Two player strategic war game set in the Napoleonic era.
One player controls France & Napoleon.
The other player controls the Allies.
The allies include England, Russia, Prussia, and Austria.
A map of Europe will be required showing the borders between the following countries, circa 1800 AD:
Country: Connected to:
France Spain, Holland, Rhineland, Switzerland, Italy
England Controls the Seas. Access to all except Warsaw and Switzerland
Russia Prussia, Warsaw, Sweden, Austria, Ottoman Empire
Austria Rhineland, Prussia, Russia, Warsaw, Ottoman Empire
Prussia Rhineland, Austria, Russia, Warsaw,
Holland Denmark, Rhineland, France
Sweden Denmark, Russia
Denmark Holland, Rhineland
Spain France, Portugal
Confederation of the Rhine (Rhineland) Switzerland, Italy, France, Holland, Denmark, Prussia, Austria
Kingdom of Italy (Italy) Rhineland, Switzerland, Naples, Austria
Kingdom of Naples (Naples) Italy, Egypt
Switzerland Rhineland, Italy, France
Duchy of Warsaw (Warsaw) Prussia, Russia, Austria
Egypt Naples, Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire Russia, Egypt (The Ottoman Empire may not be entered)
Armies are represented by counters.
There are only two types of counters: French armies & Ally armies.
Each side has 80 counters.
A country may have zero, one, or more armies in it.
The French Empire begins with 20 armies located in France.
France begins with 4 armies in the Confederation of the Rhine (Rhineland)
France begins with 2 armies in each of the following countries:
Kingdom of Italy (Italy)
Kingdom of Naples (Naples)
The Allies begin with 10 armies located in each of the following countries:
Players take turns.
The French player goes first.
Each turn is composed of 4 phases:
Draw 2 cards from the Deck.
You may have a maximum of 7 cards in your hand.
Excess cards must be discarded face down into the discard pile.
If the deck runs out, shuffle the discard pile and continue drawing from it.
Armies may move from one country to any adjacent country.
Armies may be moved into countries occupied by enemy armies.
An army may move only once per turn.
Armies in England may be moved to any non-landlocked country.
The French player may never move armies into England.
The powerful English Navy made the possibility of a French attack impossible.
Allied Armies cannot be moved back to England.
If enemy armies occupy the same country there will be a battle.
If a player has a card that influences a battle at that country, he may play it.
Most cards will cause the immediate destruction of a specified number of enemy armies.
Each side rolls one six sided die per army on their side present at the battle.
On a roll of 1 or 2, one enemy army is destroyed and removed from the board.
The battle may end with surviving armies from both sides still in the country.
If you have one or more armies in a country, and your opponent has none, you control it.
During this phase place a number of your armies onto each country you control equal to
the Reinforcement value of the country as given by the table below:
Ottoman Empire 0
France can never receive reinforcements from Prussia, Russia, or Austria.
During Reinforcements phase the allies may place an additional 2 rebel armies in
any one of the following countries:
Spain, Portugal, Prussia, Russia, or Austria
This may be done even if France occupies the country.
Card Name: Notes:
Toulon France: Allies -4
Italian Campaign Italy or Naples: Allies -2
Battle of the Nile Egypt: French -3
Austerlitz Austria: Allies -3
Jena Prussia: Allies -4
Friedland Russia: Allies -4
Balance of Power Allies gain 2 rebel armies in Reinforcement phase
Louisiana Purchase France gains 2 armies in Reinforcement phase
Trafalgar France: French -2
Continental System France & England receive 2 less reinforcements per turn for rest of game
Peninsular War Spain or Portugal: French -2
General Winter Russia: French -4
Battle of Nations Rhineland: French -5
Battle of Waterloo Holland: French -4
Admiral Horatio Nelson Anywhere: French -1
Duke of Wellington Anywhere: French -1
Czar Alexander I The Allies may take an extra turn without reinforcements
King Frederick III The Allies may take an extra turn without reinforcements
Prince Metternich The Allies may take an extra turn without reinforcements
Son of the Revolution The French may take an extra turn without reinforcements
Louis Berthier The French may take an extra turn without reinforcements
A Man of Destiny The French may take an extra turn without reinforcements
The Little Corporal Anywhere: Allies -1
Artillery Tactics Anywhere: Allies -1
Josephine The French may not move this turn
Treaty of Tilsit The Allies may not move this turn
Wiff of Grapeshot The French player may draw 2 cards
Scorched-earth Policy Russia: France -3
Gebhard von Blucher Anywhere: French -1
Conscription France gains 2 armies in Reinforcement phase
Proclamation of Empire The French player may draw 3 cards
Nation of Shopkeepers The Allied player may draw 3 cards
When a card is played, it is discarded.
The Allies win if they control France at the end of their turn.
The French win if they control all continental countries at the end of their turn.
GAME DESIGNERS NOTES
To make it a multiplayer game, the major countries of the Allies can be divvied up.