Napoleon’s Art of War (Video Review & Play Through)
24 May 2012No Comment
Napoleon’s Art of War consists of two distinct and separate games: The Battle of Dresden and the Battle of Eylau. Each of these games has a body of rules in common, and specific rules for the game.
Dresden is a simulation of the battle between the French under Napoleon and the allied forces of Russia, Prussia, and Austria in August 1813. Eylau is a game depicting the struggle between the French and the Russo-Prussian force under Baron Levin Bennigsen that occurred in 1807 on February 7th and 8th in a remote area of Poland.
~ SPI (Simulations Publications, Inc.)
Intro (many fundamental wargaming concepts touched on)
Recovering hobo, one-time actor and street corner philosopher, now trying to enjoy the less fine things in life (like everyone else does).
One thing has been nearly constant in my life - gaming. Even before discovering wargames (at the tender age of 10 or so - purely fortuitous), I would play out family games (including the 3M series) solitaire. But, life situations interfered not too long ago, and I was largely without board gaming for the better part of a decade. The last couple of years have seen me devoting myself to the hobby again - and learning a lot of the newer designs - so, I'm looking from the eyes of an old grognard (ah, how I fought against THAT term when first used on me) but an open mind and willingness to see if newer games appeal.