Welcome to Real Time Wargame Rules from Bernie, Brian, Gareth, Keith & Martyn
“TO THE LAST GAITER BUTTON”
Wargame Rules for the Imperial Phase of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71
The game covers the opening phase of the Franco-Prussian War from mid-July to end
of September. The mobilisation of the armies are key as the French are far more ready
for war, though in fact not down to the last gaiter button. The onus is on the Confederation
to advance into France and for the French to assume "positions magnifique".
Depending upon the battlefield results the Diplomatic Chart will influence the political
stance of Austria, Denmark, Italy and the South German States. If the French suffer
serious reverses the Empire might fall and at first a Council of Regency and then
a Government of National Defence might be formed.
Scope: Included in the pack is a set of corps and army level figure rules 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 battles.
Book: It consists of a 58 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 Eastern France, 1 page coloured campaign counters,
French Order of Battle Sheet, Confederation Order of Battle Sheet, French Battlefield
Display, Confederation Display, French Battlefield Morale Chart, Confederation Battlefield
Morale Chart, Campaign Calendar & Battle Clock Sheet, Diplomatic Display Board &
Orders of March Sheet.
SCALES & BASING
Ground Scale: 1” = 100 metres. All combat and movement are by 10” squares or 1 km.
So a battle is approx 7 km x 5 kms
Time Scale: 1 Turn = 20-30 minutes
Table Size: 6 x 4 ft up to 12 x 6 ft
Figure/Base ratio: Figures per base according to pocket. We use Pendraken’s 10 mm
figures with 4 infantry, 3 cavalry or 1 gun and 3 crew per base. With 3 - 4 Bases
per Infantry Battalion or Cavalry Regiment. Ratio is approx 1:40 to 1:60.
Game Length: 2 – 3 hours for a corps sized battle
30 x 20 mm
30 x 30 mm
30 x 30 mm
Battery of 6 - 8 guns
30 mm circular base
125-150 Jaegers or Chasseurs
Battalion of the French Grenadiers of the Guard
Splendid figures from the new range of FPW by Pendraken Miniatures
Carabiniers of the Guard. One of the finest packs we have ever seen in 10 mm
French Infantry assault a Bavarian held village
French Cuirassier Regiment
These elite regiments would be hurled at the Prussians leading to their frequent