Category: Twilight of the Sun-King

In 2001 I published a set of Fast-Play Rules for the Marlburian Period on this site. Andrew Coleby took these as a basis, refined them through play testing, and arranged for them to be published. You can buy them from Neil Rennoldson of the Pike and Shot Society.


Battle of Hastings under Twilight of the Sun King

Eager Fyrd pursue off hill

Lately I’ve been thinking about how to apply my Twilight of the Sun-King rules outside of the War of Spanish Succession. I’ve also recently developed a preference for big bases. It happens that this battle report by Tom Loback and Vincent Tsao, submitted on the Yahoo Forum, combines both. It applies a variant of Twilight of the Sun-King rules to a Medieval setting, the Battle of Hastings in 1066 AD, using units that are effectively big bases comprising four DBx elements in a group. I’ve put the battle report together with the photos. Both words and photos are Vincent’s.

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Twilight of the Winter Queen: ToSK for the Thirty Years War

Andrew Coleby, co-author of Twilight of the Sun King, has come up with a variant for the Thirty Years War that he calls the ‘Twilight of the Winter Queen’.

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Almanza – A Twilight of the Sun King Battle Report

Chris Harrod and I played my Almanza scenario using my 5mm figures on a newly painted 3’x2′ gaming board.

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Optional Rules and Musings for Twilight of the Sun-King

The Yahoo Group: TwilightSK discuss various tweaks to the standard rules. In particular Tom Loback and Vincent Tsao of the Corlears Hook Fencibles generate lots of suggestions. This is my list of optional rules and/or musings based on that discussion. It is largely the suggestions of Tom and Vincent but with some twists of my own. Feel free to pick and choose from this list to tweak the official rules.

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Chotusitz – A Twilight of the Sun King Battle Report

Tom Loback and Vincent Tsao provided this battle report…

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Twilight of the Sun-King: Fast Play Rules for the Malburian Period

In 2001 I published a set of Fast-Play Rules for the Marlburian Period on this site. Andrew Coleby took these as a basis, refined them through play testing, and arranged for them to be published. They have since appeared as:

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Sources for the Twilight of the Sun-King

Annotated bibliography for Twilight of the Sun-King rules.

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Almanza Project for the War of Spanish Succession in the Peninsular

The idea was the refight the Battle of Almanza (25 April 1707) during the War of Spanish Succession.

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Almanza – A Twilight of the Sun King Scenario

A Twilight of the Sun-King scenario for the War of Spanish Succession featuring the Battle of Almanza.

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Twilight of the Sun-King (2001 version)

This is a set of fast play rules for the War of Spanish Succession including the campaigns of the Duke of Marlborough.

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Design Notes for Twilight of the Sun-King

When writing Twilight of the Sun-King (specifically the original 2001 version) I kept in mind these principles.

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Army Lists and Points System for Twilight of the Sun-King

Some suggestions for army lists for my Twilight of the Sun-King rules.

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Alternative Army Lists for Twilight of the Sun-King

Some suggestions for army lists. They could be, but weren’t intended to be, used in conjunction with my Twilight of the Sun-King rules.

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