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The Napoleonic Wars

PUBLISHED: 2002, 2008
DESIGNER: Mark McLaughlin
DEVELOPERS: Don Greenwood, Ben Knight, & Stuart Tucker
ART DIRECTOR: Rodger B. MacGowan
MAP & CARD ART: Mark Simonitch
COUNTER ART: Mark Simonitch & Rodger B. MacGowan
PRODUCERS: Gene Billingsley, Tony Curtis, Andy Lewis, Rodger MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
Price: $65.00

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(4.03)
# of Ratings: 36
1. on 4/16/2015, said:
Great game!
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2. on 2/5/2013, said:
This is our favorite two-player wargame! Don't believe those who say it must have more - we prefer it with just two players. There's never any down time!
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3. on 7/1/2012, said:
Interesting concept but too free flowing with history for my liking and really only optimal with 4-5 players
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4. on 1/31/2012, said:
An incredibly elegant game. I have thoroughly enjoyed playing this. There is little downtime and you are very engaged even on someone else's impulse. The theme and history are excellent. It is one of the best multiplayer wargames I know of.
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5. on 1/10/2011, said:
I like it. And wargame, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. I dub thee---wargame. :-) If someone other than MM had been the designer, I'd have rated it 5-stars.
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6. on 10/21/2010, said:
Sorry, this is not a wargame about the Napoleonic Wars. It's a long Euro with the thin veneer of "Napoleonic Wars" shellacked on top. Ahistorical results abount, and are actually typical. Might be a fun game, but it's not a wargame.
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7. on 6/25/2009, said:
A game we play with four. Real fun game with many possibilities. Each side has it's different challenges. Rulebook is very average though. The Deluxe board is a must!!
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8. on 10/29/2008, said:
This is one of our favorite games in our group. We can always break this one out and have tons of fun, plus replay-ability is second to none. Great 2nd edition changes too. Bravo!
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9. on 11/1/2007, said:
I feel it needs for 5 players for the best experience, but a fantastic game none the less.
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10. on 10/22/2007, said:
A quite good game and I agree it is one of the best multi player wargames on the market.
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Description

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. So play The Napoleonic Wars now, and put the strategist in you to the test. Your options are only limited by your vision, a meddlesome enemy's cards, and the hand of fate.
 
COUNTERS Four full-color counter sheets.
MAP One 22"x34" full-color mapsheet
CARDS 110 Strategy cards
OTHER
  • Six 10-sided dice
  • 16-page Rulebook
  • 23-page Campaign Manual
  • 2 Player Aid cards

Game Features

TIME SCALE approx. 2 years per turn
MAP SCALE Point-to-point system
UNIT SCALE 10-15,000 men each
NUMBER OF PLAYERS 2 - 5