter quarters. This allowed the troops to rest and the following year’s strategy to be formulated.

The novel campaign system using playing cards to create the theatre of war on which the army counters manoeuvre, besiege fortresses or fight battles. At the end of each campaigning season tests are made as to the success of the strategy they are operating under. Battles are suitable bloody and emphasise the importance of deployment, reserves and many other features of the period.

Scope: Included in the pack is a set of army level figure rules with a campaign system to fight the war in the Low Countries. Thus your battles will have a context of when and why they were fought. There is also a system for fighting one-off battles.

Book: It consists of a 35 page Ring bound rules with colour cover with b&w content. There is a two-page playsheet (one for the Campaign System one for the Battlefield), which is also the back cover.

Game Aids: 1 colour page of campaign counters, 1 French Army Strategy Sheet, 1 Confederation Strategy Sheet, 1 French Contingent Sheet, 1 Confederation Contingent Sheet, 1 sheet of weekly weather counters & Lines of Supply Markers, 1 Calendar sheet for VP's, Campaign Year & Battlefield Clock. You will also need two packs of playing cards



Base Size



40 x 20 mm

1 Battalion


25 x 50 mm

2 Squadrons

Dragoons/ Hussars

50 mm Oval

2 Squadrons


15/20/30 x 20 mm

Size of base representing battalion, field & heavy guns. Each base = 2 guns

French Cavalry massed behind their centre at the start of a battle.

Dragoons, Hussars & Game Markers

View from behind the slowly crumbling French centre

Allied Left & Centre. A mixture of Dutch, German states & Austrians

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