NES 1st game of Napoleonic Warfare on operational scale. A simulation of the 1809 battle of (Deutsch-) Wagram, which was fought on July 5th-6th, 1809. Units are mostly divisions, moving across maps of the battlefield divided into irregular areas according to topography. Seven major battles, seven separate games!
Eight maps, four sheets of game pieces.
20 April 1809. An epileptic fit seizes the Austrian Archduke Charles, leading to one of Napoleon’s most impressive victories.
21-22 May, 1809. Napoleon’s first defeat, as Charles’ Austrian army catches the French crossing the Danube.
5-6 July 1809. The French come back across the Danube onto the Aspern battlefield. A hard, bloody fight ending in a draw.
9-10 July 1809. The battle the wasn’t. Three days after the retreat from Wagram, Charles turns to give battle to the French again. Before fighting could become general, an armistice ended the campaign.
16 April 1809. An Austrian army led by Frimont and the Archduke John defeats Napoleon’s stepson Eugene in northern Italy.
8 May 1809. Eugene successfully forces his way across the Piave River in northern Italy, defeating John’s Austrian army.
14 June 1809. Eugene pursues John’s army into Hungary. When the Austrians turn to fight, a bloody battle ends in their narrow defeat.
Folio / Ziplock format.
The game is a Napoleon's Last Battles(NLB) scale and rule descendant:
- scale = 480 m/ hex
- time = 60 min/ Game Turn
- strength = 450-650 men/ Strength Point