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Napoleonic Board Game !?

Postby Lord Lancier » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:07 pm

Plan to get a napoleonic board game soon for "min 3 players" ! Any suggestions anyone ?
or anyone played any of the ones below that i found on internet for more than 2 players ?

* Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 : Columbia Games
* The Napoleonic Wars : GMT Games
* Commands & Colors: Napoleonics : GMT Games
* War & Peace : Worthington Games
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Postby Lord Liberalis » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:55 pm

To save Russia, we have to burn Moscow.

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Re: Napoleonic Board Game !?

Postby Lord Lancier » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:27 pm

lol yes that risk was a nice teenager game ^^
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Re: Napoleonic Board Game !?

Postby Lord Lepic » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:30 pm

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Blucher Introduction battle

Blücher
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A beautiful full-color, 176-page hardback. This is the complete Blücher game rules, both basic and advanced. Everything you need to begin playing Blücher
The Hundred Days (expansion set)
The first expansion set for Blücher. Boxed set of 216 full-color heavy playing cards.
A boxed set of 216 beautiful, full-color heavy poker-sized cards. This set provides unit cards for all of the armies in the 1815 campaign: the French, Prussian, and Anglo-Allied. It includes many units that never fought in the battles but could have. Three complete armies for the price of a box of miniatures!
The set also includes several useful cards for a full Hundred Days campaign: personality cards for prominent commanders, objective cards, and others.
This is an expansion set for Blücher. You must have a copy of the Blücher rulebook in order to use this product.
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Re: Napoleonic Board Game !?

Postby Lord Lancier » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:51 am

Sounds good, thank.
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Re: Napoleonic Board Game !?

Postby Lord Lepic » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:51 pm

Blücher

“I shall not spend my time dreaming away in inactivity while other brave men fight for the liberation of our German fatherland!”

Blücher is a tabletop game of great battles in the Napoleonic Wars.

FACT AND FICTION

Use Blücher to recreate your favorite historical battles, or use its army-building system to create fictional armies from seven major nationalities and a host of minor allied forces.

SCHARNHORST: The Campaign System

Blücher includes a campaign system called Scharnhorst which acts as a pre-game. Players plot the movement of their columns along roads and across the countryside. They must make the difficult decisions about spreading out their forces to control key points, while remaining within supporting distance in order to mass for a battle once the enemy has been located.

Of course your opponent may not let you fight on the field of your choice, with all the forces you would like. Was it wise to have sent so much of your cavalry on reconnaissance now that they arrive late and fatigued for the battle? Did you neglect to secure a key road or town in the rear of your position, forcing you to fight at a disadvantage?

Scharnhorst does away with the traditional wargame roles of “attacker and defender.” The players script the battle with their own choices of maneuver and objectives, and the fortunes of the campaign may change dramatically once the fighting is underway.


Blucher : War to the Death
War to the Death: the armies of the Peninsular War
Boxed set of 216 unit cards covering the armies of the Peninsular War.
The set contains all unit cards you would need to field any army from Britain, Spain or France (early or late-war), as well as all the minor allied states from both sides, such as the Portuguese, Poles, German and Italian units, and so on. Cards come with point-values already printed, to make army list building super fast and easy. Cards also represent all the leaders and subcommanders from these armies as well as the Spanish Guerrilla effects. War to the Death is all you need to create Scharnhorst campaigns for the Peninsular theatre or for any game involving the British, Spanish, French, or their allied armies.

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UNIT CARDS

Blücher may be played with or without miniatures. If you are new to Napoleonic gaming, or if you just want a game that you can take anywhere and set up in ten minutes on any flat surface, the unit cards offer a wonderful and attractive option to collecting large armies of figures.

The downloads page offers blank unit templates for players to create their own. Or you can purchase professionally-printed cards for the different armies. There is also a set of cards for the Hundred Days Campaign, with all the units of the three armies (French, Anglo-Allied, and Prussian) ready to play.


Blucher Russian Cards

Holy Mother Russia: the armies of the Russian Empire.
Holy Mother Russia (Blücher Unit Cards)
These are the Russian unit cards for BLÜCHER: all of the maximum numbers of units, plus twelve each of the unlimited unit types, plus all officers. Total: 58 cards.

Also available
Kaiserlicks: the armies of the Habsburg Empire.
Kaiserlicks (Blücher Unit Cards)
These are the Austrian unit cards for BLÜCHER: all of the maximum numbers of units, plus twelve each of the unlimited unit types, plus all officers. Total: 67 cards.
König und Vaterland: the armies of Prussia, both early- and late-war.
König und Vaterland (Blücher Unit Cards)
These are two armies of the Prussian unit cards for BLÜCHER: both early- and late-war. This set includes all of the maximum numbers of units, plus 10-16 of each of the unlimited unit types, plus all officers. Total: 95 cards.
Sunset of the Ghazis: the armies of the Ottoman Empire
Sunset of the Ghazis (Blücher Unit Cards)
These are the Ottoman unit cards for BLÜCHER. This set includes all of the maximum numbers of units, plus 16 of each of the unlimited unit types, plus all officers. Total: 76 cards.

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Re: Napoleonic Board Game !?

Postby Lord Ashram » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:50 am

Hah! Lepic, you must be a wargamer...? :)

Blucher has become THE go-to Napoleonic wargame since it was released. Sam does some good work:)
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Re: Napoleonic Board Game !?

Postby Sloop » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:17 am

Cool. A far cry from the hexagonal super complicated 30 page rule book mega board games of 30 years ago, but still cool.

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Re: Napoleonic Board Game !?

Postby Lord Lepic » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:12 am

yes am wargamer and where i started
looked at many options for playing large scale battles and agree this is the one!
cards available can make it relatively inexpensive for the new comer and now cigar box make some great terrain mats including waterloo
paper armies and buildings are also available from http://www.paperterrain.com/

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Re: Napoleonic Board Game !?

Postby Lord Desaix » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:57 am

Sloop wrote:Cool. A far cry from the hexagonal super complicated 30 page rule book mega board games of 30 years ago, but still cool.



Still have some 15 boxes of Clash of Arms La bataille series board games in my cellar. Never played one but just deploying counters is sometimes a bless, you know others like to make puzzles.

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Re: Napoleonic Board Game !?

Postby Sloop » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:30 am

Lord Desaix wrote:Still have some 15 boxes of Clash of Arms La bataille series board games in my cellar. Never played one but just deploying counters is sometimes a bless, you know others like to make puzzles.


300+ titles in my storage shed, perhaps 30 are Napoleonic. Unbelievable how much work they were but we did not know anything else. Even if you do find an opponent they are impossible, too much work to play now that we have the ease of computers. So this card game looks possible.

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Re: Napoleonic Board Game !?

Postby Lord Lepic » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:30 pm

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Commands & Colors: Napoleonics allows you to re-fight epic battles of the Napoleonic era. In this core volume, the focus is on the French and the British, two bitter rivals in the struggle for European preeminence during the time of Napoleon.

As with other games in the Commands & Colors genre, units in both armies can only move and fight when ordered. The command playing cards supply those orders, providing an element of luck that creates a fog of war and presents players with both challenges and opportunities. You must maximize your opportunities by playing your command cards judiciously. How well you handle the diverse units, their weapons, and the terrain, will determine victory.

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http://www.commandsandcolors.net/napoleonics/

More Commands & Colors coming in 2017 from HexWar and Lordz

Last week saw Richard Borg’s latest Commands & Colors title, The Great War, make its way to Steam for PC/Mac. We had rumors from GMT Games that more Commands & Colors titles, specifically Ancients and Napoleonics, were on the way but had little evidence to back up those claims. That ended yesterday when GMT released their January update. Not only are both Ancients and Napoleonics on the way, both of them should be in our hands by the end of 2017.

The games are being jointly developed at HexWar and also by The Lordz Game Studio who you might remember for making Panzer Corps. Both titles have been in development for quite a bit now, and GMT expects to see Ancients this summer and Napoleonics in late 2017. Both will be supported with additional content and expansions–and both games have tons of expansions–via IAP over the next several years. Here’s GMT’s blurb:



We are pleased to announce that we have entered into an agreement with HexWar Games Ltd., of Elgin, Scotland, to develop digital versions of Command & Colors: Ancients and Command & Colors: Napoleonics. HexWar Games Ltd. is a 12-man games studio with a long history of converting board games to digital games. Their most recent releases have been The Great War, from PSC Games, and 1775 from Academy Games. Their recent The Great War release uses the Command & Colors game engine by Richard Borg.

Because this is quite a major project for HexWar, they have also partnered with Lordz Games Studio of Belgium, for them to develop a world class user interface and superb game graphics. Lordz Games Studios recent success include Panzer Corps and Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon.

Development for the digital Commands & Colors Ancients has already been underway for some months. According to our last word from our friends at Hexwar, they plan to release the base game of Command & Colors: Ancients for the summer 2017, and the base game for Command & Colors: Napoleonics for the end of 2017. All the additional expansions, for both games, will be released as add-on packs over the next couple of years.

The initial target platform will be for PC and Mac, and then for iPad, a couple of months after the PC release. The intention is to eventually release for Android and possibly for iPhone. Other features in development are cross-platform multiplayer and a scenario builder.
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