|The map for Nine Years, a strategic/operation simulation of the war|
After I wrap up Rossbach, I'm going to take a break from the Seven Years War and return to an ealier time. Namely, the Nine Years War, fought from 1688 to 1697.
The Nine Years War was to the War of Spanish Succession a bit like the Mexican War was to the American Civil War. Many of the officers and generals that would figure prominently in the War of Spanish Succession commanded in lesser roles during the Nine Years War. This was certainly the case with Marlborough, for example, who commanded in Ireland for awhile, but was then relieved of command by William III, due to suspected Jacobite sympathies.
|The Cockpit of Europe|
|Oldbridge Ford scenario of the Battle of the Boyne from Lilliburlero|
|The Williamite army gathers across from Oldbridge to storm the lightly held south side of the Boyne|
Expect some posting on these games this weekend or early next week. For now, I have to finish drubbing Chris at Arroyo dos Molinas!