1866 - 1866 is development of the popular 1870 and 1859/64 rules tailored specifically for the Austro-Prussian War, including the Bohemian, German and Italian theaters.
The basic Grand Tactical Rules were modified to accurately reflect each side’s strengths and weaknesses – Prussia’s formidable fire doctrine and Austria’s fervent adherence to shock combat – while giving each side the means to win within these historical parameters. The core rules, however – the command control, movement, fire, melee, and morale mechanics – are still as they were in the original 2001 vintage 1870 rules. If it worked, it hasn’t been touched.
In addition to the basic “grand tactical” scale, half and quarter-scale variants give 1866 gamers the option to play smaller battles, with just two or three divisions per side down to engagements involving just a few regiments.
Designed for fast, accurate resolution of battles with minimal tables (3) and modifiers.
Includes three different scales for battles involving several corps per side down to regimental level engagements.
Streamlined turn sequence; simple, proven command and control system; straightforward combat resolution.
Four-sided cheat sheet included, for two different game scales.
Suitable for 6mm, 10mm and 15mm basing systems; 1 inch = 100m; 1 turn =30 minutes.
Includes 14 historical battle scenarios (8 in Bohemia, 5 in Germany and 1 in Italy), each with several historical variants.
Extensive historical notes, military chronology, and complete Orders of Battle for entire war.
Annotated bibliography of over 75 entries
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 27 February 2018