Welcome to Real Time Wargame Rules from Bernie, Brian, Gareth, Keith & Martyn
“THIS WAR WITHOUT AN ENEMY”
Wargame Rules for a County-Based Campaign
in the English Civil War
The English Civil War when gamed at County level gives great opportunities for gaming
this fascinating period. You have the problem of controlling areas for your cause,
denying them to your enemy and yet always at the whim of the King or Parliament in
providing the great central field armies with resources. The great National events
of the great battles or the support of the Scots or the arrival of the great central
field armies as they maraud through your county make for a most unpredictable game.
The novel battlefield rules emphasise the limitations of command and allow the games
to flow fast such that they are often over in a couple of hours or the time they
would have been fought in reality.
Scope: Included are a set of battlefield figure rules for fighting up to 6,000- 8,000
men with a full colour Campaign system to fight the war. Thus your battles will have
a context of when and why they were fought. There is also a system for fighting one-off
Book: It consists of a 46 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: 2 A3 colour maps of Worcestershire, 2 pages coloured campaign & control,
Resource and Calendar Chart, Off-Map forces table, and sheet of Fate Cards.
30 x 30 mm
30 x 30 mm
25/35 mm x 25/35 mm
Pair of Guns
30 mm circular base
SCALES & BASING
Ground Scale: 1” = 10 yards/metres. All combat and movement are by handspan or 6”
rules. So a battle is approx half a mile by a third of a mile
Time Scale: 1 Turn = 10-15 minutes
Table Size: 6 x 4 ft up to 8 x 6 ft
Figure/Base ratio: Figures per base according to pocket. We use Pendraken’s 10 mm
figures with 12 pike, 8 shot, 4 cavalry or 1 gun and 2-4 crew per base. 1 Base =
50 foot or 25 horse. Ratio is approx 1:6 to 1:10.
Heavy & Field Artillery in defences.
The Pendraken guns and crew are especially fine models
King Charles I: 1 Flag as military ability is 1!
Large Regiment of Foote: The flags denote it effectiveness
Dragoons: Mixture of Pendraken, Miniature Figurines & Magister Miletum