Brand: Operational Studies Group
Product Code: OSG210
Napoleon’s sudden appearance on the Danube was a shock to Austrian General Mack, who was dazzled into inactivity. In the “wheel” maneuver of October, Gunzburg, Elchingen and Ulm are all covered on one full-size map. Napoleon managed to seal off the Austrian army’s escape routes to the south and east, while Mack was fed erroneous news that revolution had broken out in France. The French captured Ulm, taking 42,000 troops at a cost of fewer than 10,000. In just 30 days they would race down the Danube and occupy Vienna. Despite the loss of his capital, the Austrian Emperor Franz refused to surrender, retiring instead into Bohemia alongside the Russian Army under Kutuzov, meeting Tsar Alexander with a second army under Büxhowden at Olmütz. By late November, the French were over-extended, without food and supplies. When the Austro-Russian army advanced en masse to the hills west of Austerlitz, Napoleon played along, ordering his troops to feign demoralization and a panicked retreat.
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.
— Ulm, Napoleon's Wheel, 9-15 October
— Dürenstein, Kutuzov's Trap, 11 November
— Schöngrabern, Bagration's Rearguard, 16 November
— Austerlitz, The Battle of Pratzen and Sokolnitz, 1-2 December
- 3 Maps 32" x 22"
- 1 Map 22" x 17"
- 1 Map 17" x 11"
- 2 Counter Sheets
- 2 Booklets (System Rules and Study Folder)
- 20 Player Aid Cards (TRC x 8, Casualty x 2, Setup x 5, Fog of War x 2, Weather, Reorganization, Combat)
- 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.