FRANCO SPANISH WAR 1635 to 1659 Part 2

1643 Rocroi Mounted Spanish officer

Franco Spanish War 1635 to 1659 game concludes with a Spanish victory.

 

Last night we finished our first game using the Tercio Brevis Edition rules with a “Fair” victory for the Spanish.  This is because the rules stipulate that at the end of the 7th move if one side has lost one less point than the other then a “Fair” victory is awarded.  This is a rather arbitrary system but at least it does provide a decision so the game does not go on until the last base is removed.

Overall we were very pleased with the rules and will definitely play them again.  The mechanisms are simple and yet we discovered many subtleties as the game progressed.  Again we had to resist the increasing temptation to introduce a number of house rules in order to tidy up some wordings  but we have decided to press ahead with the rules as they are until we have mastered them fully.

We particularly liked the Order Cards and the value and defence system although there are quite a lot of them which did lead to a some confusion.  Otherwise our only real problem was the absence of a comprehensive playsheet and so we made one ourselves which we have improved on for the next game.

This ruleset still gets the thumbs up and already we are planning another game for next week.

Some more photographs below……

02. Overview as both sides move into killing range

An overview as both sides move into killing range.

10. An overview clearly showing the Order Card system in operation.

A bird’s eye view showing the Order Card system in operation. The Order Card system worked very well.

06. The Spanish Commander

The Spanish Commander of the Army of Flanders – Captain General Don Francisco de Melo.

11. The end as the Spanish Tercios break through the French battalions.

The end as the Spanish Tercios break through the French line.

END

 

 

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2 Responses to FRANCO SPANISH WAR 1635 to 1659 Part 2

  1. Adam Chance says:

    15mm? What size table?

  2. wargamorium says:

    Hi Adam

    My table is 16′ x 6′ but for this game we had to cordon off a 6′ x 4′ area to comply with the rules. That explains the wooden strips and the line of trees you can see in the photographs. This is a smaller area than we are used to but it was sufficient as there is a time limit under the rule system.

    Regards

    Robert

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