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Seven Years War - Further Reading on Der Alte Fritz

Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:46 pm

Seven Years War (SYW) is a recent offering from John Tiller Software, covering battles of that global European squabble, particularly those involving Frederick II, King of Prussia. ... ng-on-der/

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Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:07 pm

A couple of books that I'd like to add to this mix are a bit more theoretical, but very valuable in understanding just how armies fought in those days, beyond what's in the Duffy volumes.

First of all, Brent Nosworthy's "Anatomy of Victory" is an absolute treasure trove to understand the evolution of battlefield tactics from the immediate post 30 Year War era through Frederick.

Second, David Chandler's "Art of War in the Age of Marlborough" is good for a snapshot of the WSS era. It's obviously not focused on the SYW era, but it does help to understand the evolution of Linear Warfare.

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Re: <t>Seven Years War - Further Reading on Der Alte Fritz</t>

Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:35 pm

I didn't include Chandler's book for obvious WSS reasons, but I ALMOST, camethisdamnclose, included Nosworthy. In the end, however, I thought it was both in part too theoretical and in part too deep in the regulation drill manual weeds for most PC and board gamers whom I think are a little more on the casual side of serious wargaming. Yes, I have the Prussian drill manual, but miniature guys are weird like that.

BTW, I do have both books and I know Nosworthy, and knew the late Dr Chandler thru HMGS. Chandler over dinner actually graced me with an autographed caricature of himself, along with a nice set of vintage postcards showing uniforms of Russian 1812 cavalry.

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Re: <t>Seven Years War - Further Reading on Der Alte Fritz</t>

Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:38 am

I used a lot of the Ospreys (and Kronoskaf) for uniforms references, as it turned out. I would have posted here earlier as I managed to not only lose my password, but forgot my user name (yeh I know ... first world problem ... happens to me a lot :) ).

I had gotten this one too -but I don't think I had gotten it until things were pretty much finalised on my end. ... 513&sr=1-3

The below, I think, was used as well when doing uniforms, although I didn't do any of that art myself. ... s-war.html


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