Grand Battery: A Guide and Rules for Napoleonic Wargames

Grand Battery: A Guide and Rules for Napoleonic Wargames

by Diane Canwell, Jon Sutherland

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Overview

How would you have fared as one of Napoleon's marshals, or in command of a division of redoutable British redcoats under Wellington? Grand Battery offers you the chance to find out. This book includes all the rules you need to play miniature wargames set in the Napoleonic Wars, plus plenty of useful background information you need to get started.

The book provides a concise historical overview of the events and battles of the period, and includes sections on the weapons and tactics of the various armies. The buyer's guide gives an up-to-date survey of the wealth of ranges of miniatures available and advice on which are compatible with which. Organizational tables give a breakdown of typical formations for all the major combatants and most of the minor ones (any one for a Wurttemburg infantry division?), allowing you to structure your collection and also to organize hypothetical games quickly with 'off the peg' orders of battle. Three historical scenarios are also included, each with their own specific orders of battle, maps, objectives and victory conditions.

The rules themselves, which utilize an innovative card-driven turn sequence to simulate the unpredictable ebb and flow of battle, are designed for playability, while still giving 'realistic' results and rewarding sound tactics. Though designed primarily for division level games with 25 or 15mm figures, the command and control system takes account of corps or even the largest army level games and they are easily adaptable to any figure scale.

Get ready to march to the sound of the guns!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844159413
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 06/13/2011
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Diane Canwell has written widely on historical subjects, in particular on military and aviation history, and has long been fascinated by the history of Norfolk and its military heritage. Among her many books are The RAF Air Sea Rescue Service 1918-1986, The Battle of Jutland and Air War Malta.

Jonathan Sutherland has written widely on historical subjects, in particular on military and aviation history, and has long been fascinated by the history of Norfolk and its military heritage. Among his many books are The RAF Air Sea Rescue Service 1918-1986, The Battle of Jutland and Air War Malta.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

1 Period History 11

2 The Armies 86

3 Weapons and Tactics 107

4 Grand Battery Wargame Rules 122

5 Organizing troops 161

6 Scenarios 189

7 Buyers Guide 199

Bibliography 213

Quick Reference Sheets and Order Markets (to photocopy) 214

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