Napoleon, Waterloo Campaign, Columbia Games Wooden Block Game with Fog of War!

Good day gamers,

Until I get my D&D Encounters Package, I'm running a few board games that I really enjoy, but I would love your feedback on what games you would like to see, so send me a note!

Anyhow, Advanced Squad Leader is my favorite game of all time with this Napoleon game coming in a close 2nd!!!

I love this game, because of the wooden block 'Fog of War' elements.  In addition, it's a three player game with the English and the Prussian players working together to defeat the invading French.  It has some rules on communication and coordination, which make it even challenging for the Allied players.  It also has a strategic board and a tactical board.

You have never played a game like this before!  Very unique!

This is a free event and all rules will be taught!

See you soon!!!

- Dave

Check out some info from www.boardgamegeek.com below, that gives it a rating of 7.36:

Napoleon is based on the game of the same name that was published by Columbia Games back in the early 1970's. Napoleon was one of the very early 'block' wargames, so good at creating 'fog-of-war'. The map features point-to-point movement. Each road has a limit to how many troops can pass over it in a given turn. This, combined with limited command control makes planning an essential ingredient of this game.

This 3rd edition of the game is significantly different from earlier editions by nearly doubling the number of blocks (from 48 to 84)which allows for a more accurate divisional-level order of battle. There are also rules changes - the addition of Leadership rules (with blocks for Napoleon, Blucher and Wellington) and modifications to road limits to accommodate the additional counters. There are now, in the third edition, 4 days turns each day (there are two day turns per day in the earlier editions) - I suspect that this, too, is to facilitate realistic movement rates for the higher number of blocks in the game.

Key Differences in Second Edition versus Third Edition

  • 2nd edtion has 48 blocks--shorter (60+ min.) play time vs. 3rd edtion has 84 blocks--more accurate division level
  • 3rd edtion has Blücher, Napoléon, and Wellington leader blocks that give slight combat and movement bonuses
  • Although units have increase nearly doubled, the 3rd edtion map remains same size, leading to overcrowding.

 

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