War of the Austrian Succession
A Sourcebook for
With the death of her father, Emperor Charles VI, in October 1740 23-year-old Maria Theresa inherited not an empire or even a country, but a collection of far-flung territories stretching from the Atlantic coast to Italy to Transylvania. The Habsburg inheritance seemed almost intentionally designed to encourage predators, with its richest territories widely separated from the “core lands” and bordering her hungriest neighbors.
For the next eight years, almost all of Europe would be engaged in war as Maria Theresa fought to retain her crowns and exert her family’s right to rule the Holy Roman Empire. France, Spain, Prussia and Sweden all lined up against her, while Britain and Russia only provided sporadic help. Despite a tiny army, weak finances and utter lack of competent generals, Maria Theresa somehow kept her empire intact.
War of the Austrian Succession is a historical sourcebook detailing the course of this war, the subject of our game Soldier Kings: Pragmatic Sanction. It’s a unique blend of military history and game guide, describing how the war unfolded in terms of game play.
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