At the beginning of the Eighteenth century, warfare entered a new era. The widespread use of the flintlock musket had transformed the way armies trained and fought.
This period was a golden age for the crowned heads of Europe. They commanded professional troops, gloriously outfitted in splendid uniforms, and fought each other over land, wealth and the succession of their thrones. Some even led their armies on the field of battle. Yet by the end of the century, the real power of kings was gone or greatly eroded parliaments would decide the foreing policy of nations, democracy had taken hold in the New World and the divine right of kings was being questioned everywhere.
These were the last wars fought to protect the succession rights of royalty. These wars were the Last Arguments of Kings.
This supplement for the Black Powder game overviews the main conflicts and armies of this period, and includes army lists and special rules to enable you to refight these wars using the Black Powder rules, as well as scenarios for the most dramatic battles of the time. Featured conflicts include:
The War of the Spanish Succession (The Battle of Blenheim 1704)
The Great Northen War (The Battle of Holowczyn 1708)
The Austro-Turkish Wars (The Battle of Petrovardin 1716)
The War of the Austrian Succession (The Battle of Fontenoy 1745)
The Wars of the English Succession (The '45 Rebellion)
The Seven Years' War (The Battle of Hundorf 1762)
War in the Colonies (The French Indian Wars & The War in India)
Raids and Invasions (Amphibious Warfare in the 18th Century)