Review – Leuthen: Frederick’s Greatest Victory 5 December, 1757 from Victory Point Games
Designer – Frank Chadwick
Artist – Tim Allen
Victory Point Games has provided a copy of this game for review purposes.
I was pretty excited to get my mitts on a copy of this game for 2 reasons. Firstly, I would like to become a bit more familiar with more games on the battles of the 18th century and VPG is going to produce a series of these games, YES! Second… The Legend, Frank Chadwick is the designer.
From the Victory Point Games website –
Drums & Muskets is a game system that recreates battles of the 18th Century, from roughly the adoption of the socket bayonet through the French Revolution. Leuthen is the first game in the series.
The very existence of the Hohenzollern monarchy is in question. Prussia hovers on the brink of collapse after a string of defeats as the winter of 1757/58 approaches. Frederick throws his small army against an Austrian force nearly twice its size with time only for one desperate battle to redeem his fortune before the snows fall.
Designer Frank Chadwick has created an elegant set of simple game mechanics that seamlessly integrate command control, maneuver and morale with the uncertainties of a combat. The battles of The Age of Reason are yours to refight with the Drums & Muskets series!
Just to whet your appetite, here is a little bit about legendary designer, Frank Chadwick
Frank Chadwick is a game designer who co-founded the company GDW Games in 1973. He is the co-author of theVolley & Bayonet rules system and has contributed to other miniature rule systems such as the Command Decision series. Chadwick has also done consulting work in the defense industry. He has said that, “All historical-based games are role-playing games.” He has more than 60 published games to his credit including classics such as:
- 1973 Drang Nach Osten! (Europa Series)
- 1975 1815: The Waterloo Campaign
- 1977 Imperium
- 1981 A House Divided
- 1984 The Third World War (Third World War Games)
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