Muskets and Tomahawks Game

Check out some photos of our most recent Muskets and Tomahawks game.  The game was on a 8×5 table, with 500 point armies.  On the French side, there were Indians and on the British side we had Rangers.  Some time has passed, so no notes on the game, but go ahead and enjoy the eye Read More…

Battle of Ettlingen (Malsch), 1796

Background The Battle of Ettlingen or Battle of Malsch (9 July 1796) was fought during the French Revolutionary Wars between the armies of the First French Republic and Habsburg Austria near the town of Malsch, 9 kilometres (6 mi) southwest of Ettlingen. The Austrians under Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen tried to halt the northward advance of Jean Victor Marie Moreau’s French Army of Rhin-et-Moselle along the east bank of the Rhine River. After a Read More…

Battle of Spie, 1761

Background After escaping from the encircled fortress of Colberg (actual Kołobrzeg) at the beginning of November 1761, prince Eugen von Württemberg made a junction at Greiffenberg (actual Gryfice) with a corps under lieutenant-general Platen on November 16. At the end of November, the prince of Württemberg resolved to make a last attempt to force the Read More…

Battle of Bergen, 1759

Background When Ferdinand of Brunswick heard of the capture of Frankfurt early in January 1759, he resolved to risk a long march at this bad season and to attack de Broglie near this town. He hoped to paralyse French operations in this region by severing them from their base. Ferdinand first launched diversionary operations against Read More…

Battle of Warburg (1760)

Background At the end of June 1760, the French Grande Armée, under the command of the Duc de Broglie, proceeded to the invasion of Hesse, seizing Marburg. On July 10, at the Combat of Corbach, the Hereditary Prince of Brunswick failed to prevent the junction of the Army of the Lower Rhine, under Saint-Germain, with Read More…

Battle of Palzig (1759)

Background At the end of April 1759, a large Russian army (about 70,000 men) started its advance on Brandenburg. Dohna, the commander of the small Prussian army (18,000) in this area, was very slow to react. At the beginning of June, the Russian army, now under general Piotr Semionovitch Saltykov, had managed to concentrate at Read More…

Battle of Soor (1745)

Background The Battle of Soor (30 September 1745) was a battle between Frederick the Great’s Prussian army and an Austro-Saxon army led by Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine during the War of the Austrian Succession. The battle occurred in the vicinity of Soor, also known as Hajnice, in the modern day Czech Republic. The battle Read More…

Battle of Chotusitz (1742)

Background The Battle of Chotusitz, or Chotusice, sometimes called the Battle of Czaslau, was fought on May 17, 1742, in Bohemia between the Austrians under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine and the Prussians under Frederick the Great. The battle was a part of the War of the Austrian Succession sometimes referred to as the First Read More…

Combat at Moys (1757)

Prelude to the Battle In September 1757, an Austrian army, under Prince Charles of Lorraine, was following up Bevern’s Prussian army in its retreat towards Silesia. On Tuesday September 6, Prince Charles de Lorraine finally decided to attack the corps of General Winterfeldt at Moys, since it was almost isolated from Bevern’s Army, on the Read More…