Black Powder

The Black Powder book cover.
Cavalry on the charge!

Black Powder

Black Powder is a game for the militarily inclined gentlemen with straight backs, bristling beards and rheumy eyes that have seen a thing or two. If tales of battle and glory in days-gone-by stir nothing in your breast, if the roar of cannon does not quicken the pulse and set fire in the belly, then this is not the rule set for you.

Set during the horse & musket period of 1700-1900, Black Powder is very much a game for gentlemen gamers. Gamers who cherish the finer things in life such as wonderfully painted armies, fighting over luxurious terrain, and doing so in the company of friends. No need for the use of protractors to wheel a unit and arguments over whether a charge is 2mm out of range or not are things you’ll no longer have to worry about. In essence it’s a very relaxing game that can produce stunning conflicts – conflicts that can see one side appear doomed only for them to pull victory from the icy grasp of Mistress Defeat!

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Confederate Soldiers on the march.Getting Started

New to the Black Powder rules or to wargaming in general? Look no further than this introductory section…


The ‘Horse & Musket’ period covers 200 years of history. Here you’ll find articles on the military and political situation.


The Black Powder book is just the beginning of your journey – you’ll find gaming ideas, army lists and battle reports here.


Here you’ll find hints, tips and great photos to help you collect, assemble and paint your chosen force. Have at them, sir!