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Gates of Vienna: 1683
Gates of Vienna: 1683
by Decision Games (I) (2015)
Player Count
1 to 2

Playing Time
4 hours to 6 hours
  • Wargame
  • Age of Reason
  • Designers
  • Joseph Miranda
  • Mechanisms
  • Hex-and-Counter
  • Artists
  • Joe Youst
  • Antonio Pinar
  • Family
  • Magazine: Strategy & Tactics
  • Red Dragon Rising System
  • History: Great Turkish War
  • History: Ottoman-Habsburg Wars
  • Rating: 6.74/10 from 17 users


    Gates of Vienna is a two-player game covering the campaign of 1683 in which an Ottoman army besieged that Habsburg capital only to be defeated by a multi-national Christian counterattack. It was the turning point in the centuries-long Habsburg-Turkish wars.

    The Gates of Vienna system is based on the CSR award-winning Red Dragon Rising system. Players conduct actions encompassing discrete combat, logistical, intelligence and other operations. Each turn represents a month. During each turn, players take various actions, alternating one at a time with between each other. That smoothly represents the overall pace of operations in the era while giving play a fast tempo.

    Each unit repre­sents anything from an individual regiment to an entire “wing” of an army (approximately 1,000 to 10,000 men). Each amp hex represents 12 miles.

    Components: One 22" x 34" map & 228 counters

    Magazine: Strategy & Tactics #295

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