“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.
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.
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.http://www.drivethrucards.com/product/168342/Kaiserlicks-Blcher-Unit-Cardshttp://www.sammustafa.com/honour/modules-games/blucher/