Welcome to Real Time Wargame Rules from Bernie, Brian, Gareth, Keith & Martyn
“"Dell'arte della guerra"
"The Art of War" Wargame Rules For
Campaigning in Renaissance Italy
The wars of the Condottieri in Italy in the late fifteenth century in Italy were
a fascinating series of almost permanent wars and shifting alliances amongst the
five largest states in the peninsular. It was all to come to an end in 1494 with
the Great French invasion and the start of the Italian Wars.
Gareth has designed a novel campaign system using strategy and force cards to create
these wars across a flow chart on which the army counters manoeuvre, besiege fortresses
or fight battles. Included is a fast-flowing battlefield set of rules emphasising
the two schools of war of the Sforza and the Briaccio and the importance of heavy
cavalry. 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 wars in Italy. Thus your figures battles will have a context of when
and why they were fought. There is also a system for fighting one-off battles.
Book: This consists of a beautifully printed 48 full-colour book! A real game-changer
Game Aids: There are over 100 full-colour medium and small double-sided pre-cut cards
showing forces, strategy and battlefield cards! There are also three charts for the
campaign system and even full-colour playsheets.
All-in-All a real tour de force by Gareth
SCALES & BASING
Ground Scale: Each 8” square = 100-150 paces
Time Scale: 1 Turn = 10-15 minutes
Table Size: 6 x 4 ft
Figure/Base ratio: Figures per base according to pocket. In the rules using 10 mm
figures bases we use 6-12 for most foot and 2-4 figures for horse bases. For artillery
it is 1 gun and 2-4 gunners.
Game Length: 2 - 4 hours depending on size of battle
20-40 x 20 mm
100 crossbow / spear/ arquebus etc
40 Gendarmes or 50 other cavalry
20-50 mm Oval
50 Stradiots or Mounted Xbow etc.
Pair of guns
Gendarmes a la Briacci in checkerboard formation of 250 knights and lots of officers!