Pitched battles were the essence of the Seven Years War. Who hasn't been stirred by Frederick's extraordinary victory over the Austrian host at Leuthen, or his shattering defeat at Kolin?
You cannot understand the Seven Tears War without battles, and so we offer this first of two studies of the essential actions of Frederick the Great's most important war.
Lobositz - 30 September, 1756
Prague - 6 May, 1757
Kolin - 18 June, 1757
Rossbach - 5 November, 1757
Leuthen - 5 December, 1757
Hochkirch - 14 October, 1758
Liegnitz - 15 August, 1760
Torgau - 4 November, 1760
Freiburg - 28 October, 1762
Each battle includes a historical summary, detailed battle map, notes on game representation of terrain, deployment, game length, and victory.
A detailed game order of battle is of course provided. It also serves as a game roster sheet and is intended to be photocopied by the players and used during the game. The order of battle gives you as much information as possible about the armies. Often game units are made up of several historic units, and wherever possible those historic units are noted.
Regardless of what rules systems you enjoy, BATTLES OF THE SEVEN YEARS WAR is an indispensable game and historical resource. Look for its forthcoming companion volume, covering the battles with the Russians, German allies, and French.