Volley & Bayonet

Règles du Jeu de Guerre du 18e et 19e Siècle

Volley & Bayonet, Règles du Jeu de Guerre du 18e et 19e Siècle
Régiment d’Infanterie Kurprinz bavarois sur un socle de 76 × 38 mm du jeu de guerre Volley & Bayonet
Régiment d’Infanterie Kurprinz bavarois sur un socle de 76 × 38 mm du jeu de guerre Volley & Bayonet

Volley & Bayonet became one of the most popular 18th et 19e Siècle warfare simulation games shortly after it was published. A special feature of Volley & Bayonet is that the miniature figurines of a tactical formation are mounted on a single bataillon, regimental, ou brigade stand which remains in play until the entire unit is destroyed ou dispersed, et removed from the field of battle. Infantry regiments are mounted on regimental stands 76 mm wide et 38 mm deep, infantry et cavalry brigades use 76 × 76 mm brigade stands. The strength of a regiment ou brigade is expressed in terms of strength points, which are monitored on a roster sheet kept by the owning player.

The number of figurines on a bataillon, regimental, ou brigade stand has no influence on the game. Players may chose any figurine scale et turn their stands into miniature dioramas avec as few ou as many troops as they like. In 1/72 scale, ten to 15 infantry ou five cavalry figurines are enough to fill a brigade stand. Artillery bataillons avec 12 artillery pieces consist of one model gun et three ou four gunners on a 38 mm wide et 76 mm deep artillery stand. Tactical elements of this type are attractive to look at, easy to maneuvre during game-play, they require little pick-up time after battle, et they protect the carefully painted miniatures against damage.

Régiment d’Infanterie Kurprinz bavarois de 13 figurines a l’échelle 1/100, mounted on a 76 mm wide et 38 mm deep regimental stand. The regiment has a starting strength of 1000 to 1500 men, equivalent of two ou three strength points (SP). Grenadiers are present, et le régiment has attached canons régimentaires. The 100 × 150 mm town block in the background may be occupied by two infantry regiments ou one brigade. Narrow town houses are arranged around a 76 × 76 mm town square in the center of the block. The town square is filled avec a fountain, trees, ou additional houses, when it is not needed for the deployment of troops.

Infantry marches 4.5 km per hourly game turn on roads, ou advances 1000 to 1500 m across country. Volley & Bayonet et Empire are among the few wargame rules avec realistic march rates per hour.

Cavalry Saving Throws

While infantry was commited to the line of battle et ordered to hold its ground, cavalry was often permitted to redeploy to a more advantageous position et evade enemy fire in the process. Accordingly, Volley & Bayonet allows cavalry units hit by enemy fire to withdraw et attempt a saving throw to negate the hit effect.


  • Titre: Volley & Bayonet
  • Période: 1700–1890
  • Type: Grand-Tactical Miniature Wargame
  • Échelle du Temp: 1 tour = 60 minutes
  • Échelle du Terrain: 1/3600 (1 inch = 100 yards)
  • Échelle de Troupes: 1 Strength Point = 500 Men ou 12 Artillery Pieces
  • Basing: 76 × 38 mm Base du Régiment d’Infanterie, 76 × 76 mm Brigade d’Infanterie
  • Auteur: Frank Chadwick, Greg Novak
  • Format: brochure de 94 pages
  • Langage: Anglais
  • Maison d’Édition: Game Designer’s Workshop GDW, Bloomington, Illinois
  • Publié: 1994


  • Basic Rules
    • Scale et Assumptions
    • Units et Mounting Figures
    • Roster Sheet
    • Sequence of Play
    • Game Markers
    • Command Determination
    • Movement
    • Combat
    • Melée Combat
    • Fire Combat
    • Saving Throws
    • Division Exhaustion
    • Terrain
    • Combat Example
  • Scenarios
    1. The Ancien Regimes
      • The Bataille de Lobositz
      • The Bataille de Minden
      • The Bataille de Brandywine
    2. The Napoleonic Wars
      • The Bataille de Marengo
      • The Bataille de Austerlitz
      • The Bataille de Salamanca
    3. Early Modern Wars
      • The Bataille de the Alma
      • The First Bataille de Manassas
      • The Bataille de St. Privat
  • Designer’s Notes
  • Questions et Answers
  • Game Reference Chart

Volley & Bayonet stand sizes may be adjusted to accomodate larger miniatures like 40 mm Prince August figurines, which may be mounted on upscaled 100 × 50 mm infantry regimental stands, 100 × 100 mm brigade stands, ou 50 × 100 mm artillery stands.

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