Napoleon Against Russia
Publisher/Brand: Operational Studies Group
Product Code: OSG205
Napoleon Against Russia contains five battles from the critical phase of the Campaign, when the Russian Army finally gave Napoleon the decisive battles he so greatly desired. His first maneuver starts out well - with the French poised to slip into Smolensk behind the Russians. However, the opportunity to bring an end to the campaign will remain unfulfilled. After that, Moscow became the default destination of the Grande Armée. As Napoleon stated, "The wine has been poured and must now be drunk."
The Library of Napoleonic Battles series brings you battles lasting 1 or 2 days. These games focus on the one day the battle occurred, and also have an Approach to Battle Scenario where you can also play out the final maneuvering of forces just the day before the battle. This series is of moderate complexity. The game system features tactical elements such as cavalry charges, ranged artillery bombardment. A simple, optional "Card Enhanced" mechanic impacts reinforcements and movement. These battles can be played in one sitting. This series of battle games covers the most important battles of the Napoleonic wars at the same scale, with only one set of Series Rules for use with all 84 battles.
— Smolensk, A Battle Postponed, 16-17 August
— Valutino, Rearguard Action, 18 August
— Shevardino, Fight for the Redoubt, 5-6 September
— Borodino, The Russian Army is Saved, 7-8 September
— Maloyaroslavets, The Retreat Goes Awry, 23-24 October
- 3 Maps 32" x 22"
- 1 Map 17" x 22"
- 2 Counter Sheets
- 2 Booklets (System Rules and Study Folder)
- 16 Player Aid Cards (TRC x 5, Casualty x 2, Setup x 7, Reorganization, Weather, Combat Results)
- 5 Resource Cards (Booklet of Card Instructions, Combat Tables Folder, Sequence of Play, Victory Worksheet)
- 2 Card Decks (50 cards each)
The manufacturer does not shrink-wrap the game box.