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Seven Years War

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:42 pm
by agent_pumpkin
What rules do fellow Lardies recommend/use for the Seven Years War?

I will be using 6mm.

Re: Seven Years War

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:57 pm
by Archdukek
The "Maurice" rules by Sam Mustafa produce enjoyable games with a fair amount of friction, since you can never move all your units in a single turn. The use of cards also introduces some interesting tactics and challenges for managing your hand (command resources).
John

Re: Seven Years War

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:34 pm
by genew49
Take a look at Batailles de l'Ancien RĂ©gime or BAR. http://www.oldregimerules.com/bar_0.html
and a blog featuring the rules:
http://campaignsingermania.blogspot.com ... results=11

Re: Seven Years War

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:30 am
by agent_pumpkin
Thanks guys. I have heard of Maurice before.. I shall look at both of them...

Re: Seven Years War

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:06 pm
by ronan
Hello
I didn't like Maurice so much, we kept Might and Reason ( also from Sam Mustafa )

Re: Seven Years War

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:14 am
by Narsil
I've played both Die Kreigskunst and Maurice. DKK has more detail than Maurice, the rules in Maurice are simpler but I think it better captures the feel of the period.

There is a lite version of Maurice available for free from Sam Mustafa's web site http://www.sammustafa.com/honour/downloads/

Of course you could try Sharpe's Practice :)

Re: Seven Years War

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:57 am
by jondxs
I was about to ask if anyone has tried SP with SYW...

Re: Seven Years War

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:07 am
by agent_pumpkin
Or indeed TCHAE/LFS ?

Re: Seven Years War

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:42 pm
by Sapper
What rules for SYW..ah, the holy grail of wargaming questions ! I have been on that particular quest for several years. I have tried Warfare in the Age of Reason, Age of Honour (the Fire & Fury variant), Might & Reason, Maurice, Black Powder, Minden Rose, and Die Kriegskunst. None of them really hits the mark for me. At the moment I am trying to write my own rules, whilst dallying with Black Powder and Die KK.

Perhaps Richard could bring some lard to bear on the problem ?!

Re: Seven Years War

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:49 pm
by agent_pumpkin
Nooooooo! Dont ask Richard. It will end up in Lard Limbo with In The Buff! ;)