December 1757: Not since losing Silesia in 1742 hadAustria come so close to regaining the province. With therecent Imperial victory at Breslau (November 22) Austrian forces under Prince Charles of Lorraine and Field-marshal Daun, the victor at Kolin, were only a battle away from that goal. They expected to fight this battle in the new campaign year which would begin in the coming spring.
For King Frederick II the loss of Silesia would not only be a devastating blow to his prestige but deprived of its resources, revenue and manpower Prussia's ability to continue the war would be desperately compromised. Rather than to allow the enemy to go unchallenged Frederick marched his remainingarmy of 40,000 men composed of Rossbach veterans and Breslau survivors against Charles' nearly 60,000 polygenous force of Austrians, Hungarians, Imperials, Bavarians and Wurttembergers.
Rules booklet, 40 page Battle Rules booklet, charts & tables, roster sheets, historical commentary, four 22 x 34 game maps, over 200 combat and leader counters, 280 marker counters, and 2 ten-sided dice.