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HOLD THE LINE comes to the wars of Europe in the Age of Reason with FREDERICK’S WAR. When Frederick II led his army into Silesia a long duel began between a still fragile Prussia and the first class power that was Austria. Featured here are eight battles from the fearsome contest: Mollwitz, Choutusitz, Hohenfriedburg, Kesseldorf, Kolin, Leuthen, Hochkirk, and Liegnitz. The game closely aligns with the Hold the Line system, but includes more advanced command rules, more detailed cavalry rules, optional rules for each warring nation’s units, and much more.

The Prussian army is well drilled and led by a bevy of talented generals, including Schwerin, Zieten, Leopold von Dessau, and of course Frederick the Great. The Austrian army is slightly weaker, but is aided by fearsome light infantry units and in later scenarios are led by such capable commanders as Daun and Loudon.

As Prussia can you humble the Austrians and make your kingdom a first-class power? As Austria can you weather the Prussian storm and halt the first steps towards decline? The enemy approaches, the sound of cannon deafens, men shout commands, smoke fills the air. You must HOLD THE LINE!

For each scenario each player receives a number of command points to activate the units in his army for movement, close assault, and fire combat. Each side also receives a random number of command points for the same, but never knowing how many creating a battle field chaos that makes the game highly replayable. Scenarios take approximately 1 hour to play so you can get in multiple plays in an evening.

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Publisher: Worthington Games
Artist: Sean Cooke
Year: 2013
Product Code: WOG 090
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6 Freiberg, October 29, 1762 – The last battle of the Seven Years’ War
By the fall of 1762, except for Prussia and Austria, all the combatants (Russia, Sweden, Great Britain and France) had formally or informally dropped out of the Seven Years´ War. Frederick II of Prussia and Maria Theresa of the Holy Roman Empire still maintained armies in Saxony. These war-weary forces were reluctant to fight. But on October 29 one last battle took place, at Freiberg.
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7 Breslau - November 22, 1757 - Another Prussian defeat
While Frederick II was stopping the French advance in the west at Rossbach, a simultaneous attack endangered Prussia from the south.
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2014-03-19
7 Moys, September 7, 1757 - The Prussians harassed
A Prussian army of 13,000 men fought an Austrian army of double their size.
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2014-03-16
7 Torgau, November 3, 1760 - Another bloody battle.
Frederick’s victory over the Austrian and Saxon Army of Marshall Daun that brought the end of the Seven Years War in sight.
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2014-03-09
11 Prague, May 6, 1757 - A confused and expensive battle
In the second year of the war Frederick II concentrated his Prussian forces for an attack on Prague.
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2014-03-03
10 Reichenberg, April 21, 1757 - An obstacle to Prague
The battle of Reichenberg is an interesting little action that occurred during the opening days of Frederick the Great's invasion of Bohemia during the spring of 1757.
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2014-02-10
13 Lobositz, October 1, 1756, Seven Years´ War, First Battle
This scenario is revised for more historical accuracy. Thanks for your tips. I hope you like this. And there are Grenzers!
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2014-02-08
17 Updated Scenarios
The final edition of the revised scenarios. Enjoy!
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2014-01-24
11 Flatten the Learning Curve Rules Summary
V1.3: clarifies cavalry withdrawal morale checks
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2013-09-08
13 Hold the Line / Frederick's War / Napoleon's War Differences
This shows the differences in the original HtL game, Frederick's War, and Napoleon's War. This update corrected a couple of errors.
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2013-08-27
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