Please note: We have been informed by the publisher that the game has a misprinted countersheet. They have supplied a fix which will be included seperately with each copy sold.
Waterloo 1815: Napoleon's last battle is a game that recreates the decisive encounter fought between the French army and the Anglo-allied and Prussian coalition on June 18th, 1815.
The wooden pieces represent the actual units that fought the battle. They come in different sizes, making it easy to tell infantry from cavalry from artillery. Infantry and cavalry units are brigades, while artillery ones are batteries. Each unit displays the following information:
- Corps designation.
- Brigade designation.
- Commander's name.
Besides, there are unit cards that provide combat and movement values for each specific unit type.
SEQUENCE OF PLAY:
The game is played in turns, composed of two player turns. Each player's turn consists of the following phases:
- Artillery Defensive Fire.
- Artillery Offensive Fire.
- Defender Fire.
- Attacker Fire.
Optionally, event cards can be used to add historical variants and uncertainty to the game.
Victory is determined at the conclusion of the last turn, with players getting victory points for securing important locations, eliminating enemy units or killing Napoleon or Wellington.
Please note: The 2nd edition does not come with wooden playing pieces.