Welcome to Real Time Wargame Rules from Bernie, Brian, Gareth, Keith & Martyn
“TRAPPED LIKE A FOX”
Campaign & Wargame Rules for
the Seven Week’s War of 1866
The game covers the Austro-Prussian War including the West German and Italian theatres.
The onus is on the Prussian’s and their allies to advance against the Austrian allies
in west Germany as well as cross into Bohemia and seek a decisive victory.
Depending on the campaign results the Diplomatic Chart will influence the political
stance of Britain, Russia, France and Denmark. It can also affect the deployment
of Prussian Landwehr, and a possible local armistice in the German States or Italy.
Thus you cannot ignore the political dimension of the conflict. The campaign will
therefore result in a number of battles with a context.
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 60 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: Four A3 colour maps (two for each side with one Bohemia and one for Germany
& Italy, A4 page of coloured campaign counters, Austro-German Order of Battle & Battlefield
Sheets, Italo-Prussian Order of Battle & Battlefield Sheets, A3 Campaign Calendar
& Battle Clock Sheet, A3 Diplomatic Display, three sheets of Fate Cards, Battlefield
Design Sheet & two A4 Orders of March Sheets.
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 5kms
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
Hanoverian Brigade with attached Jaegers and Cavalry Regiment. This war was the last
outing of an independent Hanoverian army
A bit of panache - Austrian Heavies and Lancers advancing
Nassau Brigade that formed part of the monstrous Federal Corps. After all the blue
and white of the other participants it was nice painting something in green!