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Battles of Napoleon

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Battles of Napoleon

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games

Max players: 2

Playing time (mins): 120

Ages: 12 to 99

Designer: Ugo Di Meglio, Sergio Guerri

Artist: Mike Doyle

Rating: 4.67/5 (3 votes)


For twenty years, from 1796 until the final defeat at Waterloo in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte and his generals fought on the battlefields of all Europe.

Battles of Napoleon is a gaming system that allows two players to recreate the most important historical battles the era. The Eagle and the Lion, the first game in the Battles of Napoleon series, gives you all you need to recreate many of the major clashes that saw the French and English armies –sworn enemies – face each other on the battlefields of Belgium, Spain and Italy. No less than 10 battles are featured, each of them based on a major historical event.

In Battles of NapoleonThe Eagle and the Lion, the two players control the French and English armies (sometimes supported by allies of other nationalities) in a specific battle.

Combat is handled with a compelling dice mechanic, and with attention paid to the morale of your troops. The combat results, both fire and mêlée, are determined by the roll of a ten-sided die, which is of course modified by the values of the units and by their terrain conditions. The resulting value is then cross-indexed with the results table on an Event/Reaction card; the outcomes of combat are hard to predict! Finally, your troops' morale will be a decisive factor for the battle outcome. Based on the value shown on the unit card and on the number of troops in the unit itself, morale is also affected by the presence of a capable officer and by many other circumstances, as well as by a random factor (again, determined by the roll of a ten-sided die). Only by limiting disorder and rallying your routing troops will you be able to lead the battle to where you want it!

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