Bohemian Rhapsody: The Battles of Wimpfen and Hochst

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Price: $ 5.95

File Type: pdf

File Size: 7 MB

Pages in main/rules file: 10

Game System:

Players: 2

Designer(s): Roberto Chiavini

demo: No demo available


Bohemian Rhapsody: the battles of Wimpfen and Hochst, 1622 is the third entry in the 30 years war series.

Both battles were part of the so called “Bohemian phase” of the Thirty years war and were one the result of the other. The first took place when the Catholic forces of Tilly and Cordoba surprised the smaller force of George Fredrick of Baden who was trying to cross the river Neckar near Wimpfen.

Even if the Protestant forces made their best in the battle, thanks to a favorable uphill position, they were defeated.

A month and an half later, another part of the Protestant troops moving around the Rhineland, the part commanded by Christian of Brunswick, was stopped by the same catholic army under Tilly and
Cordoba near Hochst, while trying to cross the river Main. The ensuing battle was a sort of a draw, as at least a part of the catholic army was able to join the other catholic force under Mansfeld, but at so high a cost in losses, that the Palatinate theatre of the war was de facto closed.

Each combat unit represents from 300 to 2000 soldiers, and it is rated, from left to right, for combat morale and movement. Each infantry strength point is around 200 men, each cavalry strength point around 100 men. Each leader is rated for Command (indicating how many activation chits that leader has) and Movement.

Each hex is about 100 meters.
Each turn is half on hour.

2 (8.5 x 11") color maps
216 counters
6 Page rules in English


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Comments from customers
Reviewer Value Quality Overall Comments
Kim Meints 10 10 10 Another great game from Roberto using his ECW system. These are small and fun games to play and provide a nice feel of the era with very simple rules
Mark Armitage 8 7 7 Great subject matter - looking forward to further 30 Years War battles in the series..

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