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John Mundie
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario, a place to stand, a place to grow
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10
Jul 2009*
Owned
Stephen Flett
Canada
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9.8
Feb 2012
Owned
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Karl Newmann
Switzerland
Unspecified
Unspecified
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9
Sep 2004*
The best napoleonic card game. Excellent artwork cards.
2004-09-14*
Owned
Sean Swart
United States
Moscow
Ohio
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9
Jan 2005*
Of all the card games put out by Columbia Games, this one is the best, refining the system found in Dixie.
2005-01-19*
Owned
Lee Blackstone
United States
Huntington
New York
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9
Jan 2005*
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Mattias Persson
Sweden
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Unspecified
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9
Jan 2006*
Played 20+ times. Wow, it´s a card game and a historical simulation. A much too rare combination. A nice change from hexagons and an instant hit with all I played it with. It actually teaches you a lesson or two about Napoleonic tactics. Wavre becomes unhistorical, however, because the game makes the French want to sit back and wait for reinforcements while the Prussians want to attack before the French become too strong.

Dalgliesh, 2-p.
2006-01-31*
Owned
Sight Reader
United States
Colorado
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9
Apr 2006*
This is an ignored gem. For us, it worked VERY well as a stand alone game, but by "stand alone", I mean having the full set of cards and playing it as a "pure game", ignoring the Napoleonic context. You must approach this game more from the mentality of Poker than that of a wargame. It helps that we play this deliberately wrong: hide the card formations UNDER the cards (historically inaccurate, but an absolute blast to play!) With the proper mentality, there is an amazing depth and variety in the 4 different scenarios, and an exciting and varied experience even playing each scenario many times through. For even more variety, try playing scenarios with double or half card numbers/reinforcements. Of course, by today's eurogame standards, this game is far too complex for what it offers, but for the time, there was nothing like it. By the way, it's not entirely obvious how to convert the game from the larger scale block game: we get the feeling that it was never playtested, although it's not hard to derive house rules that will work.
2006-04-15*
Andy Daglish
United Kingdom
Cheadle
Cheshire
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9
Aug 2007*
Easily the best of the four Columbia card games. The Quatre Bras game is a great classic in a pint pot. Five-position Waterloo also works extremely well. This demands house rules, and ours are in the files section.
2010-06-25
Michael Thomas
United States
Virginia
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9
Jan 2008*
Owned
sorio gianni
Italy
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Jan 2008*
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Alejandro Calle
Spain
Madrid
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Jan 2008*
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Andrzej Cierpicki
Hong Kong
Sai Kung
New Territories
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9
Jun 2008*
Excellent and accessible game of Napoleonic warfare - combined with Columbia's Napoleon block game makes for a splendid afternoon's gaming. Pity they didn't give the same treatment to Austerlitz.
2008-06-09*
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David Warrilow
United Kingdom
Kent
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Oct 2013
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John Paul Messerly
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
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9
Dec 2012
My favorite Napoleonic warfare game. The card art really brings this game to life in a way counters or blocks never can. This is my altime favorite card game art! I love how the locations are somewhat random but are still placed in the correct Historical relationships to each other.

The moral system is what makes this game great. Each hit is another moral check for that unit so elite units can hold the line against overwhelming odds and each moral check is tense and exciting. For some reason the ending conditions for this game are more satisfying then any other combat game I have played.

The randomness of when a unit breaks and when it stands it's ground is frustrating in competitive play but it works really well in solo play.

Only play solo these days...
2013-08-26
Owned
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Scott Key
United States
Knoxville
Tennessee
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9
Oct 2014
Owned
mario p.
Italy
Venice - Treviso
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8.5
Sep 2013
Owned
Jack Gulick
United States
Bow
New Hampshire
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8
Mar 2004*
Owned
James Bardsley
Canada
Oakville
Ontario
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8
Mar 2014
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Christopher Plummer
United States
Allston
Massachusetts
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8
Jul 2004*
Owned
Robert Schelchshorn
Germany
Schlüsselfeld
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8
Dec 2005*
nice game
2005-12-10*
Owned
Sam Gatto
United States
Valencia
Pennsylvania
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8
Dec 2006*
Fun to play. Nice art work on cards.
2006-12-13*
Owned
Greg Nichols
United States
Ann Arbor
Michigan
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8
Feb 2007*
I like that this is essentially a miniatures game with a bit of card play . The artwork is outstanding. The game system is rock solid with a nice variety of units and the ability to bluff. Underappreciated probably due to the original collectible elements. Just buy the complete "bronze" edition and enjoy a fine game.
2007-02-06*
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Mr. Gloomy
Finland
Helsinki
Uusimaa
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8
Jun 2007*
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Marc Edmondson
United States
Missouri
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8
Oct 2007*
Owned
Aron
Netherlands
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8
Mar 2014
Owned

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