Rules and Scenarios for 17th Century Wars in Ukraine
There is background on the 13 Years War between the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth and Muscovy in the Periods Played section, here.
MATERIALS AND SCENARIOS FOR 'FOR KING AND PARLIAMENT'
Here are our latest (September 2021) house rules for adapting the rules, 'For King and Parliament' by Simon Miller and Andrew Brentnall, to armies in eastern Europe. The house rules and troop stats now cover the armies of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Muscovy, the Cossacks and the Crimean Tatars.
Here are two scenarios, added in April 2021, for the third day of the battle of Lubar on 16 September 1660, which was the first confrontation of the campaign in Ukraine between the armies led by Sheremetyev, Voivod of Kiev, and by Grand Hetman Potocki. The first scenario offers the historical version, involving a Polish-Tatar assault on the Muscovite-Cossack camp. The second is a What If scenario, presuming that Potocki agreed to a battle plan supposedly proposed by his junior colleague, Field Hetman Lubomirski. Both scenarios use the house rules for fighting battles in Eastern Europe using For King and Parliament, at the top of this page.
This is a scenario for the engagement between a detachment of Radziwill's Lithuanian army and Nebaba's Cossacks at the Dnieper crossing during the Bialy Cerkiew campaign of 1651. It is a rare situation in which the Cossacks were on the offensive.
Scenario: Slobodyszcze, 7/10/1660 scenario for Tercios
This scenario includes map, OOBs, special rules and historical background to this battle in 1660 when a Polish force surprised a Cossack army in camp. It was a good game to play and gave an opportunity to use those Cossack wagons.
I attach a scenario for Tercios/Kingdoms, based on the Polish assault on a Muscovite redoubt at Lubar, in the Cudnow campaign. It is a smallish scenario, playable in an evening with ten units or so per side.
These charts are adapted from the Warlord Games' Pike and Shotte rule set, with distances adapted to suit figures based on 40mm bases. They also have a few house rules, for example for war wagons, which aren't covered at all in the main rules.
I have uploaded a scenario of the first encounter of the Ukraine campaign at Lubar, on 14 September 1660. It is written for Sam Mustafa (Honour Games)' rules set, Maurice. These rules are intended to start in 1690 but with only a little stretching, they provide an interesting challenge for 1660.