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Andrea Fanhoni
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Ten different scenarios, inspired by real historical events that saw the French and British armies confront one another during the Napoleonic wars, are featured in the game Battles of Napoleon: The Eagle and The Lion, in a 24 pages illustrated Scenario booklet:

Scenario 1: Maida (Battle of Maida — Italy, July 4, 1806)
Scenario 2: Cerro De Medellin (Battle of Talavera — Spain, July 28, 1809)
Scenario 3: Miranda De Azan (Battle of Salamanca — Spain, July 22, 1812)
Scenario 4: Los Arapiles (Battle of Salamanca — Spain, July 22, 1812)
Scenario 5: Garcia Hernandez (Battle of Garcia Hernandez — Spain, July 23, 1812)
Scenario 6: The Road to Namur (Battle of Quatre Bras – Belgium, June 16, 1815)
Scenario 7: The Woods of Bossu (Battle of Quatre Bras – Belgium, June 16, 1815)
Scenario 8: Jerome (Battle of Waterloo – Belgium, June 18, 1815)
Scenario 9: The Attack of the 1st Corps (Battle of Waterloo – Belgium, June 18, 1815)
Scenario 10: The Miserables (Battle of Waterloo — Belgium, June 18, 1815)

Each scenario comprises an introduction with the historical background of the battle and its key events, the order of battle (the actual composition of both armies, which card to use for the commander-in-chief and which unit groups take part in the battle), the game board layout and where to set up (deploy) units and commanders on the game boards, the duration of the game (in turns), special rules and victory conditions. Although a scenario is based upon an actual historical event, its outcome is not fixed to the historical outcome. Victory conditions balance the chance of either side to win, without the need of distortion of the orders of battle or deployment.

A sample of the scenario - a PDF file with the Scenario 1: Maida - is available for download at http://www.nexusgames.com/read.asp?id=3571. .
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David Knepper
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Re: Scenery Preview
I'm assuming you actually meant "Scenario Preview" rather than "Scenery Preview."
 
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Andrea Fanhoni
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Yes, now it's fixed. Thanks!
 
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Since the game does not include Prussia, I take it the Waterloo scenario is not the entire battle, but a subset? If so, maybe the best way to handle it is to cover Quartre Bras and in a later expansion when you add the Prussians you can do Ligny and Waterloo?
 
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Nicola Ciabatti
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Ron D wrote:
Since the game does not include Prussia, I take it the Waterloo scenario is not the entire battle, but a subset? If so, maybe the best way to handle it is to cover Quartre Bras and in a later expansion when you add the Prussians you can do Ligny and Waterloo?

Each unit of 4 minis in a hex represent a batallion in this game, so it's not possible to have the entire battle of Waterloo in only one scenario. If you read the list again, you will see that also Quatre Bras is split in two... and we don't even know if the two scenarios represent the whole battle.
Bye!

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scott keenan
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hey looks good. Only one thing we need now...battle report!
 
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Look russian translation of this preview in my blog: http://kayuta.blogspot.com/2010/02/battles-of-napoleon-eagle...

And translation of first scenario Maida: http://kayuta.blogspot.com/2010/02/battles-of-napoleon-1.htm...
 
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Michael Cowles
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Just looked in more detail at this Scenario preview and noticed the colour coding on the map. Using the same colours for both sides is just going to add to the set-up time and confusion. Think about it, we're almost certainly both learning the game (and even much later, there's a good chance that at least one of the participants will be new to the scenario), It's a wargame - that means we've probably set ourselves up on opposite side of the gaming table. Reading upside down is not an easy skill, but spotting colours is.
The ideal, I think, if you can't use different colours is to at least use a colour inversion or hatching to differentiate the sides and a even wilder idea would be to print the details of one of the sides upside down surprise
To some extent set-up time is lost gaming time and an oft-cited complaint of many games that use miniatures, particularly if they have to be put into bases, anything that make the set-up easier makes for a better gaming experience
 
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