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2012
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2 − 7
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Nations in Arms: Valmy to Waterloo
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Nations in Arms brings one of the most famous periods in history to your gaming table: the French Revolution and the legend of Napoleon in Europe, from 1792 to 1815. This epic treatment of the Napoleonic period covers 24 years of warfare at the strategic level.

Nations in Arms uses a extensively updated, modified and streamlined version of the Le Grand Empire game system from Pratzen Editions (that game covered the 1800-1815 time period). The result is that Nations in Arms is an entirely new, and very playable, Napoleonic epic from designer François-Stanislas Thomas.

Players control every major and minor power of the Napoleonic period: from the largest participants to the smallest. This allows anywhere from 2 to 7 players to participate in the game. Players are challenged with strategically managing their annual national production, diplomacy, and most importantly, war.

The game systems emphasize the military importance of lines of communication, the command and control ability of skilled leaders, quality of troops above quantity, and the impact of battle, epic sieges and attrition on a nation. You will have the power of great leaders at your fingertips, and the might of the corps they commanded: line infantry, guards, militia, supply trains, light and reserve cavalry, fleets and more.

Each game year is broken into four interactive, seasonal turns. A Chit Activation system is used to recreate the ‘chaos of war’, and events occur using an Historical Event card deck. This combination of variable chit pull and card play ensures a high replay value of the ten (10) scenarios. Nations in Arms features a one-turn tutorial scenario , four epic campaign scenarios, and five smaller scenarios.

Now it’s your turn to either fan the flames of The French Revolution throughout Europe, or to preserve the Old Order…

Components:

  • 2 map sections making a 56” wide by 39” high playing area
  • 4 countersheets
  • 6 full color 8.5" x 11" cards with various tables, charts and player aids
  • 1 card deck (110 cards) of historical and tactical events
  • 1 rules booklet
  • 1 scenario booklet
  • 2 dice
  • 1 box and lid set - the big 3” deep box

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Re-implements: Le Grand Empire

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Publisher: Compass Games
Artist: Mark Mahaffey
Year: 2012
Product Code: 1016
Size: 9.40 x 11.90 x 2.30 inches
2.50 pounds
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Release Date: Dec 2012
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19 Rewritten Playbook
This is the playbook that is part of the rewrite package. It is 1.4 so there are no changes from the version that was posted on the Compass site, but for symmetry's sake I felt it should be posted here as well.
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2014-01-27
9 Nations in Arms Play Aid
Consolidation of key rules and information.
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2014-01-24
6 NiA Leaders listing by entry date
This is an excell spreadsheet that lists all the leaders from NiA, by their nationality. Included is the naval and minor powers. Each entry has its date beside it. Page four is the breakdown for the 1805 grand campaign.
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2013-12-17
27 Nia Rulebook Rewrite v1.42
This is the newest version of the new rulebook, note that it is newer than the one on the official website (which is 1.41). This version includes all known fixes as of August 30. All changes are in red text and clearly marked in the left hand margin. Enjoy!
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2013-08-30
7 Event card rewrite list, now updated (PDF)
This is the most recent version of the event card list of rewrite changes and updates. It is now more easily accessible and I have marked what I consider to be the important errata with asterisks (only a handful of cards are so marked). I hope this newer version works better than the old one. PDF Format Version
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2013-08-23
8 Event card rewrite list, now updated
This is the most recent version of the event card list of rewrite changes and updates. It is now more easily accessible and I have marked what I consider to be the important errata with asterisks (only a handful of cards are so marked). I hope this newer version works better than the old one.
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2013-08-18
12 New Sequence of Play
This is the SoP from the Rewrite Project, containing slightly altered processes and being consistent with the new rules. It is the same version as the one in the .zip file on the company website. I post it here because it replaces the previous SoP I posted in April.
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2013-08-08
12 Activations and battle play aid
This a 2-page document that contains 1, a guide to activating leaders; 2, a field battle sequence; and 3, a summary of the siege battle special rules. I hope it may be useful. I discovered a few errors in the first file and made some quick adjustments.
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3 Aternative Cav Pursuit
I have tested this over 6 weeks now. It works for me. Some results are below the table. +1 to die roll with Cavalry Leader (*) -2 to die roll in Swamp, Desert, Woods, Mountain -1 to die roll if pursuit is accorss a bridge Losses from demorlised, pursued side can be in 1 cav = 2 Inf Also for each Cav step adjacent but not in the battle negates 1 step loss of pursuit The adjacent cav , cover the retreat. They are absent from the battle but a good insurance.
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6 Nations at Arms: French Strategy and Tactics
This analysis is three parts and is written from a French perspective. o Battlefield analysis o Visualization of Campaign Strategy and Grand Strategy o Force analysis
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