15mm Seven Years War
Seven Years War: The First Global War
When we first tried the Seven Years War period with a few players and barely enough units for a game back around 1995, no one could have guessed where we would end up around 20 years later. Today the Seven Years War is one of our most beloved periods that sees our group having forces for Prussia, Austria, France, Russia, England, Jacobites, Ottomans, North America, and at some point we plan on working up armies for campaigns in India. These aren't forces for just small, two player battles, but rather we usually have enough for 25-40 units a side that can hold up to eight players! Not only is the era one of the most colorful that we play, but there's nothing like seeing the long lines of infantry battalions crossing the battlefield or the massed cavalry charges that were a staple of that era. The Age of Reason rules do a good job simulating the national differences with the varous armies so during your games you can see the importance of Russian artillery, the huge Austrian infantry battalions, the firepower of the British line, as well as the oblique marching and first punch of the Prussians for which they were notorious. This era also lends itself well to campaigns and to this date we have played three Sport of Kings campaigns as well as a fictional campaign set in Western Prussia. The Seven Years War is the perfect introduction to the Horse & Musket period for any gamer.