CCNapoleonics goes to 7 Years War

9 years 7 months ago #696 by Bayernkini
During waiting of the next napoleonics extensions,
i thought about, using the rules also for the 7YW period.

I setup a example scenario "Roßbach", how it could looks like

I want to use (most) of the CCNapo rules, also for the units.
Therefore, i have still to wait for the other Napo armies, to have theirs rules

In the example above, i have already the french and the "German States" armies (using the spanish rules for it) against the prussian
(they need still the prussian Napo expansion, for final rules).

Until the other Napo expansions are out, i will think about, which rules should be changed to the 7YW period.

One rule i have already in my mind, i took it from CCA.
If Frederick II (the Great) is attached to a unit, this unit can move
2 hex and still battle and battles +1 die in melee

Other suggestions are welcome

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9 years 7 months ago #697 by Achtung-Panzer
I think Frederick the Great built his reputation on manouvre and superb discipline. Perhaps there should be some rule to Frederick / the Prussians to use certain cards as the Le Grande Manouvre card, in the same way Recon 1 cand be used as Air Power in some Memoir '44 scenarios.

Perhaps also extend the "ignore 1 flag" to some Prussian Infantry units? And maybe Prussian Artillery can move 1 hex and fire like Horse Artilery?

Also, should Foot Artillery fire as Horse Artillery as they were lighter guns than the Napoleonic grand battery?

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3 years 2 months ago #5320 by Mark-McG
It would seem to me that if this project was to move ahead, the components are all there now.

My limited understanding of the 7YW forces is that as a standard, the Austrian army of the Napoleonic era was pretty similar to that of the 7YW era. The main exception would be cavalry, which was weaker and not a 'shock' arm. So perhaps reduce the cavalry strength to 3.

The main protagonists, the Prussians, are not as easy a match. I guess the Prussian army blocks would be used (though the French Blue might be better), but the cavalry probably needs strengthening to 4 blocks, and I'm not sure what enhancements the Prussian infantry should get, but should be superior to the Austrian infantry, in speed and firepower.

The French royal army performed rather woefully, and the Spanish army might be the model for them.

The Anglo-German armies are probably about the same as the Napoleonic era forces, with Portuguese substituting for the German allied forces.

Russian army, I have no idea.

However, I think getting the Austrian & Prussian forces right first will set the tone for the other armies.

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