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 chosen 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Click here for the resources page with errata, additional unpublished scenarios, play options and other material.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 a key to the maps used.

Reviews and AAR's:

Click here for an online review of the rules.

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

Click here for a review of the rules and a great photo report of a game.

Click here for a great photo report of a game.

Report and scenario, Wittenweiher 1638 - a battle report and scenario.

Click here for a review and more AAR's.

By the Sword Divided: English Civil Wars Scenarios

By the Sword Divided 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

To the Peace of the Pyrenees: European War Scenarios 1622-1663

This scenario booklet feature battles from the Thirty Years War (1618-48) and up to the Peace of the Pyrenees (1663). It features the following 15 scenarios from diverse campaigns and featuring many different armies.

Wimpfen, 6th May 1622

Hochst, 20th June 1622

Crossing the Lech, 15th April 1632

Lützen, 16th November 1632

1st Nordlingen, 6th September 1634

Wittenweier, 9th August 1638

Honnecourt, 26th May 1642

2nd Breitenfeld, 2nd November 1642

Rocroi, 19th May 1643

2nd Lleida (Lérida), 15th May 1644

Freiburg, 3rd & 5th August 1644

Rochetta Tanaro, 23rd September 1653 (Franco-Spanish War)

Valenciennes, 16th July 1656 (Franco-Spanish War)

Dunes, 14th June 1658 (Franco-Spanish War)

Ameixial, 8th June 1663 (Portuguese Restoration War)


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 third set in the series covering the period of the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years War, roughly 1730 to 1780, is now available. More information on these is available here -


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