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Napoleonic EraDiscuss the many wars fought around the globe around the time of Napoleon. This forum is dedicated to the memory of Ben Weider and our late friend and long time ACG Staff member, Michael Brown, better known here as Post Captain.
Is anyone interested in an Empires game. Looking for 2. Play by email. I have some rules that I want to try out. I want to add some uncertainty and a true feeling of campaigning in the 19th century. My rules will attempt to simulate this.
I've never played this game but some guys I know always get together and play it.
Actually...they don't allow me to play, because I'm a girl.
Napoleonic Wars - Strategy War Game by GMT Games
The Napoleonic Wars, 1805 - 1815, brings you a fast-paced, tension-filled, card-driven wargame using a point-to-point movement system
that pushes the envelope in a new direction for this pivotal period of history. Having a simple-to-learn strategic system and short rulebook,
The Napoleonic Wars, can be played in an evening as the cards and Diplomatic Track make for tough decision-making in the face of everchanging enemy threats.
Set in 1805 Europe, you must weigh the strategic dilemmas facing the two alliances in mortal conflict.
Napoleon's France enjoys a superb army, central position, superior leadership, and a useful, if not powerful, ally in Spain. However, she faces three foes.
Napoleon must beware of Britain's seapower and wealth, Austria's threatening position, and Russia's reinforcing hordes.
In the wings, Prussia, Turkey, and Sweden teeter on the brink of war, begging inducements to join either side.
Even lowly Denmark's fleet can upset the balance of power.
When fleets or armies collide, battle-related cards may be played and then dice are rolled to resolve the battle and inflict casualties.
Even the most brilliant maneuver faces the chance of floundering.
Your options are only limited by your vision, a meddlesome enemy's cards, and the hand of fate
This is a highly recommended Game for anyone who like this era and has received very high score marks in reviews.
Will "the Guard" take the hill at Waterloo this time? Wellington called the battle "a near run thing," and in fact, many of the battles of the period were just that... close affairs that tilted on a key decision or a critical error.
Now, LBG gives you a chance to explore some of those great battles, with an evolution of a proven system. From Battle™ the American Civil War , now comes, Battle: The Napoleonic Wars™. Pick a battle, or make up your own — you have 24 geomorphic hex tiles, printed on both sides for a multitude of possible battlefield combination. Pick an army—you have five major nations to choose from, plus minor allies, each with the full range of troop types that make the period so interesting... each troop type offering different strengths or weaknesses. Use historical scenarios, explore the "what might have been" of great campaigns, or use a "points’ system to build your own optimal force.
The diceless combat system means it all depends on your tactical skill... to know how unit strength compares with terrain advantages and enemy capabilities. You may groan at an error, but you’ll never wail about bad die rolls—the results are entirely up to you and your opponent.
I liked the old AH Waterloo game. But it seemed that if the PAA was competent they could guarantee a win through preventing the French advance by sacrificially putting small units forward of the main body. A couple of small cannon holding up the entire French army.
I have GMT's Fading Glory on pre-order. It's a collection of four VP Nap-20 games; Salamanca, Smolensk, Borodino, Waterloo, cleaned up with improved production value. Here is the old VP Games version of one of them.
Wellington's Victory (the boxed version) Massive, need at least a table tennis table to fit all of the maps on it.
Ney V Wellington, same system, small game, played lots of times,
War and Peace, some counters almost worn out,
Played Command and Colors, Napoleonics a couple of times. Not sure that it works that well. Very hard to attack. Won Waterloo as the French only because the British tried to force (their) right flank, using his cavalry to try and take out a couple of my guns.
It is a pity Wellington's Victory isn't a module on VASSAL.
My Father got me interested in war gaming and history through this game, as well as many others...He spent alot of time creating his own reinforcement and counter boards to make it more playable. The stacks could become rather confusing otherwise.
If war is Hell, why was the Eastern Front so damned cold??!!