On December 2nd, 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was coronated Emperor of France. By placing the crown upon his head with his own hands, Bonaparte brought all of Europe to the brink of war. For by its very nature, the act of self-coronation threatened the rule and challenged the legitimacy of every government then in existence.
To restore the sanctity of the divine right and position based on noble birth, the European monarchies branded Bonaparte an international outlaw and pledged to remain at war against France until the Corsican usurper was overthrown and the Bourbon was restored. For the next ten years, the fate of the French Empire rested on the on the abilities of the man: as a warrior and as a peacemaker.
Now YOU command Napoleon's Grand Armee! From the autumn of 1805 through the climactic summer of 1815, the entire ten-year conflict between France, England, Austria, Prussia, Russia, and Spain, is re-created in ten separate scenarios. Each historical scenario is presented as a separate two-player game with an average playing time of 2-3 hours.
War and Peace, Mark McLaughlin's classic game on Napoleonic conquest, is here revitalized and enhanced with completely updated graphics and production, and a completely revamped rulebook that incorporates all known errata, additional scenarios, and all official variants and optional rules. What you get with this new version is all of the Napoleonic Campaigns in one box, plus a newly revised Grand Campaign Game, with an all-new map, components, modern artwork, and greatly updated rules with new optional rules for chrome and increased emphasis on the Operational Arts.
The thirteen scenarios (not including the Grand Campaign Game) are as follows:
I. THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN OF 1796-97
II. THE ARMY OF THE ORIENT: BONAPARTE IN EGYPT 1798-99
III. MARENGO – THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN OF 1800
IV. THE SUN OF AUSTERLITZ - 1805
V. NAPOLEON’S APOGEE: 1806-1807
VI. WAGRAM - 1809
VII. THE CAMPAIGN IN RUSSIA - 1812
VIII. STRUGGLE OF NATIONS – 1813
IX. NAPOLEON AT BAY – 1814
X. THE WATERLOO CAMPAIGN - 1815
XI. THE PENINSULAR WAR
XII. SPAIN: 1811-1814
XIII. THE FINAL GLORY (Linking 1812, 1813, and 1814)
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