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By Fire and Sword Revised Rulebook




 
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The Fire and Sword Rulebook is a 400-page full-color hardcover book. The book is printed on heavy paper and will stand up to extensive use.

The Fire and Sword rulebook contains:

The first supplement to the Fire and Sword game system containing the historical background, unit stats and army lists of the following warring nations from the 1648 – 1676 period:

• Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
• Kingdom of Sweden
• Ukranian Cossacks
• Ottoman Empire
• Crimean Khanate

Plus:

- Short stories introducing the history of the armies in the game
- Complete rules of the game with extensive illustrations, diagrams, and examples of play
- A painting and modeling tutorial which will help you prepare your miniatures for gaming
- Numerous skirmish scenarios as well as rules to play varied large battles
- Multiple illustrations of leading Polish graphic artists
- Photos of various reenactment groups from Poland and abroad

What makes By Fire and Sword truly unique:

This game's design and ruleset allows you to recreate the behavior of various military formations on the battlefield in a dynamic and realistic way – be it the thundering charges of Polish winged hussars, the fire-breathing squares of Swedish infantry, the flying units of Tatars or the stubborn monoliths of Muscovite streltsy.

The rules system allows for the use of a variety of tactics, formations and ways of warfare used during the 17th century and takes into account the differences in training, arms, armor and morale of the various types of units. We have placed particular emphasis on the issue of command on the battlefield and its effectiveness in various armies.

Depending on the experience of gamers and number of available figures, as well as time and space for the game, By Fire and Sword battles can be played on 4 different levels. The choice of the game level influences the available units for the gamer’s force. The basic level of the game – called “The Foray” – is a short skirmish, completed in less than an hour. The highest level – called “The Field Army” enables recreating huge and truly epic battles.

By Fire and Sword includes a unique scenario creation system allowing for a realistic recreation of historical battles, as well as balanced rules for gaming “What if…” scenarios.

For the creation of the rules, we used a wide array of historical sources, the consultations of historians, our own research, and hands-on experience with 17th-century arms and armor.


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