Napoleon's Last Gamble
Publisher/Brand: Operational Studies Group
Product Code: OSG206
On June 15th the Grande Armee was unleashed across the Sambre River. Allied screening forces sent out the warning to headquarters. The Allies executed a forward concentration behind the cover of their screens. As the 16th dawned, troops of both sides still converged on the battlefields.
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.
— Quatre-Bras, Ney at the Crossroads, 16 June
— Ligny, The Last Victory, 16 June
— Wavre, Grouchy's Blunder, 18 June
— Waterloo, A Near Run Thing, 18 June
— La Souffel, Rapp's Last Stand, 28 June
- 2 Maps 32" x 22"
- 1 Map 17" x 22"
- 2 Counter Sheets
- 2 Booklets (System Rules and Study Folder)
- 17 Player Aid Cards (TRC x 6, Initial Setup x 6, Casualty x 2, Combat Results, Reorganization, and Weather)
- 5 Resource Cards (Adding the Cards, Combat Tables, Sequence of Play, Victory Worksheet, List of Cards Removed)
- 2 Card Decks (50 cards each)
The manufacturer does not shrink-wrap the game box.