“Milito” for early 18th century

Last Christmas I received from my daughter the gift of the card-based “ancient warfare” game of “Milito”.

Although I have yet to play this against another person, and with some details of the rules not yet fixed in my head, I have played it a couple of times solo and made an adaptation for the early 18th century.

Yesterday I played the first game in the 18th century version. This was a game from my long-neglected six nation campaign started in 2001, representing 1701.

It is 16th september 1702 (you see – very long neglected!). The English have moved eight units into the Palatinate from the Netherlands. The French have reinforced their five units in the Palatinate with a further five units from Picardy.

Despite being outnumbered 8:10 the English managed to win the game with six units remaining against the French four. the French retreated to Picardy leaving the English in control of the Palatinate. How the battle progressed using text-based playing cards would be a boring narrative.

In the above map, although not historic terminology, you may think of I as a battalion, III as a regiment/brigade, V as a division and X as a corps. Roman numerals indicate the number of “units” in each area. There are campaign rules regarding consolidation and separation of unit groups.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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