Legacy War Game Library - Napoleon
christopher anderson
United States
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmb
Recommend
8 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
My son (almost 8) has a keen interest in the Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo. And this is super exciting for me as a father and as a teacher. I have been introducing him to board games and war games for the past 5 years. We started with some basic tile games like Carcassonne and Labyrinth, and then I taught him Chess and Go. When we got Stratego a few years ago, he fell into an obsession only matched by his love of video games...blah. I don't have a huge war game collection, but I have been slowly buying them at auctions and online. Lately, we have been playing Memoir '44, and he has digested the rules, and we both enjoy it. In time, I hope to move onto counter games with wider scenarios and much longer play times. I don't think we will be playing ASL anytime soon, but I want to start a collection that will eventually pass down to him, as I know the games I can get now are going to be much harder to get in 11 - 15 years.

I am going to list the Napoleonic games I have been researching that I want in my library, and the ones I already own. If you have any suggestions, criticisms, teaching advice, or play-ability for a child advice, I would appreciate it. Otherwise, if you could thumbs up for the games you agree should be on my list, that would be great.

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Napoleonics [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:295]
christopher anderson
United States
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmb
This is my next purchase. I want to find an easier block war game to play before teaching him C&C games, but this is a must for the library.
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: Napoleon's Triumph [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:382]
christopher anderson
United States
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmb
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:1015]
christopher anderson
United States
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmb
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: Field Commander: Napoleon [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:1193]
christopher anderson
United States
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmb
We own this one. Nice solitaire game, and fun as a team.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: The Napoleonic Wars (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:1267]
christopher anderson
United States
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmb
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: Age of Napoleon [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1657]
christopher anderson
United States
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmb
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: Wellington's Victory: Battle of Waterloo Game – June 18th, 1815 [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:3214]
christopher anderson
United States
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmb
I've been reading that the original edition is much better, though might be harder to learn, than the newer edition. Also, I've read that the new edition is not a true second edition, but a mashing of new mechanics with some of the old rules.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game: Waterloo 1815: Fallen Eagles [Average Rating:8.35 Overall Rank:3390]
christopher anderson
United States
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmb
Recommended by
Steven Goodknecht
United States
Bourbonnais
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmb
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
9. Board Game: Eagles: Waterloo [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:4070]
Andy Daglish
United Kingdom
Cheadle
Cheshire
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Again, Quatre Bras. Also check the better rules & ideas here on Geek, in the File section.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
10. Board Game: Stratego Waterloo [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:5423]
christopher anderson
United States
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmb
Really don't know about getting this. It's not cheap, and a lot of the online criticisms say how unbalanced it is and how it's only fair if you play back-to-back games with switched sides.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
11. Board Game: Napoleon's Last Battles [Average Rating:7.16 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.16 Unranked]
christopher anderson
United States
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmb
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
12. Board Game: Black Powder: Waterloo [Average Rating:9.00 Unranked] [Average Rating:9.00 Unranked]
christopher anderson
United States
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmb
We are going to a Little Wars convention this April. I will gauge his interest in miniatures of this style, but I have a good feeling this is going to be another addition and start of another collection. He likes painting Warhammer 40k miniatures, and he likes playing with the pieces in Memoir '44.

1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.