Rebasing the Great Northern War

Probabely every wargamer knows these moments when he needs to decide how to base his wargames models. Basing mostly depends on the rules you use. With the more common rules like DBX or FOG this has standardised on 40mm width by 15 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 60 / 80 mm depth. When playing games set in the 1700 to 1820 horse & musket era you find a much greater diversity of wargames rules and thus also basing standards.

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Mollwitz 10 April 1741

Prussian forces Mollwitz

Prussian intantry centre and right wing cavalry

I have been intersted in the War of the Austrian Succession for some time. Looking for a manageable battle to play I focussed on the first battle in the career of King Frederick II. of Prussia. With only some 40.000 men involved in total the Battle of Mollwitz is small. As such it lends itself for a small 15mm project. And indeed I have nearly all the Austrian figures I would need. You can find the Mollwitz scenario adapted for Might & Reason in the Honour forum. Continue reading