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Itachi Uchiha
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I get confused about the number of the players of this game. The information about this game here says 2 - 8. But one of the official websites as below says only 2.

http://www.histogame.de/e_NapoleonsTriumph.html

I'm thinking about the purchase of this game and want to make it clear. Could anybody please tell me the story? Thanks!
 
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Well, I've played it with 3, we were going to play with 4 but the other guy didn't show up
I could see 6 players working well enough, and I think there are pics and discussion here on the Geek about multiplayer games being run successfully.
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This is a two sided game. The multiplayer aspect just subdivides the sides into smaller commands and splits them out among the players and then restricts communications with your fellow commanders to simulate the less than ideal communication and control reality of a 19th century battlefield. So yes, it's primarily a 1 vs 1 game but the multiplayer rules can quickly and neatly allow for some fun multiplayer provided you're OK with a team multiplayer experience.
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Dallas Tucker
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Multiplayer is a great way to learn/teach the game as well, as each player has less to focus on (and you can get more people hooked at once ). I think that it is fun 1v1 and multiplayer. You can't really go wrong with this one. Just be patient as you assimilate the rules.
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Uchiha, I hate to be presumptous, but something tells me you might want a copy of Chinese rules. If so, I have already completed translating the rules into Chinese. It is still awaiting approval from my wife, who was a newspaper editor. Once that's done, I'll post it here and at SimmonsGames. I will include two versions: one in Traditional Chinese (in which the translation is done) and one in Simplified Chinese (which requires a font change and minor word choice changes). The ones posted here will sport a different cover art, one I lifted from the internet about Russian Guards taking the Pratzen.
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More than 2 player is done via team play.

Personally I prefer NT multiplayer.
 
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Rachel Simmons
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The game is basically a two-player game, but has optional rules for multiple players on a side. I've seen many reports of people playing with as many as six players (three to a side), though I don't remember seeing any with seven or eight.

The multiplayer version seems to be quite popular at clubs and conventions. If you scan BGG, you will find pictures and reports from multi-player games of NT. Those who've tried it often say they prefer it to the two player version. (Your mileage may vary.)

You can download the NT rules from the company site, and read the optional rules to get a sense of them if you like:

http://www.simmonsgames.com/products/Austerlitz/AusterlitzRu...
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Itachi Uchiha
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It's very kind of all of you. Thanks for sharing your information with me!
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Nagato Fujibayashi

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My group has also tried the team rules and we think the game works great with more than two players.
 
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