Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Speaking of the Age of Marlborough . . . Periods and Scales I play, Part 3

The War of Spanish Succession: When men wore wigs, lace and high heels, and were proud of it!

Horse and Musket gaming was my first introduction to the world of miniature wargaming. As part of my military history studies I became fascinated with the life of John Churchill (ancestor of Winston), First Duke of Marlborough. Probably England's greatest general, he never fought a battle he didn't win and never conducted a siege he didn't take to a successful conclusion (in other words, undefeated; just like the 2009 National Champions, the Crimson Tide). In addition there are the other personalities: Prince Eugene of Savoy, Louis XIV (The Sun King), The Elector of Bavaria and a host of others. The uniforms are colorful, but not as hard to paint as the later Napoleonic period. We game in 15mm using mostly Dixon miniatures with some Hallmark. The rule set, ideal for linear warfare, is Frank Chadwicks Volley and Bayonet.

These are pictures from our first V & B game.

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