The Black Powder game rules cover quite a large swath of time and quite a lot of conflicts all across Europe. Using the rules and the various box sets available, you can recreate a very large number of important battles and wars. In this article, Warlord Games shows how the Black Powder rules cover the War of Spanish Succession, as well as creating and getting started with an army of that time period.
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With the launch of Black Powder 2 just around the corner, we’re kicking off a series of articles exploring the various periods that are covered by the game, and just how easy it is to get started!
This week, we’re taking a look at the Duke of Marlborough and the War of Spanish Succession.
The Wars of Spanish Succession swept back and forth across western Europe in the early part of the 18th century, from 1701-14. With the death of the last Spanish Hapsburgs, the crown of Spain was suddenly up for grabs.
The crowns of England, France and the Netherlands all stood to gain by absorbing the Spanish territories in Italy, the Low Countries and further afield into their respective empires, upsetting the already fragile balance of European power.