Spedizione dei Mille 150th Anniversary
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150 years ago today, Giuseppe Garibaldi left Genoa with a thousand armed volunteers, hoping to defeat the Bourbon-controlled Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and help unite Italy. The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies had tens of thousands of troops, but against odds Garibaldi's forces (and the local uprising it sparked) won, leading to the unification of most of Italy soon thereafter.

I'm no expert on the period, so I'll just point to the Wiki entry for some more detailed background:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expedition_of_the_Thousand

But now on to a more important question... Just what games are there of the Italian Risorgimento? Here's what I came up with from some searches here. I haven't played any of these, but I'd be interested in hearing about how they play.

Oddly, I didn't find any solitaire games about The Thousand. It seems to me like a natural for a single player game. (Who would want to play the Two Sicilies?)

Edit: Corrected who ruled the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, as Antonio spotted in the comments.
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1. Board Game: 1860: I mille [Average Rating:4.58 Unranked]
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This looks very pretty, but its few reviews don't look so good.
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2. Board Game: I Mille [Average Rating:6.45 Unranked]
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From the pictures, it looks like an old-fashioned wargame take on things.
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3. Board Game: Risorgimento 1859 [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:5527]
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This one is actually set in northern Italy, in the second war between France, Piedmont, and Austria. But it's certainly still part of the Risorgimento (hint: the name of the game), so it still qualifies.

The game has both a campaign map of most of northern Italy along with a couple battle maps. It's reasonable well rated, so it could well be worth a play. No Thousand, though.
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4. Board Game: Risorgimento [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:10648]
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This is another take on the war in northern Italy, published in Strategy & Tactics magazine. It looks like it covers the 1848 war as well as 1859.
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5. Board Game: Garibaldi. L'eroe dei due mondi [Average Rating:5.38 Unranked]
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One of the battles listed here, of Mentana, was against the Vatican and France, in an attempt to add Rome to the otherwise mostly united Italy in 1867. It's hard to tell much about the game from what's on BoardGameGeek, though.
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6. Board Game: Garibaldi: The Escape [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:3291]
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Time to leave the wargames. This one is about the Austrian hunt for Garibaldi in 1849. It looks like a relative of Scotland Yard and Fury of Dracula, with one player taking the role of Garibaldi while the rest of the players attempt to figure out where he is hiding.
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7. Board Game: 1849: The Game of Sicilian Railways [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:2672]
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Does this belong here? I'm not sure. But it's in the right place at the right time, so it may well include the fall of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies somehow in the game.
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I remind there were a few Risorgimento scenarios here. From the not so well focused historical notes here at the left I see that some scenarioos called Varese, Palestro and Magenta are included.
 
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The three Italian "Guerre d'Indipendenza" took place between 1848 and 1866
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wars_of_Italian_Independence
but the process of Italian unification went onward in 1870 when Roma was taken from the Pope. Even Italian partecipation to WWI was seen, especially by supporters of intervention, as the 4th Guerra d'Indipendenza since it was aimed to take Trento, Trieste, Istria and Dalmazia. As oit did, completing Italian unity.
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Somehow part of our Risorgimento, even if not fought in Italy nor nearby. Piedimont sent 18.000 men in 1855 to gain political support from United Kingdom and France for the liberation of Northern Italy. 23 of thjem died in the Tchernaya River battle (one of the 4 games in the quadrigame - see the gray counters at the lower right corner) but about 2000 of illness during the expedition.
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Our 3rd Guerra d'Indipendenza was actually the Southern front of the Austro-Prussian war and saw even a sea battle.
 
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From 1837 to the '40s Garibaldi fought in Brasil and Uruguay, where he met and married Anita. I found no boardgames about his sea and land fights and the defence of Montevideo.
It seems that he was contacted by the Union to join their side in the American Civil War, but no agreement was met.
Being a Republican, in 1870 and 1871 Garibaldi fought in the Franco-Prussian war leading the multi-national Army of the Vosges.
 
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