Twilight of Divine Right


Twilight of Divine Right: From Defenestration to Restoration is a version of the Twilight of the Sun King: Birth of the Age of Reason rules targeted at refighting large battles from the period 1618 to 1660. The rules feature scenarios for the battles of Fleurus, 1622 and Cheriton, 1644.

Click Here for the Twilight of the Sun King rules

All measurements in the game are based on a scale choosen by the players, the base width. Movement distances, weapon ranges, etc, are then multiples of whatever base width has been chosen. The base width is half of the frontage of whatever you wish to use as a unit. Therefore any size of figure and also any basing scheme can be used with the rules. Units represent between 1000 and 2000 infantry or 500 to 800 cavalry, depending on the type of unit.
Battles can be fought to a conclusion in a reasonable amount of time, most in around 4 hours. Most battles are suitable for a single player a side if you wish. Using a unit frontage of 80 to 120mm means most battles are played on a table 120 to 180cm wide (4 to 6'). The system is simple and innovative. It concentrates on you being a high level commander and bringing out the characteristics of the various troop types.

Resources Page:

Click here for the resources page with errata, additional unpublished scenarios, play options and other material.

Click here for a photo report of the Battle of Lutzen, 1632, fought as a gaming show in 2019.



Click here for an online review of the rules. Nick is here.

Click here for an AAR of the battle of Fleurus, 1622 and a first look at the rules.

By the Sword Divided: English Civil Wars Scenarios
By the Sword Dividied is a scenario booklet for the rules. It contains 10 scenarios from the English Civil Wars. It features the following scenarios.
By the Sword Divided Scenarios
Edgehill, 1642
Lansdown Hil, 1643
1st Newbury, 1643
Cropredy Bridge, 1644
Marston Moor, 1644
2nd Newbury, 1644
Naseby, 1645
Knocknanoss, Ireland, 1647
Winwick Pass (Preston), 1648
Dunbar, 1650
Europe's Tragedy: Thirty Years War Scenarios
This scenario booklet feature battles from the Thirty Years War (1618-48). It features the following 12 scenarios.
Thirty Years Wars Scenarios
White Mountain, 1620
Stadtlohn, 1623
Lutter, 1626
Breitenfeld, 1631
Alte Veste, 1632
Oldendorf, 1633
Wittstock, 1636
Tornavento, 1636
Montijo, 1644
Jankau, 1645
2nd Nordlingen (Allerheim), 1645
Lens, 1648
The rules and scenario books are published by the Pike and Shot Society. Their website is here Pike and Shot Society
More scenario books covering further battles from the era are being prepared. A further booklet with additional Thirty Years War scenarios is planned. Along with one covering Eastern European scenarios featuring Polish, Muscovite, Ottoman, etc, conflicts. In addition to one covering post Thirty Years War conflicts.
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