Premières Gloires/Early Glories
Publisher/Brand: Vae Victis
Product Code: VJS001
The Jours de Gloire (Days of Glory) series is dedicated to Napoleon's victories and to their 200th anniversary celebrations. The original rules were the result of a close collaboration with Richard H. Berg in 1997 and with Marc Bransdma (French adaptation). Jours de Gloire (Days of Glory) has now been living on its own for several years, capitalizing on the experience of more than 2985 games played in tournament during the yearly Trophée du Bicentenaire.
Premières Gloires (Early Glories) includes 4 of the first battles published in the Jours de Gloire (Days of Glory) series in revised and redesigned versions.
Rivoli 1797 is the conclusion of a maneuver in a centralized position, brilliantly carried out by Bonaparte. Though outnumbered, the French won a decisive victory at the cost of the bloodiest fighting of the entire Italian campaign.
Zurich 1799 at the head of the last French army still in a condition to carry out an offensive campaign, Masséna profited from a favorable position to save the Republic. The maneuver of Zürich and its results figured among the most glorious pages written by the soldiers of the Revolution.
Montebello 1800 is a clash between advance guards. The French columns hurled themselves against Austrian advanced posts and the battle expanded. The two leaders, wanting to seize the opportunity to shine, ended up committing the greater part of their reserves.
Marengo 1800 an intense battle that the French were losing for a long while was transformed into a stunning victory when the French were able to reconcentrate and strike hard against the over-confident Austrians. Desaix and Kellermann thus brought a fresh title of glory to the young First Consul Bonaparte.
Note: Players will need to supply one 10-sided die for play, it is not included with the game.
- 4 Maps 59 x 41 cm
- 2 Counter Sheets
- 1 Player Aid Card
- Battle book with 4 battles and 14 scenarios