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RULES FOR THE WARS OF THE ROSES
By lohn Banlett

THE R.EASONINC BEHIND TI{E RIJLES theunitt morale points- A result of:

It is my opinion that warfare in this period was mainly a set of
large mCl€es, preceded by an exchange of archery and
occasionally cannon fire. The leader in such a conflict were
usually on foot and led from the ftont, thus makingany attempt
to control the conflict, except in their immediate vicinity, an
impossibility. I wanted a set of rules that mimicked this lack of
command control, which is the reason each unit has a written
order before the battle €ommences and must then operate
within the Darameters of that order- AcceDtable orde^ could
be, for archers, "Hold + Fire : Retire if charged" or for main
Battles (a Battle in this instance being a group of mel6e
sDecialists) "Move forward behind archersi when archers retire
charge enemy". These examples should give the general idea
that orders should be no more than two choices and should be
simplistic.

Another concept that I wished to eliminate was that ofsmall
independent units, zipping about willy niIy, which in my
opinion lery mrely occurred- Combatants usually grouped
together in large numbers for mutual €omfon, protection and
encouragement and to pose a large threat to the enemy.
Therefore in these rules small independent units are discour-
aged by the order and morale systems, which tend to favour
large units.

Obviously a man in tull armour, wielding a large double
edgedsword, mace orpoleaxe, isgoingtobe far more effective
in melee ihan an archer in quilted jerkin using a bow or short
sword, likewise a man using a pike or bill will have a longer
reach and therefore also will be more effective inmelee, which
is the reason for the classification of troop types to reflect melee
abilitv.

Never having liked part casualties, or big chans to determine
how much ofa percentage ofa man has been killed,I use only
whole casualties, e.g. a score of 6 kills, therefore 1 figure is
renoved. Nothing is simpler. Sinilarly I have never liked
rolling hundreds of dice each move, therefore the number of
dice used in these rules is kept down, advantage beinggiven in a
better €hance of killing, e.g. both 5 and 6 kills. That's enough
explanation, the general idea is to try and recreate the difficulty
of command and generate a fast and enjoyable game, to which
end I believe these rules are successful.

ORGAIITSATION

Score is modified as follows, with all modifien being

+2 lfArmy commander is with unit
+l l fwinnerofmelee
+l Ifeneny is routing within 12"

1 If friends are routing within 12"
1 Ifloser ofmelee

-1 Ifown leader is dead
-2 IfArmy commander is dead within 1Z'and can be seen.

A retire isa full move away from the enemy with backstumed.

MOVEMENT

8 or more
0 t o 7

= Unit OK
= If advancing, halt
= If retiring, rout
= lfin melee, rout
= lfhalted, retire

Troop Typ€
Mounted Men-AtArms
MountedHobilar
Close order foot
Bornbasts on wheeled carriages

Normal Chargc
= g'� 12'�

= 6 ' 8 '

All cannon take a full move to set up, those with wheeled
carriagesmay not move andfireinthe same tum.
Pavises; Caltrops; Stakes, etc take one full move to set up and
half a move to take down.
Foot troops charging through stakes or pavises can only do a
half€harse move.
Horses niay not charge Pavises;Stakes or Caltrops.
Bad terrain deduction is one d6'from normal movement. Units
may not charge rhrough bad lenarn except hi l ls.
Bad terrain: woods; hills; rivers; marshes; hedges; fences.
Troops move en bloc and may go foNard; backwards or to
eitherside.
They may also incline a mlximum of 30%, but they may not
wheel. To change direction takes 1" from nomal move, to
expand or contract frontage takes 1" per figule.
Hone may move how they wish as long as no figure moves more
than the permitted distance. When charging horse must be
forned (ie. a line of 3 or more figures wide) and must charge in a
straiEht line.

DISORDER

Each almy should be organised into a minimum of three foot
and one horse units. No foot unit should have less than twenty
figures and no holse unitlessthan fivefigures.

Each unit should have an identifiable leader and one of the
leaders should be nominated as the overall commander of the

Before hostilities commence, each unit should be given a
written order and must then operate within that order.

Each army gains one morale point for each three figures (or
pa( thereo0 fighting. Morale poinisare then allocated to each
unit, with each unit having a minimum of four morale points
allocated to it.

A unit loses one moralepoint foreachcasualty. A morale check
must be made each time the unit suffers casualties. This is done
by rolling two average dice, with rhe total score being added to

Units can have up to three levels of disorder. A fourth will
automatically rout rhem. Troops nay not charge whilst
disordered. To regain order the unit must not move for a tull
tum for each level ofdisorder.

Disorder is gained by:

l) Moving through bad terrain.
2) Charging and not naking contacr-
3) After fighting in melee.
4) Being charged in flank or rear.
5) Retiring.
6) Routins.
7) Horses charsing formed pikes orbills.

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