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15 Napoleonic Battles - Now YOU are in command!
Commands & Colors: Napoleonics is based on the highly successful Commands & Colors game system, where the Command cards drive movement while creating a fog of war. The battle dice resolve combat quickly and efficiently. Commands & Colors: Napoleonics introduces many new game concepts which add historical depth and will provide even the most veteran Commands & Colors player many new experiences and challenges.
The scale of the game fluctuates. In some scenarios, an infantry unit may represent an entire division, while in others a unit may represent a single regiment or battalion. The Napoleonic tactics you will need to execute to gain victory conform remarkably well to the advantages and limitations inherent to the various Napoleonic National Armies of the day and the battlefield terrain features on which they fought.
The battles showcased in the scenario book focus on the historical confrontation between the English and French armies. The stylized battlefield maps emphasize the important terrain features and highlight the historical deployment of forces in scale with the game system.
Command & Colors: Napoleonics Highlights
|By||NickBleech||From||Northants in United Kingdom|
|Richard Borg's entertaining light wargame of abstracted Napoleonic battles modifies his original C&C Ancients game (itself derived from his WW2 Memoir 44 game, in turn based on his American Civil War tactical game Battle Cry) to great effect, and for me presents a better challenge than Ancients; albeit that beginner wargamers may find it difficult. In C&C Napoleonics your units' combat firepower gets whittled down as they take losses, and terrain is vital in each battle scenario. So the battles are interesting, satisfying and quick to play. the only rule / mechanism I found tricky was Forming Square - the infantry tactic of the period to counter cavalry charges. But this doesn't detract from a great light wargame and, given that Borg's other games just mentioned are now hard to track down at reasonable prices it's a worthy addition to any beginner's wargames collection. Borg recently changed publisher: from GMT to compass Games, for C&C Tricorne covering the pre-Napoleonic musket era, hampered only by the relative obscurity of the battles depicted versus Napoleon's (obscure except to students of the period!). one other caveat: after opening the box, set aside an hour or so to put the self adhesive unit counter depictions onto the wooden blocks. No miniatures are included.|
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