Trois Jours de Gloire 1805/Three Days of Glory 1805
Publisher/Brand: Vae Victis
Product Code: VJS004
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.
Trois Jours de Gloire 1805 (Three Days of Glory 1805) combines three battles of the German and Austrian campaigns of 1805, already published in the Jours de Gloire (Days of Glory) series, in a revised and redesigned edition: Elchingen, Hollabrunn, Austerlitz.
In Elchingen (14 October 1805), Marshal Ney’s VI corps attacks Riesch’s isolated Austrian corps. The combats between the two adversaries with comparable strengths culminates with the seizure of Elchingen Abbey. Ney’s dazzling victory at Elchingen also seals the fate of the principal Austrian army, entrenched at Ulm, that will surrender a few days later.
Hollabrunn (16 November 1805) is a chaotic engagement between the advance guard of the Grande Armée commanded by Murat and the Koutousov’s rear guard that withdraws north of the Danube. Although outnumbered, Bagration manages to organize a skillful and effective defence of his positions and slow the progression of the French.
Austerlitz (2 December 1805) is justifiably considered Napoleon’s most spectacular victory. The battle regroups three emperors and 150.000 combatants. The Austro-Russian army is sure of its victory and falls into Napoleon’s trap resulting in a complete and decisive defeat.
Note: Players will need to supply one 10-sided die for play, it is not included with the game.
- 2 Maps 59 x 41,6 cm
- 1 Map 83 x 59 cm
- 3 Counter Sheets
- 2 Deployment Tables
- 1 Player Aid Card
- Booklet including 10 scenarios