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Tricorn 1690

Tricorn 1690

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Rules for scaled battles in the Age of Marlborough
Peter Morffew
These free rules are part of the Age of Musket series that covers the era of the Musket. Starting when the smoothbore musket became the primary weapon for Infantry in the 1690's , to the end of the era when Smoothbore Musket's were being converted to rifled muskets or being discarded for more modern weapon's in 1862 during the American Civil War. These rules are designed to capture the flavour of the war's or campaign's from 1690 – 1866 with the subtle changes and innuendoes . The Wars covered by these rules are the League of Augsburg, War of Spanish Succession and the Great Northern War. They are also designed to be easy to use , fast flowing and capable of covering small and large scale games . Happy gaming .
Copy right 1996 Peter Morffew
Contents of rules
Troop types -
Description's of the type of troop's of the period
. Unit size -
A description of the maximum size for unit's when using these rules
. Formation's -
A description of the different formation's used within these rules .
 Scale -
Description of the scale used in the rules and in a game
Definition's -
A description of word's used within these rules and their definition's .
 Setting up the game -
 A description of how to set a game , pre-game rules and sequence of play .
- A description of the rules cover charges and charging
. Response to a charge -
A description of the rules cover unit's that are being charged and their response
. Break through -
A description of the rules for a break through after a charge and the melee
. Melee -
A description of the rules covering the melee .
 Movement -
A description of the rules cover movement .
 Firing -
A description of the rules covering Artillery and Musket fire
. Morale -
A description of the rules covering morale check's and the morale factor's .
 Morale result's -
A list of the morale result's and the reaction's from a morale check
Troop types
Musketeer / Fusilier
 : These troop's were the line Infantry of the day . The Fusilier's had lost their role as baggage guard's and were now front line troop's. Armed with a musket and a bayonet. During the Marlburian era the bayonet was of a plug design that went into the end of the barrel preventing the infantryman from loading and firing.
 : These troop's were the assault troop's of the period . The Grenadier's were the taller men of a Regiment. They carried a musket and manoeuvred the same as other Infantry on the battle field. Also they carried a axe and grenades mad of porcelain filled with gunpowder. Because of this ability to carry out an attack on troop's in or behind cover there is no deduction on their melee factor against troop's in cover .
Light Cavalry
 : These troop's were chiefly Hussar's. Light Cavalry unit's were either regular or irregular such as Cossack's with the Russian army. The irregular unit's tended to be unreliable in battle and were used for reconnaissance or held in reserve. There were very few regular lancer unit's because of the skill needed to weald a lance in battle . The best lancer troop's were irregular unit's but gave poor service in battle.
Medium Cavalry
 : These troop's were Dragoon's , Horse , some Guard Cavalry and Horse Grenadier's . The Dragoon's had lost their role as mounted Infantry and were now classed as Cavalry .
Heavy Cavalry
 : Heavy Cavalry at the time were Cuirassiers some being Guard, they had  just a front plate for protection and were used as shock troops by most European countries .
Irregular troop's
 : Irregular unit's were used such as Cossack's and Trenk's Pandoour's. These were used in either reconnaissance, held in reserve, raiding parties, on the battle field they tended to be of poor quality .
Conscripts :
The Norwegian army used several conscript regiments to compliment the enlisted troops.

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