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Severus Snape
Canada
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"So teach us to number our days, that we may get us an heart of wisdom." Psalm 90:12 RV
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"I'm not allowed to say how many planes joined the raid, but I counted them all out and I counted them all back." Brian Hanrahan
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10
Sep 2007*
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Dò the Clef
France
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10
Jan 2012
Owned
Canada
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9
Mar 2010
2 plays
The game focus is on operational maneuver and stresses the importance of commandment..
Blind units, vedettes, crossing rivers and destroying bridges are some of the key elements of the game. Relatively simple game for grognards, it has an interesting game situation and is very enjoyable to play...
A good and solid Zucker game but the combat system is quite outdated...
2015-05-20
Owned
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John Kisner
United States
Windsor Heights
Iowa
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9
Jan 2010
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Tai-Lung Li
United States
sunnyvale
CA
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9
Jan 2013
Owned
gosso burk
Spain
Celrà
girona
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9
Jan 2013
Owned
Germany
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8.5
Jan 2010*
Interesting set of scenarios. Better than "Last Days". Loses 0.5 in rating for the counter misprints.
2010-01-13
Owned
Frank Hakstege
Netherlands
Aalten
Achterhoek
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8
Feb 2002*
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Robert Kelsey
United States
kalamazoo
Michigan
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8
Aug 2005*
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Paul Denhup
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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8
Mar 2005*
Good system of Napoleonic tactics and operations. Now comes in a zip-lock bag too.
2005-03-19*
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Paul Evans
United Kingdom
Wolverhampton
Staffordshire
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Mar 2005*
Love the way the King and Queen of Prussia can act as rallying points.
2005-03-24*
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Jonas Multing
Sweden
Gothenburg
Unspecified
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8
May 2005*
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ATGATG
Hong Kong
Unspecified
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8
May 2007*
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Frédéric Bey
France
Vanves
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8
Aug 2007*
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Andreas E. Gebhardt
Germany
Birkenwerder
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8
Sep 2008*
Part of Kevin Zucker's superb DAYS-series depicting the French fast moving intruding forces approaching the Prussian homeland. While the Prussians haven't a clue, where the French are all about, the Prussian right wing was suddenly hit by French forces under Napoleon, while the main Prussian body was moving back northeastward just into General Davout's III. Corps awaiting them at Hassenhausen/ Auerstaedt.

Napoleonic Warfare on operational level (regimental/brigade-size).

A must for all the Napoleon-Grognards

The rating is for the game series' system only; haven't played this one yet...

...and to check for a superb video about the campaign:
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/chretzel/video/x...
2010-06-17
Owned
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Gotthard Heinrici (prev. Graf Strachwitz)
Germany
Düsseldorf
NRW
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8
Aug 2009*
Very Good: Operational - Napoleonic - Medium

Plus:
-One of the best maps I have seen
-Great strategic situation: Napoleons greatest campaign both trying to outflank and counter move
-Various scenario's of which hypothetical ones
-Low counter densitiy

Cons:
-The counter flipping can be annoying. A block system would have been excellent but than the maps would have been gigantic
-Balance: difficult for the Prussians buttheyactually stand aggo chance and are interesting to play
-Rules are fairly simple but adding examples of play would really help.


Nice components, beautiful map, well themed, approachable rules. Looks to have great potential. Rating might go up or down once I played more.

Revisited: very beautiful and appealing game and a great situation where even a skilled Prussian player stands a good chance.

An underrated and underappreciated Zucker creation.
2011-02-02
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Francisco Ronco Poce
Spain
Sevilla
Sevilla
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8
Jun 2009*
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Sean Chick (Formerly Paul O'Sullivan)
United States
New Orleans
Louisiana
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Fag an bealac! Riam nar druid ar sbarin lann! Erin go Bragh! Remember Ireland and Fontenoy!
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Well, I'm afraid it'll have to wait. Whatever it was, I'm sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?
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Jan 2009*
Zucker's achievement here is impressive: he has created an interesting game on Napoleon's most lopsided victory while remaining true to the strengths and weaknesses of each side. Zucker mostly seems to have achieved this through victory conditions that represent what each side was trying to do: Prussians were falling back and sought to preserve their army while the French assailed their line of communications and sought a decisive battle, which was the historical result. I highly recommend this for those interested in the Napoleonic Wars.
2008-11-02*
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Andrew Migliore
United States
Portland
Oregon
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8
Apr 2010
Great maps, great historic value, decent Napoleonic fun.
2010-04-19
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Luis Ramarro Calibano
Italy
Brescia
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8
Oct 2011
Owned
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Douglas Frank
United States
Adelphi
Maryland
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7.5
Dec 2008*
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Eric Lai
Hong Kong
Happy Valley
None
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7.5
Dec 2011
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Jordi Prieto
Spain
Viladecans
Barcelona
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7.5
Jan 2015
Another fine offering belonging to the Days series by Kevin Zucker. Operational wargame with fog of war. Despite I prefer 1809, this is a very good game. I've only played some scenarios, which are playable but too short and lack the scope and juice of the campaign game (which takes two maps and more space than usual, so I've not tasted it yet).

Too bad some counters have errata, not a big deal though. Map is gorgeous and counters are nice, despite absence of leader portraits. Scenarios set-up tables are sometimes a bit messy but not hard to work them out. Interesting design notes about the campaign, quoting Chandler, Petre, Maude and co.
2015-01-14
Owned
Jack Hearn
United States
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
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7.5
Nov 2013
I received this game as a gift years ago. Pretty graphics, rules somewhat spotty but playable.
2013-11-03
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Kev.
United States
Austin
Texas
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7.5
Jun 2014
Upadate Aug 2013
I've been doing some more reading and feel better about the CRT. This game is attempting..I think to capture to operational strategy, maneuver Corps based warfare that was evolving at the time. Still find the hidden aspect annoying as a solo game

May-ish 2013
DR..DR...DR.Not sure I understand how at this scale these combat system represents accurate battle in the era.
Really needs hidden movement system.
which ruins solo play. Vedettes are key to the game but again a solo unfriendly mechanic. Hidden movement is very cumbersome.
Might be a better game F2F, but not a fan so far.
..ahh clarity. I get it now. A fine little system!
2014-03-20
Owned
Harry Warren
United States
Buffalo
New York
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7.5
Nov 2013
Owned
Patrick Major
United Kingdom
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
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7
Jan 2011
Owned
John Gill
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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7
Aug 2006*
Good graphics.
2006-08-20*
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Mike Haggett
United States
Melrose
New York
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7
Oct 2008*
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Vincent SALAS
Switzerland
Zürich
Zürich
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7
Oct 2006*
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Lawrence Hung
Hong Kong
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
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Dec 2006*
Perhaps one of the "very special" maps by Joe Youst. It is not the usual functional style that Joe has always hunted for. Instead, this game map looks more like one done by Rick Barber (of Clash of Arms fame). Kevin's OCS Napoleonic has been so profilic and highly appraised by wargamers worldwide. And I am very pleased to confirm that.
2006-12-24*
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Michal Glowacki
Ireland
Dublin
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Dec 2007*
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SAUVAGE Denis
France
SAINT ANDEOL DE BERG
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7
Mar 2008*
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Roger laBeck
United States
Round Lake
Illinois
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7
Jun 2008*
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Luke Sineath
United States
Greensboro
NC
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7
Sep 2011
Ziplock. Unpunched.
2009-07-31
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Damiano Zambelli
Italy
Brembilla
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7
Aug 2009*
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A. C. Nelson
United States
Minnesota
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7
Feb 2011
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Luis Sacristan
Spain
Alcobendas
Madrid
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7
Jun 2012
7 Scenarios and 2 Campaigns. Turn=8 Hours.
2012-06-08
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mario vallee
Canada
montreal
Quebec
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* Vive L'Empereur! *
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May 2014
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Marja Erwin
United States
Fairfax
Virginia
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Jun 2012
A scaled-up derivation of the Napoleon at Waterloo system. About 1770 meters per hex and 4 hours per daytime turn instead of 400 meters per hex and 1 hour per turn. The full campaign takes up two maps, but the game is pretty fast playing.

Because of the longer turns, in uses a much bloodier combat results table with more exchange results, and it uses unit reorganization rules like Napoleon's Last Battles. Because of the semi-operational scope of the game, it uses initiative rules and limited intelligence rules, with inverted counters and vedettes, not unlike the Napoleon at Bay system.
2012-06-26
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Xavier Seynave
Canada
Thetford Mines
Québec
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6.29
May 2015
So far my favourite of the Days series, but played with the updated (1809) version of the rules. The playable area is bigger (gorgeous maps) and the whole situation is a challenge for the Prussian side. Campaign is quite interesting but maybe a bit long to play. However, once the Prussian take a holding stance at the Saale bridges, game turns are much quickly played. Errata on a few counters are the only low point I would note.
2008-11-23*
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Dave Gruehn
United States
Hammonton
New Jersey
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6.1
Jan 2014
Not played yet, but the map looks like it's from the period. Counters are great as always from OSG.
2010-12-08
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Steve Vance
United States
Augusta
Michigan
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Jan 2004*
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Peter Pariseau
United States
Tulsa
Oklahoma
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Apr 2006*
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Javier Ramirez
Spain
Cerdanyola del Valles
Barcelona
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Nov 2007*
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Mircea Pauca
Romania
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Sep 2008*
grand-tactical, not really operational. Doesn't show the why of campaign planning.
2009-10-03
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James Istvanffy
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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Jan 2011
Owned
Carl Paradis
Canada
Ste-Thérèse
Québec
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Aug 2011
Owned
Peter Manning
United Kingdom
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
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Mar 2014
Owned
Jacob
United States
La Plata
MD
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Feb 2015
Not too crazy about the days system, I'd like to see Zucker do the whole 1806 Prussian Campaign on the 2x or 5x scale.
2015-05-25
Owned

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