November 3, 2015 by brennon
Some more on this era…
“The Seven Years’ War was the pinnacle of 18th-century warfare, with dramatic campaigns and battles, famous leaders, and wide variety of colourful uniforms. Compared with the later Napoleonic Wars, tactics were simpler, armies more professional, and battles tended to be smaller. Using these quick-to-learn rules, players can bring this period to the tabletop, recreating anything from a small skirmish to a major pitched battle.
Although simple, the rules allow for a wide range of tactics and reward historical play.
That said, fog of war sometimes produces unexpected results and units don’t always obey their orders! The game moves quickly, and players must be prepared to regroup and counterattack or to press home an advantage – a lot can happen in one move!”
This sounds like it could be a lot of fun and Osprey are certainly offering a lot of chances to get stuck into many, many different eras of warfare with relative ease. Their books are priced well and the layouts are easy to read through. I recently picked up the Black Ops book and it’s a good read.
You can also get the free Fredrick the Great model you see above when you order through North Star.
Will you be getting this?
"The Seven Years' War was the pinnacle of 18th-century warfare, with dramatic campaigns and battles, famous leaders, and wide variety of colourful uniforms..."