Pen and Sword
How would you have feared as one 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.
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
Get ready to march to the sound of the guns!