Fire and Discipline was originally published (in 1988) to cover tactical warfare from 1740-1850. It is now in two versions, one focusing on firepower, the other on discipline. Both versions use the same basing and organization structure. The rules are lengthy because many simple questions are answered with the clarification examples. Optional rules are included to allow for more realistic and slower play for those who prefer it. After learning the rules most players will be able to play a friendly game by using only the pullout charts.
- One casting equals ten men but up to 13 men in some organizations
- One turn equals two minutes
- One inch equals ten yards with 15mm and 20mm+ castings.
- One centimeter equals 5 yards with 15mm castings and 20mm+ castings.
- A stand represents an infantry company, firing platoon; a cavalry troop or gun section.
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Fire & Discipline “Discipline” Version: This version is referred to as the “Discipline” version since the emphasis of the system is on Morale plus Command and Control
Fire & Discipline “Firepower” Version: This version is referred to as the “Firepower” version since the emphasis of the system is on combat rather than morale.
Fire & Discipline “European” Version: The rules printed as part of the magazine are a Fast Play heavily modified version of the basic Fire and Discipline rules which have been published separately in “The Americas” version. The purpose for these variations of the original rules is to provide a version of the game system that will allow the players to quickly complete a battle during a convention. It is also bloodier which always attracts new players.
Fire & Discipline Army Lists:
Fire & Discipline for the Age of Marlborough
This page last updated July 4, 2005