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1866 - Grand Tactical Rules for the Austro-Prussian War

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1866 - Grand Tactical Rules for the Austro-Prussian War
Product Line: Grand Tactical Rules
Publish Year: 2010
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.3"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148708251
Mfg. part #: COA1866
Type: Softcover

1866 - Grand Tactical Rules for the Austro-Prussian War
1866 - Grand Tactical Rules for the Austro-Prussian War


1866, published in 2010, is the last of the Grand Tactical Rules trilogy for the mid-19th century wars of transition. It covers the Austro-Prussian War in Bohemia, the “German War” by Prussia and its allied contingents against Austria’s Federal German allies, and Italy’s third War of Independence against Austria in northern Italy.

The basic Grand Tactical Rules were modified to accurately reflect each side’s strengths and weaknesses – Prussia’s formidable fire doctrine and Austria’s fervent adherence to shock combat – while giving each side the means to win within these historical parameters. The core rules, however – the command control, movement, fire, melee, and morale mechanics – are still as they were in the original 2001 vintage 1870 rules. If it worked, it hasn’t been touched.

In addition to the basic “grand tactical” scale, half and quarter-scale variants give 1866 gamers the option to play smaller battles, with just two or three divisions per side down to engagements involving just a few regiments.

  • Designed for fast, accurate resolution of battles with minimal tables (3) and modifiers.
  • Includes three different scales for battles involving several corps per side down to regimental level engagements.
  • Streamlined turn sequence; simple, proven command and control system; straightforward combat resolution.
  • Four-sided cheat sheet included, for two different game scales.
  • Suitable for 6mm, 10mm and 15mm basing systems; 1 inch = 100m; 1 turn =30 minutes.
  • Includes 14 historical battle scenarios (8 in Bohemia, 5 in Germany and 1 in Italy), each with several historical variants.
  • Extensive historical notes, military chronology, and complete Orders of Battle for entire war.
  • Annotated bibliography of over 75 entries.