Category Archives: Shako Rules

“In Jesu Nahmen, Marsch!”: Kesselsdorf 1745 (A Scenario for ‘Tricorn’)

“O Lord God, let me not be disgraced in my old days.  Or if Thou wilt not help me, do not help these scoundrels, but leave us to try it ourselves.  In Jesu’s name, March!”  – The prayer of Prince … Continue reading

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The Combat of Pretzsch, 29th October 1759: A Scenario for ‘Tricorn’

Here’s another Seven Years War scenario for Tricorn, our Seven Years War variant of Shako rules.  This is actually two scenarios in one:  You can either play the full scenario, requiring a 6×8-foot table, or a smaller vignette scenario, requiring … Continue reading

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The Battle of Kolin, 18th June 1757: A Scenario for ‘Tricorn’

No plan survives contact with the enemy and we had planned to do our next SYW Big Game at The Carmarthen Old Guard later this month, which was to have been the Battle of Kolin.  However, our mate Phil can’t … Continue reading

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‘Hannover Siegt, Der Franzmann Liegt’: My 15mm SYW Hanoverian & German Allied Army (Part 4 – Hanoverian Artillery) 

In the last part of this series I waffled on at length about Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick and his staff.  This time I’m taking a quick look at Hanover’s artillery arm. The artillery held a very high status in the … Continue reading

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Tricorn SYW Rules: Some Generalship Ideas & Playtest Rules

I’ve recently been writing scenarios for two of the bloodiest battles of the Seven Years War; the Battles of Prague and Kolin.  Prague was particularly notable for the remarkably high attrition-rate among generals on both sides and it started me … Continue reading

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“King George Commands And We Obey”: My SYW British Army (Part 2: Generals & Artillery)

It’s taken me a whole year due to various other ongoing projects, but this month I’ve finally finished enough British and Hanoverian troops to put on the table opposite the French army I completed last year! 🙂  I completed seven … Continue reading

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‘Tricorn’ QRS Amendments #2

Thanks to Maurizio’s efforts, we’ve found an error in the Tricorn skirmishing rules: Skirmishers hit on a 5 or 6, not on a 6 as it previously stated.  QRS Page 1 has therefore been amended to v1.2. There is also … Continue reading

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (Part 2): The Battle of Münchengrätz (Our Bohemia 1757 Campaign)

In my last post, I described our recently-started Seven Years War campaign, based on Frederick The Great’s invasion of Bohemia in the Spring of 1757 and an earlier campaign game titled ‘Bohemian Blitzkrieg’, which was published in the Campaigns and … Continue reading

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: Our Bohemia 1757 Campaign

As mentioned in another thread, we’re doing a small campaign based on Frederick the Great’s invasion of Bohemia in 1757 (which historically led to the Battles of Prague and Kolin). The original germ of the campaign was the ‘Bohemian Blitzkrieg’ … Continue reading

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The Combat of Zinna 1759: The Refight

In my last post I presented a scenario for the Combat of Zinna (or First Torgau) 1759, fought between Prussian and Austro-Imperial forces during the Seven Years War.  As mentioned in that post, my mate Andy James and I played … Continue reading

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