From the back of the book
En Garde! is a semi-historical game/simulation representing many of the situation of an Errol Flynn movie set in the Seventeenth or Eighteenth Centuries.
In En Garde!, a player finds himself born into and educated in a world where social climbing is a way of life, and status is a goal to be pursued over money. It is a world inhabitated by Cyrano, Roxanne, Scaramouche, Errol Flynn, Porthos, Athos, Aramis, Rhonda Fleming, Francois Villon. Constance and of course D'Artagnan. There are people to be used, friends in high places to be cultivated, enemies to be humiliated, the Cardinal's Guard to be trounced, lackies to be abused, the hand of a fair damsel to be won and the ear of the King to be gained.
Come with us now, to those vibrant, bawdy days of Yore ..
Sharpen your sword ... Sharpen your wit ... Take care not to insult a small man with a large nose ... All for one and one for all ... Good luck, friendm and may your Swash never Buckle!