Mark McLaughlin's War and Peace
Mark McLaughlin's War and Peace
PRE-ORDER price: $89.95
Projected MSRP: $129.95
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Game Design: Mark McLaughlin with rules edited and enhanced by John Gant.
Mark McLaughlin's classic game on Napoleonic conquest is here revitalized and enhanced with completely updated graphics and production, and a completely revamped rulebook that incorporates all known errata, additional scenarios, and all official variants and optional rules. War and Peace will be given the deluxe treatment in this re-issue.
From the autumn of 1805 through the climactic summer of 1815, the entire 10 year conflict between France, England, Austria, Prussia, Russia, and Spain, is re-created in 10 separate scenarios. Each historical scenario is presented as a separate 2-player game with an average playing time of 2-3 hours.
On December 2nd, 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was coronated Emperor of France. By placing the crown upon his head with his own hands, Bonaparte brought all of Europe to the brink of war. For by its very nature, the act of self-coronation threatened the rule and challenged the legitimacy of every government then in existence.
To restore the sanctity of the divine right and position based on noble birth, the European monarchies branded Bonaparte an international outlaw and pledged to remain as war against France until the Corsican usurper was overthrown and the Bourbon was restored. For the next ten years the fate of the French Empire rested on the on the abilities of the man: as a warrior and as a peacemaker.
Now YOU command Napoleon's Grand Armee!
What you will get with this new version of the wonderful old game is all of the Napoleonic Campaigns in one box plus a newly revised Grand Campaign Game, with all new map, components, modern artwork, and greatly updated rules with new optional rules for chrome and increased emphasis on the Operational Arts.
The thirteen scenarios (not including the Grand Campaign Game) are as follows:
I. THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN OF 1796-97
II. THE ARMY OF THE ORIENT: BONAPARTE IN EGYPT 1798-99
III. MARENGO – THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN OF 1800
IV. THE SUN OF AUSTERLITZ - 1805
V. NAPOLEON’S APOGEE: 1806-1807
VI. WAGRAM - 1809
VII. THE CAMPAIGN IN RUSSIA - 1812
VIII. STRUGGLE OF NATIONS – 1813
IX. NAPOLEON AT BAY – 1814
X. THE WATERLOO CAMPAIGN - 1815
XI. THE PENINSULAR WAR
XII. SPAIN: 1811-1814
XIII. THE FINAL GLORY (Linking 1812, 1813, and 1814)
From game developer John Gant:
"This project was about 150 hour of work and love from me and a couple others to get it to its current state and that is on top of the incredible initial labor, and the ongoing work published in the General Magazine and much more including all of the comments and questions from the gaming audience. It would have been impossible to have gotten to this point without the labor and love of countless people. Any errors or issues with this current version are mine alone. I wish to extend respect, thanks, and appreciation to everyone who has ever touched this fine game. I truly hope this new version provides countless new hours of enjoyment and enriched historical engagement for gamers young and old."
- One large MOUNTED map board in two sections
- Four mounted and die-cut, full-color counter sheets
- Twelve Scenario Cards
- A Deck of Event cards
- Two Charts and Tables Folders
- One book of Rules, Fully Updated
- Game Box