I’m going to take the weekend off from rule writing and have a rest this weekend (I may even paint some models!), but there will be a big announcement early next week!

In the meantime the keen eyes among you may have recently noticed the name Clausewitz popping up here and there.

I couldn’t keep going with the name “Writing a Wargame” and so had to adopt something else that was both shorter and in keeping with the period. My first thoughts were either “Vive le France!” or “Coup d’Oeil”, but in the end I settled on Clausewitz.

Who is Clausewitz?

Mr Clausewitz

Carl von Clausewitz was a Prussian general and military theorist who stressed the psychological and political aspects of war. His most notable work “Vom Kriege” (On War) was unfinished at his death.

For more information I would direct you to the following sources:

His most telling quotes are, (in my opinion) are “There are very few men-and they are the exceptions-who are able to think and feel beyond the present moment” and “…as man under pressure tends to give in to physical and intellectual weakness, only great strength of will can lead to the objective.”.

With morale being such an important part of the game mechanics it felt suitable that the name Clausewitz should be there on the front.

Anyway that’s it for me until Monday for now. I’m off for a rest over the weekend. But, please check back next week for my announcement!


A donation to Clausewitz of any small amount, will help the game become a reality!



3 thoughts on “Clausewitz”

  1. Clausewitz was a historian as well as a theorist. The principles he expounds in the three volumes of ‘Vom Kriege’ were derived from the histories that constitute the other seven volumes of his Verlassene Werke. Professor Murray and I have translated several of these into English for the first time. Two here (more in press/in preparation):

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