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To the Last Gaiter Button - Wargame and Campaign Rules for the Imperial Phase of the Franco-Prussian War


Real Time Wargames Gamebooks aim to inspire new and veteran Wargamers alike with novel sets of rules for a variety of periods. The systems are adaptable to any scale between 2mm & 28mm.

The game covers the opening phase of the Franco-Prussian War from mid-July to end of September. The mobilisation of the armies are key as the French are far more ready for war, though in fact not down to the last gaiter button. The onus is on the Confederation to advance into France and for the French to assume "positions magnifique".

Depending upon the battlefield results the Diplomatic Chart will influence the political stance of Austria, Denmark, Italy and the South German States. If the French suffer serious reverses the Empire might fall and at first a Council of Regency and then a Government of National Defence might be formed.

Scope: Included in the pack is a set of corps and army level figure rules with a full colour Campaign system to fight the war. Thus your battles will have a context of when and why they were fought. There is also a system for fighting one-off battles.

Game Aids: 60 page Game Handbook, A4 or A3 colour maps (depending upon your printer)  of Eastern France, 1 page of coloured campaign counters, French Order of Battle Sheet, Confederation Order of Battle Sheet, French Battlefield Display, Confederation Display, French Battlefield Morale Chart, Confederation Battlefield Morale Chart, Campaign Calendar & Battle Clock Sheet, Diplomatic Display Board, Playsheet  & Orders of March Sheet.

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September 27, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on September 27, 2019.