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The Series was layed down by the game "La Bataille de la Moscowa" which was published back in 1975 by Martial Enterprises (later in 1977 becoming Marshal Enterprises and publishing "La Bataille D'Auerstaedt").

Laurence A. "Larry" Groves designed this game which became the Charles Roberts Award winner for "Best Amateur Game" in 1976.

So you can say its the 1st Edition from Martial/Marshal Enterprises and the Grandmother of the "La Bataille"-Series from Clash of Arms!


Thereafter the "La Bataille"-Series designers showing up are named Larry Groves, Monte D. Mattson, Dennis A. Spors and Ed Wimble. And the boxes showing "Volume"-countings. Unfortunately they do not show the same line as their respective publishing year. So I will stay to the publishing year as index marker!

The "Series" first was published in 1977 by Marshal Enterprises (since 1984 by Clash of Arms -COA-) named "Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier" and is still one of the most special kind of Napoleonic Wargames:

It depicts Napoleonic Warfare
* on tactical scale (100 m/hex)
* with Strength points varying from 50 men (Cavalry) to 100 men (Infantry)
* by using a timeframe of 20 min / Game Turn.
and it presents the most beautiful art work for maps and counters ever seen on the topic!!!


Standard Rules used with this series:
* ME-based rules from the very beginning, put up as living rues at http://www.labataille.me/Rules_and_Charts.html
* COA-based rules put up in the header of the CSW-Forum at [url]http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX/.ee6c73b/33736
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1. Board Game: La Bataille de la Moscowa [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:4587]
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Martial Enterprise (ME) - later becoming Marshal Enterprises (ME) and publishing "La Bataille D'Auerstaedt".

Laurence A. "Larry" Groves designed this game which became the Charles Roberts Award winner for "Best Amateur Game" in 1976.

So you can say it's the 1st Edition from Martial/Marshal Enterprises and the Grandmother of the "La Bataille"-Series from Clash of Arms!


La Bataille de la Moscowa (la Moscowa=the Moscow River) is a simulation, on the regimental/battalion level of the Battle of Borodino, fought between Nap`s Grand Armee and the Russian First and Second West Armies under Prince Kutusow on September 7th, 1812.

The game provides six short scenarios and a grand battle game. The monster contains over 1,400 counter and four maps.

NEW EDITION published by COA
Terry Doherty has designed the 3rd edition of this famous game for COA, which was publish in 2011:
La Bataille de la Moscowa (third edition)

This edition uses a new, simplified and faster playing set of La Bataille rules called Le Reglement des Marie-Louises (named for the French conscripts of 1814 who, in turn, were named for Napoleon's Empress; mother of his son). The game is also fully compatible with the advanced La Bataille rules called Le Reglement de l'An XXX.
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2. Board Game: La Bataille d'Auerstædt [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:3659]
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La Bataillle Series (1975 ME)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. I

1st Edition was designed by Dennis Spors in 1975 published by Marshal Enterprises as Box and Ziplock, which gained Dennis a Charles Robert Award (http://www.alanemrich.com/CSR_pages/Awards%20Pages/CSR1975.h...). Then the CoA Edition with minor rule changes was original designed by Monte Mattson. Ed Wimble was the Designer of the 3rd Edition. Also available was a German Edition published in 1991 by AGEMA


La Bataille D'Auerstaedt is a simulation of the epic encounter between Davout's III Corp and the army of the Hohenzollern King, Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia, on October 14th, 1806.

The game box includes a 34x22" period map and over 400 multi-colored playing pieces. The game is designed for two players but solitaire study is possible.

The rules are a revision of the award winning system developed by Marshal Enterprises and cover the full range of features that were characteristic of the Napoleonic battlefield.

The game is therefore designed with serious gamers in mind.

Please note that the town's name is correctly spelled "Auerstedt" whistle modest


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3. Board Game: La Bataille de Preussisch-Eylau [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:3923]
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La Bataillle Series (1978 ME - 1990 CoA)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. II.


La Bataille de Preussisch-Eylau is a simulation of Napoleon's epic winter battle on February 8th, 1807 with the remnants of the Hohenzollern army under Lestocq and the army of the Czar commanded by Bennigsen.

The game box includes four 17"x22" period maps and 4 counter sheets containing nearly 1000 multi-colored playing pieces.

The game is ideal for solitaire or team play.

The rules are a revision of the award winning system developed by Marshal Enterprises and is therefore designed with the serious gamer in mind.
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4. Board Game: La Bataille d'Espagnol: Talavera [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:5178]
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La Bataille Series (1979 ME - 1995 CoA)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. III

La Bataille d'Espagnol-Talavera is a simulation of the culminating battle of Wellsley's 1809 counter-offensive. The radically different English and Spanish armies are pitted against the corps of King Joseph Napoleon's multi-national Armee de Espagne.

Played on four 17"x22" period style maps over which a hexagonal grid has been laid. Each hexagon represents an area approximately 100 meters across.

The armies which fought on this ground are represented by over 700 multi-colored playing pieces. Infantry are in regimental or battalion organization. Cavalry are shown as regiments. Artillery is deployed by battery. Distinctions are made between line or light infantry, guard and other elite forces. Various leaders are also portrayed.

Each unit is individually rated according to its number of men or guns, its morale, its ability to initiate combat though gunfire or mêlée, its movement and, where appropriate, its range.

The game is ideal for solitary study or team play. Play balance depends entirely on the skill of the players.

The rules are a revision of the award-winning system developed by the Marshal Enterprises Household and cover the full range of features characteristic of the Napoleonic Battlefield. A special rulebook provides regulations particular to the Spanish Campaign of 1809, and a historical narrative completes the perspective of events on July 27-28 of that year.

Nominee for the 1987 Charles S. Roberts awards for Best Pre-World War II Board game (Charles S. Roberts Awards).
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5. Board Game: La Bataille d'Austerlitz [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:6963]
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La Bataillle Series (1980 ME)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. --

Napoleon's most famous Battle was fought on December 2, 1805 between the French Army under Napoleon and Russian-Austrian forces under Prince Kutusow, also known as the Three-Emperor-Battle.

BGG stated that "The game is the second part of the La Bataille series, designed by Monte D. Mattson based on the Award winning system of Larry Groves."

"The old guys" from Marshal Enterprises (ME) announced to publish a Napoleonic Grand Tactical Game every quarter. Austerlitz may be searched for via their website (http://www.labataille.me).


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6. Board Game: La Bataille de Deutsch-Wagram [Average Rating:8.04 Unranked]
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La Bataille Series (1981, a pre CoA game and the sixth of the series, designed by Monte Mattson and ME)

The Battle itself was fought on July 5th and 6th, 1809 just at the end of Napoleon's Danube campaign. Napoleon himself lead his army against Austrian forces lead by the Archduke Charles.

Unfortunately this game is not really covered on the BGG database-information. The only information is about the publisher (Marshal Enterprise) and the developer (Ed Wimble), which I suppose to be part of the "La-Bataille"-system (another hint is the sentence: "One of the largest Napoleonic Battle using the La Bat system"). -

The "old guys" from ME announced to republish his game in 2017!

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7. Board Game: La Bataille d'Albuera: Espagnol [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:4870]
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La Bataillle Series (1987 CoA) - (BGG databank shows 1979 as publication year!)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. IV

La Bataille D'Albuera Espagnol is a simulation of the hardest fought battle of the Peninsular War. The battalions of Imperial France , pitted against a desperate coalition of Spanish, Portuguese and British troops, must rid the field of their enemies, thereby lifting the siege of Badajoz, capitol of Estremadura. All of western Spain hangs in the balance, not to mention the reputation of The Empire!!!

Played on a 34"x22" period map, over 400 multi-colored, die-cut counters beautifully represent the units that took part in the day's action. Infantry are portrayed in their regimental or battalion organization; cavalry are shown by regiment and/or squadron; artillery by battery or or section. Distinctions are made between line or light infantry and cavalry, grenadier or other elite forces. Important personalities also appear.

The game is ideal for one-on-one play or solitary study. Each turn represents twenty minutes of real and simulated time.; each hex an area roughly one hundred meters across; each unit individually rated for morale, movement, combat (both fire and bayonet) and range.

Players are faced with the same tactical dilemmas their historical counterparts faced, though play balance depends entirely upon their own skill.

The rules are a revision of the award-winning system developed by the Marshal Enterprises Household and cover the full range of features characteristic of the Napoleonic Battlefield. In-depth historical commentary is also provided.
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8. Board Game: La Bataille de Ligny [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:3504]
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La Bataillle Series (1991 CoA)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. V


The first of the COA games detailing the climactic moments of Napoleon's last 100 days as Emperor. This edition simulates the Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine's desperate attempt to stop the French Armee du Nord as it plunges north towards Brussels. It was here that Napoleon found his last great victory.

La Bataille de Ligny reproduces this epic encounter on four 34x22" period maps and nearly 1,000 multi-colored playing counters. The game is ideal for solitaire study or team play and can be matched with La Bataille de les Quatre Bras to recreate the events of June 16th 1815.

It is one of the most definitive studies done on a Napoleonic battle and is therefore designed with the serious afficianado in mind.

Nominee for the 1991 Charles S. Roberts awards for Best Pre-World War II Boardgame (Charles S. Roberts Awards).

A reprint as 2nd Edition is announced by COA for 2016.



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9. Board Game: La Bataille des Quatre Bras [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:2363]
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La Bataillle Series (1991 CoA)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. VI


The second boxed set detailing the climactic moments of Napoleon's last 100 days as Emperor. It simulates the desperate struggle that ensued on the Brussels' highway at the crossroads of Quatre Bras. The game box includes one 34x22" map and nearly 600 multi-coloured playing counters, plus standard rules, exclusive rules, charts and organisational displays.

The game is ideal for one-on-one play or solitaire study, and is fully compatible with La Bataille de Ligny for a grand simulation of the events of June 16th 1815
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10. Board Game: La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean [Average Rating:7.87 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.87 Unranked]
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La Bataillle Series (1993 CoA)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. VII

The Battle of Waterloo.

This game came in 2 editions, an Expansion Kit and a Deluxe Edition.

For the expansion kit you must own La Bataille de Ligny and La Bataille des Quatre Bras as it only contains maps, special rules and background. The Deluxe Edition contains those itrems plus the counters and basic rules.

Mont St. Jean is the French name for the Battle of Waterloo, and the Prussians called this The Battle of Belle Alliance.

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11. Board Game: La Bataille de Wavre [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked]
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La Bataillle Series (1994 CoA)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. VIII

Expansion kid to be used with the counter from Ligny and Quatre Bras or from the Mont. St. Jean deluxe edition.

This game completes the Waterloo series of games which includes La Bataille de Ligny, La Bataille des Quatre Bras and of course La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean.

The game does of course involve the exploits of the right wing of L'Armee Du Nord on June 18th.

It can be played independently (by using the counters of either Ligny and Quatre Bras or from the Mont. St. Jean deluxe edition) of the other games or linked to be simultaneously resolved with Mont St Jean.

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12. Board Game: La Bataille de Corunna-Espagnol [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:4974]
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La Bataillle Series (1995 CoA)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. IX

La Bataille des Corunna - Espanol
January 16th, 1809; Moore vs. Soult

Corunna pits Sir John Moore, Father of the British Infantry, against a determined Marshal Soult, the Duke of Dalmatia. Landing a small British expeditionary force to assist the Spanish rebels against the French has backfired. Napoleon has launched a massive invasion of Spain sending Soult to trap the British.

Forced to abandon his baggage, horses, and wounded in a desperate attempt to reach the coast at Corunna, Sir John finds only a harbor empty of ships. Now he must buy time, for not only the corps of Marshal Soult approaches, which in itself would be an equal contest of arms, but marching just behind him is the corps of Marshal Ney. Which will arrive first, the "Duke of Damnation', as Soult became known to the British troops, or the fleet?

Will Sir John complete his strategic withdrawal? Will the French shatter the English forces, ending the "Spanish Ulcer" before it is known as such? Can you, as Soult, make the English dance to your tune and put paid to their Iberian position, or will Sir John have the piper's fee? Glory awaits the victor, prison hulks the loser in La Bataille des Corunna-Espagnol!

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13. Board Game: La Bataille de Lützen [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:3945]
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La Bataille Series (1999 CoA)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. X

La Bataille de Lützen simulates the first major clash of Napoleon's 1813 campaign. Actually it should be named "La Bataille de Grossgörschen", because the battle took place around a quad of villages (Kaja, Rahna, Grossgörschen and Kleingörschen) about 10 miles south of Lützen. Grossgörschen was the village mostly battled upon and was still in Prussian hands at the fall of night that 2nd of May. Next morning, when Marshall Ney wanted to continue fighting, the Prussians had withdrawn in good order. So the French victory was seen on the Prussian side as a moral boost: First time since the defeat in 1806 Prussian troops withstand French forces even with the Emperor on scene!

Lacking adequate cavalry and handicapped by a large number of raw recruits, the French player must rapidly consolidate his scattered forces to counter the sudden Allied attack. As the player commanding the Allied forces, you must deal the French a decisive blow before Napoleon can react and bring reinforcements to bear.

In May of 1813, Napoleon began the campaign for Germany with a bang - as was his custom. The Prussian and Russian armies attempt to ambush the French main army strung out in road march. Their approach goes undetected and they are able to close within two miles. In fact, not until the moment of their assault do the French become aware of them. But, instead of the expected weak flank guard, they are met by the strong divisions of Souham and Girard and by mid-afternoon, Napoleon and 100,000 French and their allies have swarmed to their support. The battle raged in ever-mounting fury until night finally brought an end to the slaughter. The first major battle of the 1813 campaign ends with thousands of dead and wounded and with the Russian and Prussian armies in full retreat (but in good order!).

Lützen is ideal for multiple players or solitaire study.

Each turn represents 20 minutes of real time, and each hex equals 100 meters. The rules are the Lützen version of the award winning system developed by the Marshall Enterprises Household and cover the full range of features characteristic of the Napoleonic battlefield. Players are faced with the same tactical dilemmas their historical counterparts faced, though play balance depends upon their own skill.

Content:
Rulebook including historical commentary
1,000 plus die-cut counters
Two 22" x 34" game maps
Organizational displays, Charts & Tables

Nominee for the 1999 Charles S. Roberts awards for Best Pre-World War II Boardgame (Charles S. Roberts Awards).

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14. Board Game: La Bataille d'Orthez [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:4427]
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La Bataillle Series (2000 CoA)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. XI

By February 1814, Wellington had invested the French city of Bayonne and was pressing into the French interior with two goals in mind: driving the French army away from the important port city of Bordeaux, and bringing Soult's army to bay. Soult's Army of the Pyrenees, outnumbered and outclassed by Wellington's veteran forces, fell back towards the east, defending a series of river lines. Wellington's troops, showing excellent coordination between their maneuvering wings, were able to turn Soult out of these strong defensive positions one by one, all the while driving toward the inland city of Toulouse.

On February 26, Wellington's lead elements were able to exploit a gap in the French cavalry screen and began crossing the Gave de Pau River unopposed, moving in the direction of Orthez. Soult chose not to fall back, and arrayed his six divisions in excellent defensive positions on the high ground north and west of the town. On February 27, he would be attacked by Wellington's eight divisions.

Orthez focuses on the infantry game, and as such serves as an excellent introduction to the system. Artillery plays a supporting role, and there are only a half dozen or so cavalry regiments per side. For the first time we see Wellington and the British on the attack. Command control plays a critical role, and highlights the differences between Wellington's veteran and well-established command hierarchy and Soult's more makeshift organization. British advantages include numerical superiority, command flexibility and their excellent infantry. The main French advantage is the terrific defensive terrain and the defense of interior lines. Make no mistake though, this is a very tough battle for the French.

In addition to the main battle scenario, there are several smaller scenarios that can be played to conclusion in a long evening. A variety of optional rules are included to provide replayability and variability for face to face or solitaire play.

La Bataille D'Orthez will feature two hand drawn maps of the battlefield by Rick Barber, as well as 420 state of the art counters and the usual assortment of charts and tables. The rules will be contained in a single book, and will be based on those included in La Bataille de Lutzen.

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15. Board Game: Au Pont de Lodi [Average Rating:6.94 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.94 Unranked]
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In 2009 Rafa Hidalgo, Dan Marcolini and Lex Nosworthy designed "Au pont de Lodi", which was then published by No Turkeys, Valgames direct for on the Web.

"Au pont de Lodi" is a simulation of the May 10, 1796 battle, which opened the way to general Bonaparte’s triumph over the Austrian Lombardische Armée, leading his Italy’s army towards the seize of Milan. The Battle of Lodi was not a decisive engagement, since the Austrian army had successfully escaped. But it became a central element in the Napoleonic myth and, according to Napoleon himself, contributed to convincing him that he was superior to other generals, and that his destiny would lead him to achieve great things.

The First Italy Campaign (1796-1797) was actually the most brilliant military expedition of the French Revolutionary Wars.The Lodi manoeuver was also, strategically thinking, a large flanking operation against Beaulieu’s army.

The rules for "Au pont de Lodi" are obviously based on the original rules for the 'La Bataille series' from Clash of Arms. The Rulebook is intended to be a rough guide to tactical warfare in the last Eighteenth Century and in the beginning of the "Age of Napoleon".

The game is downloadable for free at this link:
http://www.valgame.eu/noturkey/lodi1_09.pdf

Note: The rules contained in the magazine are only the special rules for the game. To play the game, you also need the La Bataille series rules, the latest version of which (Regulations of the Year XXX) is available at
http://www.labataille.us/

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16. Board Game: La Bataille de la Moscowa (third edition) [Average Rating:8.63 Overall Rank:3127]
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La Bataillle Series (2011 CoA)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. XII


This is the new, 3rd edition of the venerable La Bataille de la Moscowa designed by Terry Doherty.

This edition uses a new, simplified and faster playing set of La Bataille rules called Le Reglement des Marie-Louises (named for the French conscripts of 1814 who, in turn, were named for Napoleon's Empress; mother of his son). The game is also fully compatible with the advanced La Bataille rules called Le Reglement de l'An XXX.

It comes with 4 maps and over 1400 counters.

The scale is standard "La Bat":
* 100 meters per hex.
* time = 20 min/GT;
* 100 men per infantry strength point/ 50 men per cavalry strength point/ 2 to 4 guns per strength point for artillery.
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17. Board Game: La Bataille d'Halle 1806 [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked]
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La Bataillle Series (2011 ME)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. --

This La Bat-game was a free offer of "the old guys" from Marshal Enterprises (ME), who intend to publish a Napoleonic Grand Tactical Game every quarter. The games had been free for down loading - all the required documents had been at their website (http://www.labataille.me).

"Some historical writings cast the war encounters between French and Prussian Troops in 1806 as "no contest". These battles are often characterized as the modern system of skirmishers and columns against outdated linear tactics. - However recent research has challenged this simplistic view in that Prussia had begun to modernize their infantry tactics and used skirmishers following their conflict with the Revolutionary French Armies." (from the main game section)

La Bataille d’ Halle 1806 , fought on October 17th, is such a battle. The French Corps of Bernadotte attacked the Reserve Corps of the Duke of Wurttemberg. The Prussians were defending the Army’s line of communication which run through an important crossing of the River Saale. The roads to both Leipzig and Magdeburg exited from this city and the main Prussian Army was retreating along one of them.
Take command with Marshal Bernadotte moving onto the map and attempt to break through in pursuit of that main army. Victory levels are determined based on your ability to better the historical result.

Each specific title will have a Special Rules Package. Options include printing the map as a series of 11x17 pages or as a one piece file. Instructions are included to make the unit and informational counters.

The scale is standard "La Bat":
* 100 meters per hex.
* time = 20 min/GT;
* 100 men per infantry strength point/ 50 men per cavalry strength point/ 2 to 4 guns per strength point for artillery.
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18. Board Game: La Bataille de Raszyn 1809 [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked]
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La Bataillle Series (2012 ME)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. --

This La Bat-game was a free offer of "the old guys" from Marshal Enterprises (ME), who intend to publish a Napoleonic Grand Tactical Game every quarter. The games had been free for down loading - all the required documents had been at their website (http://www.labataille.me).

La Bataille de Raszyn 1809 fought on April 19th depicts the major battle between the VII. (Austrian) Armeekorps and the Polish Forces defending Warsaw. The invasion force commanded by Archduke Ferdinand d’Este drives toward the capitol of Poland being defended by General Poniatowski. Poniatowski decides to defend a crucial river crossing that has limited crossings and swampy ground.

The original designers of the La Bataille Series believe the Premier Rules facilitate the most accurate and competitive play. The new Premier 11.11.11 are an update of the original rules but make it easier to find specific topics and includes some user requested rules such as command control.

The scale is standard "La Bat":
* 100 meters per hex.
* time = 20 min/GT;
* 100 men per infantry strength point/ 50 men per cavalry strength point/ 2 to 4 guns per strength point for artillery.
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19. Board Game: La Bataille de Möckern 1813 [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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La Bataillle Series (2012 Marshal Enterprises)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. --

This La Bat-game was a free offer of "the old guys" from Marshal Enterprises (ME), who intend to publish a Napoleonic Grand Tactical Game every quarter. The games had been free for down loading - all the required documents had been at their website (http://www.labataille.me/Recession_Series_II_Game.html).

La Bataille de Möckern 1813 occurred on October 16th and was fought as a part battle of the whole concert of battles forming the "Battle of Nations", in and around Leipzig from October 16th till 19th.

The battle was fought between allied Prusso-Russian troops under Blücher and Napoleonic French forces under Marmont and Ney, on the northern front of the Liberation War. It played out in 4 phases.
A small country house surrounded by gardens and low walls and looking over the village was transformed into a fortress, with the French in cover behind its walls. The west of their position was too marshy and wooded for an artillery position, and to the east a 4m deep dyke protected the banks of the Elster. There Marshal Marmont held back his infantry reserve ready for a counter-attack and for swiftly supporting all his positions. Blücher commanded Langeron's Russian corps and Yorck's Prussian one.

Attacks went on all night, with most of the dead and wounded (9,000 for the Allies, 7,000 for the French) being down to the artillery. Another 2,000 French were captured and the battle ended in a French defeat, laying the foundations for the decisive defeat of Napoleon at Leipzig the following day - on the very same day as the battle of Möckern Blücher was made a field marshal.

The scale is standard "La Bat":
* 100 meters per hex.
* time = 20 min/GT;
* 100 men per infantry strength point/ 50 men per cavalry strength point/ 2 to 4 guns per strength point for artillery.
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20. Board Game: La Bataille de Wiederitzsch 1813 [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
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La Bataillle Series (2012 Marshal Enterprises)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. --

This La Bat-game was a free offer of "the old guys" from Marshal Enterprises (ME), who intend to publish a Napoleonic Grand Tactical Game every quarter. The games had been free for down loading - all the required documents had been at their website (http://www.labataille.me/Recession_Series_II_Game.html).

La Bataille de Wiederitzsch depicts an encounter during the Battle of Nations, fought at October 16th, 1813 in and around Leipzig.

It recreates the battle where the French position is anchored by Jan Dombrowski’s independent command of the 27th Division of Poles, and later supported by Delmas’ 9th Division of French and various Rhine Confederation Cavalry. This force is greatly outnumbered by the Émigré French General Langeron’s wing of the Army of Silesia, consisting of the IX and X Corps of Russian and Prussian forces. These two corps, with tremendous artillery support, have an overwhelming superiority in numbers over the French Imperial forces.

The battle, which saw the Coalition forces push the Poles and French out of the Wiederitzsch after three brutal hours of combat, was among the most intensive of any of the battles in the Leipzig cycle. Historically, the twin villages change hands several times. Marshal Enterprises has developed special rules to reflect the gruesome nature of the conflict, and the almost mystical determination of the Poles to prevail over their hated Russian neighbors.

The scale is standard "La Bat":
* 100 meters per hex.
* time = 20 min/GT;
* 100 men per infantry strength point/ 50 men per cavalry strength point/ 2 to 4 guns per strength point for artillery.
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21. Board Game: La Bataille de Lindenau 1813 [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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La Bataillle Series (2012 Marshal Enterprises)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. --

This La Bat-game was a free offer of "the old guys" from Marshal Enterprises (ME), who intend to publish a Napoleonic Grand Tactical Game every quarter. The games had been free for down loading - all the required documents had been at their website (http://www.labataille.me/Recession_Series_II_Game.html).

La Bataille de Lindenau 1813 occurred on October 16th and was fought as a part battle of the whole concert of battles forming the "Battle of Nations", in and around Leipzig from October 16th till 19th.

It recreates the furious battle between the Hungarian Ignaz Gyulai and his IIIrd Austrian Corps, and their attempt to wrest the crucial town of Lindenau from General Bertrand's multinational IV Corps, as it defended the French lines of communication on October 16th, 1813 just outside Leipzig. The battle places Bertrand on the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand, Lindenau must stay in French hands if Napoleon has any hope of defeating the Coalition. However, Bertrand also has an imperative to send as much of his able corps as possible to assist Napoleon on the Leipzig southern front. Gyulai's task is to disrupt both French goals.

Crucial to the coalition efforts will be how to master the Austrian Division Masse and Battalion Masse formations.

The special rules also feature an essay on Count Bertrand, Napoleon's close confident who is buried next to the Emperor at Les Invalides in Paris, and who was so crucial to the French efforts in the 1813 campaign. The French must also wrestle with using German "allies", who have become unreliable at this stage of the campaign, and figure out how to keep Germans engaged in a favorable way to enhance French strategic efforts

The scale is standard "La Bat":
* 100 meters per hex.
* time = 20 min/GT;
* 100 men per infantry strength point/ 50 men per cavalry strength point/ 2 to 4 guns per strength point for artillery.
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22. Board Game: La Bataille de Dölitz 1813 [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
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La Bataillle Series (2013 Marshal Enterprises)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. --

This La Bat-game was a free offer of "the old guys" from Marshal Enterprises (ME), who intend to publish a Napoleonic Grand Tactical Game every quarter. The games had been free for down loading - all the required documents had been at their website (http://www.labataille.me/Recession_Series_II_Game.html).

La Bataille de Dölitz 1813 occured on October 16h, when forces under Général de Division Kamienecki Polish and General Lefol defended the line along Pleisse River. The river was murky and swollen from previous weeks of rainfall. Men and horses could cross the river only in a few places. These crossings were at Connewitz and Dölitz. Part of the 26e Polish division defended the intact bridge at Dölitz with its manor house guarding the entrance.

This is the area that Schwarzenberg choose to lead an assault to outflank Napoleon’s army. Therefore Schwarzenberg committed substantial Austrian troops to this assault.While outnumbering the French and Polish forces, General der Kavallerie Graf Merveldt’s 2nd Army Abteilung found forcing either crossing a major problem. Unable to deploy his artillery because of the swampy ground, his infantry fought a battle of attrition with an enemy in built-up areas or on the other side of a major river.

Merveldt has been assigned one thing however that may assist him in getting across. He has the two army pontoon and two pioneer companies. They can be used to throw a bridge across the Pleisse or repair the bridge at Connewitz. The player will note immediately the differences in the different formations and how each must be managed to achieve success.

The original rules have been updated, but not expanded to any extent. The original designers of the La Bataille Series believe the Premier Rules facilitate / expedite the most accurate and competitive play. The new Premier Rules are an update of the original rules but make it easier to find specific topics and includes some user requested rules such as command control.

The scale is standard "La Bat":
* 100 meters per hex.
* time = 20 min/GT;
* 100 men per infantry strength point/ 50 men per cavalry strength point/ 2 to 4 guns per strength point for artillery.
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23. Board Game: La Bataille de Leipzig 1813 [Average Rating:7.56 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.56 Unranked]
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La Bataillle Series (2013 Marshal Enterprises)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. --

This La Bat-game was offered in a limited published edition by "the old guys" from Marshal Enterprises (ME). They used their prior published free sets of various parts of the Battle of Nations, fixed them together and offered it to the public.

The singular games covering the main battle are:
* La Bataille de Möckern 1813
* La Bataille de Wiederitzsch 1813
* La Bataille de Lindenau 1813
* La Bataille de Dölitz 1813


La Bataille de Leipzig 1813 depicts the main huge battle between Napoleon’s Grande Armée and the coalition of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden. The game simulates all aspects from Möckern via Dölitz till Lindenau and was fought between October, 14h untill October, 19th.

It was the largest Napoleonic battle and the single largest battle in Europe until the First World War easily ranking as one of the largest battles in History.
Leipzig is a huge battle, as the battlefield is more than 15 km wide, and a very long battle, as the events spread over 6 days between October 14th and October 19th, 1813. The French eventually gather around 190,000 men, against 350,000. It is a succession of ferocious and quite independent battles. The Allied plan, although inelegant, proved to be successful as the odds allowed them to attack everywhere and keep the advantage. (from BGG's "La Bataille de Leipzig 1813")


The original rules have been updated, but not expanded to any extent. The original designers of the La Bataille Series believe the Premier Rules facilitate / expedite the most accurate and competitive play. The new Premier Rules are an update of the original rules but make it easier to find specific topics and includes some user requested rules such as command control.

The scale is standard "La Bat":
* 100 meters per hex.
* time = 20 min/GT;
* 100 men per infantry strength point/ 50 men per cavalry strength point/ 2 to 4 guns per strength point for artillery.
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24. Board Game: La Bataille de Bailén [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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La Bataillle Series (2013, web published by COA)
Les Batailles Dans L'Age L'Empereur Napoleon Premier, Vol. --


La Bataille de Bailén - designed by Nigel Barry - is a tactical Napoleonic game of the final engagements that resulted in the surrender of Dupont’s Corps on 19th July 1808.

Components:
1.One 34” x 22”& one 12” x 8” maps
2.A lot of counters
3.Two Series Rules books (Règlements de l’An XXX, et la Règlements des Maries Louises)
4.One Exclusive Rules Book
5.Charts and tables
6.Two organizational displays
7.Game Turn Record Track
8.Terrain Effects Chart


The scale is standard "La Bat":
* 100 meters per hex.
* time = 20 min/GT;
* 100 men per infantry strength point/ 50 men per cavalry strength point/ 2 to 4 guns per strength point for artillery.


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25. Board Game: La Bataille de Vauchamps [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:8378]
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La Bataillle Series (2014 AO-Magazine, ME)

A game published by the "Against-the-Odds" Magazine in close coopertaion with the ME-Team.

Text by the BGG-game data for the game:
"For the casual reader who looks into the “100 Days” and the Waterloo Campaign, one of the early questions is, “Who (the heck) is Grouchy?” Followed up by wondering why (on earth) Napoleon would give this guy a third of his army and depend on him to keep Blücher’s Prussians far from Wellington.

In context of Grouchy’s performance then, it’s a very reasonable question. But the answer goes back to February,1814, where - at the Battle of Vauchamps – then-Cavalry-General Grouchy showed he could be extremely good at chasing Blücher.

Vauchamps is one of those interesting battles mostly lost in the blur of “the 1814 Campaign,” where Napoleon kept giving bloody noses to the advancing allied armies but never quite had the strength for a decisive victory. Few Allied noses were as far out in front as that of Marshal Blücher. There, in a small chapter called the “Six Days Campaign,” Napoleon dealt the “Army of Silesia” defeat after defeat. Reeling from this, Blücher tried to disengage from Napoleon’s personal attention and attack an isolated corps under Marmont, with a mostly infantry force that included the names Zeiten, Pirch, and Kleist that we would see in 1815.)

But “Boney” anticipated that move and turned the tables on Blücher’s Prussians and Russians, who were advancing with little cavalry. For one time in 1814, Napoleon had more horses engaged and used them well.

The Battle of Vauchamps can be seen in three phases...Blücher advancing while Marmont falls back toward reinforcement, Marmont’s counterattack, and Blücher’s shock at discovering “the Ogre” again confronting him and falling back. Phase 3 is a long pursuit action - French cavalry hounding Allied squares (and breaking several!) Had the ground been less muddy (allowing the French horse artillery to stay closer), things would have been even worse for the Allies. As it was, in the final count, Allied losses may have been greater than 10-1 over the French, and Blücher (once again) was very nearly captured.
[publisher's description]

La Bataille de Vauchamps is the 2013 ATO Annual. Designed by the original Marshal Enterprises team of Monte Matteson, Dennis Spors and James Soto, it comes with a full color, 17" x 44" map board and over 400 colorful, die-cut counters, plus rules, charts and everything you need. Vauchamps serves as a good intro or entry level game to the “La Bataille” system, made popular with Clash of Arms Games and with fans all over the world. Our Annual also includes a deluxe-sized magazine with even more articles and interesting stories. Learn more about this intriguing battle, and other items of military history as well."


The scale is standard "La Bat":
* 100 meters per hex.
* time = 20 min/GT;
* 100 men per infantry strength point/ 50 men per cavalry strength point/ 2 to 4 guns per strength point for artillery.


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