The Invasion of Russia (1812)
Publisher/Brand: Europa Simulazioni
Product Code: ES004
It is 23rd June 1812. Napoleon, at the head of La Grande Armee, is poised to cross the River Nieman ad attack Imperial Russia. The bloodiest and most decisive campaign of the Napoleonic Wars is about to begin. "The Invasion of Russia" is to be Napoleon's greatest gamble; a gamble which is to have a profound affect upon nineteenth-century History.
At the heart of The Invasion of Russia are innovative and simple mechanics intended to encapsulate key elements of campaign warfare during the Napoleonic period: sweeping maneuvers, feints and deceptions, forced marches, the greater flexibility and cohesion of seasoned troops, and the crucial importance of logistics.
The Invasion of Russia is very much a wargame, with an emphasis is upon the challenges of leading and co-ordinating armies during the Napoleonic period. Victory will generally go to the player who is best able to formulate and implement a cogent strategy aimed at attaining well-defined objectives, whilst allowing a margin of error for enemy action and ill-fortune.
Note: Players will need to supply one 6-sided die for play, it is not included with the game.
- One 17" x 23" map
- 216 5/8" die-cut counters
- Set of 36 Random Event Cards (for the Advanced Game)
- 2 Player Aid Cards
- Rules booklet