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  • #6615
    Hwiccee
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    Feuer und Furia Francese are rules for European style battles in the period 1840 – 1880. Battles in the rest of the world can also be fought a long as the forces are similar to those used in Europe at the time. For example the American Civil War.

    The focus of the rules is on the Crimean War (1853-56), the Franco-Austrian War of 1859, the American Civil War (1861-1865), the War of 1866 and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. Details of other conflicts during the period will be available later.

    The rules are for large battles of this period. The players will usually command a Corps or other large part of a full army, if not the whole army. One base usually represents 600 infantry, 300 cavalry or 12 guns. A unit is usually 3 to 12 bases and represents a brigade.

    The inspiration for these rules is the popular Fire and Fury rules. They are a stand alone set which aim to capture the feel of these rules but with changes to reflect the warfare of the period. This includes obvious factors such as for the variety of weapons and tactics of the wars of the period. Key to these are individual movement/morale tables for each army in each conflict designed to reflect that army’s performance. For example, there is not a single movement/morale table for the Franco Prussian War but four tables. For the two sides there are one each for the early part of the war, the Imperial phase, with another two for the later part of the war, the Republican phase. While the French movement/morale table for the 1859 is different to the Franco Prussian tables. Other major changes are the use of three six sided dice and rules for Corps and Army Morale.

    The rules are only available as a PDF and cost £8.70.

    Contact us at [email protected]

    For further details, see http://www.wfgamers.org.uk/FUFF.htm

    #7445
    Rick Berner
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    Are these rules easily usuable with 28mm figures?

    #7473
    Hwiccee
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    Hi Rick,

    The rules will generally be fine with 28mm but with some reservations. They work in bases and everything is tied into the size of base you use. For example a standard infantry move is 12 times the base width you use. You choose the base size based on what size figures you are using, how many you want to a base, etc.

    My main reservation in 28mm would be you will need a big table to play but other than that the rules will be fine in 28mm.

    #8270
    Rick Berner
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    Many thanks. Will give it some more thought as I don’t have a huge table available, but I might be able to work with smaller sized bases.

    #10627
    Hwiccee
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    Hi all,

    I have updated the Gravelotte/St. Privat scenario to our new rules (http://www.wfgamers.org.uk/FUFF.htm). See The Battle of Gravelotte / St Privat: 18th August 1870 – http://www.wfgamers.org.uk/resources/C19/gravstp.htm, more will follow when time allows.

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